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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #2

So here is your homework. Some of the more interesting, and in some cases thought-provoking, articles I have read in the last few days. As well as two podcasts that should not be missed (as per normal with Awards Daily and Gold Derby), and a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, that bright star we lost a year ago this week.

On a lighter, much more current note, did anyone see that football game? You know which one, that game squeezed between those commercials, trailers, and Katy Perry (though it appears the sharks stole the show)? For the 3% of the population who haven’t seen that half-time entertainment, I have included it at the foot. I’m nice like that.

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Timbuktu Director Abderrahmane Sissako
Shines a Light on Extremism, by Susan King (L.A. Times)

Nominated for Nothing, by Samantha Highfill (Entertainment Weekly)

Megan Ellison
Saves Santa Monica’s Vidiots From Closure, by Chris Gardner (The Hollywood Reporter)

Water Cooler Podcast Episode 8
The Gang Discuss PGA, SAG, DGA; Pilots; What We’re Watching, by Craig Kennedy (Awards Daily TV)

Video Essay on Paul Thomas Anderson
Watch a video on his Provocative Use of the Long Shot, by Jacob Swinney (Press Play)

Oscars Insanity!
I Wonder What the Hell’s Next Podcast, with Tom O’Neil and Sasha Stone (Gold Derby)

Tribute To The Genius Of Philip Seymour Hoffman
Emotional And Epic 22-Minute Video by Caleb Slain, Text by Oktay Ege Kozak (The Playlist)

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival
Observed: 7 Trends We Noticed, by The Playlist Staff (The Playlist)

A History Of The Found Footage Genre
From Cannibal Holocaust to Project Almanac: Looking Back Over 35 Years, By Chris Eggertsen (HitFix)

Katy Perry
Blew Away the Super Bowl Half-time Show, by Chris Chase (USA Today Sports)


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