‘It’s a mysterious force that everyone feels and no philosopher has explained.’ You can never be sure if duende will turn up, or if a performance will simply be flat and mechanical. – Jules Evans, The History of Emotions. More:
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The pleasure of the film is the old-fashioned exotic-seeming sensibility of the setting, harking back to classic old adventures like Gunga Din, but with the acerbic undercutting of white colonial arrogance. – Cinephilia & Beyond. More:
There’s nothing quite as unfunny as nuclear annihilation. Stanley Kubrick vividly observes the egomaniacal men in control of it all – sexually insecure weirdos, former fascists, overinflated macho men. It’s as funny as it is facepalm-inducing.– BFI. More:
More than a dozen female superhero film projects are in the pipeline from Sony, Fox, Disney’s Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. The wave of female heroes extends to television and Hollywood’s new high-profile streaming site launches as well. More:
The Lady seeks out a Mentor. She finds a wizard who knows quite a bit about dragon-slaying. But he insists that he has his own dragons to slay. He’s pretty surprised she even has The Call to Adventure and suspects it might be some type of Diversity Thing.-Kathleen O’Mara, McSweeney’s. More:
Getting the industry onside is crucial, given its stranglehold on how women are portrayed on screen. The gender perspectives in blockbusters can be really dated – imagine how that affects women watching these films. Women make up 65-67% of cinema-goers, so that’s an incredible audience base to capitalise on. – Clarence Tsui, South China Post. More:
Director Jorge Gutierrez, acknowledging that the fantasy genre is heavily male-driven, said ‘this is my attempt to provide an awesome female hero.’ The animated series will draw heavily from Mesoamerican legends. More: