We hope everyone returned from their long Thanksgiving weekend fatter and happier than ever before (and hopefully not too much poorer after Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Throw Loose Change Out the Window Wednesday). We’re back in action this week collecting the best movie industry write-ups from the past few days for you to peruse at your pleasure. Enjoy!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of November 28, 2016)

Selma is 100% historically accurate but Imitation Game just 41.4%, says study (via Catherine Shoard for The Guardian)
A new data site is analyzing the truthiness of all those “based on a true story” movies.

Every Truly Bad Review Has a Silver Lining (via Brad Wilke for Seed&Spark)
Filmmakers: When film critics give you rotten tomatoes, make tomato-ade.

Jeff Nichols gives a character actor soul in his films with Michael Shannon (via Jesse Hassenger for The A.V. Club)
Studying the Nichols-Shannon canon.

Inside The Mind Of A Programmer: Breaking Down The 2017 Festival Lineup (via Nate Von Zumwalt for Sundance Institute)
Yes, the Sundance ’17 films have been announced. See why they picked ’em!

How Moonlight Beat the Odds to Reach Theaters In African-American Neighborhoods (via Graham Winfrey for IndieWire)
A24 is expanding the award-winning film beyond the arthouse.

More Than You Bargain For: Negotiating With Talent 101 (via Gregory R. Kanaan for MovieMaker Magazine)
The business side of casting.

The Auteurs Changing Cinema (via Mary Kaye Schilling for T Magazine)
The New York Times Style Magazine gives some fashionable love to indie filmmakers!


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

2016 IFP Gotham Awards Winners
See who took home the prizes at New York’s indie film gala.

SAGindie’s December Movie Picks
Another month, another set of movies to see!


New Releases

Movies from our December Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Wes Anderson provides some holiday cheer – and capitalism (via H&M)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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