The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.
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“Robert Duvall at SXSW 2014: ‘We’d moon each other on the set of The Godfather“‘ — Henry Barnes at The Guardian has a brief conversation with Duvall, and it’s a conversation with Robert Duvall so go read it.
“Dirty Harry: Counter-Counterculture Hero” — Phil Noble Jr. at Badass Digest has a deeper read on a character we think of as a shoot-first-ask-questions-never kind of guy.
“Street Fighter: The Movie — What Went Wrong” — Chris Plante at Polygon has a stellar, stellar profile on a schlock bomb that was also a hotshot writer’s one chance at directorial success.
“Cheering in the Oscars pressroom” — Mark Caro at The Chicago Tribune thinks that Awards Season reporters as a unit are operating below the integrity of sports journalists. But is “How does losing feel?” really a more serious question than “How does winning twice feel?”?
“IMDB/Amazon Starmeter involved in meter rigging, a year-long investigation reveals” — The Herald de Paris uses a contributors presence on IMDB to test programs that inflate Starmeter ratings, then blackmail users with deflated numbers, and the trail leads all the way back.