American Hustle

ATW February 27, 2014

Oscars: Every single best actor winner [CNN]

20 Feet From Movie Stardom: The Overlooked Story of Hollywood’s Greatest Extra [The Hollywood Reporter]

We’re being screwed by Spotify! David Byrne, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Cake’s John McCrea on the fight for artists’ rights [Salon]

David O. Russell & Eric Singer on Writing American Hustle “I See the Women as a Nuclear Resource” [ssn]

Before They Were Famous: Check Out the Best Actor Nominees in Their Debut Film Roles [Indiewire]

Sometimes It Only Takes One Season To Tell a Good Story [Dame]

Classic Feature: Reservoir Dogs [Empire]

End With The Beginning In Mind [Accidental Creative]

Ellen and Jared Leto Talk Golden Globes [Ellen]

Mythic mirror

The Oscars as mythic mirror

Each January, I can’t wait to read the list of Academy Award nominees. The annual ritual offers a way to review a pantheon of cultural imagery from the past year: a complex mirroring process. “Who are we? What do we […]

Oscar olympics

Oscar Olympics 2014 (Men’s Gold Medal Final)

Come watch thespians in their natural (and sometimes Botoxed) state on their ultimate quest for Oscar gold – Lifting our spirits with each muscle flex as they compete for recognition, a possible HBO deal — and even more glory than a Wheaties box — a […]

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Oscar Olympics 2014 (Women’s Gold Medal Final)

WARNING: Viewing any of the below “Best Actress in a Leading Role” performances may cause sweaty palms; rapid heart-rate; tissue-dabbing-related eyestrain; bloating due to excess popcorn consumption; laughter-induced bladder leakage; a chronic fear of space travel … and hyper-inspiration. And […]

ATW January 6, 2014

The GQ Cover Story: Bradley Cooper Is A-List Now, Bro [GQ]

The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Kelly Marcel on the Tricky Saving Mr. Banks [Vulture]

The Real Story and Lesson of the Abscam Sting in ‘American Hustle’ [The Daily Beast]

Flavorwire’s Guide to 2014 Midseason TV [Flavorwire]

20 Songs Turning 20 in 2014 [Mashable]

Toni Morrisson: Forget Writing About What You Know; Write About What You Don’t Know [Open Culture]

50 Most Exciting Actors Of 2014 [Total Film]

A Brief History of Hollywood Censorship and the Ratings System [Open Culture]

Business Lessons from Hollywood: You Are a Media Company [Cultural Weekly]

ATW December 17, 2013

2013 Black List [The Black List]

’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ Lead 2014 Critics Choice Award Nominations With 13 Each [Indiewire]

31 Excellent Records You Might Have Missed In 2013 [BuzzFeed]

Edelstein on Peter O’Toole, 1932–2013 [Vulture]

Hollywood’s Power Women: 10 Ways They Make it All Work [The Hollywood Reporter]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David E. Kelley, Jay Leno, Rupert Murdoch, Ray Dolby, Brandon Stoddard Named To TV Academy’s Hall Of Fame [Deadline Hollywood]

The 25 Most Charitable Celebrities of 2013 [The Daily Beast]

10 of the Greatest Essays on Writing Ever Written [Flavorwire]

Dreaming of a Green Christmas: 3 Ways to Make Your Holiday Environmentally Friendly [intent blog]

TIME’s Top 10 Christmas Specials [Time]

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