We have a nice assortment of film-related tidbits for you this week, including a reflection on the summer movie season, a lesson in politics from The Truman Show, and of course some Gene Wilder.

  • First, Matt Singer over at Screen Crush reflects on 2016’s summer movie season. Enjoy his use of statistics to back up his feelings about the season’s movie options.
  • Nerdwriter shows us what The Truman Show can teach us about politics.
  • Matt Grosinger at The Nerdist wrote about his experience sitting in on Andrew Bird’s Live from the Great Room, in which Bird and a guest (this time Matt Berninger) jam in the great room of Bird’s house. 
  • Following Gene Wilder’s death last week, Rolling Stone put together a list of his ten greatest performances. 
  • Finally, The Verge shared a video showing the evolution of stop motion (featuring Kubo and the Two Strings), and it’s quite beautiful.

That’s it for this week. Enjoy! Check back next Monday for more of the best movie stuff from the rest of the Internet.

Featured Image: Paramount Pictures