“The children start school now in August. They say it has to do with air-conditioning, but I know sadism when I see it.”
― Rick Bragg, My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
For the Americans among us, happy Independence Day. Don’t blow off any fingers, and keep your pets indoors.
Top Gun sequel. Way too late? Is anyone interested?
Is anyone running AGEBOC ’17?
This is Lindsey Morgan. She is supposedly the new Batgirl, in a film to be directed by Joss Whedon. I’ve never heard of her.
I’ve had my copy of Film Comment for a while but just leafed through it for the first time. Here is the results of their annual poll of the best films of the year (2016, of course).
- Toni Erdmann
- Cemetery of Splendor
- Certain Women
- Manchester by the Sea
- Things to Come
- No Home Movie
- The Lobster
- Right Now, Wrong Then
- Love & Friendship
- Kaili Blues
- The Handmaiden
- Everybody Wants Some!!
- The Fits
- The Other Side
Of all the movies I see each year, both in theaters and other ways, I’ve only seen six of these. I disagree about Elle, which I didn’t care for. My Netflix queue is already to capacity so it may be awhile until I get to these. Anyone seen any of the more obscure ones?
Oops, we don’t have a random thread for this month yet. Here’s an article with a conversation between Wesley Morris and A.O. Scott on the year’s best acting, including the intriguing agreement between them that Kristen Stewart is the best actress working right now. Discuss.
Anything but the election.
What’s wrong with this headline:
Channing Tatum to Play Mermaid in ‘Splash’ Remake for Disney
Story here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/channing-tatum-play-mermaid-splash-916172
Disney is apparently not happy with Rogue One and has ordered reshoots. Supposedly the movie is not testing well.