Gil Cates—the film and TV producer best known for overseeing a record 14 Academy Awards telecasts in the span of 18 years—died yesterday, a few weeks after undergoing heart surgery.
By nature, a marathon promotes melodrama.
House contributor Matt Cheney remembers reading Pauline Kael.
MUBI gives us the lowdown on Terrence Malick’s upcoming four films.
Natan Lee celebrates the 10th anniversary of Pootie Tang.
Also in the Voice, Michael Feingold reviews David Henry Hwang’s new play, Chinglish.
At the Museum of Modern Art, Jesse Cataldo takes a glance at the Harun Farocki show.
Herman Cain’s accuser wants to go public.
Leondardo DiCaprio apparently wore makeup for his lead role in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar.
For Slate, Jesse Bering gives us the lowdown on culinary racism.
Jonathan Rosenbaum on the capitulating ways of Raúl Ruiz.
More trouble for the folks at
Castle Greyskull News Corp.
Robyn performing “Call Your Girlfriend” on The Tonight Show last night:
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