In a new series, every week Team FC scours the best of the internet to bring you a list of great reads, watches and more, from the world of film and entertainment.
A Conversation With Greta Gerwig
Filmed in December 2019, around the release of Little Women, this conversation with Greta Gerwig, conducted by film historian Annette Insdorf, is wise, perceptive and aware of the import of her film. Gerwig discusses her influences and her approach to the filming.
Stream This Dystopian Animated Short Film From Pakistan
Critic Poulomi Das writes an appraisal of SWIPE, an animated short from Pakistan set in a dystopian future where mob violence can be meted out via a swiping mobile app. SWIPE’s protagonist is Jugnu, a 10-year-old whose addiction to the app ends in tragedy. The film is appended at the end of the piece. You can read it here.
Anatomy of a Makeover Movie
Have you ever wondered why you love makeover movies so much? In this video, Vox writers Estelle Caswell and Todd Vanderwerff break down the films that feature their characters having makeovers; films such as Clueless, The Princess Diaries, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and so on.
Michelle Pfeiffer Chooses Carefully: An Interview with the Actress
In this interview with New Yorker writer Rachel Syme, actress Michelle Pfeiffer discusses her long career, being typecast as the bimbo in her early years, her fondness for Jonathan Demme and her regret at passing up another chance to work with him in The Silence of the Lambs. You can read the interview here.
Zendaya & John David Washington Break Down the Mac and Cheese Scene in Malcolm & Marie
The virtuoso opening scene of Malcolm & Marie, where a tired Marie grimly makes mac and cheese for an exultant Malcolm, is where the splinters in their relationship begin to show. Stars Zendaya and John David Washington break down that scene, along with director Sam Levinson.