The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) | since it was supposed to be a double feature telling the story from His perspective and Her perspective, needless to say, this is not what Ned Benson and co had envisioned. having worked on the film, it has a special place in my heart, but looking at this condensed version objectively, the story feels hollow, choppy, and reeks of white privilege melodrama. the Him and Her versions come out next month, and while I’m interested to see how the gimmick works, i’m still contemplating whether i want to sit through another two versions of this story…

woke up to a gorgeously gloomy morning and want it to be “fall” weather so badly here after the #LAHeatStorm (yes, it was oppressive). also i want to be able to change up my wardrobe and say, maybe, get a lovely coat like this one from Emerson Fry.

Chef (2014) | let it be known that when the writing is weak (the proportions are off and Jon Favreau’s Chef Carl Casper doesn’t actually have any obstacles to tackle), celebrity cameos, food porn shots, and an over-saturation of soundtrack won’t make it any better.

Lying Liars who Lie - Let's be honest about Sarah Jones

assistantdirector:

So the producers of MIDNIGHT RIDER are charged now and the wheels are turning and according to Daily Variety and just about every person I talk to who is in charge of determining my hours we are all “more focused on safety.” It’s all over my Facebook Feed and Twitter Feed and you know what….?

I…

MUST READ.

as an indie producer who’s crewed on sets, I make it a priority to keep humane work/turnover hours. 12 on, 12 off, union or not. it correlates directly with the safety of your crew and set AS WELL AS ITS EFFICIENCY! we’ve all stolen shots here and there, but if you’re actually in a situation in which you’re asking yourself “should I have a permit for this?” you probably should have attained one. 

making movies should never have to result in death or involuntary manslaughter charges. this shit is awful, but here’s to hoping the severity of it will keep this from happening again. 

Ukraine is Not a Brothel (2013) | feminism and feminist protest should be encouraged and supported, but I’ve always felt unsure about FEMEN, the topless protest group that originated from Ukraine. as one of the best documentaries I’ve watched recently, Ukraine is Not a Brothel boldly explores the organization and uncovers truths about it that provide a deeper (and sadder, honestly) understanding about the place of women today.