The Best Web: Sundance updates; Cranston takes action; Scorsese restores
As if Bryan Cranston wasn’t adored enough as America’s sweetheart, this week the Breaking Bad actor spoke to IndieWire on using his male privilege to hire an all-female team for Black Mirror–esque anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Right on!
We are well and truly in the golden age of web series, and to keep up with the times, the Sundance Film Festival has introduced a brand new category to champion the evolving world of episodic storytelling. Head over to Sundance’s website to check out the talent featuring in the Indie Episodic section next week.
Actress Mira Sorvino has joined Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig in publicly denouncing Woody Allen amid sexual misconduct allegations. Speaking at the winter TCA tour while promoting her new series Condor, Sorvino told the crowd: “I can’t stand the idea that I or any other woman has suffered in their life multiple times.”
There are more than a few strong contenders for the Supporting Actor prize at this year’s Oscars and they won’t all make the cut. To narrow things down, IndieWire has ranked the strongest nominees, along with a few dark-horses to boot.
Film score musos are going to be delighted at this news. In celebration of the forthcoming release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, Mondo is bringing the iconic score of his drama epic Magnolia to vinyl for the very first time. Definitely one for the collection.
The New Yorker has written up a piece questioning the decision by 100 French women (including actress Catherine Deneuve) to write a letter denouncing the #MeToo movement. With such a controversial statement, it was only a matter of time before the questions started rolling in.
Martin Scorsese (The Irishman) and Paramount Pictures have partnered with the Museum of Modern Art to screen 30 restored films from Republic Pictures – one of the most mythologized smaller studios in classic Hollywood’s poverty row. The screening program will run in two parts, starting on February 1, 2018 with Alfred Santell’s seldom-seen That Brennan Girl.
As her 96th birthday approaches, award-winning actress Betty White (Golden Girls) decided to share her perfect recipe for a long and happy life. It would seem that she has but one gift on her wish list this year: Robert Redford!