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May 25 2020


VarietyThe Venice Film Festival will commence (not cancelling) on September 2nd
IndieWiredoes some myth-busting by looking back at an historic movie weekend in 1977, when bothSmokey and the BanditandStar Warsopened
Varietyon how Carole Lombard becamse the first Hollywood casualty of WW II

After the jump including the first drag queen Emmy nominee, fight challenge, Michel Piccoli RIP, noBridesmaidssequel, trivia andBrokebackreminiscences with Oscar pundits,Diva, and more...

MUBI Notebookcelebrates Michel Piccoli (1925-2020).Do you have a favourite role of his?I remember him most fromBelle de Jour(1967) andLa Belle Noiseuse(1991)
IndieWireDisney+ "Out," a short film, is Pixar's first gay anything.It's wonderful except for the completely silly superfluous framing device
The Guardian"my favourite film aged 12:Diva" (I was a bit older when I finally sawDivabut I loved it as a teenager, too)
OutWe already shared brief thoughts on the daytime Emmy noms but did you know that Willam is the first drag queen ever nominated for an acting Emmy?
AV Clubthe original screenplay of the filmYesterdaywas alotdifferent before Richard Curtis rewrote and took the sole credit.
Reunited Aparthave you seen Josh Gad's YouTube show which reunites casts of 80s movies?They've doneThe GooniesandBack to the Future.Next up (tomorrow) isSplash.
The GuardianCAA has signed "virtual" actor Miquela
IndieWirePaul Feig, apparently one of the last sensible people in Hollywood, explains why we dont need aBridesmaidssequel
Broadway BlogBroadway On Demand will host a huge celebration of Broadway in the place of the Tony Awards this year since CBS can't even be bothered to do that opting for a Grease sing-a-long instead.


How did we miss this "fight challenge video" with so many famous actresses 3 weeks back?Here it is.LOVE Daryl Hannah's cameo and of course Juliette Lewis, Julia Butters, Cameron Diaz, Rosario Dawson, Florence Pugh and many more are great fun, too.

TheAV Club has alerted us that Laika respondedwith their own version of the "fightchallenge" on TikTok

Exit Video.Indie Pundits Trivia Night Part Two
If you have two and a half hours.

Please note: This is not to be confused withMichael Cusumano's Trivia Night, sponsored by TFE, which is an actual trivia contest that anyone attending can win.) In this more free-form irregular sorta-trivia-focused nite in which the biggest "indie" Oscar sites (i.e.anything not an offshoot of the major publications) get together to get tested on their Oscar trivia and also answer general questions.We did it again this Saturday (embedded above) and this time I won the trivia round (!!!) before the general discussion.The second half ended up being mostly a discussion of that sad 2005 Oscar season in whichBrokebacklost.Erik Anderson (Awards Watch) speaks emotionally about that experience and there's also a kind Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) shoutout to an article I wrote that season which Marshall Flores (Awards Daily) actually quotes referring to the night "Black Sunday" (which was what I dubbed the night in that now infamous article which was a breakthrough for TFE in terms of the profile and popularity of the site).Anyway this was a fun night Saturday night even if it unexpectedly focused on a very unpleasant memory from (gulp) 14 and a half years ago!

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Reader Comments (14)

Praying for a President Biden next Memorial Day.

May 25, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

I hate to say it but I really didn't like Out :(

May 25, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterOwen

Nice answer to the favorite Oscar year question, Nathaniel.While in some ways my favorite year is the No Country year, maybe my favorite moment watching was sitting with my mom watching Halle Berry's win and speech.Sometimes the best aspects of the Oscars are about more than winners aligning with one's preferences.

May 25, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

Love the Laika fight challenge

May 25, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Cinema lost a giant with the passing of Michel Piccoli.It's impossible to highlight one great performance - I'd just like to mention "Le Mépris", "La Belle Noiseuse" and "Milou en Mai".

May 25, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterDl

I love that fight video.Fight, fight, fight!

May 25, 2020 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Weeks later and I’m still thinking about Juliette Lewis in I Know This Much is True.Great actressing at the edges.

May 25, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterBradley

Piccoli had a gigantic career.我尤其喜欢他在《自然》杂志的富丽堂皇。

May 25, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Also memorable: Michel Piccoli with Mastroianni, Tognazzi, and Noiret in “La Grande Bouffe”, four friends who decide to commit suicide by over-eating.The terminal flatulence, the mounds of blancmonge....

May 25, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterMitchellM

“...a kind Sasha Stone...” Completely new word combination!

May 26, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterThe T

God bless Paul Feig.And what an asshole Richard Curtis turned out to be, he clearly seems not to be a team player.

May 26, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterJ

Congratulations on winning the trivia contest Nathaniel.The best/worst Oscar talk was also really fascinating.

May 26, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterMarshako

Michel Piccoli was awesome in his movies with Claude Sautet.As a good actressexual, you should see everything Sautet directed because of Romy Schneider.

May 26, 2020 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

I'm listening to Simon's Song right now from The Young Girls of Rochefort.RIP Monsieur Dame, Michel Piccoli.

May 26, 2020 | Unregistered CommenterDave in Hollywood

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