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Melissa McCarthy forges a dark path in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ trailer

Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy gets serious in the first trailer for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the follow-up from Marielle Heller, whose debut The Diary of a Teenage Girl earned her critical acclaim and a DGA nomination for First Feature in 2016. McCarthy plays real-life bio-author Lee Israel who penned lavish best sellers on the lives of celebrities like ...

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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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Oscar Podcast #57: Entering Awards Season Without a Frontrunner

It’s the first Oscar podcast after the big summer film festivals – Venice, Telluride and Toronto – and usually by now we have a frontrunner. But not this year. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water won the Golden Lion at Venice and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won the People’s Choice Award at Toronto. Both are from ...

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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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Venice Critics and Audience Grids – Which Films Scored Highest?

Unlike the Cannes Film Festival where only critics get their grids, Venice allocates both critic and audience grids to assess how the public and the experts are reacting to the films in competition. This year, 3 different grids published their results on a daily basis: an Italian critics grid, a Venice audience critics grid (a panel of audience members selected ...

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