Sunday, July 18, 2010

Weekend Links

The New York Times previews Season 4 of Mad Men.

Frank Rich's column this week, discusses how the reaction to the latest in Mel Gibson's series of public-relations catastrophes represents how the country has moved away from the culture-war anger that made 2004 such a terrible time to be an American. (For my money, that summer's Swift Boat advertising campaign remains the low point of American political discourse.)

The A.V. Club's film critics discussed Inception and The Sorcerer's Apprentice in a great little podcast, and managed to avoid using any spoilers, so props to them. Tasha Robinson also appeared on At the Movies to discuss Inception. THERE ARE A LOT OF SPOILERS so don't click on it if you haven't seen the movie yet.

Also at the AV Club - a primer on the works of Neil Gaiman,

Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule posted an old 1982 interview with Pauline Kael, one of the most influential film critics of all-time.

Somebody referenced this old internet animation the other day, dramatizing internet message board threads about how babies (or is it babbys?) are made, and its still just as weird as I remember it being.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anthony Lane's review of The Kids Are Allright was really good, too.