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George Miller Continues to Let His Freak Flag Fly With ‘Furiosa’

There really is no making sense of George Miller’s filmography. The Aussie director broke through in 1979 with Mad Max, a down under Grindhouse, revenge film about a police officer who tracks down the brutal killers of his family in a world on the brink of desolation. Shot on a torn shoe-string, Mad Max broke through in America, making stars of Miller and the actor who played the title character (some guy named Mel Gibson). Two years later, Miller followed up with a sequel that would become an instant classic: The Road Warrior. Essentially a film about Max (Gibson again), leading a civilized, gasoline-rich group...

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Cannes Dispatch – That’s a Wrap

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 Substance I’m not mad at...

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Cannes 2024: Anora Wins the Palme d’Or

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 Substance” OTHER PRIZES Camera d’Or:...

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Cannes Dispatch – Will Win / Should Win

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 directing Barbie, be inclined to...

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Cannes Dispatch – All We Imagine as Light

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 in Mumbai today. The film...

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‘Apples Never Fall’ Star Jake Lacy Tackles Dark Emotional Scenes In Peacock’s Family Drama [VIDEO]

Emmy-nominee Jake Lacy is no stranger to playing a... jerk. He received widespread critical acclaim for his Emmy-nominated turn in the first season of Mike White's The White Lotus. Now, he's back on the Emmy scene again with another take on an affluent, preppy -- let's just call it what it is -- douchebag in Peacock's Apples Never Fall. When...

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[VIDEO] Toks Olagundoe Talks Expanding the ‘Frasier’ Universe Beyond the Crane Men, Representing Black Women in White Academia

Awards Daily talks to actress Toks Olagundoe about watching the Frasier universe expand to include women like Dr. Olivia Finch. As a huge fan of the original Frasier, Toks Olagundoe says finding out she was cast as Olivia on the Paramount+ reboot was the best news she'd ever gotten (besides finding out she was pregnant!). But the role came about...

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Director Dee Rees on Bringing the Tuskegee Airmen to Life in Apple TV’s ‘Masters of the Air’

Dee Rees, the acclaimed writer/director of Pariah and Mudbound (for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay) was given the incredibly significant task of introducing the Tuskegee Airmen to Apple TV’s Masters of the Air in episodes seven and eight. Through Rees' work, she showcased the first true integration of military forces as the Airmen assisted...

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