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New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Winners: Lady Bird Wins Best Film; Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet Claim Lead Acting Prizes

Lady Bird has won the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Film with its star, Saoirse Ronan, capturing the Best Actress prize. Lady Bird‘s director Greta Gerwig became just the second woman after Kathryn Bigelow (who won twice) to helm a Best Film winner from the organization.  The Florida Project‘s Sean Baker won Best Director, the second year in a ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (November)

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) holds a commanding lead in Best Director once again, this time free of the tie with Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), who falls back to #2. The never-nominated Nolan is all but assured his place at the Best Director table after his perceived snubs for The Dark Knight and Inception, both of which earned a ...

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Gorgeous first trailer and poster for A24’s ‘The Florida Project’

Ever since A24’s surprising Best Picture for Moonlight at the Oscars everyone’s been wondering what they’d bring to the race this year. With quite a full slate of characteristically eclectic films it was The Florida Project that stood out the earliest. The follow up for director Sean Baker after his wildly well-received and Independent Spirit Award winning first feature Tangerine, ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (July) – Bigelow and Spielberg Tie for the Top Spot

Kathryn Bigelow (Detroit) returns to the #1 spot this month in our Best Director predictions, albeit tied with last month’s #1, Steven Spielberg (The Papers). Interestingly, Spielberg’s point total remains the same while Bigelow’s rises five. Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) and Joe Wright (Darkest Hour) flip spots, and nearly the same point totals, giving Nolan his highest ranking to date. Luca ...

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Review: ‘Moonlight’ (★★★★)

Like most people I love going to the movies to be entertained. But I also use movies as my portal to worlds I don’t know. I’m not a football fan, for example, but I love the movie Friday Night Lights. I love almost any good sports movie because it’s my ‘in’ to that world. At the same time I also ...

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Indie Spirit Noms: Beasts of No Nation Roars Back, Leads Nom Total with Carol

  Todd Haynes’s Carol and Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation led the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations this morning with six and five apiece, respectively. For Carol it was pretty much expected that it would do well but Rooney Mara, who won the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, was nominated in Lead and not Supporting as ...

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