The Televised Horse Race of It All; Damien Chazelle Is Glad, Actually; Our Favorite Netflix True Crime

In today's Movie News Rundown: Cate Blanchett complains about “the televised horse race of it all” while accepting a Critic’s Choice Award; Damien Chazelle is glad some people don’t like Babylon; A list of our favorite Netflix true crime documentaries and docuseries.


True Crime, Please: If you, like me, are questioning whether you might be addicted to watching true crime, then I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is I compiled a list of 10 of the best true crime docs on Netflix. The bad news is I compiled a list of 10 of the best true crime docs on Netflix.


If You Like Cool VFX: Then meet Zechariah Thormodsgaard, the Minnesota-based founder of motion design and visual effects company Gaardhouse. He’s also the director and producer of a new sci-fi short film called “Convergence” about an astronaut who confronts multiple realities while on a mission to destroy a deep-space anomaly threatening Earth. Read our profile on Thormodsgaard here.


Cate Blanchett Has Something to Say: The actress won a Critics Choice Award for best actress in Tár, and her acceptance speech has made headlines for calling out the “patriarchal pyramid” of awards shows. “Look, I would love it if we would just change this whole f---ing structure,” Blanchett said. “It’s like, what is this patriarchal pyramid where someone stands up here? …Can I tell you, every single woman, whether television, film, advertising, tampon commercials, whatever, you’re all out doing amazing work that is inspiring me continually. So thank you, I share this with you all.”


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