The Hollywood Read ep. 1

THR LogoWelcome to The Hollywood Read, a new podcast with me and Kayleigh Donaldson, also of internet fame! We’re discussing celebrity, pop culture, entertainment, business, politics, and how all those things go together. In this first episode we decide who is Best Chris for 2018, and what it means that Hollywood is dominated by four guys named Chris.

 

Episode 1: The Hollywood Chrises

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Blackhat and the alienation of Michael Mann: When Hawkeye turned into Hathaway

Michael Mann is a difficult filmmaker. His style is ugly on purpose, especially since he started playing with digital cameras while making Ali in 2000, and he isn’t particularly interested in engaging the audience. On the surface, he makes action movies, but his movies, even the less-good ones—I don’t think Michael Mann ever really makes a bad movie, just one that’s less good than the others—are never just an action movie. Blackhat, Mann’s first movie since 2009’s Public Enemies, looks like any run of the mill action-thriller, and by rights ought to have been terrible (certainly most people thought it was anyway).

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