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lady-directed movies 1/? obvious child (dir. gillian robespierre, 2014)

Look, I can’t believe I never told you this, but when I was in college I had an abortion. And abortions were illegal in those days so your grandma had to drive me in the family station wagon all the way to New Jersey. They put me up on the kitchen table, they gave me some kind of shot to put me out and that was that. Next night I was dancing at your aunt’s sweet sixteen party.

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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson discuss directing episodes of the X-Files and if there will be a season 11.

So anyway

Today has been an interesting day in our fandom and I have a few anons in my inbox who I will get to tomorrow. There have been some wise words spoken by many - @justholdinghandsok @mangokiwitropicalswirl in particular have been the absolute voice of reason and despite what others may try to sell, I have seen very few hateful comments directed at Gillian. No one should mistake confusion and questioning with hatred even if to do so adds fuel to a fire that some seem to like stoking. I am proud of us collectively. That’s all I have to say right now other than season 11 is coming bitches and I refuse to let anything spoil this last taste of Moose and Squirrel for me.

Originally posted by petitecarabine

I cannot believe the level of hate that’s being directed at Gillian and Peter for enjoying what they thought was a private vacation, when the people we should be mad at are the obtrusive paparazzi for violating their privacy.

It’s none of our business who she’s dating, and as for tagging her in those pictures and setting up accounts calling her a slut and an adultress and saying that she’s changed…a) you don’t know her so how the fuck do you know she’s changed? b) it’s her life. c) would you do that to someone you knew? Say if your best friend got a boyfriend you didn’t like, would you be calling her a slut too?

I remember when I first joined the fandom, and how I thought it was such a supportive space. Little did I know. I know it’s just the minority, but it still makes me sad. And I may not have liked everything Gillian has done in the past (hello Crisis), but this level of hate is out of control.

Mulder & Scully Through David & Gillian’s Lenses

I feel like we are so fortunate that both David and Gillian wrote and directed episodes of TXF because I think those episodes, more than anything they’ve ever said, provide insight into how they see their characters. Let’s examine…

David allows a lot more of Gillian to shine through Scully. David’s Scully smiles, giggles, and flirts:

David’s Scully tells “cool” stories about her childhood:

David’s Mulder is also more like David. A little goofy, gentle, romantic, a little self-deprecating, very cute, and peppers his dialogue with astute analogies:

Gillian’s Mulder and Scully are more serious and slightly cranky with one another:

But in the end all roads lead to Mulder. And Scully is the one to lead him away, suggest some tea:

In all David and Gillian episodes, Mulder and Scully hang out with one another outside of work. In The Unnatural, Mulder learns something that he wants to share with Scully at the end. In all things Scully learns something that she wants to share with Mulder at the end. They are friends and confidantes:

Most importantly, however, in all David and Gillian’s episodes Scully loves Mulder and Mulder is completely and unabashedly in love with Scully:

Anyway, just let David and Gillian write S11, ffs. ;)

Another really @#$*&%ing complicated outfit, this time from the Mars Pathfinder mission archives.

Lace bralette, multi-strand pearl choker, pants (?!?!) with a full-length mesh slip overlay.

How this updo can be this high and this curly even in the Red Planet’s unforgiving atmosphere is beyond me, but that’s why Ms. Anderson is a professional.

My Top 25 Films of 2014 (Thus Far)

My Top 25 Films of the Year (in no particular order): 

  • Birdman (Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  • Whiplash (Directed by Damien Chazelle)
  • The Guest (Directed by Adam Wingard)
  • Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Directed by Sion Sono)
  • The Dog (Directed by François Keraudren, Allison Berg)
  • Tusk (Directed by Kevin Smith)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (Directed by James Gunn)
  • The Fault in Our Stars (directed by Josh Boone)
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune (Directed by Frank Pavich) 
  • Palo Alto (Directed by Gia Coppola)
  • Blue Ruin (Directed by Jeremy Saulnier)
  • Cheap Thrills (Directed by E.L. Katz)
  • The Sacrament (Directed by Ti West)
  • Under the Skin (Directed by Jonathan Glazer)
  • Nightcrawler (Directed by Dan Gilroy)
  • We Are The Best! (Directed Lukas Moodysson)
  • Frank (Directed by Lenny Abrahamson)
  • Cold in July (Directed by Jim Mickle)
  • Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (Directed by Lars von Trier)
  • Life Itself (Directed by Steve James)
  • The Rover (Directed by David Michôd)
  • Fury (Directed by David Ayer)
  • Saturday Night (Directed by James Franco)
  • Joe (Directed by David Gordon Green)
  • Obvious Child (Directed by Gillian Robespierre)

anonymous asked:

Cate, you are a very reasonable person and your opinions always resonate with me. Can you please make sense of all the twitter/tumblr/behind-the-scenes/public-appearances shenanigans that have been happening during the last 3 years? Tbh, I do feel that G has mislead her fans regarding the relationship with DD, particularly when she was well aware of the effect that had with her fanbase...

Aw, thank you, anon. I’m not sure I can really make sense of it all…I struggled to understand even as it was happening. 

I think what a lot of people are wondering is: how the fuck did we get here? How did we get so sucked in? What factors converged to make the perfect Gillovny storm? Because it was’t just Gillian…there were several factors. I’m better at lists, so let’s examine:

1.) IWTB Press Tour: A little awkward and they both seem to be grinning and bearing it but they are in it together, trying to amuse each other. They also say things at the same time. Cute.

2.) Break of Noon: Gillian came! They seem on good terms. Aw. 

3.) IBG: The flirting and sexual tension is palpable. Get a room, you two. No, wait, Mark is there. Don’t get a room. 

4.) San Diego Comic Con Panel: Still had one foot outside the fandom at the time, but this event caught my attention. David and Gillian seem cosy? They are whispering to one another? She’s teasing him in such a good-natured way? Hmmm. This is still all new to me.

5.) Paley: WHAT. They love each other. Not having sex but um…look at them. “For me.” Need I say more? I love them. I’m in. I will watch them forever. Back in the fandom, bring back TXFs, pronto. 

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The Top-Rated Films of 2014

1. Boyhood (Film Page), directed by Richard Linklater (2014 Sundance Film Festival; July 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A (60 grades)

2. Ida (Film Page), directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (2013 Telluride Film Festival; May 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A (30 grades)

3. Only Lovers Left Alive (Film Page), directed by Jim Jarmusch (2013 Cannes Film Festival; April 2014 theatrical release) 
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (71 grades)

4. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Film Page), directed by Wes Anderson (2014 Berlin International Film Festival; March 2014 theatrical release) 
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (64 grades)

4. Under the Skin (Film Page), directed by Jonathan Glazer (2013 Telluride Film Festival; April 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (64 grades)

6. Blue Ruin (Film Page), directed by Jeremy Saulnier (2013 Cannes Film Festival; April 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (51 grades)

6. The Wind Rises (Film Page), directed by Hayao Miyazaki (2013 Venice Film Festival; February 2014 theatrical release) 
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (51 grades)

8. Stranger by the Lake (Film Page), directed by Alain Guiraudie (2013 Cannes Film Festival; January 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (46 grades)

9. Life Itself (Film Page), directed by Steve James (2014 Sundance Film Festival; July 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (44 grades)

10. Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1 (Film Page), directed by Lars von Trier (2014 Berlin International Film Festival; March 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (43 grades)

11. Gloria (Film Page), directed by Sebastián Lelio (2013 Berlin International Film Festival; January 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (38 grades)

11. Like Father, Like Son (Film Page), directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (2013 Cannes Film Festival; January 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (38 grades)

13. Tim’s Vermeer (Film Page), directed by Teller (2013 Toronto International Film Festival; January 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (33 grades)

14. Obvious Child (Film Page), directed by Gillian Robespierre (2014 Sundance Film Festival; June 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (31 grades)

15. Closed Curtain (Film Page), directed by Jafar Panahi & Kambuzia Partovi (2013 Berlin International Film Festival; July 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (26 grades)

16. We are the Best! (Film Page), directed by Lukas Moodysson (2013 Toronto International Film Festival; May 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (25 grades)

17. Cheap Thrills (Film Page), directed by E.L. Katz (2013 SXSW Film Festival; March 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (24 grades)

18. Ernest and Celestine (Film Page), directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner (2012 Cannes Film Festival; February 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (22 grades)

19. Manakamana (Film Page), directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez (2013 Locarno Film Festival; April 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (21 grades)

20. The Missing Picture (Film Page), directed by Rithy Panh (2013 Cannes Film Festival; March 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (19 grades)

21. Finding Vivian Maier (Film Page), directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel (2013 Toronto International Film Festival; March 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (18 grades)

22. The Last of the Unjust (Film Page), directed by Claude Lanzmann (2013 Cannes Film Festival; February 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (17 grades)

23. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (Film Page), directed by Chiemi Karasawa (2013 Tribeca Film Festival; February 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (15 grades)

24. The Strange Little Cat (Film Page), directed by Ramon Zürcher (2013 Berlin International Film Festival; August 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (15 grades)

25. The Immigrant (Film Page), directed by James Gray (2013 Cannes Film Festival; May 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (47 grades)

26. The Raid 2: Berandal (Film Page), directed by Gareth Evans (2014 Sundance Film Festival; March 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (39 grades)

26. Snowpiercer (Film Page), directed by Bong Joon-ho (2013 Korean premiere; June 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (39 grades)

28. The Double (Film Page), directed by Richard Ayoade (2013 Toronto International Film Festival; May 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (37 grades)

29. Jodorowsky’s Dune (Film Page), directed by Frank Pavich (2013 Cannes Film Festival; March 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (32 grades)

29. Cold in July (Film Page), directed by Jim Mickle (2014 Sundance Film Festival; May 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (31 grades)

29. The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld (Film Page), directed by Errol Morris (2013 Telluride Film Festival; April 2014 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (31 grades)

31. Joe (Film Page), directed by David Gordon Green (2013 Venice Film Festival; April 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (30 grades)

32. Enemy (Film Page), directed by Denis Villeneuve (2013 Toronto International Film Festival; March 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (29 grades)

32. Locke (Film Page), directed by Steven Knight (2013 Venice Film Festival; April 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (29 grades)

32. Omar (Film Page), directed by Hany Abu-Assad (2013 Cannes Film Festival; February 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (29 grades)

35. The Lunchbox (Film Page), directed by Ritesh Batra (2013 Cannes Film Festival; February 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (25 grades)

36. A Most Wanted Man (Film Page), directed by Anton Corbijn (2014 Sundance Film Festival; July 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (24 grades)

36. Le Week-End (Film Page), directed by Roger Michell (2013 Toronto International Film Festival; March 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (24 grades)

38. Chef (Film Page), directed by Jon Favreau (2014 SXSW Film Festival; May 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (23 grades)

38. Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (Film Page), directed by Denis Côté (2013 Berlin International Film Festival; February 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (23 grades)

40. Calvary (Film Page), directed by John Michael McDonagh (2014 Sundance Film Festival; August 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (20 grades)

40. Child’s Pose (Film Page), directed by Calin Peter Netzer (2013 Berlin International Film Festival; February 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (20 grades)

42. It Felt Like Love (Film Page), directed by Eliza Hittman (2013 Sundance Film Festival; March 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (18 grades)

43. The Dance of Reality (Film Page), directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky (2013 Cannes Film Festival; May 2014 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (17 grades)