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Frontrunner Friday – Annapurna in flux; category changes

After last week’s drops of trailers for Vice and The Mule, this week’s Frontrunner Friday brings us a few changes that may or may not affect the status of a handful of films and performances. The big news is that Annapurna suffered a big loss with the stepping down (firing?) of its president Chelsea Barnard this week as the fledgling …

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Alexander Valley Film Festival: The Little Festival That Could

Fall brings us three things every year like clockwork; Daylight Savings Time, pumpkin spice lattes and film festivals. It seems that new festivals pop up every year, elbowing and angling for space in the crowded realm, be it big cities or small towns that want to offer their denizens first looks and fantastic cinema. Nestled in the Sonoma County side …

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2019 Oscar Predictions – Foreign Language Film

ROMA (Netlfix) These are predictions for the 9-film shortlist from the Foreign Language Film committees which will be revealed in mid-December. This list includes official and unofficial submissions. The deadline for entries is October 1st. Previous…Animated Feature Next…Documentary Feature

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Looking at the LGBTQ films at TIFF 2018

TIFF is raising the bar of what makes an LGBTQ film The LGBTQ selections at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival spread over continents, genders, nationalities and colors. They feature intense family dramas, personal coming out stories, historical biopics and dark comedy. One of the most misunderstoods letters of the LGBTQ acronym is the Q (queer). A ‘queer’ film doesn’t …

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2019 Oscars: The State of the Foreign Language Film Oscar Race – Part 2

Venice and Telluride have just begun. Toronto has announced its lineup and starts in less than a week.  That means another installment of AwardsWatch’s The State of the Foreign Language Oscar Race is due and I am joined again by AW foreign correspondent Mina Takla. As of right now we have 14 official submissions for Oscar consideration including Cannes and Berlin …

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2018 TIFF World Cinema and Wavelength Programs feature Ali Abbasi, Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and more

Ali Abbasi’s Border ( Gräns) will make its North American premiere as part of TIFF’s Contemporary World Cinema section The Toronto International Film Festival announced today the 48 titles from international filmmakers that comprise this year’s Contemporary World Cinema roster. This year’s programme features luminous films from 30 countries — with a strong presence from Latin America and Eastern Europe …

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2019 Oscars: The State of the Foreign Language Film Oscar race

The Foreign Language Film Oscar is fully underway with the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals already providing us with a wealth of contenders and plenty to talk about. I chatted with AwardsWatch’s foreign correspondent Mina Takla on what the state of the race is right now. EA: We’re at the halfway point of the year and we just got the …

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