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2018 Oscars: First Presenters Announced including Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis

The first presenters for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced including three of last year’s acting winners: Emma Stone (Actress in a Leading Role for La La Land), Mahershala Ali (Actor in a Supporting Role for Moonlight) and Viola Davis (Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences). The presenters, including past Oscar® winners and nominees, are Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, ...

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Academy to End Paper Ballots for Oscars Next Year

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced that this will be the last year that Oscar voters will be using paper ballots to submit their choices for the Academy Awards. Starting next year, Academy members will be required to vote electronically, putting them in line with the Television Academy (the Emmys) and the Recording Academy (the Grammys) ...

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami to Open This Spring

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, director and editor Sophie Fiennes’ critically acclaimed documentary exploring the public and private worlds of the legendary artist, is set for theatrical release nationwide this spring, following its highly regarded debut at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. Kino Lorber is distributing the film in the United States and Canada. Beginning with a New York theatrical run at Metrograph, BAM and the Film Society of ...

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2018 Berlin Film Festival Review: ‘Isle of Dogs’

Synopsis: In Japan, after a wave of dog-flu hits the city’s dogs, they are all exiled to trash island. Meanwhile, one of the dog’s owners decides to rescue his now exiled dog and goes on a perilous journey to get him back. In one of his most ambitious films to date, Wes Anderson once again employs stop-motion animation to tell ...

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‘Where Is Kyra?’ Poster and Trailer starring Michelle Pfeiffer

I can barely think of an actress who deserves a comeback more than Michelle Pfeiffer. The three-time Oscar nominee (Dangerous Liaisons, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Love Field) was poised for one last year with the release of mother! and the Murder on the Orient Express remake but the former failed and flopped (despite incredible notices for Pfeiffer) and the latter, ...

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‘Grace and Frankie’ Gets a Season 5 with guest star RuPaul

The fourth season of Grace and Frankie just dropped on Netflix on January 19th but the streamer has already renewed the show for a fifth season to debut in 2019. RuPaul joins the cast as a guest star in season five as Benjamin Le Day, a “formidable and quick-witted adversary who faces off with Grace and Frankie.” Grace and Frankie’s ...

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WGA Awards: ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Topline Guild Wins

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) have chosen Call Me By Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics) and Get Out (Universal) as the best screenplays of 2017. They each also earned the most screenplay wins during critics’ season in their respective categories – Adapted and Original. They enter the Oscars as favorites but Original Screenplay is a much tougher category this year and ...

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