By saying that great artists don’t need awards in his tweet, Eric Bogosian is also letting it be known how he feels about the artists he worked with on Uncut Gems. Josh and Benny Safdie didn’t receive an award for Best Director (nor were they expected to), and they, along with co-writer Ronald Bronstein, didn’t get a Best Original Screenplay nomination. Still, that doesn’t take away from the fact that they are great artists.
Since The Gentlemen is set across the pond, it has a unique relationship to the C-bomb. It’s simply not as taboo of a word in the U.K., and as a result the word “cunt” is said and read consistently throughout the movie’s runtime– often to hilarious results. I had the chance to speak with the cast of The Gentlemen, when I asked the actors what their relationship was to the C-word during filming. They were charming and hilarious, so check out the comments from Hugh Grant, Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Charlie Hunnam, and Michelle Dockery below.
Sam Mendes’ Golden Globe winning film 1917 isn’t based on a true story. The story of two lance corporals running to stop an attack which will end in tragedy never happened, but the story was inspired by very real events. Of course, the film is set during the very real World War I, but simply the idea of making the movie in the first place was largely inspired by a real person, Mendes’ own grandfather Alfred, who was a soldier during the great war and who once had a mission shockingly similar to the one in the movie.
Man, if only the industry as a whole took the approach to sequels and franchise continuations that Will Smith describes here, we’d have been spared a lot of disappointment over the years. The reason why it took so long for Bad Boys to get another sequel, 17 years after 2003’s Bad Boys II, is that Will Smith wanted to protect this franchise, which is the one that really kicked off his career as a movie star.
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
As we have mentioned before, Greta Gerwig’s Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 2018 was a big deal, and not just for being the fifth woman to earn the nod. Her directorial debut, Lady Bird, received plenty of love at the Golden Globes that year, earning star Saoirse Ronan a lead actress award and being crowned Best Picture in the Musical or Comedy division, but Gerwig’s sole nomination for her work was Best Screenplay, which Best Director award presenter Natalie Portman famously commented on before listing the “all male nominees,” causing her co-presenter, Ron Howard, to awkwardly chuckle.
In addition to the film itself, Tales as Old as Time: French Storytelling on Stage and Screen is a new walk through gallery exhibition that will show off costuming and other elements of French storytelling, including how French literature inspired many Disney classic films, like Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella.
Daniel Craig doesn’t have the same over the top swagger as his predecessors as Bond. 007 feels like a real person, who doesn’t use catch phrases or gadgets. What’s more, Craig brings a hulking physical presence, making Bond much more imposing and believable as a killer. His debut Casino Royale was extremely gritty, while Skyfall gave Judi Dench’s M one final outing.
In those other cases, however, the actor in question likely easily made the decision where to hang out for the night, Robert De Niro surely said hi to the Joker crew, but sat with The Irishman. Laura Dern had strong supporting roles in both of her films, likely making it a bit tougher to choose, so she didn’t.
Enough people are upset that Twitter tells me there have recently been 5,341 Tweets on the topic at the time of this writing. I know Twitter is only a small subset of people, but if this many people are upset about the news, you have to think Mindhunter is at least fairly popular on the streaming service, right? Which means Netflix would likely want more programming if it felt Fincher was on board, which would square with the statement made.
Murder mysterious as a tried and true genre in filmmaking. Audiences have been enjoying this type of film for decades, as they attempt to figure out whodunit before the detective onscreen. Rian Johnson recently had great success with his murder mystery comedy Knives Out, which continues to make money and has even inspired plans for a sequel. Luckily for moviegoers, there’s another one of these movies coming: Michael Showalter’s The Lovebirds.
Michael Showalter has had a successful career, directing hits like The Big Sick and Wet Hot American Summer. His new romantic comedy The Lovebirds follows a couple as they accidentally get involved in a murder mystery. Kumail Nanjiani and Insecure‘s Issa Rae star as the couple in question, and the movie looks like a wild ride. Check out The Lovebirds‘ first trailer below.