Sunday Reads: 3rd February 2013


Stray penises and politicos

David Simon takes a look at a recent unseemly journalistic trend.

Louise Brooks And Me

Anne Billson blogs about ‘The Girl with the Black Helmet’.

Ludivine Sagnier: ‘I got frightened and shut down’

An interview with the wonderful French actress on the occasion of the UK release of Love Crime.

My Empire of Hatred

It would appear that I’m not the only one that dislikes the direction that Empire Magazine has moved in and wishes that it was be a lot better.

How Do You Pronounce Quvenzhané

Armond White reviews Beasts of the Southern Wild and, perhaps unsurprisingly, has some issues with the film’s racial politics.

Why Indomina Abandoned Distribution

Anne Thompson looks into why Indomina abandoned distribution this week.

Netflix vs. LoveFilm

Techcrunch break down the number of TV shows and films currently on Netflix and LoveFilm.

Quentin Tarantino Interview Part 1: Django Unchained Trilogy and More

Quentin Tarantino Interview Part 2: On the N-Word

Quentin Tarantino Interview Part 3: White Saviors

Terry Zwigoff Talks Battling Over ‘Bad Santa,’ His Preferred Director’s Cut & Much More In Candid Interview

Lots of great information from Zwigoff in this interview at The Playlist. Including, shockingly, some gripes about the Weinsteins.

Patton Oswalt’s favorite pop culture of 2012, from The Queen Of Versailles to Sklarbro Country

Patton Oswalt’s got really great taste and here’s an excellent list of what he was digging in 2012.