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Trailer for Jim Crow era ‘Mudbound’ from Dee Rees starring Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell

The trailer for the highly anticipated fall release Mudbound from acclaimed director Dee Rees (Pariah, HBO’s Bessie) chronicles a tale of two families; one black, one white, in the Jim Crow era of post-World War II America. Mudbound follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the ...

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Saoirse Ronan soars in first trailer for ‘Lady Bird’ from Greta Gerwig

After a truly rapturous response at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend, A24 drops the trailer for Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird, starring two-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Brooklyn) and Emmy and Tony winner Laurie Metcalf. From A24: The response to Lady Bird from Telluride firmly positions Ronan and Metcalf into the Oscar race in Actress and Supporting ...

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With mother!, is Jennifer Lawrence in or out of the Best Actress race?

mother! premiered this morning at the Venice Film Festival and as expected, the film was…polarizing to say the least. Some critics loved it, others hated it. But regardless of the polarizing reactions to the film itself, let’s examine Lawrence’s chances for a Best Actress nom. Unlike other articles we ran here recently, making the case for Frances McDormand, Guillermo del ...

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Is Judi Dench a lock for a Best Actress nomination for Victoria and Abdul?

Stephen Frears’ new film Victoria and Abdul premiered at the Venice Film Festivals and the reviews – including ours – were mixed. The film features a powerful performance by Judi Dench as Queen Victoria, which comes as no surprise given how consistent Dench is, but the story suffers from a misguided tone and a miscast co-lead that drags the film into a caricature version ...

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The Best Picture Oscar race in Venice so far – who has the best shot?

Three major American films backed by key studios were unveiled this week at the Venice Film Festival with several more films to go. Downsizing kicked off the festival on a polarizing note, The Shape of Water had all the buzz and Suburbicon split critics and audiences. Here’s how the Best Picture Oscar chances of all 3 films look at the moment… Best Picture In the Oscar ...

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Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle Heads to Netflix with Paris-set Musical Drama

The youngest Best Director Academy Award winner in Oscar history, Damien Chazelle (La La Land), is teaming up with Netflix for a musical drama set in Paris. Executive produced by Damien Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes, and written by five-time BAFTA Award-winning and Olivier-winning writer Jack Thorne (National Treasure, This is England, Wonder), The Eddy is an ...

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