Flavorwire Author Club: Nora Ephron’s Guide to Dealing With Heartbreak Through ‘Heartburn’

A personal essay and appreciation of Heartburn, Nora Ephron’s autobiographical novel, by Tyler Coates (these days a culture editor at Esquire). Ephron’s novel was released on this day in 1983. This essay, in which Coates recalls watching the 1986 film adaptation while recovering from his own heartbreak, was published in 2014.

Source: Flavorwire
Published: Jul 24, 2014
Length: 6 minutes (1,509 words)

How the Death of Mid-Budget Cinema Left a Generation of Iconic Filmmakers MIA

The current studio system favors making a handful of big-budget blockbusters over a diverse portfolio that would include mid-budget films with adult sensibilities—the kind directors like John Waters, David Lynch, and Susan Seidelman used to make.

Source: Flavorwire
Published: Dec 9, 2014
Length: 18 minutes (4,653 words)