We see Elisabeth Moss’ punk musician Becky Something rock out on stage before we ever hear her talk or watch her terrorize her entourage. It’s a simple yet important introductory gesture from writer/director Alex Ross Perry to kick off Her Smell. The song establishes the character’s performative flair prior to launching headfirst into the maelstrom she unleashes, providing crucial understanding for why her “business family” stands by her. Addicts, particularly talented ones, can draw people in with the allure of the very same narcissism that will later repel them.

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The Favourite Review

A bumbling leader with little idea of the extent of duty and responsibility, surrounded by opportunistic aides looking to gain influence by obsequiously flattering the power broker and swaying the weight of an empire behind their pet cause, a coterie of enablers willing to treat geopolitical conflict like a game with winners and losers… but anyways, enough about the latest Maggie Haberman story about the White House in The New York Times, let’s talk about The Favourite! Read More »

The framing chart used during production of Inherent Vice

The most anticipated film of the year for me and many others, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Inherent Vice, won’t open in theaters until December 12. But New York audiences will get a chance to see it two months early. Over the weekend, it was revealed the film will have its World Premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 4. The festival will also feature the premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman.

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social-network-2

The buzz on The Social Network, David Fincher‘s new film that recounts the behind the scenes conflict that resulted from the founding and success of Facebook, is getting to be quite good. So good that Sony gave the go code for co-star Andrew Garfield to take the lead role in the studio’s Spider-Man reboot. We’ve seen one teaser, and another very similar one arrived today. Read More »