Taken from the winter 2019 issue of Dazed.
In a 2012 poll conducted by 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair, Seinfeld was voted the greatest American sitcom of all time, edging out tough competition from the likes of The Honeymooners, Friends, Cheers and Arrested Development.
As a rag-tag bunch of jazz-loving felines observed back in Disney’s 1970 classic The Aristocats, “everybody wants to be a cat”. Certainly that seems to be the case in Tom Hooper’s Cats, his adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical which features the likes of Taylor Swift, Dame Judi Dench, James Corden, Idris Elba and Sir Ian McKellen donning whiskers and so-called ‘digital fur technology’ to gleefully leap around and sing about the joys of feline frolicking.
In 1993, Jane Campion made history when she became the first woman (and the first New Zealander) to receive the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
All the way back in 2018, photos surfaced of a goateed Adam Sandler, dressed in an uncharacteristic King Fit, smiling into an iPhone on a sidewalk in New York City. Similar paparazzi snaps followed: Sandler chasing a woman down a street, Sandler in a tracksuit that matched his black eye, Sandler bloodied and soaking in the fountain right by Rockefeller Plaza.
With his new film, The Laundromat, the director tackles greed on a global level.
Two decades ago, Hollywood had a golden run of films which has subsequently seen some critics laud it as cinema’s greatest year – and others declare it to be the last great year. Indeed, such is the discussion 1999 inspires, it will be the topic of a special panel event next week as part of the Film4 outdoor Summer Screen season at London’s Somerset House. In the meantime, we asked two writers to battle it out over whether it truly deserves its peerless reputation:
Yes, writes Nicholas Barber...
Jonah Hill became so famous, so young, that he had to figure himself out in public. Having spent the last few years making his directorial debut – a coming-of-age portrait of reckless teen skaters in 1990s LA – the 35-year-old has realised just how much negativity got inside his head along the way.
Terrence Malick, Jim Jarmusch, and more use the art of decapitation to face off with fractured politics and the ills of capitalism
The Cannes Film Festival might as well be synonymous with opulence. Since its inception in 1946, the annual celebration of cinema has attracted the biggest names and stars in the movie business to the French Riviera every year without fail. Yacht parties hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio, glittering diamonds worth more than most peoples’ annual salaries, a strict heels-...
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