Every Monday With A Little Help From Our Friends dedicates time highlighting the best pieces of writing on film and television published around the Internet.
For your reading enjoyment …
Eric D. Snider eviscerates what is commonly referred to as a “meloturdscurity” … Casablanca.
While we don’t typically link to music criticism, we’re making an exception with Ryan Dombal. He’s the Senior Editor at Pitchfork. He’s an astounding, poignant writer. Find all of his work here.
Ryan Gosling has a tendency to be candid in his interviews. Matt Patches recently got to sit down with him, check it out.
Calum Marsh writes about Tyler Perry, and how his films continue to be unfairly maligned by critics.
Our very own Alexander Huls recently penned this piece on How Digital Libraries made his DVD collection better. Published at FSR.
This week’s CriticWire survey requested that we choose a “dud we love,” a film typically deemed dismal that you find redeemable.
I recently made a discovery: the writing of the talented and humorous Amy Nicholson. For a sample, here’s her quick review for the LA Times of Starbuck.
Heaven’s Gate has been beautifully remastered claims Dana Stevens. A mega-western full of extravagance.
The Orange Country Register has recently hired veteran film critic Michael Sragow. Here’s his introductory post entitled My Life as a Film Critic.
Lastly, Peter Labuza writes about The Thin Red Line quite beautifully in this short piece.