Clytie’s Recommended Entertainment Articles (October 12-18)

Greetings, my darlings! I have lots of good stuff for you this week.

Jay Owens looked at sci-fi subgenres beyond cyberpunk for Next on the 17th:
“‘Cyberpunk'” has been the go-to imagery of the future for a startlingly long time — Bruce Bethke’s short story of that name is 35 years old, and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner was released in 1982. We need some newer words for what’s coming next.”

On the 18th, Julia Teti discussed the effortlessness of Carey Mulligan for Film School Rejects:
“Without hesitation, Mulligan seems to take on new roles, give her all, and rarely, if ever, make her work seem difficult. When we watch Carey Mulligan, we no longer see the actress from London. What we see is giddy Kitty Bennet, an impressionable Jenny Mellor, or bursting at the seams with regret Laura McAllan.”

Also on the 18th, Jordan Breeding listed 4 bad ideas that director’s considered over on Cracked:
“It’s easy to get upset when studio interference or focus groups get in the way of a filmmaker’s vision. Why can’t these suits just step aside and let the artists work? Then again, there are those occasions when somebody had to step in, just to save creators from ideas they really never should have had in the first place.”

Lastly, on the 18th, Craig Jerkins explored the enduring appeal of Nine Inch Nails for Vulture:
“Trent Reznor is one of the enduring figures of that era because he is a man out of time. His work in and out of Nine Inch Nails has been, by turns, both hyperaware of and also appealingly perpendicular to the climate he’s working in.”