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Oscar Profile: Murder on the Orient Express

“If there was a murder, then there was a murderer. The murderer is with us — and every one of you is a suspect.” Murder on the Orient Express 20th Century Fox – 11/10 Dir: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Tom Bateman, Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom, Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy ...

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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: Did Any of the Winners Start Their Oscar Campaigns?

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival has wrapped with more than a few surprises when the winners were announced at the Closing Ceremony last night. Many had expected the French 90s-era AIDS drama 120 Battements par minute (Beats Per Minute) from Robin Campillo to triumph but that film ended up with the Grand Prize of the Jury (2nd place, essentially) while ...

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Oscar Profile: WONDER

  Wonder Lionsgate – 11/17 Dir: Stephen Chbosky Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Daveed Diggs, Mandy Patinkin, Sonia Braga, Izabela Vidovic What It’s About: Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, ...

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Oscar Profile: Dunkirk

Dunkirk Warner Bros – 7/21 Dir: Christopher Nolan Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles, Fionn Whitehead, Cillian Murphy What It’s About: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Pros: Christopher Nolan doing a WWII story that stars two ...

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Oscar Profile: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 Warner Bros. – 10/6 Dir: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Ana de Armas What It’s About: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into ...

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