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The new trailer for James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’ is everything

It’s an ‘only in Hollywood’ scenario. The Room was a modern-day Plan 9 From Outer Space with Tommy Wiseau filling the shoes of Ed Wood, notoriously Hollywood’s worst director. With The Room, Wiseau inadvertently created one of the worst movies of all time but also one of the biggest cult hits ever. From bizarre camera choices, extra long and unnecessary ...

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‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Golden Lion for Best Film at Venice Film Festival

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s 1960s woman meets fish fantasy has captured the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, the Golden Lion for Best Film. The jury, led by Academy Award nominee Annette Bening, awarded Best Actress to Charlotte Rampling (Hannah) and Best Actor to Kamel El Basha (The Insult, Lebanon’s Foreign Language Film Oscar submission). The ...

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Gorgeous first trailer and poster for A24’s ‘The Florida Project’

Ever since A24’s surprising Best Picture for Moonlight at the Oscars everyone’s been wondering what they’d bring to the race this year. With quite a full slate of characteristically eclectic films it was The Florida Project that stood out the earliest. The follow up for director Sean Baker after his wildly well-received and Independent Spirit Award winning first feature Tangerine, ...

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Frontrunner Friday: Female Directors, Auteurs, Oscar Favorites and a WWII-heavy slate

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing, The Post and Mudbound head up this week’s Frontrunner Friday So early, still so many predictions of the ‘good on paper’ variety but that isn’t stopping us from looking at what is or might be drawing buzz towards the march to Oscar next season. Kathryn Bigelow’s (still) Untitled Detroit Riots Project remains in the top ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST PICTURE (March)

Moonlight‘s surprise win in Best Picture just over a week ago should have lit a fire under the collective asses of Oscar predictors. Defying all possible odds to best the perceived frontrunner (even with its weak spots)  means the Academy was ready for something different and weren’t about to be told what was going to win. Does that mean the ...

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2018 Oscar Contenders: Best Actress

After what most felt was a stellar year for lead female performances in 2016, resulting in one of the most competitive Oscar races in years, the 2018 race is looking quite full as well. Previous Oscar winners and nominees are going to flood this year, as well as some ladies looking for their first nomination in breakthrough or classic ‘deglam’ ...

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2016 African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA): Moonlight, Fences, Loving, Hidden Figures Shine

The winners of the 8th African American Film Critics Associations have been announced with Moonlight taking Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Independent Film and a shared win with Hidden Figures for Janelle Monáe’s breakout in both films. Loving and Fences were also recognized in top categories and the animated film Zootopia, with its race and class-based theme, won Animated Film. Ava DuVernay’s ...

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