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2018 TIFF Masters Slate features Jean-Luc Godard, Hong Sang-soo, Carlos Reygadas, Jia Zhang-ke, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and more

Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro will world premiere as a part of the 2018 TIFF Masters slate The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for the 2018 Masters program, comprised of 11 daring new films by acclaimed, established auteurs with remarkable bodies of work. With projects that reflect on history, focus on personal introspection, and take a critical look at …

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Trailer for Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’

Peterloo is latest film from 7-time Academy Award nominee Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies, Happy-Go-Lucky), detailing the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform. Written and directed by Leigh, the film stars Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil …

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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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2019 Oscars: The Directors (March)

This year promises a wealth of directors all angling for Oscar votes. From previous Oscar winners to breakthroughs waiting to happen to a chance for a female director nominee two years in a row. There’s even a chance that two could be nominated in one year. After the most diverse lineup in Oscar history just last season, there will be …

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Forum Oscar Poll Results – November 2014: Boyhood Reigns but Selma Returns Big

BEST PICTURE As we enter the real Oscar season, frontrunner Boyhood finds itself at the top of the pack with a solid 100%. Although, what kind of Oscar predictor wouldn’t have it in? Very close behind and providing a bit of chase at 99% is The Intimidation Game and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Gotham winner Birdman holds onto 3rd place but look at …

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2014 British Independent Film Awards Nominations (BIFA)

With a total of nine nominations, the Jack O’Connell starring film, ’71, led the field this morning for the 17th British Independent Film Awards nominations. O’Connell is having a good year so far with the critical success of ’71, Starred Up (which, incidentally, led 2013’s BIFA noms) and the upcoming biopic of Olympian Louis Zamperini in the Angelina Jolie-directed Unbroken, …

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Forum Oscar Poll Results – June 2014

It’s time for a new round of AwardsWatch forum Oscar poll results! As always the numbers represent the percentage of total voters choosing that film, director or performance to be nominated and we’re going to look to June to see that, while Sony Pictures Classics’ Foxcatcher is retaining its #1 spot in Best Picture predictions, the trailer for Fox Searchlight‘s Birdman has …

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67th Cannes Film Festival Lineup Revealed

France and Canada will battle it out at the 67th Cannes Film Festival this May with both countries getting heavy representation in the Competition slate this year. Atom Egoyan’s The Captive, David Cronenberg’s Map to the Stars and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy will represent Canada, with Jean-Luc Godard’s 3D Goodbye to Language, Michel Hazanavicius’s The Search, Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils …

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