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43rd Telluride Film Festival Lands Manchester, Moonlight and Sully

Unlike most film festivals that announce their lineups sometimes months in advance, the Telluride Film Festival is unique in that it announces theirs just a day before it begins. There’s always a lot of gossip and intel as to what’s going to be there but the final list always has a surprise or two. It’s also a festival that only ...

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Trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully,’ starring Tom Hanks

The trailer for Clint Eastwood’s latest American hero biopic, this time for “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, has landed safely. On January 15, 2009, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (played by Oscar winner Tom Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (June)

We’re finally starting to see Martin Scorsese’s hold on the #1 spot be threatened by Ang Lee as the point spread between the two Oscar-winning director is whittled down to just four points (from 10 last month). Right now Silence and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk hold all of the #1 and #2 votes from the Gold Rush Gang and ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (April)

  Martin Scorsese (Silence) is still the king of the Best Director predictions with a perfect score of 50 (#1s across the board) but Jeff Nichols (Loving) makes a big jump in points to move past Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation) to #3 this month. This is largely on the strength of his film securing an In Competition ...

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Worst Picture/Best Picture Series: Shining Through and Unforgiven (1992)

In 1992, Liam Neeson starred in two WWII films, in one he played a Nazi villain, and in the other he played a Nazi with a heart of gold. Shining Through and Schindler’s List are both… Wait, Schindler’s List won Best Picture in 1993? So what movie do I have to compare Shining Through to? Unforgiven? Goddammit. Okay, one movie’s ...

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Is Clint Eastwood Bringing Doris Day Out of her 50-year Retirement?

  Reports from Europe are coming in that Clint Eastwood has lured beloved film star Doris Day out of her near 50-year retirement to star in an upcoming film. This would be a monumental feat, to be sure, but if anyone can do it he can. Day, 91, famous for her roles in Pillow Talk with Rock Hudson and Alfred Hitchcock’s ...

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Directors Guild of America (DGA) Winners – Iñárritu Beats Linklater

Well, it happened; Alejandro G. Iñárritu has won the Directors Guild of America award for Best Director of 2014 for Birdman, besting perceived frontrunner Richard Linklater for Boyhood. THE WINNERS: Feature Film Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman This is Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He won the DGA ...

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