The work of achieving the America we dream of should not be the work of one group or another but all of us who call this country home. And we the people -- Black, Brown, White -- must not rest until all can claim that dream. And bring it to powerful, just fruition.
He becomes just one of three directors in the show's history to earn consecutive distinctions.
"What an unmitigated delight! To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet," Miller said.
In The Revenant, Hardy is a villain, more so because in the act of affecting a me-first ethos, he goes against DiCaprio's appealing sense of family and love. Even his Golden Globe acceptance speech exuded his values in the earth.
Well, here I am, once again hanging alone around the perimeter while the vast majority of critics and fans are having a veritable orgy of delight over Mad Max: Fury Road. Yes it's a crazy, inventive film. Yes, the action is outsized and breathtaking. And yet my reaction is a resounding, "Meh." How did it come to this?
"Who killed the world?" asks Mad Max: Fury Road at various points in its runtime. It's a sweeping question and an essential one for the film's brutal beating heart, but unlike a question such as "who watches the watchmen?" there is very little ambiguity here.
"Filmmaking is not for the faint-hearted," asserts South African-born film editor Margaret Sixel. The mother of two boys, Buda (19), and Tige (15), is one of a growing number of women editing the male domain of action films.
There's a terrific comic-book sensibility to this film, which is high praise for the work of a seventy-year-old man. In contrast to that other George, I feel like this movie -- with its blood, sweat and gears -- is the proper spiritual sequel to the original Star Wars.
The original director George Miller has breathed new life into that classic franchise and the result is an absolutely riveting, visually arresting and perfectly acted film that sets up a netherworld where water and gasoline are at a premium, evildoers rule and humanity is down on its luck.
"Fury Road" is less a sequel than a reimagining of this post-apocalyptic mythology.
In 1987, a civil war among Democrats stalled progress on a $1 trillion budget resolution. House liberals, including Miller