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Can You Finance an Independent Film During a Pandemic?

Eric Andre and Lil Rel Howery in Bad Trip (courtesy of Netflix)

In the middle of the global pandemic and one of the worst economic downturns in a century, Maven Pictures’ Celine Rattray, a producer of Driveways, The Kindergarten Teacher and American Honey, had several projects interrupted. But in early April, a…  Read more

By Jul 7, 2020

Quarantines and Future Dreams

Jon Lomberg’s diagram of a fetus, included as part of the Voyager Golden Record

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By Jul 7, 2020

In My Room

Lore (courtesy of Sky Hopinka)

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By Jul 7, 2020

“The Starting Point is Authenticity… Would This Happen in Real Life?”: The Sophisticated Location Work of HBO’s Succession

Brian Cox (center) in Succession (Photo courtesy of Peter Kramer/HBO)

A show like HBO’s Succession risks being either tone-deaf or ineffectual, especially at a moment of heightened sensitivity toward income inequality and billionaires’ amoral business practices. Armstrong’s background in unsparing British cringe/political comedy, namely acclaimed sitcoms Peep Show and The Thick…  Read more

By Jul 7, 2020


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