• Film,  Miss N

    Blindspotting

    At a time when so many incredible indie films are being made,¬†Blindspotting¬†sits well amongst the list as one of the must-sees. It’s a feature film that channels the talent of spoken word artists, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, into an urgent, compelling fresh take on contemporary America. On screen, as in real life, the actors are friends, co-workers, and co-writers — in the film their co-writing takes place more spontaneously, in between deliveries in their company truck, rather than in room with pen and paper (or keys and a laptop). Diggs, a Tony-winning Hamilton alum, plays Collin, who’s spent a year in prison and has three days left of his…

  • Film,  The Rundown

    That’s a Wrap, #Cannes17!

    Here’s to the 70th edition – and my 11th – of the Cannes Film Festival! – to sharing teeny-tiny apartments with teeny-tiny flights of stairs and no elevator – to forgoing late-night parties for early-morning miles with breathtaking views – to Tilda, and Jake, and, Will, and Isabelle – to dancing to Justice with a recovering knee – to a 33-year old street artist & an 88-year old film legend taking a moving road trip together – to being blown away by Inarritu & Lubezki and the possibilities of VR – to red carpets for porta potties, and in the press room, and outside churches – to drinking rose while…

  • Film,  Miss N

    Oscars 2013: The Votes Are In!

    If the movie industry were a reality show then Tuesday evening would have been the night the telephone lines closed. Voting for the 85th edition of the awards ended, and now all the ballots (including those cast, for the first time, online) will be taken to a secret location and counted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, who will then take those sealed envelopes to the ceremony on Sunday, revealing the winners in the 24 categories. In the meantime, final predictions are being made and¬†preparations are underway at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, where the bleachers and special stages are being set up outside the Hollywood & Highland Center. On Wednesday, the red…