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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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Thursday
Mar082018

Review: A Wrinkle in Time

by Chris Feil

With an authentic sense of wonder for the human spirit in its blood stream, A Wrinkle in Time adapts Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved classic with the air of intense responsibility. Directed by Ava DuVernay, this interdimensional tale of adolescent self-affirmation casts its holistic intentions on a massive canvas that remains deeply personal. It’s a CGI space hug resolute in empowering the viewers that find themselves diminished by their environment and maybe even Wrinkle’s cinematic contemporaries.

Newcomer Storm Reid plays Meg, a solemn preteen mourning the disappearance of her astrophysicist father (played by Chris Pine) and coping with the cruelty of pretty-girl bullies. Her despair and the naivete of her younger brother Charles Wallace (an adorable and teensy Deric McCabe) summons three otherworldly mystic Mrs.: Reese Witherspoon as the shady and effervescent Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling as the quote-happy Mrs. Who, and Oprah Winfrey as the all-knowing Mrs. Which. With her brother and a newfound friend, Meg portals across the universe under the guidances of the Mrs. to rescue her father from the evil forces of the invading It that trap him.

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Saturday
Dec022017

Tweetweek: Grapefruit, Given Names, Wisdom 

Three truths.

so sad but all true observations. The latter I've noticed in social discussions so many times. Okay on to funnier or at least less depressing things after the jump including more Tiffany Haddish, Captain America's beard, Lady Bird, Ava DuVernay being inspiring (what else is new), and so on...

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Sunday
Nov122017

Beauty Break: 10 Greatest Photos from the 2017 Governors Award

by Nathaniel R

Varda & Jolie dancing

As you surely know by now the Academy held the annual Governor's Awards last night honoring directors Agnes Varda and Charles Burnett, actors Donald Sutherland, and cinematographer Owen Roizman who we've been celebrating here on the blog this past week. The giddiest moment was surely Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda doing a little dance when the Mother of the French New Wave was presented with her statue, complete with spins and everything.

As something of a surprise to yours truly (did I miss a press release somewhere?) they also honored director Alejandro González Iñárritu with a special Oscar for an experimental VR project...  

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