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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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‘Christine’ trailer starring Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall

The true story of Christine Chubbuck shocked the nation and changed the landscape of television forever. It also allegedly provided part of the inspiration for Paddy Chayefsky’s script for the 1976 satire on the television industry, the Oscar-winning film Network. Set in 1974, Christine tells the story of an ambitious news reporter named Christine Chubbuck (Hall) who is relentlessly motivated to ...

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Watch: Highlights from the HIDDEN FIGURES LIVE Concert at TIFF

Yesterday, an audience at the Toronto International Film Festival was treated to a live concert; HIDDEN FIGURES LIVE! Following select footage from HIDDEN FIGURES,  with performances by Pharrell Williams, Kim Burrell, and Lalah Hathaway and appearances by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe! You can watch highlights from the experience now. Later today, tune in for a Facebook LIVE Q&A with Pharell ...

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Sexy Nocturnal Animals Video Posters for Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Four video posters of Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson from Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals are here just as the film’s festival appearances hit high gear, meaning a trailer for the November thriller is just around the corner. Tom Ford’s much-anticipated second film garnered huge praise at Venice last week and it hits Toronto this week. Each ...

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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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‘LION’ trailer starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara

After a sneak peak yesterday, today brings the full first trailer for LION, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara in the true story of Saroo Khan, a young Indian boy who falls asleep on a train and ends up in Calcutta, separated from his family by thousands of miles. As an adult, Saroo (Dev Patel), with the help ...

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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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New Trailer for ‘La La Land’ Features Original Song “Audition”

A new trailer for Damien Chazelle’s highly anticipated follow-up to Whiplash, La La Land, is here and with it a glimpse at another of the modern-day musical’s original songs. Like the first teaser, which gave us Ryan Gosling’s piano tinkling and his vocals on “City of Stars,” the new teaser gives us Emma Stone singing “Audition,” as she shrugs and shuffles ...

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TIFF16 Galas and Special Presentations: Bryan Cranston’s ‘Wakefield,’ Oscar Isaac’s ‘The Promise’

The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival® has added two Galas and 14 Special Presentations to its highly anticipated Galas and Special Presentations lineups, including new films from Oscar Isaac (The Promise) and Bryan Cranston (Wakefield and In Dubious Battle, directed by James Franco). Both The Promise and Wakefield have been in the Oscar conversation for the actors but currently neither film ...

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