Today in Movie Culture: 2018 Oscar Nominee Montage, Imagining Janelle Monae as Batgirl and More

Today in Movie Culture: 2018 Oscar Nominee Montage, Imagining Janelle Monae as Batgirl and More

Feb 28, 2018

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:


Dream Casting of the Day:

Who should play Batgirl in DC's planned movie? Possible writer Roxane Gay suggested Janelle Monae, so comic book artist Rachael Stott shows us what that could look like (via One Perfect Shot):



Supercut of the Day:

Get ready for this Sunday's Academy Awards with a montage of 2018 Oscar nominees edited by Casper Christensen: 


Oscars Discussion of the Day:

Speaking of the Oscars, here's a funny animated video of Star Wars: The Last Jedi characters discussing the nominees:


Character Parody of the Day:

Speaking of Oscar-nominated movies, can you imagine what it's like to watch movies if you're Daniel Day-Lewis's character from Phantom Thread? Slate shows us in case you can't:


Vintage Image of the Day:

Mike Figgis, who turns 70 today, directs Nicolas Cage's Oscar-winning performance and Elizabeth Shue's Oscar-nominated performance on the set of Leaving Las Vegas in 1994:


Actor in the Spotlight:

Speaking of people in Leaving Las Vegas, the latest edition of No Small Parts focuses on the career of Lady Bird Oscar nominee Laurie Metcalf:


Filmmaker in Focus:

Stanley Kubrick isn't known as a comedic director, but this Fandor video essay by Philip Brubaker highlights the filmmaker's dark humor:


Screenwriting Lesson of the Day:

The latest edition of Lessons from the Screenplay focuses on Get Out and how it offers a new perspective in horror:


Song Cover of the Day:

Watch fans cover the Oscar-nominated song "Remember Me" from Coco using various forms of cocoa as percussion:


Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 65th anniversary of the release of Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess. Watch the original trailer for the classic crime drama below.




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