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The Weekly for 4 December

  • "Her movie is called 'the most disgusting film of the year' before it's even made and she becomes the brunt of anti-violence outrage and feminist fury. Then she premieres the film at Sundance ('the most anticipated film ever,' introduces Geoffrey Gilmore) and afterwards gets lambasted by the critics. Then she submits the film to the MPAA, gets smacked with an 'NC17' rating and is forced to cut down a sex scene to garner an 'R.' And on top of all of that, she's pregnant." From 2000, director Mary Harron on the premiere of American Psycho.
  • 10 best movies of the 90s by Martin Scorsese.
  • A look at the 1960 film Strangers When We Meet, a melodrama about adultery starring Kirk Douglas and Kim Novak. This isn't a great film, but I've always found it interesting, and examining it within the context of Mad Men, as this essay does, is even more so. Oh, and the mid-century interiors and exteriors are great.
  • Feminist books for 5-year-olds. I love Princess Smartypants.
  • The 10 best long tracking shots ever filmed.
  • "I talk to people about how you can't ignore Christmas. You can love it, you can hate it, but you can't ignore it. I love it without irony, but I understand why some people hate it. It's a financial burden, it's an emotional burden, it's a decorating burden. But it's a happy time for criminals and a happy time for people who are attracted to elderly men who are overweight and wear velvet. It's a time for perversion." It's always worth reading another John Waters interview. Always.
  • Craftsmanship without the man - changing the language for female programmers.
  • From Geek Feminism: questioning the merit of meritocracy.
  • The best bad movies of the ’00s.



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