Looking for love in all the wrong places, and by places we mean Hollywood? Vanity Fair’s Kate Erbland proposes that the best way to get your rom-com fix nowadays is with smaller films. As Erbland says, the genre “no longer belongs to the studio system—it’s gone indie, and it’s threatening to stay that way.”
They're not worthy!
Coming near the end of Grantland’s week-long focus on the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, writer Tom Carson spotlights the show’s patchy history with making movies for the big screen in categories ranging from Most Charming to Rock Bottom to The One You Wish They’d Made.
The Hader Aid
In his new book, Mick Sacks published a list by former SNL veteran Bill Hader (star of The Skeleton Twins, out next month) on the 200 Essential Movies Every Comedy Writer Should See. xoJane got the go head from the author to reprint it in full – and naturally, it’s a must-read for any film fan.
Lovers of ‘70s and ‘80s movie posters should see Brian Tallerico’s write-up about the new coffee table book on the career of John Alvin, the late designer and illustrator responsible for many of the industry’s best loved artworks, like E.T, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Gremlins, and The Goonies.
Vulture’s Bilge Ebiri gets the score from the great Terry Gilliam on 13 of the Most Difficult Scenes He Ever Shot. The brilliant director has done it all and he doesn’t disappoint here, sharing valuable insights on his creative process and touching anecdotes about working with the late Robin Williams and Heath Ledger.