What better time than a nice October weekend to peruse the latest in film industry news, opinion, and analysis? (For the record, there are equally great times to do this every Friday that we post these, but right now is as good a time as any to start reading!)
This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 14, 2019)
Robert Forster: Working Actor (via David Phillips for Awards Daily)
Remembering the Jackie Brown and Medium Cool star.
Lights. Camera. Prayer. A Mini-Hollywood Grows in Utah. (via Elizabeth A. Harris for The New York Times)
Mormons making movies.
Ang Lee has a new religion in digital. Will anyone follow? (via Jake Coyle for Daily Herald)
Will the Gemini Man director’s love of 120 fps catch on?
Hollywood assistants have always been underpaid, but this is different (via John August)
Studying the entertainment industry wage gap.
Behind Every Film Production Is a Mess of Environmental Wreckage (via Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick for Vice)
How to be greener moviemakers.
Bruce Springsteen’s latest gig: Filmmaker (via Ann Hornaday for The Washington Post)
The Boss finds his inner auteur.
As Laemmle Theatres mulls sale, is the indie film marketplace coming back from 2019’s box-office dip? (via Bob Strauss for Los Angeles Daily News)
Checking on the health of the indie theater business.
Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:
- Greener Grass (IFC Midnight)
- Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)
- The Lighthouse (A24)
- Zombieland: Double Tap (Columbia Pictures)
A video worth watching
It’s horror movie season! (via @clemmie)
final shots of final girls🔪 pic.twitter.com/jvqoDc6E8B
— clementine (@cIemmie) September 22, 2019
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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