Wow, what a news-filled week we just had ourselves. So much happened that we felt it was necessary to comb through the internet for some of the most worthwhile reads touching on filmmaking and the entertainment industry. We’ve done this special thing (that we also do every week if you were paying attention) just for you.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of November 18, 2019)

Her Own Space (via Danyel Smith for The California Sunday Magazine)
How Melina Matsoukas went from a Bronx cinephile to music video master to the director of Queen & Slim.

2010s: The Listing Begins (via David Hudson for The Criterion Collection)
We’re hitting the end of a decade. Time to list the best movies!

The Waves Soundtrack Decoded by Director Trey Edward Shults, Song by Song (via Carlos Aguilar for MovieMaker Magazine)
Soundtrack curation and the choices behind the tunes.

The Real-Life Hollywood Hoax That Turned A Fake Bradley Cooper Epic Into A $14 Million Scam (via Zaron Burnett III for Mel Magazine)
Don’t do this.

4 ways a new Justice Department decision may radically reshape moviegoing (via Peter Labuza for Polygon)
The consequences of undoing the “Paramount Decree.”

In the 2010s, rom-coms went indie and saved themselves in the process (via Caroline Siede for The A.V. Club)
Between the era of stale studio fare in the early-2000s and the Netflix boom of the late-2010s, the romantic comedy enjoyed a brief era of indie glory.


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

2019 New Wave Actors Conversation
Recapping our actors chat from this year’s The New Wave (with video of the full panel).

Filmmaker Interview: Annabelle Attanasio, writer/director of Mickey and the Bear
Our interview with the actor-turned-director about her debut feature, starring Camila Morrone.

2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees
See who’s up for the big prizes at next year’s Spirit Awards.


New Releases

Movies from our November Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Let’s hear it for producers (via Vanity Fair)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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