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Thursday
Feb 28 2019

20 More Oscar Lewks

We couldn't leave Oscar week without a final red carpet posting.Herewith 20 more gowns (well,looks...a few women wore pants) to gawk out...from the non-nominees this time and with a few comments thrown in.Who was your Favourite?

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Tuesday
Jan 15 2019

Would you rather?

Would you rather?

...slide down a waterfall with Chloe Sevigny?
...vandalize a classroom with Asa Butterfeld?
...ski with the Hemsworth brothers?
...get sessy with Amandla Stenberg?
...eat your feelings with Sam Smith?
...go backstage at a Versace show with Luke Evans?
...hang with Glenn Close & Timothée Chalamet?
...or have lunch with Lily Tomlin & Debi Mazar?

Pictures are after the jump to help you decide.

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Monday
Dec 03 2018

Lunch with Amandla and Russell

byMurtada Elfadl

At a lunch to celebrateThe Hate U Giveat The Whitby Hotel in midtown New York,I got the chance to chat with the film's stars Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby about the film and their performances.

During the Q&A portion of the luncheon Amandla told the audience about how she read the book early on and pursued the project because it really spoke to her.So when I had a moment to speak to her later,I asked her what other ideas would she like to push forward with her upcoming projects.She informed me that she's taking her time with a project she's working on as a writer and director.However she also wanted to share the truth on screen:

I would love to be in a narrative that was not heteronormativewhere I don't have to play straightwhere I could express myself  with authenticity.

As we discussed ona recent podcast,Russell Hornsby has the very difficult task of having to spell out the themes ofThe Hate U Givein a few speeches he gives to his onscreen children.In particular I asked him about the speech in which he tells his kids about how to behave if ever stopped by the police.Hornsby talked about doing research but then discarding it to be in the moment and finding the truth in the scene:

I looked at Amandla,I looked at those kids and in every turn I was talking to my kids.It wasn't Maverick,it was Russell talking to his children.This is a passionate honest moment for me as a father,trying to hold my emotions at bay because it hurts so much that I have to do this.

The Hate U Giveis still playing in a few screens nationwide so there's still time to catch these two amazing performances!

Tuesday
Oct 30 2018

Podcast: The Hate U Give,Burning,Border, Suspiria

Nathaniel RandMurtada Elfadltalk four new films now in theatrical release in select cities


Index (67 minutes)
00:01The Hate U Giveis heavy handed but moving.Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby are very good in it
27:19 Spoiler warning about our discussions ofBurningandBorder(though in truth we don't get that spoilery.We still speak vaguely but if you wanna go in completely cold,skip!)
28:12Burningstarring Steven Yeun and directed by genius Lee Chang-dong
39:30 Discussion of Oscar's foreign film hopefuls and how they routinely ignores Asian movies
47:00 Sweden's bizarre submissionBorderand its multiple genres
53:15 Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento'sSuspiria
64:00 Running times and wrap-up.

References / Further Reading
Nathaniel's review ofBurning&Border
Dan's Review ofThe Hate U Give
Chris's review ofWildlife
Carey Mulligan drag Instagram cuteness
Best Foreign Language Film Predictions

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments,won't you?

The Hate U Give and more...

Tuesday
Oct 23 2018

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GlamourAmandla Stenberg goes au naturel with the body hair at the Rome premiere ofThe Hate U Give.Oh and also its their 20th birthday today.Happy birthday to them!
/FilmRelease date shuffle.Wonder Woman 2has been pushed back to 2020 so now it's theTerminatorreboot (with the original stars) and a reboot ofCharlie's Angelsfacing off in Wonder Woman's old Novemeber 2019 date
Self Styled Sirenanecdote of the week involves 1940s and 1950s star Jennifer Jones
MNPPlots of photos of Cory Michael Smith to celebrate his coming out and his new film1985

MCNfirst Gurus of Gold chart of the season with the actressing awards and Best Picture
Orlando WeeklyIndiana Jones Land is probably coming to Disney World in the early 2020s with various parks dreaming up pitches
Varietyit's going to be a big year for traditional studios at the Oscars亚博主页
Coming SoonIn demand Jean-Marc Vallée attached to a Yoko Ono / John Lennon biopic
VarietyCritics Choice nominees for Documentaries.I really can't with the randomness of 6-9 nominees (are there any rules) in 12 different categories.It's like CHOOSE.If you nominate everything there is zero drama and no reason to look at what's been chosen.
THRHow to Build a Girlabout a young woman (Beanie Feldstein) becoming a rock critic is building an impressive supporting cast with Emma Thompson,Paddy Considie,and Chris O'Dowd all joining
New Yorkerlottery drawings in the age of plutocracy
Next Best Picturea report on 'lone acting nominations'
DeadlineBe More Chill,opening soon on Broadway has already auctioned off its film rights.MeanwhileHamiltonstill hasn't ironed out a deal for the film rights but its expected to be a $50 million sale

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