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Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, Agnès Varda to receive Honorary Oscars

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray ...

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Mill Valley Film Festival 40: Mind the Gap – Women in Film and Tech

One of the great things about the Mill Valley Film Festival has been its Gender Equality Initiative Mind the Gap. Now in its third year, Mind the Gap is a festival-wide celebration and call to action, focused on the intersection of women in film and tech, featuring films, panels, conversations and more. In anticipation of MVFF’s 40th anniversary, the Festival committed ...

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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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