This Week's Best Online Film Writing: 'The Armstrong Lie' Fascinates; Who Is the Best Screenwriter in Hollywood?
Neil Genzlinger pronounces
Ass Backwards "A comedy without much comedy in it." Chris Packman disagrees. " The episodic story and minimal budget result in a small canvas over which these two large characters dominate."
set out to make a feel good documentary about Lance Armstrong. Midway through filming it became . Also: The Armstrong Lie The juiciest moments of from Rolling Stone. Bonus: The Armstrong Lie, The Armstrong Lie opens strong with an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
"Suddenly this spot had morphed from something I was dying to shoot to something I was terrified to shoot!" - SNL DP Alex Buono
tells the full story of filming the show's awesome Wes Andersoon horror spoof "The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders."
Appalachia is a complex, beautiful and troubled region. Unfortunately, it is mostly known for the "squeal like a pig" love scene in Deliverance.
Anatomy of a scene: . The Book Thief
"Who is the best screenwriter in the film industry?" asks Quora. Thoughts?
The Oscars announce the
Best Animated Films Shortlist.
"The new ratings system, which was created by a handful of theaters in Sweden, states that in order for a film to get an 'A' rating, it must pass what is known as 'The Bechdel Test.'
Its a metric created by comic artists Alison Bechdel in the 1980s and is often used to evaluate the representation of women in media," writes Angela Watercutter.
The Diana biopic failed to attract an audience.
New hearing aids have
allowed filmmaker Austin Chapman to opportunity to finally hear his soundtracks.
Now playing on HBO: . Also: Seduced and Abandoned James Toback on Charlie Rose.
"To direct the story of the two women Ms. Barreto wanted her son Bruno, whose credits include the international hit
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands and the Oscar-nominated Four Days in September. But it would take more than a decade to convince him, and several more years before she could raise $6 million the film ultimately costand assemble a cast that includes Miranda Otto as (Elizabeth Bishop) and Gloria Pires as Lota," writes Larry Rohter in The New York Times.
Stephen Gaghan, Oscar-winning screenwriter of
Syriana, talks of taking on the role of writer for Call of Duty: Ghosts, the tenth installment of that franchise. "There was no all powerful director who determined everything. He realized that game creation is more like a collaboration between an entire troupe of indie filmmakers."