The 91st Academy Awards are coming up on Sunday. We hear from “If Beale Street Could Talk” director Barry Jenkins; the production designer of “Isle of Dogs;” and Tim Blake Nelson, who plays the title character in “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” We also discuss the cultural significance of “Black Panther.”
Press Play Oscars Edition: Barry Jenkins, Black Panther, and more
From this Episode:
Tim Blake Nelson on ‘Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ and being the Coen brothers’ muse of sorts
The Coen brothers have a knack for elevating character actors to leading men. They did it with actor Tim Blake Nelson in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” where he played Delmar...
How Best Picture nominee ‘Black Panther’ is a rebuke to white supremacy
Marvel’s “Black Panther” made history last year as the first big budget superhero movie with a black director and a predominantly black cast.
The tiniest details matter in the stop-motion world of ‘Isle of Dogs’
Wes Anderson’s latest foray into stop-motion animation has earned him a Best Animated Feature nod this year. “Isle of Dogs” takes place in a futuristic Japan, where an evil...