Hammer to Nail

HtN Celebrates Sean Baker’s Palme d’Or Win!
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(Photo credit Valery Hache via Getty Images) The big, stunning news over the weekend was that truly independent filmmaker Sean Baker won the freeking Palme d’Or at Cannes! Amazing. It’s always a great feeling when a good person, solid, indie...
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Cannes 2024 Winners: Sean Baker’s ‘Anora’ Wins the Palme d’Or (Full List)
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The 77th Cannes Film Festival concluded today as the Greta Gerwig-fronted jury awarded the Palme d’Or to Sean Baker’s new sex worker comedy, Anora. It is also distributor NEON’s fifth consecutive Palme win following Anatomy of a Fall, Triangle of...
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A Conversation with Bertrand Bonello (THE BEAST)
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Bertrand Bonello is a multi-hyphenate talent in the film industry. The acclaimed filmmaker is also a producer, composer and actor. His films have been associated with the movement known as New French Extremity. Bonello actually got his start in music...
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A Conversation with John Waters (CRY-BABY)
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Baltimore-based filmmaker John Waters—aka “The Pope of Trash”—began his career in the 1960s as a provocateur, directing a series of proudly outrageous features on microscopic budgets, with drag queen Divine as his frequent star. His many early works include Pink...
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LONGLEGS Trailer: Maika Monroe Is Haunted By Nicolas Cage in Oz Perkins’ Psychological Nightmare
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Modern-day scream queen Maika Monroe (It Follows, Watcher) is an FBI agent facing her dark past in the form of Nic Cage in probably the most anticipated horror flick of the summer. The duo stars in Longlegs from writer-director Oz...
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OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2024 PROGRAM
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The Oak Cliff Film Festival is back June 20-23 in the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff and not only do they have a lineup sure to make a cinefile smile, HtN Editor Don Lewis (that’s me!) will be there covering the...
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BACKSPOT
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(Check our Chris Reed’s movie review of Backspot, in theaters now. Seen it? Join the conversation with HtN on our Letterboxd Page.) In Backspot, the feature debut of Canadian director D.W. Waterson, the competition may be fierce, but at the end...
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NATIONAL ANTHEM Trailer: Charlie Plummer Discovers Love and Self in Queer Cowboy Drama
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Charlie Plummer finds love and discovers his own version of the American dream in National Anthem. Photographer Luke Gilford directs in his feature-length debut from a script he penned alongside Kevin Best and David Largman Murray. Premiering at last year’s...
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MEGALOPOLIS Teaser Trailer: Francis Ford Coppola’s Passion Piece Imagines a New Civilization
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As the 77th Cannes Film Festival kicks off today, Francis Ford Coppola has just increased our anticipation with an epic new teaser for his passion piece Megalopolis. His first film in over a decade since 2011’s Twixt, Coppola (a two-time...
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A Conversation with Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (EVIL DOES NOT EXIST)
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Japanese director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi has been making films since the first decade of the 21st century, and began his rise to international prominence with the 2015 Happy Hour. In 2022, his Drive My Car won the Oscar for Best International...
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