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Ava DuVernay: Team Chalamet? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 20, 2018 20:32:26 November 20, 2018 20:32:26
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Full disclosure: I’m just here to please in this post, total obsequiousness. Because I know how you feel about Timothee Chalamet. And you know what? Ava DuVernay feels the same way. Ava and Timmy were both at the Academy’s Governors Awards on Sunday and here’s what she posted about him afterwards, he made that much of an impression:  I like this person. Full Story

Strong Black Lead

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at June 26, 2018 18:54:08 June 26, 2018 18:54:08

By now, you’ve probably seen Netflix’s Strong Black Lead short film. The spot is a recreation of the iconic 1958 photo “A Great Day in Harlem” but instead of legendary jazz musicians, Netflix brought together 47 black directors, producers, writers and actors. The promo has been dubbed “A Great Day in Hollywood” and each of these black creatives work on Netflix originals. Full Story

The Cannes Women’s March

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 14, 2018 13:16:01 May 14, 2018 13:16:01
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Eva Husson’s Girls in the Sun premiered at Cannes on Saturday, one of only three films in competition directed by a woman. Before the premiere, jury president Cate Blanchett led a march of 82 women up the famous red Palais steps. Full Story

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Ava DuVernay is already moving on

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 16, 2018 19:21:32 March 16, 2018 19:21:32
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It was everyone’s low-key worry, right? That after A Wrinkle in Time merely whelmed, Ava DuVernay would not get the same second (third, fourth, fifth) chance that her white male peers get to go on and make another blockbuster, like, say, Zack Snyder who made a divisive Superman movie and then went on to make two more divisive Superman movies. Full Story

In Defense of A Wrinkle in Time

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at March 15, 2018 15:51:43 March 15, 2018 15:51:43
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It has been just over two weeks since I saw A Wrinkle in Time. It was a press screening, which usually means I’m sitting alone being extra all by myself. But this time, my best friend Liz –who works with Lainey at etalk – was sitting beside me. We laughed. We cried. We LIVED. We loved A Wrinkle in Time. Full Story

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Show Your Work: “The Room Where It Happens”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 12, 2018 20:01:06 March 12, 2018 20:01:06

If you know Hamilton, you know where we took our inspiration for the title of this week’s episode of Show Your Work. We are not, however, talking about Hamilton. We are talking about rooms – the rooms where Hollywood decisions are made, the rooms where plans are laid, the rooms where we work. Full Story

Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 8, 2018 20:12:08 March 8, 2018 20:12:08
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A Wrinkle in Time is an ambitious movie and its scope outstrips its narrative ability, resulting in an uneven but occasionally enthralling fantasy. Meg (Storm Reid, terrific) is introduced helping her father, Alex Murry (Chris Pine, terrific) in his lab. He’s doing an experiment with sand and frequencies, and talking about how finding just the right frequency can do…something. Full Story

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Ryan supports Ava

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2018 19:16:45 February 27, 2018 19:16:45
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A Wrinkle In Time opens next week, on March 9th. The premiere was last night in Hollywood. And this is giving me the saps. You’ll recall, Hollywood came out strong for Black Panther earlier this month Full Story

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SADE!!!!!

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at February 22, 2018 20:13:23 February 22, 2018 20:13:23
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It feels like the pop culture gods are showering gifts upon us to make up for A) ignoring people of colour for years and B) to give us relief from the equals parts horrific and demoralizing 24-hour news cycle. Sade is here to save us. SADE!!! What a time. Ava DuVernay, the patron saint of pop culture gifts from above, is the reason why Sade is here to save us. Full Story

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Yesterday, on Martin Luther King Day in America, Ava DuVernay was named Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. Three years ago, Ava’s film, Selma, was released to critical acclaim. In his review of the film, Wesley Morris wrote in Grantland that  Read Full Intro