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It Happened One Night — Frank Capra's 1934 film captured a spirit of abandon that defined the romantic-comedy genre, and set a model for all the ones that followed.

Sylvester Stallone reveals the one mistake the next — Sadly, that mistake is not "just doesn't get made."

Hollywood’s “female stuff” problem — "I don't want to give spoilers, but there will be more female characters and more female stuff." That's Lego Movie co-director Chris Miller talking to the BBC last week, along with creative partner Phil Lord, about their plans for the upcoming sequel to their 2014 film.

Interstellar / The Dissolve — Set on an Earth doomed to extinction, Christopher Nolan's beautiful, overreaching, often ineloquent science-fiction epic follows a team of ...

Wes Anderson wants to help Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh build a theme park — Because sometimes life is just a strange game of Mad Libs.

Actress / The Dissolve — Robert Greene's provocative documentary mixes intimate slice-of-life and staged sequences to profile Brandy Burre, an actress approaching ...

The present and future of found-footage horror — It's been 15 years since The Blair Witch Project's release, but the phrase " Blair Witch rip-off" keeps growing more prevalent, partly due to the changing economics and tools of filmmaking, and partly due to left-field hits like Paranormal Activity.

Claude Lanzmann’s landmark documentary — It will be available starting on November 9 on SundanceNow Doc Club.

Read on: October 30’s essential film writing — Today's must-read articles and links.

Avert your eyes from the frightfully improper first look at — Braaaaaaaains. And parasooooooools. And petticooooooooats.
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Nov 24, 2014

@AlyssaRosenberg Team Gale?! Surely not movie Gale, though. Book Gale maybe, but that's a stretch.

Nov 24, 2014

@sternbergh (2/2) Also: I'd be completely terrified to write a column like that, so I'm happy to let you do it instead.

Nov 24, 2014

@sternbergh You thread a very thin needle with this argument, but it crystallizes my thinking on the subject, too. (1/2)

Nov 24, 2014

@scharpling Somebody Up There Likes Me? Again the temptation (Offerman), again the not-greatness.

Nov 24, 2014

@scharpling Has someone guessed CBGB? That seems like a terrible movie you'd be tempted to watch due to subject matter.

Nov 24, 2014

@paulandstorm @JesseThorn Has Vice's "edgy" approach to foreign reporting ever been more perfectly described?

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