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Cannes 2018: What We Could See, What We Want to See on the Croisette

We’re just over three weeks from the announcement of the official lineup of the 71st Cannes Film Festival (April 12) but I’ve been mulling over who we’re likely to see what Fremaux favorites and emerging talent could show up as well as what I’m hoping does. Predicting what will show up at Cannes is always a crapshoot but with such ...

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San Francisco International Film Festival lineup: ‘Tully,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ ‘A Kid Like Jake’ and more

The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the SFFILM Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and a major cultural event in the Bay Area. The annual lineup features marquee premieres, international competitions, new media work, live performances, and compelling artist talks. The 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 4–17 at venues in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. The ...

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Oscar Podcast #54: Post-Cannes Wrap Up and the State of the Oscar Race

Finally! After two months of no podcasts, I return for #54 with special guests Júlia Guimaraes and David Acacia. David is an AW member as well as a member of the International Cinephile Society. He guested on last year’s post-Cannes podcast and he’s back to spill some tea on his faves, what he didn’t like and the general ‘meh’ feeling ...

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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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Frontrunner Friday: Who’s On Top in the 2018 Oscar Race?

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Projects remains on top this week, as does her pole position in Best Director. Release date announcements from The Weinstein Company on The Current War (Dec. 22) and Mary Magdalene (Nov. 24) spurred some change and movement for the two films and their acting prospects (Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix). TWC ...

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REVIEW: ‘Irrational Man’ (★★★)

  After a joyful return to form with 2011’s Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s slump of To Rome with Love, Blue Jasmine (yes, as great as Cate Blanchett’s performance is, this too) and Magic in the Moonlight was beginning to worry me. Were we in for a down period as long as between Small Time Crooks and Match Point? Thankfully ...

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