Another week, another collection of film industry news, essays, opinions, profiles, and other sorts of reading material we consider “good.”


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of November 11, 2019)

Lined Lips and Spiked Bats: Amy Holden Jones and the Women of The Slumber Party Massacre (via Willow Catelyn Maclay for Mubi Notebook)
Revisiting one of the few women directors of an iconic indie slasher.

How Don Hertzfeldt Survives as an Indie Animator (via Will Leitch and Tim Grierson for Vulture)
Talking to the hand that draws the characters.

Robert De Niro to Be Honored with 2019 SAG Life Achievement Award (via SAG-AFTRA)
You honorin’ him?

Teenage flicks: the youngest film-makers ever (via Zach Vasquez for The Guardian)
Let’s hear it for the ambitious children out there!

Honey Boy Director Alma Har’el On Shia LaBeouf’s On-Set Behavior And Her Controversial Shooting Style (via Vince Mancini for Uproxx)
An unpredictable star and an unconventional directing style.

Can Film Save Indigenous Languages? (via Julian Brave NoiseCat for The New Yorker)
The dying languages finding new life in cinema.

Will Streaming Kill the Art of Cinema or Grant It New Life? (via A.O. Scott and A.O. Scott for The New York Times)
A critic talks to himself about the state of streaming and cinema. (Apparently Disney started a new thing this week?)


New Releases

Movies from our November Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Pulp Fiction hit wide release 25 years ago this week. Let’s dance! (via Vanity Fair)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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