Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I Wrote These Things, Pre-Sundance Edition

Tomorrow morning, I will get on a jet air liner and fly all the damn way to Utah for my seventh (seventh!) Sundance Film Festival. So before I go, here's a few things I've managed to write and curate in what was supposed to be a slow couple of weeks.

My main thing of 2018 thus far is this big piece on the wide (wider than you'd think) influence of cinéma vérité on movies both fiction and non, inspired by a great upcoming series at Film Forum and Metrograph's concurrent revival run of the new Salesman restoration.

Inside the "Shitty Media Men" story is another, smaller story about how entertainment journalism often functions without context, and aggregation is the devil. So I wrote that story.

The Oscar nominations are coming up, so I suggested a few dark horse acting possibilities.

It's a new year, and I was legally bound to make a list of my most anticipated movies. Sorry, I don't make the laws.

Mondo did a bunch of very cool new posters for classic Universal monster movies, so I made a lil' gallery. And, related, there's an amazing new edition of Frankenstein out from Classics Reimagined, so I made a gallery of that too.

Here's your January streaming movie guide, and its indie theatrical counterpart.

And, obviously, your BD/DVD/VOD guides for 1/2, 1/9, and 1/16.