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Tuesday, May. 31, 2022
One of the most viral moments from the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which wrapped over the weekend with the presentation of the Palme d'Or to Ruben Ostlund's "Triangle of Sadness," wasn't a slip on the red carpet or those fighter jets that flew over Tom Cruise's head. It was the director James...
Saturday, May. 21, 2022
When the Cannes Film Festival audience stood to applaud James Gray's richly observed autobiographical drama "Armageddon Time," about the director's own 1980s childhood in Queens, Gray's voice quivered as he addressed the crowd.
"It's my story, in a way," said Gray. "And you guys shared it...
Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019
Brad Pitt made the first move with James Gray.
In 1995, he saw Gray's debut "Little Odessa" and decided to call up the young filmmaker behind the grim Brooklyn crime drama. They've been talking ever since — about films, life and working together. But it would take almost 25 years for the...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
"Ad Astra" looks and sounds like a space epic with a movie star lead in Brad Pitt, but there's a lot more going on beneath the surface.
Pitt said Thursday at the Venice International Film Festival that he and director James Gray are really digging into the idea of masculinity.
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017
Modest and majestic at once, the films of James Gray patiently burrow their way into the souls of their characters and, maybe, into you. Gray is painterly and exacting - some might say to a fault. But his movies' revelations are complex and contradictory - full of life's messiness - and their...
Friday, May. 16, 2014
In James Gray's "The Immigrant," a dismal tale of survival in 1920s New York, Joaquin Phoenix shifts through a gallery of identities, from savior to cad to pitiful loner. His performance — often improvised with co-star Marion Cotillard — is masterfully layered,...