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"marielle heller" Discussed on KGO 810
"Long period drama T about a delightfully dysfunctional family, facing financial difficulties and grappling with an unfamiliar environment. It's the early thirties, a single mom in England Cash strapped the size that she's gonna pack up or four kids, including two brothers, who would go on to be real life. Authors Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell and another brother and sister and moved the family to the Greek island of Corfu spaced on Gerald's memoirs of their Mediterranean adventure on It's just lovely and Killy host stars is the mom. The cast is wonderful. Finally, I do want to mention something. I think you are also very hot for the Queen's gambit on Yes, yes, The Queen's gambit. Oh, my God. I didn't write about it because I didn't see it until after I had turned the column in. But Anya Taylor Joy so good in the which, which was her first major movie role a few years ago, is almost assured an Emmy nomination for her performance in this trauma. Has Beth Harmon, a young woman who endures a horrible childhood, including time and a Kentucky orphanage and becomes an international championship level chess player during the height of the Cold War. Everything about this script direction, Art Direction soundtrack and especially Miss Taylor. Joy's complex portrayal of Beth is exquisite. And the supporting cast is top notch. Thomas Brody Sanger of Game of Thrones that character actor bill Camp and even actress filmmaker Marielle Heller, who directed a handful of wonderful movies, including Diary of a Teenage girl. And Can You Ever Forgive Me? She's Awesome as best adoptive mom. The sequence using.
The Politics Behind The Golden Globe Awards
"Welcome to the frame. I'm Steven Cuevas filling in for John Horn. But we're about to hear from John On. He's covered the movie industry for more than two decades as a print reporter and so we figured he's the best person to explain the significance or lack thereof of the Golden Globe awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced the nominees for its annual awards which take place in early January but rather than detail the usual inexplicable explicable nominee choices and snubs. We thought we talk about the relationship between movie fans the Globes and the entertainment industry. I John tells us who makes up the association. What's important to me about the Golden Globes and about some other kind of minor film? Awards is that this is not a representative presentative body. They're about ninety journalists. And if you go on the website for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association you can no longer even find their names teams or where they work. It's a very small group of people and they have undue influence because the movie studios have figured out that if they wou- the voters for the Golden Globes and they're filmmakers win awards at the Golden Globes it kind of create some sort of momentum for the Academy Awards but none none of it is very legitimate and H. MPA has cleaned itself up. It's not a scandal ridden as it has been in years past but this isn't an elite group of film writers or film critics that are making these selections and if you look closely at the selections not just this year but but in past years the fact that they are really that serious ask kind of film. Lovers starts to reveal itself pretty quickly. How so? Well let's talk about a couple of past nominations twenty thirteen. There were three nominations for a movie. I bet you you've never heard of salmon. Fishing in the Yemen amend that was a Golden Globe Walker. If you go back nine years to twenty ten there was a movie with Johnny. Depp called the tourists that was largely largely derided that ended up getting multiple nominations at the Golden Globes. And I think if you look closely at some of the selections this year it's clear it's it's driven by the red carpet like who do they wanna have on the red carpet you look in the TV category. There are multiple nominations for the morning. Show a apple all series. That didn't get great reviews because Jennifer Aniston is coming reese witherspoon is coming as nominees and then you look at Ava d'auvergne as when they see us. One of the most critically acclaimed TV series of the past year didn't get any nominations so it's important for the NBC. Show to have that star Klaus so there's eyeball so so people watch. I think that's part of the bias historically for the Golden Globes that you can say it judging between good filmmaker and a less name they generally are going to vote for the last name and they also have some historical by sees you know that are shared by the Academy in the seventy seven year history of the Globes. Only five women have ever been nominated for best director and this year. There are lots of really good female filmmakers that were up Greta Gerwig for little women. Olivia Wilde for book. SMART Hurrell for honey. Boy Marielle Heller for Beautiful Day in the neighborhood. Not One of them got nominated so golden gloves has a pretty poor history when it comes to nominate women the Golden Globes has made some the effort to try to rehabilitate this reputation. What has it done? It's made sure that people who are members actually have legitimate emmett credits. As journalists there been some reports of. I guess you could call it. Bribery or expensive gifts in the past. I think they've tried I to eliminate all of that so again they have cleaned up their act. But there's only so much legitimacy you can bring to yourself when you're only ninety journalists writing for publications that if we had the names I guarantee you you've probably never heard of them and yet the industry I I guess mostly plays along and an actor or director or studio can use success at the Globes as part of their campaign going into Bosco Bosko season one hundred percent and I think that is one of the most interesting parts of the story. Everybody in Hollywood knows in their soul that at the Golden Globes are really not totally legitimate and yet the studios independent companies and marketing departments. Embrace raise them because they recognize. There's a game to be played and the game is. We're going to court the Golden Globe voters we're going to have screenings and QNA's for them and and if we get a nomination are actor or filmmaker is going to be on their awards show and people are going to start talking about the film and one thing gets the other but they do know that really. It's not totally legit but it serves their purposes academy award. Campaigning is a multi title million dollar business. There are people who work as campaign consultant who get hundreds of thousands of dollars for getting nominations or Oscar wins wins. There is a huge business behind all of this and in some ways it might drive ticket sales or people to stream movies so it's driven by finance finance is driven by trying to get eyeballs on the movies but it's all kind of a hustle so John I've never covered the entertainment industry that closely so so like a lot of people in the public eye really always just saw the Golden Globe awards as the first among that more high profile award shows to spotlight the top films of the year. Going into Oscar seasons am I am I off on that. Were not technically off. I mean because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Asian nominates into different categories for most of the major film awards they cast a wider net. So just mathematically. They're bound to include lewd a lot of movies. That end up getting nominated. I wouldn't say they're that much of a bellwether but because they're embracing so many movies. They have a a mathematical chance of getting most of those things right. John Horn out in New York. John Thanks for joining us to talk about the Golden Globes. We'll see when you get back. Thanks for sitting. In
"marielle heller" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"No excuse xactly. That's what happened the last time that they didn't have a host. He was just one of many celebrities that they brought up on stage. And he was theoretically, entertaining the audience at that point, the the problem is that host monologues. Take at least ten minutes, usually, right? And they this way they don't have to give them that. They don't have to give him something to do every twenty minutes thereafter, and it's easy enough to have the celebs just come out and announce things the problem is that hosts have big followings, right? And originally they were thinking they would have the rock wing Johnson to do this. He's the highest paid most popular actor in movies right now, but he's making movies, and he didn't have time for all the print. I wanna talk about another issue diversity. This is often talked about the Oscars in terms of the nominations things. Like that now maybe because Roma and Black Panther in the mix. We're not hearing about. It has much this year. Does that mean that the numbers have improved? Well, some of them have it's not twenty white actors this year. So that's better. I'm Spike Lee is in the mix for for best director as is often so Coralline who's Hispanic. There's a foreign film director Pavel Pavlovsky, the polish director of Cold War. That category though, is problematic. I think because this has been a great year for women directors. The most powerful film. I saw in two thousand eighteen was directed by a woman Copernican directed by Nadine lebowski. And I know they're not mentioned in there at all. There are no women directors in that category in theory, there should be long. Well, let's talk about some of the others that what have been some of the best women directed movies this year. Well, leave no trace is extraordinarily. It was directed by Debra Granik. It's one hundred percent on rotten tomatoes. It's just an amazing picture. I really liked the writer by khloe Zhao. Both of those were in my ten best list the destroyer by Karen Kasama. And there's. A movie that got it got a bunch of other nominations, which is can you ever forgive me? It got a Oscar nomination for best. Actress for Melissa McCarthy. Best supporting actor for Richard E grant, Nicole hall of center got a screenplay nomination. But they didn't nominate the director who pulls all that together. I mean, let's listen to a clip you'll hear why this film is nominated. You're friends with them. Julius. Nations anymore. She died. She did. Maybe she didn't die. Maybe she just moved back to the suburbs. I was confused as to that's right. She got married and had twins better. Do have died. Indeed, Marielle Heller is responsible for that. So is there anything you can point to that's gone, well run up to this era moaning, well, the one thing really went, well, which is that the nominations. This year included a bunch of big pictures pictures that people really like Black Panther star is born bohemian rhapsody. Otherwise known as box office hits. They were just huge. They've made hundreds of millions of dollars and in theory. They give people a rooting interest in the Oscars, and that should improve the viewership, by writes, this should be very well viewed Oscar ceremony, despite all the hassles. That's NPR. Movie critic Bob Mondello, thanks for explaining it to us. It's great to be here. The Los Angeles region was watching something else yesterday. And it didn't come from the screen. It came from the sky a lot of people like Elena shatkin captured it for social media..
"marielle heller" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Richard E grant, Marielle Heller equal. Flawless a real gem. See it if you haven't does the blog belong to Billy Eichner Ellen page or Jim Parsons. Ooh, I gotta get. What's Billy Eichner from Billy on the streets. Love billy. He does like a funny game show where he runs around the street asking people that way. People rick. He's fun. Okay. I don't know what's Ellen page doing here. I doubt she has a strong rooting interest in Super Bowl being Canadian. I'll go Alan cheat. I also went Ellen. I think that it's Jim Parsons seems to be a fun guy Billy? I love him. And it seems like because it's not funny. It's probably page of the Jim Parsons the blog belongs to Billy Eichner. Appointed? Ready for number two here. All right. Yes. Okay. Hold up. Are they going to go in and penalize Adam LeVine for showing his tits? Like, they did Janet Jackson just asking Super Bowl does the blog belong to Rosie Perez Aisha Tyler or Tiffany haddish. Kate figure it now. This is kind of like if it's jokey than it could be haddish should Tyler. Pariahs Dylan on. Damn it. So it's little. This is serious. Is social commentary or are we making a joke? He's calling for an investigation. But to point the the double standard double standard, if you wanna call it that very what do you think? Genus? I think it's supposed to be a joke. I think that it's a way to get the lakes and re tweets during the biggest event of the year. I'm going to say, Tiffany haddish. It's Rosie doing on there. I'm going to go. You should Tyler three times. Golden rosiak. All right. The blog belongs to Rosie Perez. To say tents. School little more wrongs. He just saying. I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I'm changing the things I cannot accept doctor angel at Davis hashtag, I'm with cap does the blog belong to LeBron James Nick cannon or common. Knicks cannon is. He he's undergoing a kind of a deal hugely esque transformation. Oh, he's going from. He was coming from urkel the mouth Amax ads. We like in in seven and a half months. Like, he if you can find the turbans, the Ben's. Oh, yeah. I mean, he's he's sleeved with tattoos. He's wearing turbans. His like, I think it's like, I don't know. I think it's last stand up specials like microphone was a gun. And it was like he's he damn well, he is I have two questions. He's still with Mariah Carey now. We didn't he. When you. How could you be with my wasn't me? I know you know, what could do that when he was on stern and found out that she was getting remarried. He couldn't stop laughing and sort of a good riddance kind of way, I mean, that's just gotta be it. He was like, I don't know while now sort of goofy kid kind of thing and he's like in deal hugely or Mike offices hugely. Hugely. He could. Says hugely. Hugely says Hughley are Hughley or whatever said Hughley. I don't know what he said. He does his his point is that's what he used to be when they represented him at William Moore's a million years ago. And my answer is fine. But that's not what it is now. And what everyone says is Hugh. Numb. Huey usually. And that's how they say. But yeah. All right. So Nick is coming mouth X who's becoming Malcolm X fasters hugely or to my question. It's candidate you look at this photo home. My God, Malcolm X glasses adult sheiky. I look I never saw picture of him looking like, Malcolm X. I just said he's becoming Malcolm at he is Malcolm X survived or is that Patton Oswal this Halloween. Wow. Out the governor of Virginia. Well. I stared that picture like let's see black guy or clansman like like, if you're if you.
"marielle heller" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"I have read about the history, and the sort of the criticisms that have been made on the the way it seems to have been fictionalized in certain ways to make it more of a kind of white savior movie in and actually to make it more of a story than it really is. I mean, the the story from Dr Don Shirley's family is really that this essentially is. Melissa. This is written by the son of Tonio character, basically. So it's it's you know, as part of his family history. It's obviously what he's been told that he's then sort of kind of passing on. But I mean, I think nobody really went to the Shirley's and sort of talk to them. I think is is maybe the issue. So that that kind of makes it a little bit uncomfortable at times that they really should have the family should have gone to the filmmakers and just at don't call me, Shirley, but they, but they didn't know. Oh, can you raise the film from the record? Now, that's death. The turn against the now you've managed to I think both performances. I thought Marshall Elliott in particular is just such a dignified actor in the way that man whereas suit. Museum. I mean, my God is incredible. So he's an incredible physical performance. He really doesn't body that that car magnificently the the the piano playing sections. I'm looking for the joins com. What how they did this is it someone else's body and his head? I don't know how they did it. But it's marvellous. I think he learned to play piano. The best pianist. It's pretty it's pretty impressive. If you did and you unless week show, I kind of lampoon figure Mortenson little bit because I hadn't seen the film at that point in Tony live from the Brij. Not an inaccurate accurate. But he does bring a depth to listen. I thought that I didn't think was going to be there. And I think the two of them were together brilliantly and both are very very worthy of their Oscar nominations. And I will just say that I thought this thing played like gangbusters, and I thought it was pretty terrific. It's probably the best made film the Peter Farrelly has put his name to that's not a high bar. Controversial, you know, as much as I love, dumb and dumber. And and being under something about Mary. There's always been a slapdash quality to the Farley brothers movies. So I think this is the the best piece of filmmaking that he's been involved with and really gets tough four stars in for green book and the final we're gonna discuss this week in depth is can you ever forgive me, which is an Marielle Hellers film starring Melissa McCarthy. And Richard E grant both again Oscar nominated for this Helen. Yeah, it's a fantastic story. So it's basically about Leia's Rayle who Melissa McCarthy's character who was journal. Turned biographers says she would basically go and interview, you know, Kathleen, Katherine Hepburn or whoever and then write their biography based on everything she learned and everything's she research. She's stock she her her style of books full night of fashion. So she basically fake sales. A letter that she has from funny Bryce to get some cash, and you realize how much money is in these letters and she uses her knowledge to then forge a series of letters from various stars of the past to sell for a few hundred dollars H to basically keep herself afloat with Richard E grant as her literally only friend unseen her sort of complicit in this in this effort, so that when people become suspicious of her she sends him and send the letters instead. So that's that's kind of the the hook. And the plot of this person who basically just sort of is incredibly difficult like an incredibly difficult person to be around someone who is actively unpleasant to most people she meets. But she's also really on. Rappers really, desperate. But it's what she does to kind of. You know, basically, keep herself afloat them puts her pars on the the deeper that she gets into on the more desperate. She gets to kind of keep yourself going somehow. And then, of course, you got to a point where you know, you're in trouble. But you can't stop because that's all you've got now. So it's it's just a really really fabulous character portrait of both of them..
"marielle heller" Discussed on Lights, Camera, Podcast
"Like, I get how that shit snowballs. I did wanna point out like I wanted to give credit to the director is Marielle Heller. And she is directing the Tom Hanks, Mr. Rogers movie. So just something to look out for something. Yeah. There's that thinks two of the most served nominations is McCarthy for best actress and Richard E grant supporting actor I was worried she was gonna get squeezed out. So I was very happy. She got nominated again, I say all the time even if they don't win nominations important because it still puts a spotlight on that person for that a little bit of time in that role and people watch people see it, by the way, I do want to say the sag awards were this past weekend. I just want to recap those quick is true. You did mention something very important that Glenn Close. Basically has it all locked up for best? Actress standing before it's by a male and a leading role into around Malik bohemian rhapsody female, I went to Glenn Close. So basically if lady Gaga or live you Coleman don't win at the BAFTA 's they're not gonna win. It's over the the sag awards, the major indicator for the Oscars and anyone who wins a sag and BAFTA. That's it. You're gonna win best act. Gives us Sehgal were to Brian May's old ask nuts drag. All over the fucking Academy Awards her. There was a clip. I'm not sure if you guys re tweeted it from the main account, but it was a clip from bohemian rhapsody Felix. Felix quote, tweeted and said, no, actually, I think this clip has the perfect amount of cuts in it. If you watch the clip there's like a cut every two seconds. It's the scene where what's his face? Little finger is is is talking to to the boys. Our boys Queen we know in love who just met each other five minutes ago when the movie and it's about family. It's Brian main is friends, actually. Yeah. The good time gang..
"marielle heller" Discussed on Filmspotting
"But I think it could come down to these two Marielle Heller. Maybe she'll get her do after diary teenage girl, and can you ever forgive me for a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The Mr. Rogers by OPEC that is coming out Tom Hanks in the role as Fred Rogers that movie is gonna come out Tober eighteenth. I think it was previously called are you, my friend? Maybe even you are, my friend. I think they've settled on a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and the conceit here is that Matthew Reese from the Americans plays, a journalist who has to kind of begrudgingly, go and interview, Fred Rogers, this really happened, and it ended up kind of changing his life. So it sounds a little bit cheesy that that premise. Size Oscar, but I think it's going to be good at it. Certainly, of course, with Hanks involved as well sounds Oscar if I was really going to put money on it though, Josh it comes out Christmas day. I think the best female contender for a best directing nod would probably be Greta gerwig and Little Women. She of course, previously nominated for lady bird, and she was only the fifth woman to get a nod and only one of them has one that was Kathryn Bigelow for directing the hurt locker in twenty ten. She's retained gerwig has with her lady. Bird star. Search Ronin to adapt. The classic novel Ronin is gonna start that film with Timothy shell LeMay, Emma, Watson, Florence Pugh Elisa Scanlon who I loved in the HBO series. Sharp objects, Laura Dern, and how about Meryl Streep rounding out that on Sambol. I have never actually read Little Women, and I've actually never seen any of the -tations of it. So I am now really eager because of Greta gerwig. Involvement lady bird was my number one film of twenty seventeen. But I guess my question within a question Josh's, what new life is going to be able to breathe into this one hundred fifty year old novel. How is her voice going to emerge within this Adam tation? I can't wait to see. I mean, it's certainly more Oscar friendly picture or scenario than something like lady bird. So I think that's a good prediction. I really the thousand nine hundred Little Women is really good actually not a writer. Leeann armstrong. Yeah. And Christian hill is in that as well Kirsten Dunst Susan serandon, I like that quite a bit. So these classics, you know, you get the right people the right mix of performers to play these iconic roles in a filmmaker who's invested the material they can make it work. I certainly have faith in Greta gerwig to be able to do that. So our number one this year, we're doing something a little bit different with this preview a hat tip to our friends met singer, Alison Willmore, formerly of film spotting streaming video unit. It was friend of the show. Nathaniel myers. Who may be suggested this? He said, maybe you can find a way to work some of the best SVU categories or some of the little gimmicks. They had on the show work them into film spotting in one of them was on their scooby's episode that they did every year the wards the awards they handed out. They would also look ahead to the coming year. And they would predict what movie would be their number one film of the year. So I thought why not go ahead and make that part of our preview make that our question to ourselves looking at all of these films. What film will be the best of two thousand nineteen when we're doing our roundtable eleven months from now your going to utter what movie title, Josh is your number one. So this speaks to what you brought up at the very top of this show that our picks for this hour going to be somewhat predictable because we're going to lean towards the filmmakers. We love the the concepts that generally untracked our attention, and I've really done this the last three. Years if you look at my number one films, they've been predictable in that they come from directors who are my personal favorite. So Wes Anderson last year without dogs than Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk before that it was the Coens hail Caesar..
"marielle heller" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"But does it feel like before Twitter? We it was easier to be right about nominations and things for the Oscars. I have no because I feel like now we're getting like so much more public opinion about things that it tends to sway. What I think is going to be nominated or what's going to win because we tend to talk about it more on line four. I kind of understood this archaic academies voting system was going to be kind of different from mine. So I wasn't surprised when weird things I mean, I think. For this. I mean, I don't necessarily think it's it's it's any great, you know, crime that he wasn't. I think the biggest directing snub of the year of someone who's gotten. No attention who directed. I think one of the best movies of this year as Marielle Heller for can you ever forgive me? It was incredible. I mean, I'm sorry mos- McCarthy is sh she. She won't win. Right. I think she should win. I think it's the best of that of that field. It's great. I'll be very happy with a Glenn win because she was very good and a very bad movie. So and that's a feat unto itself in many ways. And you know, I love to see your when I think her speech at the Golden Globes sort of helped her campaign a lot. But I would also love the Livia win to. I it'll be interesting to see how this splits. We'll go three that most McCarthy should win for best actress, and I even think Richard grant should win. I think he might have a chance don't know that category has a lot of people. I if if green book if if. Mahathir sheila. I you did this doesn't take it. Then I think it's Richard grants to lose. But it'll be interesting to see because the thing is like we've only if we've seen a lot. I think it will be green book because green book has swept sort of the lesser sort of critics out. Yeah. Awards and stuff like that. I sag hasn't happened yet. I think sag will be a big indicator if you can take if Marshall it gets the sag award, I think than it's a full lock for. No, I'm looking at just now they're going to do something wild and give it to Sam Rockwell from vice he doesn't need another one that movie was shit. Do they did I was trying to think because I not lucky enough to be voter in any I guess WGN awards doesn't really count counts. No. But like are they how how separate are? They like one of the votes, you know, how much of the backlash figures into kademi awards voting. I don't actually know off the top of my I don't I don't know that it will or does because the reason people pay attention to the lesser awards is because a good Shung vote or. Yeah. Producers guild, it's directors writers guild an end sag. And so it's people from all those groups sort of together in the critics awards as well. So we are good indicator. But I think it will. I like, I don't know. It'll be interesting to see how the backlash both with you know, the Shirley family, and yeah, what's his face is Islamaphobia tweets. Mortenson do some shit too. And I hope not. I'll say here's a question though. Because this was a I believe is this the first year that the academy has been allegedly more diverse. I get doesn't feel I think last year is sixteen two thousand sixteen was oscarssowhite and anything. Your day. They they did a lot. The there's even more. But it'll be I think that's why we're seeing like Black Panther. In the mix for that. I do think best picture will go to Romo because I do think because of the the weighted nature of best picture, which is honestly how I think the primary should be run. He'll Mortenson said the N word. Oh, I knew there was. For the move. It wasn't even something small indefensible. It was like the thing is nothing. You are not supposed to do. This is much about like. Whoa. Quite people when they're talking about race because they're like not calling someone that. So they think like well now, I'm an academic. And now we can all use like they think they're reading Huck Finn allowed us. For instance, no one says nigger anymore. God, the heart. Oh, I'm sure he didn't gangsta it..
"marielle heller" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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Alison, Stewart thank you for spending some time with me the ninety first Academy Awards nominations were finally announced yesterday after so many shows the announcements were notable for their satisfying picks surprises and some serious snubs Roma and the favourite came away with ten nominations each Black Panther the highest grossing film of twenty eighteen became the first superhero movie to score a best picture nom. Meanwhile, another crowd favorite a star is born Kim belittle bit shorter than expected with Bradley Cooper being nominated for best actor in a leading role. But not for the coveted directing spot and green book maintained its place as a serious contender despite a lack of clarity as to who is actually rooting for this picture here. Dive into all of us and tell us what to focus on is Dana Stevens slates movie critic, and the host of slates culture gap best. Hi, dana. Hey, good to be here. So I've had many of these directors sit where you're sitting and sort of. Sideways talk about the campaigns. They know they have to do it. Some of them don't really care for it. Some of them are completely into it. What actually goes into the campaigning to get an Oscar nomination IV that changes so much with every year and the campaign and get so much more important with every year that I couldn't even tell you. But I mean, one thing is that it's already been going on for some time before these nominations, essentially since early December when the Critics Award start going out, you know, there's already this jockeying in the sense of things getting hot then cooling off. And you know, there can be a completely different favorite at the beginning of that process than there is at this point, which is still nowhere near the end of the process. You know, we've got another month of really intense campaigning to go. So I mean, it seems like what the campaigning essentially amounts to now is very analogous to political campaigns work, which is that you have to create a narrative, and that narrative has to kind of stay in the news cycle, and you know, continue to accrue new wrinkles and a good example of that. I think is Glenn Close who was a complete darkhorse going into the season because the movie that she. He's up for the wife is a movie that has almost no other. I think no other nominations, and that almost no one has seen and it came out to very little fanfare in September. And and then she wins the Golden Globe. Which is generally not very predictive of what's going to happen at the Oscars. But then gives this really moving speech about her mother and her mother's inspiration of creating this character in the wife, and and I feel like now she's kind of becoming one of the favorites. Especially as we realized that she has had I believe seven nominations never went. I think that she may be right now the most nominated living at person. Yeah. And maybe including actress too, I think she might be the most nominated person who has never won. And also, it's that's part. That was part of the narrative is starting to become Glen closest turn. It's Glenn Close. Right. And the Oscar loves to give people their turn as we've seen that's really common phenomenon. So after the backlash of hashtag oscarssowhite, how do the nomination shakeout in terms of diversity? I mean, this is something you really see in the in the non consensus of the picks this year is that the academy is bigger than it's ever been because of. Oscarssowhite and also even before that back after after dark Knight didn't get any nominations didn't get nominated for best picture gotten mainly technical nominations back in two thousand eight I think it was that was when the best picture field was expanded right to ten with the idea that we'd bring in more popular pictures. So you see Black Panther kind of coming in taking advantage of that now and and ever since then there's been this this move then so oscarssowhite came along a few years ago. And so there's been this attempt to diversify the academy membership, and that in a way has been a great thing for the academy. You see a lot more. There's definitely more people of color who either are for acting awards, or you know, behind the scenes getting nominated, and there's more foreign films than they've ever been this year. There's those apprising presence of two foreign films in the best picture category. Alfonzo Korans Roma and Powell public house, keys, Cold War. And so there is more diversification in that sense. But it also seems like there's no more polarization. So like as you mentioned green book, which is many have criticized for its retrograde, racial politics. In which has all these scandals swirling around about its creators. Yeah. Is just keeps on plowing through award season collecting accolades and prestige, and it seems to be I mean, it's an early moment to save. It seems to be one of the possible favorites for best picture, even though as you say it's really unclear who's rooting for. I have to say some of my friends. Some of my friends are women of color one of them. Just said, I just have two words for you about that movie fried chicken. And anybody in the movie knows what we're talking about women did not fair quite as well. I kept waiting for car and Qassam is named come up for destroyer for perhaps best director. There wasn't an all the big categories. Women had gains in documentaries and some of the technical categories. But not in the big the big categories aside from obviously best actress and best supporting actress, I was a little surprised with that. Strange because it has been an exceptionally strong. Critics have been saying this all year an industry observers have been saying this an exceptionally strong movie movie year for women for movies directed by women. And some of those are maybe the kind of movies that don't get Oscar nominations. I'm thinking of Lynn Ramsey's. You're never really here. Which is a great movie, but you know, probably too offbeat too dark and to kind of already in the Oscars is to get a nomination. That's not such a surprise. But for example, Marielle Heller is can you ever? Forgive me recognized all over the place best supporting actor for grant best actress for Melissa McCarthy. Best screenplay nomination, but Marielle Heller who brought the whole thing together. And is a really impressive young female director making her second feature gets no recognition at all. So I don't exactly know what that's about. If there's a sense that you know, you've got to do your time. And she's too young director, perhaps people know that she's doing this big movie with Tom Hanks, Mr. Rogers bio-pic next year. So maybe they're sort of holding off that will be her moment. But yeah, it was definitely disappointing on the other hand. I mean, if you wanna look at movies led by women, there's a surprising number of movies getting tons of nominations like the favorite that while directed by a man is a completely female driven narrative about a love. Triangle among three women. Let's talk about Beck's best picture, by the way. My guest is Dana Stevens, she sleeps movie critic and host of slates culture gab fest. Who do you think got snubbed let's start with snubs? I mean, you can I just start off by saying like the category even the word snub kind of speaks to a part of Oskar season discourse that I don't love in that. Well, I mean, it's just it's a cliche that covers something that I think is more complicated than that. I guess just the idea of of of snubbing implies that there's this body this unified body. That's this making thumbs up thumbs down decisions. When in fact, the academy is bigger than it's ever been. It's something like it's getting so much. Antiquated term at this point. Anytime you're deciding something by consensus with a very large group of people with very different backgrounds. You know, there could be all kinds of reasons having to do with, you know, people throwing their weight behind the thing that they maybe don't love, but they think has a better chance of winning. I mean, I voted in a couple of these things not the academy. But critics groups, and I see how often something emerges that. Maybe nobody loves, but nobody hates, you know. And and at that ends up being the consensus choice. So might not quite overlord. But there are some omissions. That are surprising. And I think a big omission that surprising. Everyone is Bradley Cooper, not getting his best director non for star is born which everybody thought was this shoe into maybe do a, you know, just do a full on it happened one night, and you know, like back in nineteen thirty nine and just sweep all the big categories..
"marielle heller" Discussed on KOMO
"Frank Lenzi is at the editor's desk. With Gregg Hersholt, I'm MandA factor. By all indications federal workers are going to miss their second paycheck as the partial government shutdown roles on the checks needed to start being processed yesterday in order for workers to receive them by Friday. Meanwhile, Senate leaders are preparing to vote on competing bills that would end the shutdown, but neither measure is expected to advance tomorrow Kentucky high school student who standoff with a native American drummer has lit up. Social media is not apologizing but wishes the encounter had gone differently. Nncholas Sandman is a junior at Covington Catholic high school in suburban Cincinnati video of him smirking as tribal elder Nathan Phillips drummed at the Lincoln Memorial. Monday has gone viral Sandman told NBC news he had every right to stand his ground. But looking back he wishes he and his classmates had avoided the situation. A former Trump campaign aide says the office of special counsel Robert Muller wants to look into the. 2016? Trump campaign's ties to the National Rifle Association. Sam Nunn berchtold telling CNN that he was asked. Why Trump spoke at the annual NRA meeting just months before announcing his presidential bid. The interview is the first evidence of Robert Muller's interest in the NRA's links to Donald Trump there were some historic Oscar nominations announced yesterday, but some people are not happy about some of the actors and directors who feel they got snubbed Melissa McCarthy posted celebrate Tori video alongside co star. Richard E grant dominate for best supporting actor and the film's director, Marielle Heller Heller did not receive a nomination for best director. In fact, women were shut out of the category altogether. You. Another surprise omission from that category. Bradley Cooper, even though he was nominated for best actor for a star is born along with Sam Elliott for best supporting actor. And lady Gaga for best. Actress and songwriter. Cooper was shut out for director. But perhaps the biggest surprise of this year's Oscars. Crazy rich Asians getting no love from the academy, principally Malaysia. That's ridiculous. Harry, the critical and commercial hit winding up with zero nominations. But this year, the academy did seem to make strides in recognizing black films and filmmakers..
"marielle heller" Discussed on Keep It!
"Yes. Keira some of these are adapted from books. Oh my gosh. Books. Correspondent. No, one at the Oscars will have read the actual books that they're adapted from do you think Bill street is gonna take it? I I don't know. You know, I was actually very shocked at all of the nation's for the Balata buses grows. I a lot I've saw early never heard of that. So it's about the ballot of bustard Scruggs black clansmen, can you ever forgive me? But the fuck is that if Bill streak at talk and a star is born can you ever forgive me fucking rules movies? Sorry, Melissa McCarthy. Marielle Heller deserved the one movie made for the rector the one movie made by a woman that was like a rewarded with anything this year? Yeah. But but enough Directic can have that. Women direct before it's so flimsy, you just it doesn't work. I mean, Barbara Streisand director gentle just I dunno like wailing things from the bathroom. Do you think do you think Bill street might win since Barry Jenkins didn't get nominated for best director? Interesting was surpri-. I was surprised by I think it's a good ad obtain. I don't know. I think I think I think more of as a direct to'real accomplishment than as a writing play one since I've put him into a turnover rivalry with Damian Souto, Damian wasn't nominated for director for I man at all. Nothing for what they get production designed. Yeah. Yeah. So I'm also I was somewhat happy with clarify not getting nominated for. Nope. I mean, I love clarify. She's superhuman. It's hard to radio. Dial. Right. No, she and she and her accent kind of eared into temple Grandin territory on accident anyway. But the woman who did get nominates in a surprise, marina de VERA from Roma. Instead, she slayed in that movie that is such a good nomination. And by the way, the Oscars are usually good for one surprise acting nomination that has gone unrewarded elsewhere in the season. And this is that this year like Lesley Manville and phantom thread last year. So I was very happy to see that. I mean, also I was very shocked that will vote dominator. Also, it does feel like a movie you it's it's called attorneys gate about Vincent Van Gogh doesn't it looked like something you'd see in tropic thunder. I also just like truly other than Vigo Mortenson losing. I was just like I don't care about any. I didn't make no difference to me which of these people win specifically with actors like why do we give Oscars? It's just not that fun. I mean, just like Christian bale, Bradley coop. Like, I don't I Rami. I don't care to a lot of people were talking about the fact that we have political movies like black clansmen and vice which may upset real America. And I am finding it hard to believe that vice is one of those movies. I mean, I guess people right out. How dare you go after JD and conservatives like Hollywood always does that. But on the flip side, it's not like, we're really like fucking vice gear it's like you're gonna continue to make these movies about these awful people in politics who are all awful, white, man. So we're going to keep getting movies and roles for white men right in Hollywood. And it's political, you know, it's not..
"marielle heller" Discussed on WGN Radio
"So it'll be that floppy stuff too. Yeah. So tell us what what what jumped out at you for the independent spirit awards jumped out at me. First of all was that the spirit awards realized that women made movies is great. I mean, we keep talking about can you ever? Forgive me. That's Marielle Heller. We should mention the director. She was not nominated the Oscars, but her films, certainly have many things and she's one of the best filmmakers working right now. And for best director. I'll just say, okay. So three of the five directors nominated the spirit awards are women. Debra Granik for leave. No trace that was one of my favorite films tamra Jenkins for private life and Lynne Ramsay for. You're never really here. And it was just really nice. They're nine alongside Barry Jenkins for if Beale street could talk and Paul Schrader for first reformed and other my favorite films the year. So I just I think overall just a much stronger assemblage, I don't personally for me. And you were saying these Academy Awards are cabbie ward weekend. So it's on the twenty third. Saturday right before the Sunday. So it's February twenty six so you can have your your your your checklist. And then you also have your prepare for the elections and see what who you're gonna vote for. I know it's boom, boom, boom spirit awards Oscars elections. Yes. I mean about and best feature my favorite film. The eighth grade. That's up for best feature along with first reformed. If Beale street could talk I keep forgetting that doesn't have a best picture nomination. The Oscars about a dozen leave. No trace, and you're never really here. Yeah. So I mean, there's a lot of really good. And then this film called the tail this people keep not seeing this as a film, but it was it premiered at Sundance, but HBO is really the one that's been distributing it. So you can see on there. But it's by Jennifer, FOX incredible movie. Laura Dern the star of it. You should check this out. Laura Dern, it's incredible. And it's the filmmakers going back to this relationship. She had as young girl this much older, man. And she starts realize my gosh, this guy took advantage of me. And I wasn't aware of it until I was in my middle age like looking back on things, and it just shows how you know, the the the human mind the way we try to contextualized trauma. It's a very complex thing. Sometimes it'll take decades fairly start dealing with it. But it's a filmmaker is about her life. She's actually grappling with it an inviting you to be part of the journey, and it's incredible detail. Tale is forced me to watch the tape. Laura Dern love can't miss. Let me let me interrupt this conversation to welcome to the conversation. One of our favorite listeners. It's trucker ridge. Hey, Patty, how you guys doing tonight? Very well. How's it where you are? I take off my start out by thirty nine. West of Chicago there. It was sloppy snow covered with real big wet snowflakes sawed eighty eight. Fifty five or doesn't get in by a world. Eric. Uh? Split. It just turned into rain, and it's just been posted speed limit ever since I'm over by sixty five and Indiana and also. Sean about thirty six degrees and a Hammam so badly. Are you worried going cold? It'll be a nice day. I was gonna say if it gets colder, then you have to worry about that ice, those icy roads and black is in particular. I'm guessing for you allow the problems that are the hesitant drivers. Is that continue to be is that one of the issues you have? What was that? I missed that. I'm hesitant drivers. You know, the folks who kinda like, oh, maybe realize they're overestimating their abilities to handle the weather, and then make choices that might put you in danger. I always leave a little bit of actual mom like my wife says I drive like a grandpa. Got enough miles under my belt. I haven't well. I'm not gonna say the word. I haven't had an accident. Over thirty five years, and that one wasn't my fault. So that at all, I just take my time. Best direct record. Yeah. I got juice aims you'll never fly faster than your guardian angel can fly. Get their billion times by going. Folderols? It takes is one time try to get there too fast. So at all. A rich. I have an announcement to make that I found out earlier today. I don't know that if you if you are on social media at all, but Dr dingman is going to be in the area on on Valentine's Day. I don't know if that's something you'll be able to do, but he's going to be at the comedy shrine in Aurora on Valentine's Day, and I'll be appearing with him that night. Support that a weekday or Thursday. I'm sorry. It's a Thursday. I know. I'll tell you. I'll try and get some video of that as well concern that he'll have. All right. And. Hi. Yep. Story with Dr digman. That's right. And he'll be now I booked him today since he's doing his appearance. He asked to be booked on show for next Wednesday for sure so he's in the books. I can I can take a photo and show you that. I wrote them down. Oh, I totally trust. You. You're my co driver. So I gotta trust you. I will. I appreciate that. I I'll try I'll tell you do my best, sir. Okay. You take care. And if you're worried about you, you've always asked about like Bassim talks when the war, spray and stuff. Yeah. In the wintertime, you'll want it to be spraying if they're spray. That means there's noise, right? That's true. It's mushy that makes sense. Look, look, shiny. And there's no little water coming up for tires from cars or trucks around you. Then that might be ice. So be careful. Well, thank you so much. I'm going to try to keep it on the road and keep listening to you. Appreciate that. We will talk to you later took rich. We were talking earlier about Sam Elliott and the three one two says as a huge Sam Elliott fan. I just wanted to weigh in Patty that you must must watch last year's movie hero starring Sam. He also an has an interesting movie coming out in a couple of weeks called the man who killed Hitler. And then killed Big Ben the big foot, wait a minute way. Big like like the Batman th that's all one title. That's the whole title. So it could just be a big gimmick. But I mean, how can you resist a film of that title in San Elliott starring I don't think you should know. I don't think it's I don't think humanly possible Tom Izzo. You're familiar with this. I'm just so in on this like, that's that's put all your chips on the man who killed Hitler. And then the big foot big foot. Big of that before we go to the break. I do want to say we haven't had a chance to to revisit this conversation. Because Elliott Toronto has not joined us now Elliott Serrano got no argument with sue the t Rex from the museum of the field museum. Oh, yeah. No argument with the t t Rex because sue contends that Indiana Jones was not a good archaeologist that he was just a grave robber and didn't kill Hitler. When he had a chance. Interesting. So even thought of it that way, there's a whole thread between Elliot and see the t Rex and actually then he came on the air. And and she did not engage. I don't know if the. Perhaps just the the the Twitter is the her place of of communication, but Indiana Jones. He's just Marvin museum curator. That's this blog. Museum. That's it. That's a good point. Yeah. He's very good at avoiding poisonous darts and rolling boulders. I guess absolutely. And he should have stayed with Karen Allen from the first my half degree with them. I have been a recurring character and all the movie as a kid who up as brunette and boys always like the blondes when the temple of doom came, and I'm like, really, I know I was so bummed because it will cause Karen Allen was kind of a tomboy too. I know she's so passing. Yeah. So poor Kate Capshaw sale that horrible role but Spielberg Lecter well enough to marry her. They're still together. So the happy ending offscreen, Amy Irving the brunette. I love Amy K before we again. Okay. One more thing. Because now have you ever seen the movie crossing Delancey? Now, this is I think you I want I wonder if you so my husband when when we started dating there were like movies that I was required to watch kind of every couple has. Yeah. I don't know. I didn't have any for him. I would have to ask him. If I if there are any that I made him watch. But crossing Delancey was one of them. It is it's a really sweet movie. It's Paul and Amy Irving. Oh, yeah. And Amy Irving say her mother plays like, I'm Jewish matchmaker. So it's it's it's a sweet little movie you have to see thirteen conversations about one thing. Okay. Starring Amy Irving and Alan Arkin to hear people fence around my favorite movies. All right done. Yes. Okay. Then here's another one. Yes. Also, my husband apparently big Paul Rieger fan. Which is local hero with Burt. Lancaster? Oh, yes. I think I might have seen this one by the way, Paul by the way, speaking. Because I think it takes place in either Wales or Scotland Tom programming note for tomorrow night. I probably need to let engineering know this. I think we're gonna have a Scottish pipe band. Studio O tuning in. But we don't need the performance base. But we probably need to set up a couple of microphones for them. Right. Yes. Okay. So let's let's Email somebody 'cause I just found out today. We're gonna have some folks in talk about Robert burns, and how we can raise a toast Rabbie burns. So we've got the piping Bantu beds. Incredible. Let's take a break here. And and we will round out the evening with a I'm trying to say, Tom. What do you think? Do you want to do? Tell me something good or what we meant to get to some of these stories. I feel like tonight's a T V what I meant to get to. Yeah. We'll talk some of these stories stories. All right where we come back on seven twenty WGN. Bozeman.
"marielle heller" Discussed on /Film Daily
"So I don't really know how this happened. But I'm okay with it. Yeah. So director Pablo hausky earned surprising best director nod which is unusual because the best director category doesn't usually contain to foreign film directors. And here we have. Heloc hausky as well. As off on the Koran, and this is a film that flew under a lot of people's radar even people who are a major snow files because it's you know, it's a black and white a romance period drama and not a lot of people have seen it. But the people who have have raved about it. But hasn't earned any sort of buzz in any case. And yet here it is in one of the top five categories with the the director earning that coveted best director nod shortly this because I feel like this was not in the buzz at all leading up to this awards. Like, I didn't even this wasn't even on my like watchlist for you know, before I was making my top ten of the year. I just didn't this wasn't even on my radar has anybody here seen that film. Nope. I want to because I've heard nothing but good things about it. But I just have not had the time. And i'm. Yeah. And to give you an idea critising almost four hundred films from last year as not seen this film. So that just goes to show you how much of surprise that is but a big snub this year in directing category is there's no female best director nominees fell. If you heard Jacobs rundown of the best director category earlier, you may notice that there are no female directors nominated, and while people may argue that female, filmmakers makers are not doing any awards where the look of work. I beg you to reconsider because I think that this year has had some of the most of visibility for female directors doing great work in the Indy and film festival circuit. You have Lynne Ramsay with the thriller. You're never really hear several brenick for leave. No trace and Marielle Heller for can you ever? Forgive me, which also earned three awesome. For nominations for best actress best supporting actor and best screenplay. And yet she did not earn a best director nomination when she could have easily gotten that fifth slot. There are plenty of others to khloe Zhao for the writer, which was critically acclaimed and was named the best the year's best film by the national study film. Critics and the Gotham film awards Josie work who's married who've Scott's also earned to Oscar nods to marriage hankins private life care into some for destroyer Mamie letter for on the basis of sex. There's so many this sounds like a long list stage. Longlist of ignored. My Critics Circle the Los Angeles online film, Critics Circle we do we do like instead of best record you best male director and best female director, which we kind of got a lot of flack last year. When we introduce that. But I actually I was actually not sure how I felt about it back then, but I actually now kind of loved that. Because I feel like. You know it. Yes. In a best world there should just be one category. Actually in the best world, there shouldn't even be best. Actress best actor I think, but we're not living in the world. We have Trump is president. I I like I almost wish we instead of you know, the kademi considering best popular film as a category. They might consider, you know, breaking up best male director and best female director. So that you if something needs to be done to get the recognition into start turning the tide in my opinion. I what do you think of that? Feelings about providing that category because I do think that if people just looked harder. And actually, we're able to see the film female filmmakers are doing great work that this category would be more evenly balanced, but Greta gerwig was nominated last year, and they've only been five women nominate in total at the Oscars. So maybe it would be worth it at this point..
"marielle heller" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"That Koran is definitely the one to beat and he probably almost assuredly will win, but I would say of the five nominated invest director, which is Ron Spike Lee yoga's length for the favorite puzzle public housekeeper Cold War and adamant came for vice that Spike Lee would be number two. Look, this is what you're going to hear. I think because they're talking about it internally already. There has never been a black best director winner. And so I think you can certainly make the case for Afonso Koran for the just sheer achievement of Roma. And but I think you can make a case for Spike Lee for the achievement of black klansman, plus a career that has been I think. You know, a overlooked in certain ways by the academy and really as a historic award. So I don't think we've we've started even thinking about that yet. And you know, it could easily also not happen for a million reasons. But I think that spike should absolutely not be counted out. I think he has a real chance in that category. Yeah. And I think also, you know, something that people have noted with some frustration today is that the best direction categories all men, despite some, you know, very worthy female directors in Debra Granik for leave no trace or Marielle Heller for can you ever? Forgive me that giving the words like Lee Koran already house one would sort of at least maybe cushion that injustice some because it would kind of right another wrong. So I don't again, I think that we think about these things differently than, you know, your average academy member, but I could see that narrative sort of coalesce. They're gonna make a run on it. And and you know, it's interesting that Peter Farrelly did not come in director. It's interesting that Bradley Cooper did not come in and director or editing. Chris. Rosen our friend who's now the editor at TV guide, but a famed Oscar prognosticator who also sometimes has crazy ideas. But today he was saying wait a minute is black klansman actually, the the best picture front runner. I mean, it's very unclear who the best picture front runner is right now. And that's as crazy about today. Yeah. I mean, Roma in the favorite lead with ten, but Roma, you know, did not all of them kind of miss some things except for black clansmen has has all the nominations..
"marielle heller" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"It's the only chase scene in a movie where like it's realistic where they're winded after like seventeen secondary fronts on. Yes. What it would look like if these two people actually had to chase it also that's very true, and the movie also this is now podcast about destroy the movie also. Considers the fact that like if you got kicked and punched a lot you'd be really hurt like which most these kind of ignored. I was so worried about her like joints for most of. These look like they really are aching right now. Anyway, everyone watched destroy we're going to get her a nomination with this conversation. Do you want to say really quickly? Nicole Kidman is having a hell of a year at the box office. Speaking of controversies, not touching people like the upside. Which is the Kevin Hart a bright Kristen film, like did did huge numbers of the box office. Despite all of the Kevin Hart controversy in conversation that that's been going on call Kim's in that movie and the upside ups like upset aquaman, which is called Kidman's also in so like great job at the box office. Nicole Kidman, you're doing it. You really doing it? All right. Let's do director. I will you know, I guess I'll plant my flag. I'm gonna say you're just want them us. I'm going to put their you'll be shocked if he doesn't get nominated. I'll be shocked if you're goes doesn't get nominated. What do you think? I would save Spike Lee. I think this is his year. I think that Jon David Washington's probably going to get an actor nomination. I think it'll get a best picture nomination. So I would be I think that would be a glaring omission. If they were to not recognize him as well, Mike, this is obvious. But my Monaco would pop right out of my skull. If Alphonso Koran didn't win win. I I am very strong krone wins the director Oscar believer. Yeah. To get to the other side of this something that we've been talking about a little bit around the offices. The fact that like berry, Jake, it's Damian Chazelle who were like these monoliths of of the Oscar season a couple of years ago like how these big award friendly movies. And it hasn't been quite necessarily their year in the same way. So I am going to let go of Barry Jenkins getting nominated for if we could talk who are you going to let go of Richard. I don't know a lady Debra Granik, Marielle Heller both who've been on this podcast. Go back. Listen to their great interviews. Not not great because I did them. But because there, but yeah, I think I think I think that maybe there was a chance that Marielle Heller would get in because people seem to really let the into Kenya over forgive me. But I'm giving up that that that ghost? I got Ryan Kugler for me. Oh, yeah..
"marielle heller" Discussed on KPCC
"The favourite nominated for fourteen critics choice awards including original screenplay cinematography acting on Somboon director and best picture of the year award. Eligible in all categories. Welcome to the frame. I'm John horn. It's pretty easy to see awards season in Hollywood as a self-indulgent reason for the industry to get dressed up and congratulate itself, but it's the past years have shown the public platform of these events can highlight some real socio political issues the Oscar so white campaign started by the cultural critic, April rain furthered a public conversation about representation and at last year's Golden Globes activists for women's rights accompanied actresses on the red carpet this week the members of the academy of Motion Picture Arts and sciences began voting on what movies to nominate for this year's Oscars. So to get a read on what narratives this award season has I sat down with Kyle Buchanan of the New York Times. I really believe since they've expanded that best picture category. Pass five nominees. You get a fantastic. Look at the air. You know, you have to the superhero film Black Panther. You have the Netflix. Film Rome, you have movies, by Spike Lee, you have bohemian rhapsody, which is almost certainly going to set off a wave of music bio-pic imitators, and yet you can also tell you something about that year, generally, not not just the movie year and not just the pop culture, but the year, and I do feel that when we have conversations about movies like green book and bohemian rhapsody about screen representation is reflecting how we feel about ourselves and how we feel represented or not by the world by politics by the systems, the governess, and the other thing that I think is worth noting too. Is that sometimes movies can benefit or be derailed by things that happen outside of the film itself. And that really seems to be happening right now around green book there was a complaint by a niece of Don Shirley about whether or not the film was accurate or whether or not it depicted her uncle in a favorable light. And now there's been more stuff. That has come out about the co screenwriter the film that feels to me could be potentially fatal. Yeah. So I if people aren't familiar green book, it's with Vigo Mortenson Mahershala Ali, it is a fact based movie sort of a reverse driving mistake. You know, John was saying that some some stuff has come to light yet. But the the son of the subject of the film who co wrote the screenplay he had a tweet. He was tweeting out Donald Trump about Muslims and nine eleven. In a way that is ironic that when you realize marshal Ali who is so fantastic in that film is Muslim himself. It's not just ironic. It's wrong because he was saying that Muslims were applauding nine eleven which is factually untrue. And also Peter fairly the director of the film. People were circulating recirculating an old interview with him where he talked about exposing himself to Cameron Diaz to other people in the industry as a joke framed as a joke, but something that he said he's done hundreds of times, which you know, was not as well received as a joke. Let's say right now given everything going on in the world. Let's talk about where we are in the calendar nomination voting for the Academy Awards opened on January seventh at closes on Monday. January fourteenth nominations come out on January twenty second the Motion Picture Arts and sciences. Thanks to a very aggressive campaign to diversify grow. The membership is now more than nine thousand members. But if you look at the other guilds that have made their nominations so far the producers guild of America, the writers guild of America, the directors guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild after there's more than a boaters represented in those picks, and those voters what do those guilds tell us now about the kinds of movies that seem to be connecting and on the on the worst part of that equation, the movies that you, and I might love that don't seem to be well, they paint a rosy picture for a few movies. A star is born and black clansmen both have popped up at just about every single guilt. I think actually every single guilt that they're able to films like Roma advice are also doing. Well, something that surprises me though, John is that Black Panther. And immediately iconic film, probably the most landmark film released this year and a critically. Well, reviewed one the third. Biggest movie domestically of all time Bill. Million dollar grocer. While it is in the Oscar race. It's not doing that sort of gang busters business that I might have expected from the precursors and the one that's often left out that surprises me is the director. Ryan Kugler truly like can't think of more promising young director. He's thirty two has directed three films fruitvale station creed and Black Panther. That is an arc that is incredible indelible on refutable and for him not to necessarily be picking up. The best director accolades from groups like the DJ or even the Golden Globes is surprising to me. And I don't know what people are waiting for. Are they waiting for him to make his next movie? And then, you know, they'll they'll add, you know, his his chips from Black Panther. Tha that bid instead, why would you not do it? Now when you have in front of you this incredibly promising young man whose made one of the biggest films of all time. And if you look. At the selections for the directors guild of America that not only did feature. But also, I feature not a woman among the ten nominees. Yeah. Not a woman among them. I mean, this is obviously a topic that we talk about all the time not just on the frame. But but fortunately, we're starting to have this conversation in many more places in the media and public the studios are having them. And yet John man progress can feel so slow at times, I was looking at how many female directed movies are coming out this summer from big studios, and there are maybe fewer than three. Yeah. And I can think of a couple really good movies. That were directed by women this past year. I would put KARN Kasama destroyer movie. I really liked Marielle Hellers can you ever forgive me? I don't know what you would add to that. I mean, my two favorite movies of two thousand eighteen were Debra Granik. Leave no trace and chloe's. How's the writer that I mean even talking about these movies? I was watching someone watched the writer on the plane recently watching over there Solta. I started crying just watching them watch..
"marielle heller" Discussed on /Film Daily
"And then the other one is a beautiful day in the neighborhood, which is Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers. I'm sure everybody knows about that. I just don't think that's going to make this list. But Marielle Heller is directing that one. I feel like if that documentary didn't come out. I would be more excited about this home. I agree. I think so that's fair. Okay. Jacob before you'll eat it. Did we decide not to consider Lucy in the sky is that what we let's go above the went up. So we did talk about it. Okay. Okay. I just I want to highlight whatnot to drag this out any longer. But there's only one more. I want to highlight which I know what make listen, that's Astro. Which is the new SCI fi film from James gray. Who was one of my favorite directors each did the lost city of z or the law city of Zad? If you're from the UK as they call it directed we own the night. He's he makes these really good indie films that make no money, but they're phenomenal. He made the immigrant. He works a lot with Joaquin Phoenix. This is like a scifi epic. With Brad Pitt and Ruth Negga. And I know it's not been a list, but I just want to highlight. 'cause I'm excited about it. If we had seen more about it like ad Astra intriguing by a need to see more before I can commit to it on his list. That's my view on it. Okay. Hitting delete guys type of the final three. Let's go and just the temperature of the room go round and really quickly. Tell me what you number one from this list is Peter wait, wait, wait before we do this. We have thirty one movies here. Yes. You you want to still go to twenty five or can we go to thirty. I'm about thirty. Here's my one going to thirty. And this is gonna sound really really dumb is. I like the idea of us being forced to make hard decisions. Yeah. And I think I think that we can trim six movies from this list. Okay. All right. Peter wha-, what would be your number one movie from this list number one movie from this list?.
"marielle heller" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"He hasn't been nominated for much. But I just noticed this the Golden Globes if you're gonna inherit anything from apparent, imagine inheriting, Denzel Washington's voice. Yes. Likes the coolest thing you possibly inherit like every time. He talks them just like what a lucky guy, what a wonderful thing. Anyway. And he was a pro football player before the actor in the film, and he's just been like a really cool fund sort of great person to have around in a word season. So I think a lot. Lot of amazing things will happen for him in the future. But in the meantime, like, he's I think helping to propel this movie or keep this movie in the conversation for sure Joanna did anything stand up for you like like black klansman did for Mike. I was interested in the narrative the in the BAFTA nominations came out late last night. So there was some few stalwart like awards people up late with their hot takes that. I was reading and one of the things I saw was like, oh, what a disappointing like lockstep with expected academy choices because this is something like, you know, obviously, the UK people were up, and like the the idea of like the Baptist distinguishing themselves from the Oscars versus falling in line. And being predictive of the Oscars has been kind of a conversation around this particular awards body for the last few years. It's sort of like, I think they used to like to or some people used to like to feel like the Baptists were much more distinctive or much more interested in homegrown films. And now, I think people get worried that it's absorbed into the larger Hollywood. Sheen. And I I think you see both. I think you see some fun like kick ups or British things like having clear foia in their first man, which just feels like that's a performance that has been, you know, not as lauded as it might be. But like, you know, she's she's one of theirs. They're excited about her. It seemed like that sort of thing seems like an important thing. Standing Ali what we will getting three nominations is like very BAFTA. The other thing though, is that some one of the narratives I saw was look how the Baptist had been influenced by the Golden Globes. But that's like that's a that's a poor take because I was looking up the nomination window and the nominations started in December for teeth. So like, I don't think that green book being on on the BAFTA nominations list is like a reaction to northern when that happened three days ago, if that makes sense, but it is a good confirmation that this film, which is a film that maybe we weren't taking as seriously as we should have before the Globes is a serious serious contender here. It's one of the five best film nominees here. Peter Farrelly getting a DJ nomination, which is wild. If Ryan Kugler or whomever, Barry Jenkin matching or Marielle Heller, or, you know, no, no female directors nominated to the bath, the DJ's. But yeah, I mean, it that movie is undeniable and. And I think we were talking a little bit before we recorded Mike, and I in studio that like Mike, you're kind of feeling like that one just given the map of like, what's what's in in the kind of front runner status, or or the the few films that are like the green book could kind of burst through that. Because it has what the most like broad consensus support or like, I mean, it's hard to you know, with the whole tiered balloting. It's tricky like we were suggesting on Monday that may be like Black Panther would benefit from being a lot of people's number two movie or whatever, but like green, but could be up there too. Yeah. And and I think that also I don't know. I mean, I don't want to overdo the political side of this. Because I don't think I think we're more attuned to this than a lot of academy voters. But on the other hand, if the other ones like split the woke vote, you know, like, and you just get a bunch of people who are like, it's a dang good movie. You know, like it it could win it could sail through..
Golden Globes nominations and the Oscars find a host...for now
"KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox, Lux, twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste a pop megastar grappling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt we have the Golden Globes nominations out today, and I cannot discuss the Golden Globes without once again, noting what the heck are the Golden Globes. I mean, this is a group of foreign press people, and they are not a big group about ninety. I think is how many there are and they have managed, you know, kudos to them to create this gigantic deal around a bunch of reporters, some of them who I think are not even fulltime reporters may not have been published for awhile anywhere that you've even heard of. But whatever they've made it into this huge deal this huge telecast. And even though it has no connection to the academy whatsoever. It is. Deemed to have influence, so I guess we have to talk about. Yeah. And the fact of the matter is the Globes do matter they're an awards body that starts off the season their their nominations are in play during the very important holiday movie going seasons. So they can be influential on box office, and they are an indicator of the Oscar nominations, and I think this year the big winner from the globe. It's gotta be vice the Dick Cheney movie from Adam McKay, which has six nominations to lead the field. Yeah. I mean vices people thought that Christian bale would be nominated for playing Dick Cheney. But I don't think it had been seen in the best picture category. I don't know if it truly influences, but maybe on some unconscious level this attention does influence, so I'll let you have that point. Again. There are some changes. I do think that the Hollywood Foreign Press has tried to do better. There has been a wrap in the past that they snub movies with African American cats that did not happen this year movies that are in the mix. This year are black klansman. From Spike Lee, Black Panther. Of course, the marvel movie, and if Beale street could talk which is based on James Baldwin story. So those movies are in and that's better one thing that has not gotten better. And this was pointed out last year by Natalie Portman and announcing the nominations no women nominees again in the director category. That is unfortunate. I don't think the Academy Awards nominations will likely have any female directors. Either least how it's playing out right now Tamara Jenkins is sort of in the race for the fertility drama private life that she directed for net. Flicks. There is Debra Granik has leave no trace, but that's considered a smaller movie, and Marielle Heller has can you ever forgive me, which is getting more notice for Melissa McCarthy's performance, and she was nominated today as well. Yeah. Of course, there's khloe show with the writer, which just wanna Critics Award in New York. So that I think might be on the academy's potentially. It's a small. Movie, but potentially on the kademi threat. Our TV is where the most controversy happens, you know, things like succession overlooked, which is a very well regarded HBO series, and you know, certain things that don't seem to make sense, but I'm just going to pivot away from that for second to talk briefly about the Academy Awards after a long delay. The academy has come up with a host or ABC for the ABC telecast, Kevin Hart instantly, there are issues on the internet because of homophobic jokes that Kevin Hart had tweeted unfortunate. But it's a very tough job the academy to find a host. And it looks like they may have overlooked something here. Yeah, he certainly popular and has a lot of movies that people love. So we'll see when that they stay with them. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. That's Melanie editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox Lux at twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste. A pop megastar grab. Alling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday, this podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status has a nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join.