The Morning Read: Lessons From 2013, a Lucky ‘Wolf,’ and Spike Jonze’s Future

By  · Published on December 24th, 2013

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.

Just leave a tab open for us, will ya?

“Ten Lessons That We Hope 2013 Has Taught the Entertainment Industry” – Charlie Jane Anders breaks down the learning moments from the year…which will probably be ignored by an ossified industry. #3, #4 and #6 earn particularly loud cheers.

“Criticwire Survey: Best Non-2013 Culture of 2013” – Landon Palmer shared in a similar exercise with his discoveries of the year. Here, a slew of critics and writers share what they found from days long past.

“The Art of the Sell: Why The Wolf of Wall Street Lets Jordan Belfort Off the Hook” – Calum Marsh digs into the ethical dilemma of presenting a bad man as a badass. For shame, Scorsese! For shame!

“Five Days of Her: How Spike Jonze Created the Future” – Steven Zeitchik at the LA Times interviews the costume designer who delivered the high-waisted pants of tomorrow.

Movie stuff at VanityFair, Thrillist, IndieWire, Film School Rejects, and The Broken Projector Podcast@brokenprojector | Writing short stories at Adventitious.