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Patty Jenkins should’ve been brought in to finish Justice League. She created a successful film that smashed all kinds of hits and milestones, got a big ass W for the DCEU and yet Joss Whedon was brought in to finish Justice League

Russo brothers created a successful film for MCU (cap: tws) but wasn’t even the biggest marvel box office that year, and then was brought in to take over the avengers films from Joss Whedon.

The MCU has a lot of problems but getting away from Whedon’s ass was one of the best thing they ever did

Yeah. I think Charlottesville was shocking for some, but it wasn’t for me or for my family, I mean, because I grew up in 1980s Nashville. I grew up next to a Klan member. Like, everyone knew he was a Klan member. My dad was a cop, you know, and I grew up three houses down from people who used Confederate flags as curtains. I remember one summer I played, like, with the granddaughter of this known Klan member. Like, all summer, we caught cicadas. And we had grown close, and so it was, like, time for her birthday party, and I said, oh, like, what time do I come for your party? And she’s like, oh, no, you can’t come to my house ‘cause my parents don’t like black people. So it was this thing where, you know, even though we’re two kids playing all along, like, still, like, this thing is, like, stated and, like, stated, like, without a blink. And later that night, she came by with a piece of her birthday cake, I remember, to the backdoor. My mom was like, you can keep your cake.

Dee Rees


Here’s episode 8 of Sublo and Tangy Mustard, “Roommate!” This one reveals where Sublo lives, and introduces a new character.


‘Mise-en-scène’ A little french at the end there 😜😍…. Tiny Clip from the documentary ‘Side By Side’ where Keanu interviews Directors like James Cameron, Martin Scorsese etc on filmmaking 🎥🎬 #keanureeves #sidebyside #documentary #filmmaking #directors #hollywood #interviews

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Hello! Hope you're still riding the post-episode high! Now that it's texutal that Cas *is* Dean's big win I want to point out that that conversation took place in front of an *open closet*. Dean opened it to hang up his suit, Sam hung his up, then Sam left the closet open for no real reason, they talked about Cas, then Sam shut it to close the scene. The camera itself was *in the closet* for some of it. Seems like great direction, but am I overreading? Haven't seen other mentions of it yet...

I think Mittens snarked something at me about it while I was watching :P But yeah.  

Preeetty important use of a closet. 

An epic pioneer story set in post-WWII South, Dee Rees’ Mudbound pits two families against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and abroad. Devastating in its power and authenticity, Mudbound is destined to become a classic.

Rees is a long-time Sundance alum, attending the 2007 Screenwriters Lab and 2008 Directors Lab with Pariah.  She ultimately premiered both the short and feature versions of the film in 2008 and 2011, respectively and the feature was awarded the Excellence in Cinematography Award.

Rees returned to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival with Mudbound, which opens in select theatres and on Netflix Friday, November 17. 

Check out the powerful acceptance speech Dee Rees gave as the recipient of the 2017 Sundance Institute Vanguard Award.  The award celebrates innovation, originality, independent spirit, and visionary storytelling.

Film still courtesy of Mudbound

“You were never really here” was full of surprises, even after seeing all the previous films of Lynne Ramsay. Tense, riveting, extremely dark and atmospheric, led by the superb performance of Joaquin Phoenix. And more than Taxi Driver there are parallels to Morvern Callar, Refn’s Drive and the work of Haneke. Unflinchingly brutal portrayal of the topic. This concludes my film festival reviews, it was an incredible ride ;)