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Lulu Wang(The Farewell)
Ritesh Batra(Photograph)
Schmidt & Abrantes(Diamantino)
Wanuri Kahiu(Rafiki)
Jia Zhang-ke(Ash is Purest White)

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Aug 10 2017

Vintage '63

The Supporting Actress Smackdown 1963 Edition arrives on Monday so let's talk context since we haven't revisited as much of 1963 as we'd hoped to...

Great Big Box Office Hits: 1)Cleopatra2)How the West Was Won3)It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World4)Tom Jones4)Irma La Douce6)Son of Flubber7)The Birds8)Dr No9)The VIPs10)McClintock!

Oscar's Best Pictures:Tom Jones(10 noms / 4 wins),Cleopatra(9 noms / 4 wins),How the West Was Won(8 noms / 3 wins),Lilies of the Field(5 noms / 1 win),America America(4 noms / 1 win) Our theory as to what was just outside the Best Picture shortlist plus more '63 goodies follow...

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Oct 06 2016

George Sidney Centennial: Bye Bye Birdie

Our Centennial celebration of director George Sidney continues withJoseonBye Bye Birdie

George Sidney's adaptation of the Tony award winning musicalBye Bye Birdiecontinued showing his prowess when it came to making big,bold,Technicolor musicals.The plot imagines the frenzy surrounding the imminent departure of an Elvis-like superstar,who receives his draft notice,but decides to reward one of his biggest fans with one gift before leaving: a televised kiss.Though the plot's depiction of how the media thrives on scandals surrounding celebrities was rather prescient (not to mention how it predicts how love and sex would become "prizes"on reality shows) its gender and racial politics have made it one of the most icky musicals of the era.

Its casting proved significant for two reasons: for the big part of Kim MacAfee,the director chose a complete unknown he discovered dancing in a Las Vegas casino.After being selected out of millions,just like Kim,Ann-Margret would go on to become one of the biggest stars of the decade.

In fact just a year afterBirdie,Sidney cast her opposite the real life Elvis inViva Las Vegas-- perhaps as a tribute to how he discovered her and also toBirdie?...

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Apr 28 2016

Happy Birthday Ann-Margret!

The kitten with a whip is still looking lively at 75.

Apr 01 2016

Remember When...

...Julianne Moore posed as other famous movie stars?

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