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Favorite movies from favorite directors
Jason Bailey collects clips of some of your favorite filmmakers discussing their favorite films for Flavorwire (no relation). He assembled YouTube interviews that show directors like Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Kathryn Bigelow go on record on the films they love most. Do you have any favorite films in with common with them?
Marker on the metro
A gallery in New York City is exhibiting a collection of photographs that acclaimed French film director Chris Marker snapped in the Paris metro for years. MUBI’s Daniel Kasman visits the gallery and comes through with an interesting review that features some striking stills from the collection.
A Sundance summer
The very fact you’re reading this probably indicates that while you might go catch a popcorn flick this summer, you’ll still be keeping (at least) one eye open for some Hollywood blockbuster counter-programming. /Film’s Germain Lussier gives all of us something to look forward to this summer by providing a detailed list of all the films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival that will see a release this summer. Check out the list and mark your calendars, because it looks like indie fans will be spending much less time outdoors this summer.
Reality TV rounding up more victims?
If “Jersey Shore” and Kim Kardashian weren’t enough punishment for viewers, The Guardian offers a conversation with Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald where he claims yet another victim of Reality TV: the documentary. Does Macdonald make a solid argument or is he just another name accusing the scapegoat du jour on television’s latest programming turn?