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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (November)

Just as Frances McDormand did in Best Actress, we have a new leader in Best Picture and it’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The margin may be slim (it’s just a single point ahead of Dunkirk) but something impressive to note is that it essentially flip-flopped with The Shape of Water, Fox Searchlight’s other top contender. Last month Dunkirk and ...

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The trailer and poster for ‘Phantom Thread’ are here

The lush trailer for Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth film, and possibly the final film performance of three-time Best Actor Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis has arrived. Phantom Thread marks the second collaboration between Anderson and Day-Lewis after 2007’s There Will Be Blood and the film is Anderson’s first foray outside of the US for a film. Something interesting to ...

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread’ Gets Synopsis, Trailer Next Week

The long-awaited and super secretive Paul Thomas Anderson fashion drama, which is now officially titled Phantom Thread, is starting to reveal itself. On deck is a 2m16s trailer due next week, a full synopsis of the film (including Daniel Day-Lewis’s glorious character name – Reynolds Woodcock) and reportedly Day-Lewis’s last film ever (rumors that he wants to retire to become ...

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New Trailer and Poster for Joe Wright’s DARKEST HOUR with Gary Oldman

Focus Features has dropped a short new trailer plus two new posters for Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour. Within days of becoming British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) much face an incredible challenge at arguably Britain’s most crucial point of World War II. While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler ...

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Gary Oldman IS Winston Churchill in the first trailer for DARKEST HOUR

Focus Features makes no bones about the sheer depth of Gary Oldman’s disappearance into becoming Winston Churchill in what looks to be one of the most physically transformative performances in recent memory. The first trailer for Darkest Hour gives us one of those loud, bombastic, plate-smashing performances that the Oscars love and Gary Oldman looks to be on his way ...

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Joel Edgerton’s BOY ERASED with Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe Lands at Focus Features

It came down to Netflix and Focus Features for Boy Erased, Joel Edgerton’s adaptation of Garrard Conley’s memoir Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family and Focus Features won out. The very LGBTQ-positive distributor of Brokeback Mountain, Milk, Beginners, Dallas Buyer’s Club and The Danish Girl will have worldwide rights to the film which is set to star Oscar ...

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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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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (April)

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) stands as the sole performer (or film) with all #1 votes across the board from every Gold Rush Gang member and it’s only April. Oldman himself was recently at CinemaCon promoting his Churchill biopic from Focus Features so you know he wants this. Never one for this type of self-promotion before (and often sidelined due to ...

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