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Trailer for ‘Loro (Part 1)’ – Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino’s biopic on Silvio Berlusconi

From Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty – Foreign Language Film) comes the first part of Loro, a sprawling epic detailing the life of one of Italy’s most controversial figures, Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi, one of the world’s richest men, was the Prime Minister of Italy for four governments and owns the controlling share of Italy’s largest broadcasting network. ...

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2018 Cannes: Press Screenings Shuffled Ahead of World Premieres; Selfies Banned

In an announcement a few years in the making, Cannes Film Festival head Thierry Frémaux revealed today that press screenings for main gala premieres won’t be held before those premieres but will instead happen simultaneously. The press will see the 7pm showings at the same time as filmmakers, stars and audiences in the Lumiere theater watch them, but from the smaller ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (November)

These are actually our first jump into predictions for Foreign Language Film even though we’ve been bouncing them around for months. With the official submission list in and the nine-film shortlist coming in mid-December I thought it was high time we see where this race stands. This year, a record 92 films are in contention (as of this writing there ...

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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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Cannes 2017: Winner Predictions

Predictions for the top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival are never easy. While there are critics’ reviews and polls upon polls to guide you there are two factors at hand that come into play in a much more important way. The first being the main jury is only made up of nine people, including its president. A Cannes In ...

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Cannes Unveils ‘Wonderstruck,’ the First Oscar Player of the Festival

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival has just kicked off and the new film from Todd Haynes, Wonderstruck, was first out of the gate and gives us the festival’s first Oscar player. The first reviews and reactions were overall positive, if not the glowing and rapturous reviews that greeted Haynes’ Carol two years ago. But, as we saw, the best of ...

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