Here’s what Cuties, the debut feature from French-Senegalese filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré, is: the story of an 11-year-old named Amy (Fathia Youssouf) who’s stuck watching her family fall apart and is trying to find a place for herself in the world. Here’s what it is not: a salacious bit of pedo-bait designed to appeal to baser instincts rather than better angels. To be fair, Netflix — the company that purchased this slice-of-life drama at Sundance, where Doucouré won the Best Directing award in the fest’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition — did the work exactly zero favors by switching out the original French poster (kids romping down la rue after a shopping spree) for one featuring the underage cast in provocative poses and couture. Out of context, the girls’ outfits look questionably flashy and trashy; seen in context, as the costumes for a hip-hop dance troupe competing for a grand prize, you understand how they function in … [Read more...] about ‘Cuties’ Review: A Coming-of-Age Movie Caught in the Culture Wars
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He wrote, "Maturing is realizing how many things don't require your comments, hence I don't comment on Bigg Boss, having said that....today I had to for a human reason. I'm not here to judge anybody but all those people who are saying Hina Khan has a huge problem for not using filtered but tap water for food is a big cry cry.....come on this was genuine. I'm sure people who are saying that's not a big deal. I'm sure they themselves must be washing hands also from Bisleri water from production cost." - (sic) … [Read more...] about Kushal Tandon Slams Trolls For Making Fun Of The Age Gap Between Priyanka & Nick!
We spoke to Cube Wednesday on "TMZ Live" and he elaborated on his "Contract with Black America" that he's been promoting these past few months ahead of the election. Bottom line ... he says he'll vote for whoever implements his ideas, even if it's President Trump. … [Read more...] about Ice Cube Focused on Black Agenda in Election, Says Biden and Trump Reached Out
Universal Translator It started with a quick phone call for Sharon Choi, when Bong Joon Ho was preparing to take Parasite to Cannes and needed a translator for some early interviews—including with Deadline for our Disruptors magazine. The Seoul-based South Korean saw it as a chance to make a little extra income as she pursued her own ambitions. And director Bong immediately sparked to the skill with which Choi spun his turns of phrase into English (he speaks good English but prefers to communicate the nuance of his interviews in his native tongue), turning Choi into a key part of the Parasite ensemble ever since. Now, more than six months later, Choi has become a star in her own right, especially after Bong became the first non-native speaker featured as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, with Choi taking the couch alongside him to translate. “She has her own fandom now, in Korea and the U.S.,” insists Song Kang Ho, translated—just this … [Read more...] about Could ‘Parasite’ Make Best Picture History? Bong Joon Ho and Song Kang Ho On The Hit Movie Shattering Every Expectation
I thanked him and got off the phone and smiled. Honestly, I felt a kind of relief come over me for the first time since I became a reporter in Hollywood. Finally. I had reached my potential. I didn’t know it until I got that validation from Tom Pollock. I was able to tell him this at our last lunch together. When I told him the impact he had on me, he paused and said, “I just had no idea.” I added, “I wasn’t the only one, Tom. For many, many people.” And we held that nostalgic moment together in silence, neither of us looking up from our plates. … [Read more...] about Anita Busch Remembers Tom Pollock: Smartest Guy In The Movie Business