- "...you will be a queen wherevever you walk": an immortal description of Maureen O'Hara from John Ford's How Green Was My Valley. O'Hara passed away over the weekend and Keyframe has gathered tributes.
- Above: An alternative animated poster for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun from Fikr’et Calisiyor, Gökhan Yücel, and Ufuk Atan.
- Above: Review, a new short film by one of America's best up-and-coming independent directors, Dustin Guy Defa.
- According to The Onion, the MPAA has finally added a new rating to its troublesome and controversial system, this one perhaps the most usable of all: to warn audience of films not based on existing works.
"The word cinematic gets thrown around a lot in relation to ambitious TV. You hear that a particular show is very cinematic, or that a certain scene was cinematic, or that the direction was cinematic. But what does that word mean, really?"
- That's Matt Zoller Seitz and Chris Wade at Vulture asking a darn good question, and they have a video exploring it.
- Above: the full trailer for American Hustle director David O. Russell's newest collaboration with Jennifer Lawrence, Joy.
- Above: Courtesy of the New York Times, a statue of Lenin in Ukraine has been transformed into Darth Vader. Says its artist, “I wanted to make a symbol of American pop culture which appears to be more durable than the Soviet ideal.”