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The dark side of Buster Keaton's innovative comedy

The A.V. Club--What Are You Watching? is a weekly space for The A.V Club’s staff and readers to share their thoughts, observations, and opinions on movies new and old.
January 29, 2018 Go to The A.V. Club

This is the most viral video of the decade which grossed over 100 million views worldwide

Trending Posts--Watch Evian baby and me, the most successful campaign video that grossed more than a 100 million views worldwide.
January 29, 2018 Go to Trending Posts

Netflix's Great Week Leaves Pretenders Chasing The Dream

Tubefilter--Netflix is #winning in major ways. I mean, did you see that quarterly earnings announcement on Monday? That's just one piece of it, too.
January 29, 2018 Go to Tubefilter

Steven Soderbergh Wants to Only Shoot Movies on iPhone Now

TheWrap--Director Steven Soderbergh told IndieWire he's a convert from RED cameras to the iPhone, having shot his latest project, "Unsane," on the Apple phone
January 28, 2018 Go to TheWrap

Who's Promoting Your Release

Startup Filmmaker--One of the big topics I’m hearing covered at Sundance right now is the fact that the key to having a successful release (assuming you’re not one of the lucky few who get a studio level domestic deal), is going to be your own self promotion efforts. I know this may sound obvious but you’d …
January 26, 2018 Go to Startup Filmmaker

'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' is a B-movie with an A+ budget: EW review

EW.com--The original Maze Runner didn't make much sense as a movie, but its teenage jailbreak did provide a pretty great metaphor…
January 26, 2018 Go to EW.com

Does Hulu's Rapid Growth Spell Trouble for Netflix and Amazon?

Observer--A State of the Union on the ongoing streaming wars.
January 25, 2018 Go to Observer

Octavia Spencer Says Jessica Chastain Helped Her Make Five Times Her Asking Salary

The Hollywood Reporter--"I love that woman, because she’s walking the walk and she’s actually talking the talk," Spencer said on a panel at the Sundance Film Festival.
January 25, 2018 Go to The Hollywood Reporter

The Grande Dame of Documentary Is Leaving Her Home at HBO

NYTimes.com--After almost 40 years, she has reels of memorable film, a pile of awards and plenty of perspective on the current battle of the sexes.
January 24, 2018 Go to NYTimes.com

2018 Oscar Nominations List: 'The Shape of Water' Dominates, 'Phantom Thread' Surprises for Best Picture

IndieWire--Here's the full list of Oscar nominations for the 90th Academy Awards.
January 23, 2018 Go to IndieWire