You can tell the year is starting to wind down, with critics groups giving their Best-Of lists (see the video below for a visual representation) and the SAG Awards and Golden Globe nominations coming out. (SAGindie will have our own list of favorite movies of the year posting in the near future. We’re being extra picky.) But beyond the seemingly never-ending awards chatter, there were actually a few other stories worth reading this week, from the return (or not) of 70mm film to up-and-coming producers, and a handful of insights from some killer women in film.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of December 7, 2015)

The 10 Best Undistributed Movies of 2015 According to Indiewire’s Film Critic
(via Eric Kohn for Indiewire)
Some of the year’s best indies that are stuck in distribution purgatory.

Ava DuVernay Meets Her Barbie (via Melissa Locker for Vanity Fair)
The Selma director talks about moving on up to the Dream House.

Does The Hateful Eight‘s 70mm roadshow really impact the future of film?
(via Tasha Robinson for The Verge)
How the old-school (and cumbersome) technology is shaping up for a comeback.

10 Producers to Watch (via Variety)
Watch them because they have big careers ahead of them. Don’t get stalkery about it.

Could This Be the Most Female-Populated Film Set Ever? (via Jessica Chastain for The Hollywood Reporter)
Chastain touts the perks of working with women from the set of The Zookeeper’s Wife.

Is 2015 the tipping point for women and minorities in Hollywood?
(via Rebecca Keegan for The Los Angeles Times)
A look back at one of the film industry’s most pressing issues of the year.

Dolls And Feelings (via Ariel Levy for The New Yorker)
A profile on the life and career of Transparent creator Jill Soloway.


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

A Very Indie Christmas
We put together a list of Christmas movies you can enjoy without losing your street cred.


New Releases

Movies from our December Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

THE 25 BEST FILMS OF 2015: A VIDEO COUNTDOWN from david Ehrlich on Vimeo.

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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