I know the Oscars can only give out one Best Director statue per year and so they're always playing catch up with the greats - super happy to have Guillermo Del Toro checked off the list, guys! - but the realization that a genius like Spike Jonze, who turns our imaginations inside out every time he turns a movie camera on, upending everything we thought it was possible to see, the thought that he has never won Best Director... that's some bullshit right there. He's only been nominated once! (He does have a statue for Best Screenplay though.) Witness this astonishing new four minute advertisement for Apple's new HomePod starring FKA Twigs that dropped last night and you'll see what I'm talking about (oh and open this video on the biggest screen you have):
"Loved Vice, Mary Poppins Returns. Admired Ben is Back for it's two lead performances although second half is kind of preposterous, they carry it off. Loved On The Basis of Sex. The audience I saw it with cheered. Kidman is pretty amazing in Destroyer but movie is definitely not for everyone. Admired Boy Erased and glad someone made this film for all those unfortunate people who might be in similar situations. Adore Lucas Hedges, but now he needs to do a comedy. Was impatient with Beautiful Boy. Impatient with If Beale St Could Talk and found it a bit self indulgent."
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