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Bret Easton Ellis
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Sweden's official Oscar entry FORCE MAJEURE: an amazing movie. The best foreign film of 2014. See it on a BIG screen.
BLEAK HOUSE: finally experiencing its sweeping greatness each day. Why did they try and teach this to me at dumb 18?
Encouraging "imagination" in kids now has everything to do with the new outrage culture we're all trapped in: only happy thoughts and stuff.
"A picture's beauty does not depend on the things portrayed in it..." Marcel Proust.
There might be flaws in BIRDMAN but it's the most audacious, interesting, self-conscious, entertaining, tragic and funniest movie of 2014.
Inarritu finally nails it with BIRDMAN: wildly over-the-top entertaining and Keaton gives the greatest performance of the year. Wins Oscar.
Today: Gent Film Festival Press Screening of Closing Night Selection BIRDMAN: Best American movie of 2014. Restored my faith in the medium.
And a close 3rd for Best Picture at The Gent Film Festival is TURIST (Sweden). Directed by Ruben Ostlund. Amazing...
My close 2nd choice for Best Picture at The Gent Film Festival: LEVIATHAN (Russia). Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev...
My choice for Best Film at The Gent Film Festival: BLACK COAL, THIN ICE (China). Diao Yinan has made a masterpiece...
JAMES DEEN on The BEE Podcast: Gone Girl, Generation Wuss, meeting Princess Leia, Venice, sex.
"The whole art of living is to make use of the individuals through whom we suffer..." Marcel Proust.
JAMES DEEN on The BEE Podcast: Gone Girl, The Canyons, Lindsay Lohan, loving Schrader, GforP:
Love is an incurable disease. In love, there is permanent suffering. Those who love and those who are happy are not the same--Marcel Proust.
JAMES DEEN on The BEE Podcast: Gone Girl, The Canyons, Lindsay L, Paul Schrader, gay for
"When two people part it is the one who is not in love who makes the tender speeches..." Marcel Proust.
With THE LOFT's Erik Van Looy last night. Still friendly.
"In reality, every reader is, while he is reading, the reader of his own self..." Marcel Proust.
WHIPLASH: skillfully made and acted but in its joylessness it reminded me of Oliver Stone directing a remake of Fame.
Best Supporting Actress 2014 so far: Patricia Arquette in Boyhood or Rene Russo in Nightcrawler? Both career bests...
I forgot this happened: Bret Easton Ellis Begins The Grazia Book Club!: via @YouTube
Best studio movie of the year so far? Yes. I talk about David Fincher's GONE GIRL on The BEE Podcast available 10/20.
ROSE McGOWAN on The BEE Podcast: misplaced outrage, Sam Smith, Tom Cruise, Charli XCX, gays:
ROSE McGOWAN on The BEE Podcast: sexism in corporate Hollywood, gay misogyny, the male gaze:
ROSE McGOWAN on The BEE Podcast: the male gaze, sexism, Sundance, gay misogyny, Sharia law:
MATTHEW WEINER on The BEE Podcast: Mad Men, Sally Draper, critical dissent, Bertolucci's 1900:
GERARD WAY on The BEE Podcast: 9/11, The Black Parade, disposable art, Britpop, the backlash:
Thanks Miranda. And sorry about Latitude. Miranda Sawyer reviews The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast for THE GUARDIAN:
TOM SIZEMORE on The BEE Podcast: Klonopin, miserableness, Natural Born Killers, dope, context
TOM SIZEMORE on The BEE Podcast: Adler vs Strasberg, Jack O'Connell, coke, Chinatown, Glamorama, Edie Falco, Downey:
A special thanks to The Canyons Kickstarter backer Pablo D'Stair and congratulations on his new film A PUBLIC RANSOM:…
@BretEastonEllis I'm on a train to Philly and Amtrak's wi-fi server won't let me download this week's podcast due to "inappropriate content"
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Filmmaker TI WEST on The BEE Podcast: 70s horror, House of the Devil, pure cinema, The Thing:
Watched David Mackenzie's prison film "Starred Up" and JACK O'CONNELL is that rare combo: a great actor & movie star.
ROB ZOMBIE on The BEE Podcast: the lost Manson project, Guardians of the Galaxy, triggering...
Special thanks to Canyons Kickstarter backer Jeremy Hyler for his support. Watch his short film WHAT WE HAVE now at:
Special thanks to Canyons Kickstarter backer Jen McGowan. Her new film KELLY & CAL in theaters and iTunes on 9/5/14.
Filmmaker Ira Sachs on The BEE Podcast: corporate culture, gay saints, Normal Heart, Cruising
Join me at @sundancefest's #NEXTFEST this Saturday for a special conversation after the screening of #ListenUpPhilip!
Alex Ross Perry's LISTEN UP PHILIP is terrific and except for "Boyhood" the best U.S. movie I've seen this year...
Very happy with this: BENJAMIN WALKER will star in the U.S. premiere of American Psycho Off-Broadway in March...…
Film critic ALONSO DURALDE on The BEE Podcast: movies of 2014 so far, perceived elitism, a post-camp world, victims
Brian De Palma's seminal PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974) available in new special edition DVD/Blu-ray set. Great film.
The song I've listened to the most in the last 5 days: Tommy Keene - Places That Are Gone: via @YouTube
MATTHEW MODINE on The BEE Podcast: starring in a Stanley Kubrick movie and the difficult shoot of Full Metal Jacket