Will Ferrell Interviews Joaquin Phoenix for Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine either gave Will Ferrell the opportunity to interview Joaquin Phoenix or Joaquin Phoenix the opportunity to be interviewed by Will Ferrell.

FERRELL: I love everything. I was recently thinking about your role in Gladiator [2000], which is a big studio movie.

PHOENIX: Are you reading off prepared questions and trying to pretend that they’re just popping into your head?

FERRELL: Maybe wait to hear what I have to say: I was thinking about your role in that movie, and the reason why it works is because you’re such a little bitch.

A Complete Guide To The Cinematic References And Inspirations Of 'The Last Jedi'

Michelle Buchman for The Nerdist:

No film series has such a clear love for cinema of the past like Star Wars. From A New Hope‘s ode to Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress to The Force Awakens‘ western feel, the franchise lovingly celebrates film history. Director Rian Johnson packs so many film references into Star Wars: The Last Jedi that it demands multiple viewings to spot them all. Some sequences are direct homages while others are more subtle, resonating thematically or tonally. If you’re looking to turn kids or teenagers into full blown movie nerds, we can’t think of a better place to start than Episode VIII. Not only does a knowledge of cinema foster a deeper love and appreciation, it allows audiences to think more critically about the art of the world. We’ve compiled a cinematic cheat sheet of the films The Last Jedi draws from to highlight how this film brings something new to Star Wars while simultaneously honoring the past

Michelle has assembled an impressive collection of classic film references from The Last Jedi and shown them side-by-side with gifs from the film. This is a gif post you'll actually appreciate.

My Favorite Things 2017: Movies

In 2017, I made good on my promise to watch more movies than I did in 2016. In total, I watched 167 movies. Naturally, I watched nearly all of the Star Wars movies, some several times as needed for discussions on Bantha Fodder. I also spent a lot of time watching anime that I’ve had backed up on my Plex server for several years. My list ranking Studio Ghibli’s films is still in progress.

These are some of the movies that came out in 2017 that I enjoyed the most.

  1. The Big Sick ✮✮✮✮ ½
  2. Blade Runner ★★★★ ½
  3. Logan ✮✮✮✮½
  4. Get Out ✮✮✮✮½
  5. Coco ✮✮✮✮½
  6. Dunkirk ✮✮✮✮½
  7. Phantom Thread ✮✮✮✮½
  8. A Ghost Story ✮✮✮✮
  9. Your Name ✮✮✮✮
  10. IT ✮✮✮✮
  11. Baby Driver ✮✮✮✮
  12. Spider-Man: Homecoming ✮✮✮✮
  13. Lady Bird ✮✮✮✮
  14. Call Me By Your Name ✮✮✮✮
  15. Split ✮✮✮✮
  16. It Comes at Night ✮✮✮✮
  17. Life ✮✮✮✮
  18. Wonder Woman ✮✮✮✮
  19. Logan Lucky ✮✮✮✮
  20. Alien Covenant ✮✮✮✮

For more of my stats for the year, you can check out this page on my Letterboxd profile. You can follow me on Letterboxd here. Recommend to me your favorite films of the year on Twitter.