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Get To Know Me: meme: Films [3/10] : Far From Heaven 

That was the day I stopped believing in the wild ardor of things. Perhaps in love, as well. That kind of love. The love in books and films. The love that tells us to abandon our lives and plans, all for one brief touch of Venus. So often we fail at that kind of love. The world just seems too fragile a place for it. And of every other kind, life remains full. Perhaps it’s just we who are too fragile.

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Dear White People (2014) - dir. Justin Simien

Satire is one of the toughest genres to tackle across any medium. Simien, as a first-time feature writer/director, proves up to the challenge. Dear White People is razor sharp, provocative in the right ways, and you can’t do much besides applaud the effort. Sure, the ending is a bit much, which is unfortunate since the film’s finale packs a sucker punch with each stereotype tossed on screen, and is cut a little short with the tongue-in-cheek. The film offers itself as a mirror, and it uses its four main characters - all walking contradictions - beautifully.

But why four? It may seem an odd complaint, but the film is held back in much the same way it’s propelled forward. Simien seems unsure of himself, cramming all of his ideas into one film, when it could have been so much better had he just worked one idea to completion. You can feel halfway through that Simien is too loyal to his leads, really only able to offer interesting character arcs for two (Lionel and Sam) while the other two get lost in the fray. It’s a bold film, but without one central character to latch onto, the film ends up being a beautiful collection of ideas, with moments of taut irony, forced into a structure that allows for too much downtime.

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Gemini

I love how everyone on tumblr hates geminis, but also love:

  • Angelina Jolie, gemini
  • Johnny Depp, gemini
  • Peter Dinklage, gemini
  • Chris Pratt, gemini
  • Dave Franco, gemini
  • Richard Madden, gemini
  • Chris Evans, gemini
  • Kat Dennings, gemini
  • Helena Bonham Carter, gemini
  • Zoe Saldana, gemini
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson, gemini
  • Carey Mulligan, gemini
  • Amy Schumer, gemini
  • Cillian Murphy, gemini
  • Emily Ratajkowski, gemini
  • Paul Bettany, gemini
  • Liam Neeson, gemini
  • Ginnifer Goodwin, gemini
  • Wentworth Miller, gemini
  • Collin Farrell, gemini
  • Nicole Kidman, gemini
  • Ice Cube, gemini
  • Morgan Freeman, gemini
  • Zachary Quinto, gemini
  • Ryan Hurst, gemini
  • Hugh Laurie, gemini
  • Neil Patrick Harris, gemini
  • Hugh Dancy, gemini
  • Marilyn Monroe, gemini
  • Bill Hader, gemini
  • Juliette Lewis, gemini
  • Maggie Siff, gemini
  • Lucy Hale, gemini
  • Paul Giamati, gemini
  • Ian McKellen, gemini
  • Daniel Bruhl, gemini
  • Maggie Q, gemini
  • Stellan Skarsgaard, gemini
  • Dominic Cooper, gemini
  • Justin Long, gemini
  • Jake Johnson, gemini
  • Astrid Berges-Frisbey, gemini
  • The Olsen Twins, gemini
  • Atticus Shaffer, gemini
  • Gene Wilder, gemini
  • Idina Menzel, gemini
  • Lisa Edelstein
  • Theo Rossi, gemini
  • Pam Grier, gemini
  • Aaron Sorkin, gemini
  • Ron Livingston, gemini
  • Ivana Bacquero, gemini
  • John C. Riley, gemini
  • Kristen Scott Thomas, gemini
  • Octavia Spencer, gemini
  • Greg Kinnear, gemini
  • Kylie Minogue, gemini
  • Russell Brand, gemini
  • RICHARD AYOADE, gemini (screams I love him)

How could you not love him?

  • John Cho, gemini
  • Tupac, gemini
  • Chris Colfer, gemini
  • Neil Brown Jr., gemini
  • Meaghan Rath, gemini
  • John Gallagher Jr., gemini
  • Dennis Haysbert, gemini
  • Kevin McHale, gemini
  • Manish Dayal, gemini

…Have I made my point yet? Chances are, one of your faves is a gemini. Keep hating, but y’all are just jealous as fuck. SMH.

Film Academy Invites a Record 683 New Members: 46 Percent Female and 41 Percent People of Color

Actors
Mahershala Ali – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1 and 2),” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Anthony Anderson – “The Departed,” “Hustle & Flow”
Adam Beach – “Suicide Squad,” “Flags of Our Fathers”
Kate Beckinsale – “Love & Friendship,” “The Aviator”
Chadwick Boseman – “Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”
John Boyega – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Attack the Block”
Betty Buckley – “Wyatt Earp,” “Carrie”
Rose Byrne – “X-Men: First Class,” “Bridesmaids”
Julie Carmen – “The Milagro Beanfield War,” “Gloria”
Enrique Castillo – “Déjà Vu,” “Bound by Honor”
Morris Chestnut – “G.I. Jane,” “Boyz N the Hood”
Cliff Curtis – “Live Free or Die Hard,” “Training Day”
Loretta Devine – “Crash,” “I Am Sam”
Carmen Ejogo – “Selma,” “Sparkle”
Idris Elba – “Beasts of No Nation,” “Pacific Rim”
America Ferrera – “Cesar Chavez,” “End of Watch”
Vivica A. Fox – “Kill Bill,” “Independence Day”
Andrew Garfield – “99 Homes,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”
Greta Gerwig – “Frances Ha,” “To Rome with Love”
Jesse D. Goins – “The Ugly Truth,” “Patriot Games”
Bruce Greenwood – “Flight,” “Star Trek”
Carla Gugino – “Watchmen,” “Night at the Museum”
Luis Guzmán – “Punch-Drunk Love,” “Carlito’s Way”
Dennis Haysbert – “Dear White People,” “Wreck-It Ralph”
Tom Hiddleston – “Crimson Peak,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”
James Hong – “Safe,” “Mulan”
Oscar Isaac – “Ex Machina,” “A Most Violent Year”
O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson* – “Ride Along,” “Friday”
Dakota Johnson – “Black Mass,” “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Cherry Jones – “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “Signs”
Michael B. Jordan – “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”
Daniel Dae Kim – “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” “Crash”
Regina King – “Ray,” “Jerry Maguire”
Brie Larson – “Room,” “Trainwreck”
Byung-Hun Lee – “Terminator Genisys,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
Nia Long – “Keanu,” “Boyz N the Hood”
Sal Lopez – “The Astronaut Farmer,” “Full Metal Jacket”
Ignacio López Tarso – “Under the Volcano,” “Nazarin”
Patti LuPone – “Parker,” “Driving Miss Daisy”
Peter Mackenzie – “Trumbo,” “42”
Rachel McAdams – “Spotlight,” “Midnight in Paris”
Eva Mendes – “The Place beyond the Pines,” “Hitch”
Tatsuya Nakadai – “Ran,” “Kagemusha”
Adepero Oduye – “The Big Short,” “12 Years a Slave”
Marisa Paredes – “The Skin I Live In,” “All about My Mother”
Nate Parker – “Beyond the Lights,” “Red Tails”
Harold Perrineau – “Zero Dark Thirty,” “28 Weeks Later”
Jorge Perugorría – “Che,” “Strawberry and Chocolate”
Silvia Pinal – “Vintage Model,” “The Exterminating Angel”
Freida Pinto – “Immortals,” “Slumdog Millionaire”
Michelle Rodriguez – “Avatar,” “Girlfight”
Anika Noni Rose – “For Colored Girls,” “Dreamgirls”
Cecilia Roth – “Lucia Lucia,” “All about My Mother”
Mark Rylance – “Bridge of Spies,” “The Other Boleyn Girl”
Pepe Serna – “The Black Dahlia,” “The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez”
Martin Starr – “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Adventureland”
Elizabeth Sung – “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “The Joy Luck Club”
Sharmila Tagore – “Dhadkan,” “The World of Apu”
Tessa Thompson – “Creed,” “Dear White People”
Lorraine Toussaint – “Selma,” “Middle of Nowhere”
Glynn Turman – “Super 8,” “Men of Honor”
Gabrielle Union – “Top Five,” “Bad Boys II”
Jacob Vargas – “The 33,” “Jarhead”
Alicia Vikander – “The Danish Girl,” “Ex Machina”
Emma Watson – “The Bling Ring,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Big Hero 6,” “Let’s Be Cops”
Marlon Wayans – “The Heat,” “Requiem for a Dream”
Rita Wilson – “It’s Complicated,” “Runaway Bride”
Daphne Zuniga – “Staying Together,” “Spaceballs”

The full list is available here