Monday, November 13, 2017

I Wrote These Things: Weeks Ending 11/10


Woo-wee, it's been a big couple of weeks! Here's what I've been up to:

The biggest deal was the much-discussed dust-up between Disney and the Los Angeles Times, which resulted in boycotts from journalists and critics organizations, until Disney blinked. I'm proud to say Flavorwire was the first outlet to announce a blackout of Disney coverage until the issue was resolved; even better, I made my non-intern debut at the Village Voice with a bit of reporting and commentary on the matter.

Also for the Voice, I did a preview of DOC NYC, Gotham's big documentary film festival.

At VICE, I did a big piece on the complicated morality of Martin McDonagh's films (particularly his new one, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), as well as the fourth column in the Fall of 1997 miniseries, this one on Gattaca and Starship Troopers. Oh, and speaking of Three Billboards, I did a round-up of my favorite Frances McDormand performances for Watching.

Also, I made my debut at Uproxx, with a big rundown of failed late-night talk shows.

Back at Flavorwire, I put together a fun trivia post about Mel Gibson!

I reviewed Lady Bird, which you really should see.

Also reviewed Murder on the Orient Express, which you can safely skip.

And here's an indie guide for November.

In commemoration of the Scott Eyman book and Film Forum series Hank and Jim, I did a listicle of Old Hollywood friendships.

Gallery1988 did a charming exhibit called "Down Time," and threw us a gallery.

There are DVD/VOD guides, of course, for 10/31 and 11/7.

Finally, The Deuce ended, so here's my recap of the finale.