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Oscar Podcast #55: New Academy Members, Fall Festivals and July Oscar Predictions

This 55th Oscar podcast I’m joined by no less than three esteemed Gold Rush Gang members – Jason Osiason, Richard Anthony and Matt Dinn. We open on a discussion of the 774 Academy invitees announced two weeks ago and some of the backlash against names some felt were diluting the membership. We talk about how last year’s new group impacted Moonlight‘s Best Picture win this ...

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New ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Featurette

This new featurette for one of the most anticipated films of the fall, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, gives us new insight into director Ang Lee’s choice to film the movie in 3D, 4K and at 120 frames per second. Trying to create a revolutionary, completely immersive experience in a drama as opposed to a sci-fi blockbuster like we’re used ...

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Trailer and Poster for Kelly Reichardt’s CERTAIN WOMEN

The trailer and poster for Kelly Reichardt’s new film Certain Women, starring Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, about the lives of three women in a small northwestern town are here and they both look and feel like lived in Reichardt. Certain Women is the third collaboration between Reichardt and Williams (previously with Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) and her first ...

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First Trailer for Amazon Studios’ ‘Manchester by the Sea’

One of the most anticipated films of the awards season has dropped its first trailer. Manchester by the Sea, from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me, Margaret), details the story of Lee Chandler (Oscar-nominee Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), a handyman whose brother suddenly dies, leaving him with the potential guardianship of ...

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The Lost City of Z to Close New York Film Festival, Aims for a 2017 Bow

James Gray’s much anticipated The Lost City of Z has been announced as the Closing Night Film of the New York Film Festival. NYFF previously announced that Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th will open the festival, while the Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women will premiere in the Centerpiece slot. The Lost City of Z tells the true story of famed British explorer Percy ...

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REVIEW: ‘Miles Ahead’ (★★★)

  “Get the fuck off me, Hitler” Don Cheadle’s gaudy, prismatic passion-project biopic Miles Ahead just had its world premiere. It was the closing night film of the New York Film Festival and it is very much an anti-thesis to Marc Abraham’s recent I Saw the Light. The contrast is dramatic. Where I Saw the Light is dull, Miles Ahead ...

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‘The Walk’ to Open 53rd New York Film Festival

Robert Zemekis’s biopic of twin towers wire walker Phillipe Petit (based on his memoir To Reach the Clouds) will open the 53rd New York Film Festival. The true story stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit, the Frenchman who walked between the twin towers on a wire in 1974. The documentary on this event, Man on Wire, won the Oscar for Best ...

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