As we prepare to wind things down for the year on the ol’ SAGindie website (stay tuned next week for some best-of-2018 lists!) we’re giving one last go of filmmaker-friendly news, articles, advice, and interviews from the past week. The knowledge you gain from these reads will warm your soul like a nice mug of gin cocoa.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of December 10, 2018)

Top 10 Lists Deserve Your Respect: Why This Annual Tradition Matters (via Hanh Nguyen for IndieWire)
A justification of the Top 10 lists of our own we’ll be posting next week.

Movies Starring Women Earn More Than Male-Led Films, Study Finds (via Cara Buckley for The New York Times)
Turn those leading men into ladies, filmmakers, and you’ll see the big bucks!

Best Undistributed Films of 2018 (via Nicolas Rapold for Film Comment)
Some love for the films you didn’t see this year.

The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off (via Abraham Riesman for Vulture)
36 directors, DPs, and VFX artists discuss how they made their visual magic, from tiny indies to big-time superheroes.

The 25 Movies Being Added to the National Film Registry in 2018 (via Alvin Ward for Mental Floss)
The newest slate of films that will go down in history as… historical.

Streaming Isn’t Everything, And Blu-Rays Are Back To Prove It (via Brian Raftery for Wired)
Why ureliable streaming libraries are forcing some cinephiles to re-embrace the Blu.

2019 Predictions: What’s in Store for Film, TV and Music Next Year? (via Variety)
Fingers crossed for three more Disney live-action remakes!


In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion)

A Very Indie Christmas Too!
Some holiday-themed indie films to add to your watch list.


New Releases

Movies from our December Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

An annual video tradition from IndieWire’s Senior Film Critic (via David Ehrlich)

THE 25 BEST FILMS OF 2018: A VIDEO COUNTDOWN from david ehrlich on Vimeo.

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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