Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #35; Or 100 Not Nominated For Oscars – Part 18

Merging my recommended links chunks with the ongoing Oscar snubbery series seemed like a great idea – there is after all so much content on the many, many none-nominated folk in the Academy Awards history out there. None of the following five then are written by me or any of my contributors, but definitely worth your […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #33

Agnès Varda. A name synonymous with a film revolution still, astonishingly, under-recognized. A name that reminds us of rich, fluent, and oh-so varied cinema. Stayed tuned for the remainder of the Femme Filmmakers Festival, Vagabond closes the the whole affair Sunday. Anyway, I’m only rippling the surface with the following links, but click away all […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #32

This edition we get the kind folk at Variety to explain MoviePass to us, a bit of motivation from the Head Sprite, a loving piece on Antonioni, as well as Sasha Stone mixing Oscar with Trump. I know – dying to get clicking and reading! Go ahead:  25 Photogenic Reasons to Visit Edinburgh Fringe Festival […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #31

The long overdue, and overly neglected, links series on the site returns to pay respect to just some of the fine, informative, intriguing writing on Henri-Georges Clouzot, the French film-maker who is the subject of the Directors Weekend this time around. Henri-Georges Clouzot On The Criterion Collection Senses Of Cinema Great Directors: Henri-Georges Clouzot Noir […]

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Streaming Pedro Almodóvar – 2000-16

And finally, the movies made by Pedro Almodóvar from 2002 til the present day. All available to stream online, so get your laptops charged up, plug in the HDMI cable, make yourself a coffee. Have a great Directors’ Weekend all. Hable con ella (2002) Amazon USA iTunes La mala educación (2004) Amazon USA iTunes Volver […]

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Streaming Pedro Almodóvar – 1990-99

Into the 90s we go then, if that’s your Pedro Almodóvar flavor for this Directors’ Weekend – see below for the platform to stream every film he made in this decade. Átame! (1990) YouTube Google Play Amazon UK Amazon USA iTunes Tacones lejanos (1991) Amazon USA iTunes Kika (1993) YouTube Google Play Amazon UK La flor […]

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Streaming Pedro Almodóvar – 1980-89

So the Directors’ Weekend is well and truly under way, and to hopefully make it easier for you all I am throwing some streaming links at you so that you have little excuse not to watch the films of Pedro Almodóvar. We’re starting with the 1980s, so scroll and click away, you’re in for a […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #29

Way back in May I drafted a Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, a semi-regular kudos to the great film-related stuff I read. I mean, I read a lot, but often fail to bow down to those that produce and put out there great material. Somewhere along that fruitful journey towards summer I simply neglected the whole recommended […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #28

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so they say. Well, I will let all who read here be the judge of that. It has indeed been a while, and I will perhaps soon enlighten you with some kind of explanation. In the meantime feast your eyes (and ears) on the following links to some of […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #27

I’m entitled to promote myself from time to time you know. I don’t endeavor to do that directly, even though I plug my own website for the first time in the 26h edition of my series of thumbs-up recommended links. With that in mind I just want to remind you all of the good work […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #26

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 […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #25

I am just dying to see Carol. Not sure how strongly I can emphasize this. And the time is near. This is of course backed up by the dawn of the awards season full-throttle. Today! Not to mention the majority of those films that carry the awards season I am yet to see. Some great, […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #24

Super Oscar nerds. Female Director Spotlight shiners. Awards bodies embracing Ex Machina. Yet another entertaining TV podcast. How can I not be excited about my current batch of recommended reading / viewing / listening. As always click-click away, I don’t post these for the good of my health – though they have improved it vastly. […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #23

So much to see and read and remember. As we look back 30 years, to this very day in fact according to Back to the Future II, and wonder why those self-fastening shoes and hover boards are not on the market – in spite of how far we have come in that time. Of course […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #22

Well, it has been way too long since I shouted out to those I regularly follow and read, so let’s just get on with it. These very worthy links celebrate 44 episodes of Awards Daily TV’s podcasts, 10 films from the Toronto International Film Festival, and 81 Academy Award submissions for Foreign Language Film. 10 […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #21

During the build-up, and now brilliant coverage of, the film events in Telluride, I become engulfed in a paradox of emotions. There is the sheer excitement of course, but also the undeniable envy. And this gets stronger every year, with every Toronto, with every Sundance, with every Cannes. Putting my screenwriting on hold (which is […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #20

It sure is nice to find small gems on the big bad internet reminding of those we loved and lost from a long time ago. As per normal I am discovering some more great writing on the women in the film industry, as well as some classic film score composition, Film Critics, and finishing with an […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #18

Not much time goes by when I don’t have the pleasure to see Greta Gerwig on film, or indeed see or read about her on the internet. Mistress America is right up there on my most anticipated films of 2015. Enjoy also broadening your horizons on movies about coming-of-age from the female perspective, as well […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #17

In the midst of a rather grueling, but stupendously worthwhile, 10-part post on 100 Films Made By Women, you have to forgive me for my lack of reading material this week. Not that this is a weekly thing, nor is it really homework that will land you in Saturday detention should you not complete it. That said, […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #16 *Baby News*

I’m going to be cheeky here and link back, firstly, to my own life. Though I don’t want to make this all about me. Right? Some of you may or may not be already aware, but the wife and I found out very recently that our little girl (who I currently tag Regan due to […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #15

For very different reasons I love television, Richard Linklater, screenwriting, and Melanie Laurent (Let’s play ‘Watch, Worship, Work On, or Wed’) – and they all feature in my usual (and hopefully worthwhile) mixed bag of recommended reading, listening, watching etc. Before you get lost in all of that though I have to nostalgically plug just […]

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