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Ritesh Batra (Photograph)
Schmidt & Abrantes (Diamantino)
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Link Therapy

• Criterion Close Isabelle Huppert makes her picks! 
• i09 Netflix odd email phishing scam promotion of The Punisher (I received this too and was like hmmmm... clever but gross and no thank you)
• Gr8ter Days Ann Wedgeworth, a favorite of the National Society of Film Critics prizes in the late 70s and early 80s (Handle with Care, Sweet Dreams) and a Tony winner for a Chapter Two (which later became a film albeit without Wedgeworth) and a TV regular has died
• Boy Culture It only took 50+ years but the Star Trek franchise just got its first gay kiss via Star Trek: Discovery thanks and out actors Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz
• Playbill Broadway hit Come From Away, which is about passengers stranded in a small Newfoundland town during 9/11, is going to get a film version with the Broadway director and writers transferring over
• Tracking Board Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo (YAS! She's so undervalued) will headline the third season of True Detective for HBO

Our Ongoing Collective Trauma
• HuffPost a fine piece by Matt Jacobs on loving Hollywood and the pop-culture machine but realizing how rotten its been since its inception when it comes to abuses of power and the treatment of women
• Deadline Marti Nixon on the recent allegations against Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner 
• Variety Matthew Weiner denies the allegations but admits to being angry on set a lot of the time and wishes he had behaved differently
AV Club Lena Dunham defends a Girls writer accused of assault
• Nylon a personal essay from Evan Rachel Wood about what the psychotic hurricane of these past two years and what she's learned about herself and others during this awful decline in time. 
Film School Rejects on the way film sites have been reacting (or not) to the growing list of accusations

Two Videos
On Hela's hello cool antler headpiece in Thor Ragnarok and the short teaser for Incredibles 2 (basically Jack Jack giggling and causing havoc with his laser beam eyes) 

Off Screen for Fun
• New Yorker Disney princes reimagined as allies

Prince Eric is extremely committed to female equality in his kingdom. He has so much to tell Ariel about the plight and oppression of women that he fails to notice that she doesn’t have a voice.

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OH NO not Lahoma from Another World!!! Loved Ann Wedgeworth in everything but that's where I first saw her as a kid when my mother and grandmother watched everyday. A terrific talented woman. :-(

November 18, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

So sad about Ann Wedgeworth. She was one of those actors that make every movie a little better when they show up. But her Tony winning role didn't earn Valerie Harper an Oscar nomination. Only Marsha Mason was nominated for that movie version.

November 18, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterhcu

hcu - oops. i had it confused as to which role she played.

November 18, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Do you think Julia Roberts can get a nomination from Wonder? The film has an A+ cinemascore and is predicted to make upwards of $30 million this weekend. Could we have a Blind Side late entry on our hands?

November 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

I saw the teaser for The Incredibles II and man, that looks so cool.

Not as cool as Isabelle Huppert at the Criterion closet where I had to change my pants because of all of the jizz I let out. Plus, how can you not love her reaction towards Bad Timing? I want an extended clip of that video.

November 18, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

aaron -- i will have to see it i guess!

November 18, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Hela could be Maleficent's sister

November 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

That wink Isabelle Huppert gave at the end of the video is both charming and sexy. And I like it that she likes Yoyo and Bad Timing and that comment about Fellini. It would be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with her just discussing movies and giving her unscripted responses.

And happy that Come from Away will get a screen adaptation. I didn't get a chance to see it on Broadway. Is it still on?

November 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterOwl

actually (!) star trek had it's first gay kiss back in 1995 on the Deep Space Nine episode "Rejoined".... they had to put a parental warning in front of the episode and everything.

November 21, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteris that so wrong?

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