Running close to Christmas now, too close for comfort, so I have not gift-wrapped these recent movie-related links. That said, they are all worthy of your time (I tend not to recommend tripe), including a couple of pieces on Star Wars of course, as well as a look listen back to some of the best music of the film year, a terrific essay on Michael Mann’s Heat, and an essential interview with Quentin Tarantino’s producers. So don’t be a Scrooge and share the joy. Merry Christmas.
Can Star Wars: The Force Awakens Crash Best Picture?
The Film Stage Show Eisode 168 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Applauding The Sadness And Subtle Coherence Of Michael Mann’s Heat
The Best Movie Music Of 2015
Oscars: 12 Films’ Strategic Keys To Winning
Our Favorite Variety Portraits From 2015
DP/30: The Hateful Eight Producers Sher And Gladstein