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“A Lesson In Historical Storytelling From Touching the Void and The Summit” — Over at Nonfics, Daniel Walber brushes past Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Gravity complaints in order to compare a documentary and fictional flick that deal with the same subject.
“When did “arthouse” become a four-letter word?” — Matt Singer at The Dissolve worries the pejorative, and I assume “Yawn” is the four-letter word he’s referring to.
“Adam Scott on the classic action-comedy he’s watched 20 times” — Also at The Dissolve, the A.C.O.D. star celebrates Midnight Run and gives his case for the Grodin/De Niro team-up as Compulsory Viewing.
“Why Can’t Women Have the Same Journeys as Men In Films?” — Britt Hayes at Badass Digest argues that there are more than two ways to make women interesting.
“Criticwire Survey: Game-Changers” — The weekly question aimed at reviewers tackles the films they thought would alter cinema forever…and whether that happened or not.
“All the Ways Hollywood Tried to Ruin Gravity” — Countdown clock? Flashbacks? An office romance? Alfonso Cuaron diplomatically reveals the bad ideas he had to fight off to the gang at io9.