How my Oscar obsession began

The year was 1974. I was 4, almost 5. I knew something special was happening because my family never ate dinner in front of the TV, and that night we did. My mother prepared a little buffet on the kitchen […]

ATW June 26, 2014

8 Things John Waters Learned About David Cronenberg at the Provincetown Film Festival [Indiewire]

How to Write Jokes for the Academy Awards [Vulture]

9 Of Eli Wallach’s Greatest Roles [BuzzFeed]

The 25 Best Albums of 2014 So Far [Flavorwire]

25 Greatest Practical Effects [Total Film]

Hollywood’s 100 Favorite Films [THR]

Best Romantic Comedies for Men – 10 Best Rom Coms for Men [Esquire]

The Leftovers, Our Town, and the Brutal Power of Ordinary Details [The Atlantic]

The Movies of 1994: ‘The Lion King’ and Its Perfect First Scene [Grantland]

ATW January 31, 2014

Scarlett Johansson: Clearing the Air [Huffington Post]

19 Ways Steve Urkel Inspired You As A Kid [BuzzFeed]

Three Films for Sale in Three Days: The Tell-All Diary of a Sundance Producer [Vulture]

THE COBRA: Inside a movie marketer’s playbook. [The New Yorker]

From Script to Scream. [Doug Richardson]

Novelist Joyce Maynard on Jason Reitman’s Adaptation of her Labor Day [The Credits]

The Gospel According to Disney’s “Frozen” [beliefnet]

7 Ways You’re Getting Closer To Your Dream Gig (Even In A Job You Hate) [MindBodyGreen]

Pick Akira Kurosawa’s Brain: From Starting as an AD to Making Films [Mentorless]

ATW Talking Points
June 20, 2013

• James Gandolfini Death: Hollywood Reacts to ‘The Sopranos’ Star’s Passing [The Wrap]

• Paul McCartney Talks Beatles & Wings with Stephen Colbert, Performs 6 Songs Live [Open Culture]


• Pilot Directors Soar But “Regular” Episodes Do Heavy Lifting [Variety]

• ‘The Attack’ Director Ziad Doueiri Shares an Exclusive Scene From His Intense Drama, Based on the Best-Selling Novel by Yasmina Khadra [Indiewire]

• 7 Inspiring Lessons You Can Learn from Tom Hanks [beliefnet]

• Mayim Bialik, Kristen Bell Reveal Comedy Idols (Video) [Hollywood Reporter]

• Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips [Aerogramme Writers’ Studio]

ATW Talking Points
June 14, 2013

• Celebrate Superman’s 75th Anniversary by Enjoying the Original Superman Cartoon and Radio Show [Open Culture]

• Emmys: Michael Hirst Brings ‘Vikings’ to Life (Q&A) [Hollywood Reporter]

• Tony Bradman’s top 10 father and son stories [The Guardian]

• 10 Best Films About Fathers [beliefnet]

• Jim Jarmusch’s 5 Golden Rules (or non-rules) of Moviemaking [MovieMaker]

• I Was Addicted To My Smartphone, Are You? [MindBodyGreen]

• Jonathan Allen, Gay ‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant, Wows Audience With His Powerful Voice (VIDEO) [Huffington Post]

• Director Lee Daniels: Unpaid Internships Are “Invaluable” In Hollywood [BuzzFeed]

• M. Night Shyamalan Wrote ‘She’s All That’?! More Surprising Uncredited Writers [The Daily Beast]

ATW Talking Points
April 24, 2013

• Power Givers [Time]

• Glorious Gatsby [Vanity Fair]

• The 6 People Streisand Wants at Her Dinner Party [The New York Times]

• Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work: It’s Not Just For Fun [Huffington Post]

• Superheroes: Do We Have a New God in Town? [intent]

• 5 Pro-Athlete Mental Toughness Tips Anyone Can Use [MindBodyGreen]

• The Most Redeeming Films of 2012 [Christianity Today]

• 8 Musicians Who Beat the Odds [beliefnet]

• RD3 [GQ]

• The 10 great horror films of 1973 that weren’t The Exorcist [Den Of Geek]

• Ben Affleck to Live on $1.50 a Day for Global Poverty Campaign [The Wrap]

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