A Quick Look Back at the Week
The Mogul of the Middle
The New Yorker reports on Adam Fogelson, chairman of STX Entertainment, Hollywood’s newest studio, and his plan to reinvent the movie business.
Modern Director Roundtable
The Hollywood Reporter hosted an hour long roundtable with Quentin Tarantino, Tom Hooper, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Ridley Scott, Danny Boyle and David O. Russell.
My Accidental Career as a Russian Screenwriter
In The New York Times Magazine, Michael Idov tells the story of quitting his job as editor of the Russian GQ and entering the world of Russian filmmaking.
SB Nation reports on Alex Ramos, at one point the next big thing out of the South Bronx, at another point in handcuffs, as he reckons with his own reflection.
Stories from Around the Web
Vox explains what makes a truly great logo and provides a good overview of aspect ratio and film types in light of Tarantino’s newest film, The Hateful Eight. Wired put together their list of the 12 most anticipated films of 2016, as did Mr Porter.
Lois Whitman has attended every CES since 1967. Here’s how Moby starts his day, every day. Esquire lists the 10 novels they’re most looking forward to in 2016. Wired reports on the $2.4 billion plan to water California. And how Tarantino and Iñárritu remade the American West.
Deadwood, the underrated HBO show from years ago, is in development as a film. In an epic undertaking, The New York Times Magazine remembered the artists, innovators and thinkers that passed in 2015. And finally, The New York Times Magazine asks, why do we feed wild animals?
Advice from the Crew
The 25 Best Coffee Shops in America
From Seattle to New Orleans to Hanover, these are the best places to get your caffeine fix in America. Read the Story
Netflix, Now in 190 Countries and 21 Languages
At CES 2016, Netflix announced its global expansion into 190 countries in the world, making it a major player in global entertainment. Read the Story
Best New Music
Yesterday, Kanye released new music: “Real Friends” which ends with a snippet of “No More Parties in LA,” featuring Kendrick Lamar.
Kamoinge’s Half-Century of African-American Photography