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 […]

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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 9, 2014

Jessica Biel on ‘The Truth About Emanuel,’ Motherhood, Justin Timberlake, and More [The Daily Beast]

Stevie Nicks Talks Twirling, Shawls, and Playing American Horror Story’s White Witch [Vulture]

Michael Douglas Remembers Saul Zaentz: ‘I Owe Everything to Him’ [The Hollywood Reporter]

‘Philomena’ Receives Support From Catholic Group New Ways Ministry [Huffington Post]

Kids’ Movies Are Becoming More Realistic And Children Will Be Thankful Someday [Hello Giggles]

8 Ways to Find More Meaning At Work [Daily Good]

‘Gravity’ Leads 2014 BAFTA Award Nominations [Indiewire]

When America’s Sweetheart Asks Us To Stop Using This Word, Should We Listen? [Upworthy]

5 Ways To Harness Your Creativity, Right Now! [MindBodyGreen]


‘Philomena’: The little picture that could?

While much of the Oscar race has centered around 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, and American Hustle, a much quieter (and more profound) picture slipped into theaters. Philomena is a modest, true-life story about a woman in search of her […]

ATW January 3, 2014

Will Broadcast Pilot Season Paradigm Finally Be Broken & Other TV Industry Questions For 2014 [Deadline Hollywood]

71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More [The Daily Beast]

6 Simple Feng Shui Tips To Help You Make A Fresh Start [MindBodyGreen]

Every Appearance James Brown Ever Made On Soul Train. So Nice, So Nice! [Open Culture]

Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good [99u]

The 13 most underrated albums of 2013 [Salon]

The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Steve Coogan on Philomena’s Sad Reveal [Vulture]

Indiewire’s Ultimate Guide for Screenwriters [Indiewire]

Billy Crystal on Monsters and Overcoming [beliefnet]

ATW December 2, 2013

10 Movies That Made Us Love Paul Walker [BuzzFeed]

‘Last Vegas’ Producer Amy Baer Is One To Watch [Forbes]

Whatever Happened to Great Holiday Films? [The Daily Beast]

Watch the Rolling Stones Write “Sympathy for the Devil”: A Highlight in Godard’s ’68 Film One Plus One [Open Culture]

The Takeaway On A Record Holiday Weekend? Be Fearless In Making Good Movies And Audiences Will Come [Deadline Hollywood]

‘Breaking Bad’ Cast Spills the Secrets [Rolling Stone]

5 Things Hollywood Should Be Thankful For [The Wrap]

Meet The Press: Q&A with Steve Coogan, ‘Philomena’ Journalist [word&film]

5 Best Bets on TV This Week: An L.A. Gangster Noir From Frank Darabont, a Twisted Animated Adventure From Dan Harmon and More [IndieWire]