“I watched the black-and-white version [of Parasite] twice now, and at times the film felt more like a fable and gave me the strange sense that I was watching a story from old times,” he continued. “The second time I watched it, the film felt more realistic and sharp as if I was being cut by a blade. It also further highlighted the actors’ performances and seemed to revolve more around the characters.” … [Read more...] about Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-nominated
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Awkwafina first found fame in 2012 when her My Vag music video went viral on YouTube, but it also got her fired from a her job at an unnamed office company. … [Read more...] about Florence Pugh and Awkwafina glam up to receive Virtuosos Awards at the Santa Barbara Film Festival
Since then, a massive leaked archive of secret conversations (reported by the Intercept) has revealed serious wrongdoing by Moro and the anti-corruption prosecutors he led. The revelations may have contributed to the Brazilian supreme court’s decision to free Lula from prison in November last year. (Disclosure: my husband, Glenn Greenwald, is a co-founder of the Intercept and the journalist who received that archive.) … [Read more...] about A new film argues that Brazil teeters on the brink of authoritarianism. It’s true
Which brings me to Sandra Bullock. We’re coming up on ten years since America’s erstwhile rom-com queen finally got the industry respect she’d long deserved … in a movie of dubious quality. John Lee Hancock’s The Blind Side is a well-meaning and deeply watchable movie that leans on the most tired of white-savior clichés. In this case, it’s the based-on-a-true-story tale of a frosty-haired, take-charge southern lady who brings a black teenager into her home, teaches him how to play football, and sets him on a path to NFL stardom and paychecks. The movie never met a cliché it didn’t like. But in addition to all its shortcomings, it was a leading-actress turn for the ages, with Bullock employing every ounce of her charisma to make the movie work. And to Oscar voters, that’s often just as good as capital-A Acting. So despite stiff competition from Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) and Meryl Streep (who won raves for embodying Julia Child … [Read more...] about What Happens in the Mirror Universe Where Sandra Bullock Loses Best Actress in 2009?
Each year, the Cannes jury (usually comprised of nine worldwide film and culture personalities) views each film selected to compete for the festival’s top awards, including the Palme d’Or — the festival’s top accolade and one of the global film industry’s most esteemed prizes. … [Read more...] about Alejandro González Iñárritu named 2019 Cannes Film Festival jury president