Ty Cobb on Trump, Putin, and Navalny, and Lily Gladstone on Holding the Door Open

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Ty Cobb represented the Trump White House during the height of Mueller’s Russia probe, so he has a unique insight into the former President’s admiration for all things Putin and refusal to condemn Alexey Navalny’s death in prison. According to Cobb, this isn’t the result of a conspiracy but of deep admiration. Putin “has what Trump wants,” Cobb tells David Remnick, “total control and adulation and riding the horse with his shirt off. . . . It’s really a function of his narcissism.” Also this week, the “Killers of the Flower Moon” star Lily Gladstone talks about her Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and being the first Native woman nominated for the award. “When you’re kicking the door in, you should just kind of put your foot in the door and stand there,” she tells Michael Schulman. “Kicking the door and running through it means it’s going to shut behind you.” Plus, our critic Richard Brody gives out his own, highly individual awards to the best films of 2023.

Ty Cobb on Trump, Putin, and the Death of Alexey Navalny

The former Trump White House attorney is sounding the alarm on the consequences of ignoring the ex-President’s rhetoric on Russia, and his actions on January 6th.

The Brody Awards: Where Films Snubbed by Oscars Seek Justice

The New Yorker film critic Richard Brody discusses his alternative picks for the best films and filmmakers of 2023. Spoiler alert: “Oppenheimer” is nowhere to be found.

Lily Gladstone on Oscar Hopes and Holding the Door Open

The “Killers of the Flower Moon” star talks with Michael Schulman about making history at this year’s Academy Awards, and the challenges facing Native actors in Hollywood.

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