Cannes Dispatch – That’s a Wrap
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by Zhuo-Ning Su
22h ago
The awards for the 77th Cannes Film Festival were just handed out and as always I have some thoughts. Overall I think Greta Gerwig’s jury acquitted themselves very well. Most of my predicted/favored winners are in there somewhere. With perhaps one exception I’d say this jury has TASTE. Let’s get into it. Best Screenplay The ..read more
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Cannes 2024: Anora Wins the Palme d’Or
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by Sasha Stone
22h ago
Here are the winners, per Variety: COMPETITION Palme d’Or: “Anora,” Sean Baker Grand Prix: “All We Imagine as Light,” Payal Kapadia Director: Miguel Gomes, “Grand Tour” Actor: Jesse Plemons, “Kinds of Kindness.” Actresses: “Emilia Pérez” Jury Prize: “Emilia Pérez” Special Award (Prix Spécial): Mohammad Rasoulof, “The Seed of the Sacred Fig” Screenplay: Coralie Fargeat, “The ..read more
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Cannes Dispatch – Will Win / Should Win
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by Zhuo-Ning Su
2d ago
It took a while, but after seeing all 22 films in competition at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, I can report that we have a race alright. As previously noted, there’s a clear divide in this year’s lineup between mainstream and arthouse-leaning titles. Will jury president Greta Gerwig, who’s now of course best known for ..read more
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[VIDEO] John Hawkes on What You Didn’t Notice in His Final ‘True Detective’ Scene
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by Megan McLachlan
2d ago
Awards Daily talks to John Hawkes about his character Hank getting scammed on True Detective: Night Country and why you need to look closely at his final scene with Danvers and Pete. In a show filled with sad characters, somehow John Hawkes’ Hank feels like the saddest of all on HBO’s True Detective: Night Country ..read more
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Cinematographer Richard Rutkowski on Upending Conventional Noir in Apple TV’s ‘Sugar’
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by David Phillips
2d ago
Over Cinematographer Richard Rutkowski more than two decade career on film and TV, he has taken on some unique projects (Lights Out, The Americans, and Masters of the Air, just to name a few), but I don’t know that any film or show the veteran shooter has worked on is quite as unusual as Apple ..read more
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Reagan Movie Will Test the Box Office with Conservative Audiences
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by Sasha Stone
2d ago
This is something I never thought I would see in my lifetime – a flattering portrayal of Ronald Reagan. All of the time I’ve been going to the movies, the Left side of the political aisle had almost complete control of the message. That might not have been true in the 1970s and maybe in ..read more
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Cannes Dispatch – All We Imagine as Light
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by Zhuo-Ning Su
3d ago
After a shaky start, competition at the 77th Cannes Film Festival has picked up considerable heat in the last few days. Another late-fest hit joined the party today courtesy of Indian writer-director Payal Kapadia, whose sophomore feature All We Imagine as Light dazzles with its lyrical, quietly moving dissection of womanhood and the immigrant experience ..read more
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Directing Team Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on Bringing the War to the Ground in Apple TV’s ‘Masters of the Air’
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by David Phillips
3d ago
The writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have made some of the best indie films of the last twenty years. Starting with Half Nelson in 2006, Sugar in 2008 (the best baseball movie that far too few have seen), the criminally underrated It’s Kind of a Funny Story from 2010, and Mississippi Grind ..read more
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‘True Detective: Night Country’ Production Designer Daniel Taylor Reveals How They Made Those Ice Caves Look Real
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by Megan McLachlan
3d ago
Awards Daily chats with True Detective: Night Country production designer Daniel Taylor about that spooky RV, building ice caves from scratch, and why creating the Solal Lab was an all-hands-on-deck team effort. As a Brit, production designer Daniel Taylor felt a degree of responsibility when working on True Detective: Night Country. While it’s a global ..read more
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Cannes Dispatch – Grand Tour
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by Zhuo-Ning Su
4d ago
The 77th Cannes Film Festival turns out to be pretty backloaded as slowly but surely, bangers are starting to pile up in its second half. Today, Portuguese director Miguel Gomes presented one more bona-fide contender for the Palme d’Or in the form of Grand Tour. Playful, melancholic, formally and stylistically spellbinding, it’s an anti-love story/road ..read more
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