The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan recap the best movies they saw at the SXSW Film Festival, including ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Eighth Grade,’ and more.
Source: The Best Movies at the SXSW Film Festival | The Big Picture (Ep. 442)
This week on ‘Damage Control,’ The Ringer’s Justin Charity and K. Austin Collins discuss critics’ confusing handling of Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ (1:17), why wishing for black artists to have opportunities to make mediocre work is flawed thinking (19:44), and the cultural-appropriation accusations against Bruno Mars (21:39).More from The Ringer:‘A…
Source: How Not to Talk About ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and Ava DuVernay | Damage Control (Ep. 441)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the media spectacle surrounding Donald Trump’s alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels (03:00), the controversy following New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo’s social media experiment (22:00), and how Michael Smith’s departure from ‘SportsCenter’ reflects ESPN’s programming problem (34:30).
Source: The Stormy Daniels Affair, "Unplugging" From Twitter, and ESPN's Nostalgia Problem | The Press Box (Ep. 440)
Ringer Editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with first time director Cory Finley about his film ‘Thoroughbreds’ and his transition from playwright to filmmaker.
Source: Cory Finley Breaks From the Stage with ‘Thoroughbreds’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 439)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the handling of the Academy Awards (01:45), what Hope Hicks’s White House departure means for the press (22:45), and the FBI vs. the University of Arizona by way of ESPN and Mark Schlabach (35:30).Read Miles Surrey’s “The Winners and Losers of…
Source: Oscars Takes, Hope Hicks's Exit, and Lack of Institutional Control | The Press Box (Ep. 438)
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins rejoice at the end of awards season and discuss Sunday night’s Oscars (1:21). They also talk about Barbra Streisand cloning her dogs (17:23) and the four billboards outside Palm Springs in honor of Serena Williams (22:26).More from The Ringer:2018 Oscars coverageSubscribe to ‘Bachelor…
Source: Oscars Postgame Report, Barbra Streisand’s Cloned Pups, and Serena Williams’s Four Billboards | Jam Session (Ep. 437)
Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with filmmaker Francis Lawrence about making ‘Red Sparrow,’ his fourth film in a row starring Jennifer Lawrence; their working relationship forged through ‘The Hunger Games’ movie franchise; and his new creative venture with Apple TV.More on movies from the Ringer
Source: Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Red Sparrow’ Transformation With Francis Lawrence | The Big Picture (Ep. 436)
This week on ‘Damage Control,’ The Ringer’s Justin Charity and K. Austin Collins discuss the strange media phenomena surrounding the Parkland activists (1:18), Donald Glover’s identity crisis playing out in The New Yorker (12:06), and the outcry over Mo’Nique’s pay-equity campaign against Netflix (26:08).More From The Ringer:The Surprising, Very Public…
Source: Will The Real Donald Glover Please Stand Up? | Damage Control (Ep. 435)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about how the NRA became a media entity (03:00), the messy Winter Olympics coverage (17:45), and Amos Barshard’s article about The Player’s Tribune (34:00).
Source: The NRA's Media Presence, the Troubles of Covering the Olympics, and Deconstructing The Player's Tribune | The Press Box (Ep. 434)
Ringer Editor-In-Chief Sean Fennessey sits down with The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins, K. Austin Collins and New York Times critic Wesley Morris to discuss eerie similarities between ‘Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri’ and the notorious 2004 Best Picture winner ‘Crash’ (2:30). Then, Chris Ryan joins to discuss ‘Shape of Water,’…
Source: Is ‘Three Billboards’ Actually Just ‘Crash’ 2.0? Plus, Other Oscars Takes | The Big Picture (Ep. 433)