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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

'Gravity' director's new film 'Roma' is one of the best Netflix originals of all time, critics say

INSIDER--Critics are calling "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón's new movie "Roma" one of the best Netflix original releases of all time. The film premiered to standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival this week.
September 02, 2018 Go to INSIDER

'The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl' Trailer: Anime Rom-Com From 'Adventure Time' Director Masaaki Yuasa

IndieWire--GKIDS is giving a U.S. theatrical release to this surreal comedy about a black-haired girl who drinks like a fish.
July 25, 2018 Go to IndieWire

'The Favourite' First Trailer: Yorgos Lanthimos Creates Royal Madness With Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz

IndieWire--The director of “The Lobster” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” heads to the early 18th century for a surprising approach to the period drama.
July 09, 2018 Go to IndieWire

Jodie Foster Has Just One Regret After Five Decades in the Business: It Was Hard to 'Say Yes' to More Directing Projects

IndieWire--The actress and filmmaker tells IndieWire about the movie-centric apology she’d make on her deathbed, and the one film she’s never regretted.
June 11, 2018 Go to IndieWire

'Vernon, Florida' (1981)

Zimbio--A documentary about a bunch of old people in a sleepy Florida town, and that's it? Boring, right? Well, nope! Director Errol Morris might be the greatest living documentary filmmaker and Vernon, FL was his second feature before The Thin Blue Line made him a legend in the late '80s. Simply, Vernon, Florida is an existential masterpiece. Quiet and unassuming in every way, Morris simply lets the peop
June 10, 2018 Go to Zimbio

The Moment Everything Changed for Matthew Rhys

Esquire--The star of "The Americans" reflects on an extraordinary five years—including his initial jitters over working with Keri Russell.
June 06, 2018 Go to Esquire

'Mindhunter': David Fincher Shot a 9-Minute Take 75 Times and Didn't Let Cameron Britton Talk to Anyone on Set

IndieWire--The notoriously fastidious director discussed his process for the Netflix original series during a panel discussion Friday night.
June 04, 2018 Go to IndieWire

An Oral History of The Americans Series Finale

Vulture--Behind “START,” one of the finest series-enders of the modern TV era.
June 02, 2018 Go to Vulture

People who watch 'The Crown' are different than other Netflix users in two ways

Fast Company--As cord-cutting goes more mainstream, Netflix has been looking for ways to attract more TV watchers who fall outside its typical demographic. For instance, it successfully tapped into Gen-X nostalgia with the ’80s-obsessed Stranger Things. Now it looks like it has another success story on its hands with The Crown. Season two of the British … May 21, 2018 Go to Fast Company