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2018 Cannes Awards: Kore-eda’s ‘Shoplifters’ Wins Palme d’Or; Spike Lee Takes Grand Prix for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda has won the highest honor from the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or for Shoplifters. He previously won the Jury Prize for 2013’s Like Father, Like Son. Shoplifters (review here) is the story of a family, both blood and cobbled together, who scrape by with multiple jobs and supplement their survival with minor thievery that threaten to ...

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The trailer for Spike Lee’s new film ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is here

BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee’s newest film, which was co-produced by the powerhouse duo behind the Oscar-winning Get Out (Jordan Peele and Jason Blum), premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last night (here’s my review) and dropped its first trailer at the same time. Chronicling the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first black officer in the Colorado Springs ...

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2019 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTOR (June) – Sam Elliott, Adam Driver up; J.K. Simmons, Mahershala Ali debut

Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) remains atop the Supporting Actor chart for another month with the drug addiction family drama Beautiful Boy and again with newly minted Supporting Actor Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) on his heels at #2 with Dick Cheney biopic Backseat starring as then-president George W. Bush. After that ...

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (June) – Spike Lee rebounds; Bradley Cooper’s ‘Star’ rises

Just as in Best Picture, Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman from Focus Features) rebounds and lands back in the top spot for June. Lee’s move pushes last month’s #1 Steve McQueen (20th Century Fox’s Widows) down to #4. Oscar winners Adam McKay (Annapurna’s Backseat), Damien Chazelle (Universal’s First Man) and Barry Jenkins (Annapurna’s If Beale Street Could Talk) stay put in their ...

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