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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 favor films that are more commercially viable, or will she stick to her indie roots and support more challenging auteur fares? Well, here are my best guesses. Best Screenplay Will win: Anora Should win: All We Imagine as Light Unless this jury is completely humorless,...

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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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Cannes Dispatch – Grand Tour

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 movie as you’ve never seen...

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HamptonsFilm Announces Lineup for 2024 SummerDocs Series

HamptonsFilm announced today the annual SummerDocs series will return for its 16th annual edition. This summer’s presentations will feature a selection of the year’s most anticipated documentary features from leading industry storytellers. The series will kick off with a screening of Netflix’s SKYWALKERS: A LOVE STORY, directed by Jeff Zimbalist and co-directed by Maria Bukhonina, on Friday, July 5th, at...

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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’

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 from 2015. Their work caught...

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‘True Detective: Night Country’ Production Designer Daniel Taylor Reveals How They Made Those Ice Caves Look Real

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 success, it's a very American...

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