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“Exterminate All the Brutes,” Reviewed: A Vast, Agonizing History of White Supremacy | The New Yorker

Raoul Peck’s four-hour documentary on HBO Max reveals the racist underpinnings of American national mythology and European society.

Drawing on archival material and the work of historians, the film distills the legacies of colonialism and racism.Photograph courtesy HBO

By Richard Brody, April 9, 2021

The new four-part series by Raoul Peck, “Exterminate All the Brutes,” that’s streaming on HBO Max belongs to an exceptional genre: it is, in effect, an illustrated lecture, or a cinematic podcast.

Which is to say that it’s an essay-film, a film of ideas, that are for the most part expressed by Peck himself, in his own voice-over, which nearly fills the movie’s soundtrack from start to finish.

The four-hour film is in the vein of Peck’s previous essay-film, “I Am Not Your Negro,” which focuses on James Baldwin’s work. “Exterminate All the Brutes” is similarly an intellectual effort.

And, like “I Am Not Your Negro,” it introduces and distills, from Peck’s own perspective, extant writings, this time by three historians who study colonialism and racism. Unlike the earlier film, though, the new one doesn’t offer much in the way of film clips from the writers themselves, and doesn’t (at least, doesn’t claim to) quote directly from their work. It is literally a film in Peck’s voice, and that strength, and that audacity, also gives rise to its artistic peculiarities.

Source: “Exterminate All the Brutes,” Reviewed: A Vast, Agonizing History of White Supremacy | The New Yorker

7 Wrong Lessons That Creators Learned From Game of Thrones | Tor.com

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By Charlie Jane Anders, Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:00pm


Like a few other pop-culture behemoths, Game of Thrones cast a huge shadow and spawned many would-be imitators. The Marvel Cinematic Universe led to a dozen copycat “cinematic universes”; Lost spawned a ton of TV shows that went down endless cryptic rabbit holes; The Dark Knight cursed us with a decade of “chaotic-evil dude who has magic blow-everything-up powers and gets caught on purpose” movies. The thing is, people always take the wrong lesson from these successes—they focus on the froth rather than the churn, the tip rather than the iceberg, and what a popular thing turned into over time, rather than what made it popular in the first place.

Here are seven of the wrong lessons that everyone learned from the phenomenal success of Game of Thrones—one for each of the Seven Kingdoms. (I miss writing listicles, can you tell?)

Editor’s Note: Image at top is from my collection, George R.R. Martin, author, at Comic-Con, San Diego, CA.

Source: https://www.tor.com/2021/03/15/7-wrong-lessons-that-creators-learned-from-game-of-thrones/

IMDb: Ratings, Reviews, and Where to Watch the Best Movies & TV Shows | Coming: DUNE

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Dune | In Theaters and HBO Max on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021Hollywood has tried to nail Frank Herbert‘s classic sci-fi novel for decades to mixed success, with David Lynch‘s divisive 1984 version being the best known. But since Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights in 2016, all eyes are now on Denis Villeneuve. The Blade Runner 2049 director releases the first of two Dune films this year, with an all-star cast including Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and many more. — James

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Dune | In Theaters and HBO Max on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

Dune | In Theaters and HBO Max on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021Hollywood has tried to nail Frank Herbert‘s classic sci-fi novel for decades to mixed success, with David Lynch‘s divisive 1984 version being the best known. But since Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights in 2016, all eyes are now on Denis Villeneuve. The Blade Runner 2049 director releases the first of two Dune films this year, with an all-star cast including Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and many more. — James

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Source: IMDb: Ratings, Reviews, and Where to Watch the Best Movies & TV Shows | Dune

The Game of Thrones Cast Shines at the Season 8 Premiere | Vanity Fair

Adorable reunions, humorous poses, seriously strong gown game—all of it was there on the red carpet.

Source: The Game of Thrones Cast Shines at the Season 8 Premiere | Vanity Fair

“We’ve Broken the Mold”: Why There Will Never Be Another Game of Thrones | Vanity Fair

The show’s cast reminisces about their wild journey at the show’s final season premiere in New York.

Source: “We’ve Broken the Mold”: Why There Will Never Be Another Game of Thrones | Vanity Fair

‘Westworld’: Burning Questions for Season 2 | Hollywood Reporter

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Pondering the next moves for Dolores, Maeve, Bernard and beyond.

Source: ‘Westworld’: Burning Questions for Season 2 | Hollywood Reporter