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.
Trillions of Questions, No Easy Answers: A (home) movie about how Google Search works
This hour-long film produced by Google explains in detail what happens when we make a Google search, and how the various links on the internet that answer are questions are collated.
The Oscars 2021 Nominations List: Films That Speak Truth To Power
Critic Nandini Ramnath explores how the films nominated for the Oscars this year often make obvious political statements and speak truth to power in ways that are unimaginable in the Indian context, given the reaction shows like Tandav received. You can read the essay here.
The Lovely Bones is Scarier than We Remember: A Video Essay
Peter Jackson’s 2009 film The Lovely Bones, starring Saoirse Ronan and based on Alice Sebold’s 2002 novel of the same name, was about a young girl who is murdered and then watches from her heaven as her family try to cope with her death. This video essay examines how the film is actually more unsettling than acknowledged.
Promising Young Woman Director Emerald Fennell on Her Historic Oscar Nomination
Emerald Fennell is only the seventh woman ever nominated for Best Director; she’s also the first woman to be nominated alongside another woman in the same year (Chloé Zhao for Nomadland). In this brief interview with the New York Times, she discusses her immediate reaction to the nomination. You can read it here.
What Happens When The Queen Dies
If you’ve spent the last two weeks watching or reading about the Meghan-Harry-Oprah interview, you’ll enjoy this short video by Vanity Fair, which details the lengthy and complex process to be followed once Queen Elizabeth dies. The process is called Operation London Bridge. It involves many phone calls and a few coded messages.