For Reels Sunday Roundup -- October 6th, 2013




News, links, etc:

Here are three Gravity links that I haven't read yet because I'm not seeing it until tonight.

-Buzz Aldrin reviews Gravity. (THR)

-Astronaut Mike Massimino, though impressed with much of the film, found a huge plot hole. (NY Times)

-A long Q&A with director Alfonso Cuaron. (Wired)

-Looking at pictures of Ronan Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra, it's hard to believe anyone could ever have thought he wasn't Francis Albert's kid. (Vanity Fair)

-The kids' chess documentary Brooklyn Castle debuts on PBS this Monday night. It's a really great smile-generator of a documentary, even if you don't like (or suck horribly at) chess. (Of, if you're impatient, you could stream it on Netflix right now.) (PBS)

-Any non-Angus use of Mazzy Star's Fade Into You can pretty much go fuck itself to be honest. (Vulture)

-Julian Assange: Wanted and Desired? David Carr's take on the enigmatic Aussie. (NY Times)

-Amazon is all in on this pilot idea, adding three more pilots from Roman Coppola, Jill Soloway and...ex-NFL player Michael Strahan? (THR)

-Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) and Naomi Foner (Very Good Girls) did a Q&A about being female directors and what they've had to put up with. (Playlist)

-Look at these amazing, beautiful photographs. They illustrate perfectly why miniatures and in-camera effects will always be more special than digital effects in almost all circumstances and contexts. (Flickr)

-An excerpt from the book The Journey of G. Mastorna: The Film Fellini Didn't Make, newly out in English. (IndieWire)

-There is apparently a Nikola Tesla problem in fiction? (io9)


-Rentrak did ratings on C-SPAN and C-SPAN 2. They are predictably small, but interesting, audiences. (NY Times)

-So, Quentin Tarantino has The Lone Ranger on his in-progress top 10 list for 2013. Guh. (For the sake of comparison, I have it at number 94 in my 2013 log.) (The Film Experience)