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Oscar Profile: Victoria and Abdul

Victoria & Abdul Focus Features – 9/22 Dir: Stephen Frears Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams What It’s About: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to ...

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Cannes 2017: Winner Predictions

Predictions for the top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival are never easy. While there are critics’ reviews and polls upon polls to guide you there are two factors at hand that come into play in a much more important way. The first being the main jury is only made up of nine people, including its president. A Cannes In ...

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Cannes 2017: Claire Denis and Chloe Zhao Win Top Directors’ Fortnight Prizes

Major names highlighted the winners for Cannes 2017’s Directors’ Fortnight prizes with Chloe Zhao’s The Rider, which was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics, grabbing the Art Cinema Award and French directing legend Claire Denis tying with Philippe Garrel for the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize with their films Let the Sunshine In (with Juliette Binoche) and Lover ...

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Cannes Unveils ‘Wonderstruck,’ the First Oscar Player of the Festival

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival has just kicked off and the new film from Todd Haynes, Wonderstruck, was first out of the gate and gives us the festival’s first Oscar player. The first reviews and reactions were overall positive, if not the glowing and rapturous reviews that greeted Haynes’ Carol two years ago. But, as we saw, the best of ...

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FIRST LOOK: Here is the first clip of ‘Wonderstruck’

The first look at Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck is here and it’s beautiful. As two boys (Oakes Fegley and Jaden Michael) run through the New York Museum of Natural History (1977 and in color), we cut back to 50 years ago with Millicent Simmonds perusing the same museum. With gorgeous cinematography by Haynes stalwarts Ed Lachman and music by Carter Burwell, it’s ...

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