Sunday Reads: 9th December 2012

Interview: Parker Posey A recent interview with “Queen of the Indies” Parker Posey.

Just how inaccurate were the hacking scenes in Skyfall? Spoiler: Very.

How Should Critics Review Child Actors? An interesting point well made by Matt Singer. This is certainly something that I think about when writing a review, but I think it’s important to also remember that whoever you are writing about may be fragile or very susceptible to criticism.

Do Hits Matter? Adam Batty on the recent clamour from film sites to get hits by taking advantage of brainless Star Wars VII ‘news’ stories.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Beyond the Hype Matt Singer looks back on The Dark Knight Rises and the public and critical response it received.

Crop of lengthy pix test audiences’ patience Josh L. Dickey writes about the effect that lengthy run times might have on a film’s success. He also makes some rather sweeping statements about film lengths, that I certainly disagree with, but there are some interesting points in there regardless.

Different release times of films and TV shows boost global piracy and a well reasoned response to this piece at Film School Rejects All Movies Should Just Be Available to Everyone at All Times Now

Covert Affairs: Why ‘Haywire’ is the Most Sneakily Political Movie of the Year A really interesting take on Soderbergh’s Haywire, a film that I just recently revisited and loved even more than I did the first time.

2012’s Christmas adverts: horrible singers, horny snowmen and horrendous slave labour Charlie Brooker spreads some seasonal cheer.

With 35mm Film Dead, Will Classic Movies Ever Look the Same Again? I really like digital projection and I really like 35mm projection and I think both have their own place right now. The rush towards digital projection is great for a lot of modern cinema but it really could be very dangerous for the future of older films. The Atlantic dig into this issue.

Skyfall Proves that James Bond is a Time Lord A fun take on the classic idea that James Bond is just a codename.

David Lynch: ‘Feature Films Have Become Cheap’ An interview with Lynch at the Hollywood Reporter.

And finally, something to listen to (via Criticwire).