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.
Riz Ahmed Makes Some Noise
Riz Ahmed is having what The Hollywood Reporter is calling his ‘loudest year yet’: he’s given the most acclaimed performance of his career in Sound of Metal and is generating serious Oscar talk for it. You can read the full profile here.
A Video Essay on an Underrated Marlene Dietrich Movie
YouTube channel Be Kind Rewind, which makes video essays on Hollywood film history, has put out a video on the themes and production history of A Foreign Affair, the little-known Billy Wilder movie starring Marlene Dietrich.
Why Cultural Criticism Matters
In this opinion piece, Vox critic Emily VanDerWerff argues in favour of cultural criticism, an art she sees as dying, considering many American media outlets were choosing to privilege political criticism over culture writing, especially in the Trump era. You can read the essay here.
Vanessa Kirby and Amanda Seyfried in Conversation
In the latest edition of Variety‘s Actors on Actors, Vanessa Kirby and Amanda Seyfried discuss long takes and many takes, singing in musicals and acting on stage, as well as their lauded performances this year in Pieces of a Woman and Mank.
Reanimating Pixar: How Pete Docter Steered the Studio Out of Scandal
Pixar Studios has come under fire in recent years for putting out very white, very non-diverse movies. When CCO John Lasseter left the company, following what he called ‘missteps’ and the press called allegations of sexual misconduct, Pete Docter took over and has been making the team more inclusive. You can read the article about it here.