We know it’s easy to get distracted by a full week’s worth of film industry writing, but don’t get too distracted this Mother’s Day weekend. At least remember to call Mom up and tell her about how much you’ve been reading lately. She’ll be very proud.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of May 7, 2018)

Kim Yutani Tapped as Sundance’s Director of Programming (via Dave McNary for Variety)
Can’t wait to see what she has in store for the fest!

10 Great Movies That Were Booed at the Cannes Film Festival (via Corey Atad for Esquire)
Don’t fret if one French audience doesn’t like your film. It might turn out okay in the end.

Kevin Smith on Surviving a Heart Attack: ‘It’s Like I Got to Attend My Own Wake’ (via Matt Wilstein for The Daily Beast)
Catching up with the filmmaker post-hospitalization.

Terry Gilliam’s Epically Troubled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote: A Brief History (via Brian Welk for The Wrap)
Looking back on the unluckiest film in all the land.

The Cinematic Legacy of Salvador Dalí (via Ciara Wadrlow for Film School Rejects)
The famed Spanish artist was into more than just melted clocks.

Staging Action: How to Create Your First Action Sequence for the Screen (via Christopher Ortiz for Stareable Film School)
How to cover your bases when your characters need to kick some ass.


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

Industry Interview: Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass, authors of Like Brothers
The director-writer-producer-actor-mogul siblings talked to us about their filmmaking career and new memoir!


New Releases

Movies from our May Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Whether you like Waitress (the indie film) or Waitress (the musical) or the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, or you just like pies – take inspiration with these recipes! (via Binging with Babish)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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