In this series, Team FC scours the best of the internet every week to bring you a list of great reads, watches and more, from the world of film and entertainment.
A Career Retrospective with Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan‘s acclaimed performance in Promising Young Woman has earned her her second leading actress Oscar nomination this year. In this interview with Joe Utichi and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, she looks back at her career and her work.
Lil Nas X’s Evil Gay Satanic Agenda, Explained
In this lengthy Vox essay, critic Aja Romano examines American singer-rapper Lil Nas X’s latest single ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’, whose video and release have sparked controversy in America’s conservative circles for its sexual and queer imagery surrounding Satan and the Bible. You can read the essay here.
Steven Yeun & Riz Ahmed on Minari and Sound of Metal
In this episode of Variety‘s show Actors on Actors, Oscar nominees Riz Ahmed and Steven Yeun talk to each other about making their celebrated films Sound of Metal and Minari. Ahmed and Yeun’s nominations for lead actor make this the first time that two Asian-origin actors are nominated together in the category.
The Failure of American Gods and the Trouble With Neil Gaiman
Journalist Joanna Robinson writes about American Gods, the series based on Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name, which was cancelled last month after three seasons. Robinson argues that Gaiman’s richly imagined fantasy books are inherently not suited to film/TV adaptations. You can read the essay here.
Anatomy of a Scene: Watch an Underwater Brawl in Godzilla vs Kong
Director Adam Wingard explains how he went about conceptualising and filming this scene from the recent film Godzilla vs Kong, a scene whose action he says is inspired by both Die Hard and Jaws. He says of the scene, “This is why you do these movies!”