In this series, Team FC scours the best of the internet every week to bring you a list of great reads, watches and more, from the world of film and entertainment.
The 2021 Oscar Nominations, and What Should Have Made the List
New Yorker critic Richard Brody discusses his opinions on the 2021 Oscar nominations and lists the films and documentaries he would have liked to see nominated if he was in the Academy. Obviously, there is very little overlap in the two lists! You can read his piece here.
Ben Affleck Interviews David Fincher On His Work Ethic, Legacy And Mank
In Variety‘s Directors on Directors show, Ben Affleck speaks to David Fincher. While the show usually features directors discussing their work and craft together, here Affleck decides to interview Fincher. Particularly looked at was the long journey it took to get Fincher’s Mank to fruition last year.
Shekhar Ravjiani and Shreya Ghoshal bond over coffee, music & more
What a duo! Shreya Ghoshal and Shekhar Ravjiani talk to each other via Zoom for Mid-Day in this session, where they discuss work, music and how they have coped with the year-long lockdown. Both specifically speak about how the downtime made them return to their musical roots in unprecedented ways.
Behind The Scenes of The Dark Knight Trilogy
In this feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary film produced by Warner Bros (called The Fire Rises: The Creation & Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy), the making of the three iconic Nolan Batman films is discussed. Of real interest will be the interviews with filmmakers such as Guillermo del Toro, Michael Mann and Zack Snyder.
Remembering Satyajit Ray’s Pratidwandi: An Interview with Dhritiman Chaterji
For the fiftieth anniversary of Ray’s Pratidwandi, critic Nandini Ramnath interviews Dhritiman Chaterji, who, aged twenty-five, had his break with the film, before going on to become one of the most prolific and respected actors in the Bengali industry. You can read the interview here.