It’s finally October! If you can, get outside and enjoy the crisp air and beautiful foliage! But if you’re stuck inside and need something to do, check out what we’ve found for you this week:
- At Slate, David Ehrlich talks about the death of the medium budget movie, and whether A24, of Spring Breakers fame, can save it.
- The Canon podcast has listeners vote for which movies are guaranteed entry into titualr canonization. In this episode, a debate over two perfect movies: David Cronenberg’s The Fly and John Carpenter’s The Thing.
- Over at IndieWire, Paul Dano discusses his personal history with film and admits his intention to someday sit in the director’s chair.
- If your interests have a historical bent, The Daily Beast ran a feature on a 1973 Italian film depicting slavery in the Americas, while NPR looked at a recently rediscovered and restored film showing Native Americans in traditional garb performing tribal rituals without the hand of wardrobe, consultants, or choreographers.
That’s it for this week. Thanks to Dave Shreve, Diego Crespo, and Matt Curione for their input!
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