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Entries in Ava DuVernay (43)

Sunday
Aug042019

Euphoric Link

IndieWire details on Ava DuVernay's DC superheroes project The New Gods
Deadline One Day at a Time, cancelled by Netflix which shoulda known better, will continue on Pop TV (which did a great job with Schitt's Creek!)
/ Film an intriguing sounding new sci-fi project for Reese Witherspoon called Pyros
IndieWire Slovenia's first LGBT film Consequences

After the jump The Boys, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and our current fascination with Euphoria as its first season ends...

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Monday
Jun032019

Review: When They See Us 

By Spencer Coile

Ava DuVernay, notable for her righteous films like Selma and 13, is unafraid of holding a mirror up to a culture that has condemned the subjects of her work. Her Netflix limited series, When They See Us is a piece of television that is rooted in the history and the humanity of its subjects. Following a contentious court battle, five boys (all either Black or Hispanic) were convicted of a crime they did not commit.

Accounts of the Central Park Five have been speculated and picked apart for decades, including necessary think-pieces, documentaries, and protests. After all, they were exonerated of all their crimes in 2002. When They See Us presents the timeline of this case; interrogation to court to their eventual release. These are all facts that a simple Wikipedia search would produce. What makes DuVernay’s work so astonishing, though, is the way she imbues this narrative -- one that is deeply embedded in our public consciousness - with traces of anger, and above all else, grace.

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Saturday
Dec082018

Would you rather?

It's our silly hangin' with celebs aspirational time-killer. SO, WOULD YOU RATHER...

• sip a poolside drink with Jharrel Jerome?
• attend the AACTA Awards with three generations of the Kidman family?
• go horseback riding with Zac Efron?
• cheat on your abs workout with Gilles Marini?
• pick out a Christmas tree with Tom Holland?
• do sauna time with Busy Philipps? 
• hit the hot tub with Lea Michele? 
• have an ice cream cone with Reese Witherspoon & Zoe Kravitz?
• visit an art studio with Ava DuVernay? 

Pictures are after the jump to help you decide.

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Friday
May182018

Cannes Carpet #3: Thandie, Ava, Jane, and lots of Kristen Stewart

by Nathaniel R

Kristen, Laura, Jane, Thandie

We've already gawked at Cannes beauty thrice (Jury Arrival, Red Carpet Collection 1, Red Carpet Lineup 2) and now the final group of 16 delicious gowns before closing night. (And yes we'll eventually get to Cate Blanchett!). Let's start with these four: Kristen Stewart, Laura Harrier, Jane Fonda, and Thandie Newton...

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Sunday
May062018

GLAAD Media Award Winners 2018

GLAAD,  The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, announces their annual awards in two parts each year. Earlier this month they handed out a slew of awards in Los Angeles with Britney Spears and Jim Parsons honored and this weekend they finished out in New York horing Ava DuVernay and Samira Wiley (though we haven't yet seen videos of the New York ceremony). Melissa Etheridge and Adam Lambert performed a new arrangement of Etheridge's classic hit "I'm the Only One" to mark the 25th anniversary of her quadruple platinum "Yes, I Am" album which was a watershed moment in LGBT visibility in rock and roll. 25 years... wow. Remember Juliette Lewis giving one her best performances ever in the video to "Come to My Window"? The latter song also won Melissa Etheridge her final Grammy Award though she's been nominated several times since.  

But back to the now or the recent now. This is probably the last time you'll hear about awards for Call Me By Your Name as the world moves on to whatever 2018 and 2019 have in store. A complete list of the GLAAD awards is after the jump. And, because we like to go the extra mile for you, we've included links to anything we could find in the journalism realm that won an award so you can read or watch the winning articles or docs or fiction... 

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Wednesday
Apr182018

Beauty Break: Cannes 2018 Jury

by Nathaniel R

"Avengers Cannes Jury Assemble!" Australia's champion actress Cate Blanchett, as you know, is presiding (and only the 9th actress to have the honor) but who will be joining her on the Croisette? The beautiful people are after the jump...

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