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):
"This is literally the equivalent of a major studio in the year 2019 asking Jordan Peele to remove a 40 second scene featuring a black man kissing a white woman. Wow."
--- Anonymous agrees, we're all pretty peeved + anxious about the rumors that the Elton John biopic Rocketman with Taron Egerton might be getting de-gayed -- read my thoughts here and stay tuned for more, no doubt.