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TIFF 6ix: Essential Links for the Week of October 28, 2016

The TIFF 6ix October 28, 2016: Critical Horror Edition

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Oct 29, 2016

1) Horror’s Spooky Secret: Why Serious Scary Movies Like ‘The Witch’ Get No Respect.

“Ultimately, it doesn’t seem to matter what kinds of reviews horror movies receive. Their resistance is so complete that when Follows charts out the winning titles, quality scores don’t even form a straight line. The most profitable movies have Metascores between 30 and 60. No wonder they often don’t screen for critics, or at the last possible moment; why bother? They’re not hostile to critics so much as they’re indifferent.”

2) Hayao Miyazaki and the Art of Being a Woman. Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki made movies for everyone, but especially for the daughters of his friends.

3) R.I.P. old tech: The Great, Weird, and Sometimes Halfhearted Legacy of Celebrity Vine Accounts

4) Asian Oscar Bait: A podcast telling stories of real life Asians from history — and pitching them for film

5) What to Watch When You're Ready for a Grown-Up Stranger Things: Channel Zero's Candle Cove

“Rather than simply churning up the shiny cultural artifacts of the '80s and turning them into a sleek, easily GIF-able product, Channel Zero forces us to spend several hours with the grown-up version of a kid from an '80s horror movie, and the result isn't pretty.”

6) Why Pop Culture Just Can’t Deal With Black Male Sexuality. An incredible and long companion piece for your weekend viewing of Moonlight.