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“What the Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Shakeup Says About Sex and Masculinity” — Hunnam is out of the project (probably because of money) but Alyssa Rosenberg at Think Progress sees the Christian Grey role as problematic for leading men afraid of a little role reversal.
“5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Being a First-Time Director” — In an excellent piece, Kill Your Darlings filmmaker John Krokidas shares some hidden wisdom, instantly negating the headline. A must-read.
“12 Documentaries That Spawned TV Series” — Chris Campbell at Nonfics explores the fictional and non-fictional shows that descended from popularity and powerful docs.
“Dud of the Week: 12 Years a Slave reviewed by Armond White” — Armond White Armond Whites 12 Years a Slave and Dear Lord it is a fantastic read.
“What’s the ‘Netflix Canon’ for movies?” — Matt Singer winces through a possible monopoly skewing a new generation of movie fans toward limitation.
“Oliver Stone on Roger’s Reviews of JFK and Natural Born Killers” — The iconic director reveals what made Ebert different: love.