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Oscar Podcast #57: Entering Awards Season Without a Frontrunner

It’s the first Oscar podcast after the big summer film festivals – Venice, Telluride and Toronto – and usually by now we have a frontrunner. But not this year. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water won the Golden Lion at Venice and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won the People’s Choice Award at Toronto. Both are from ...

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First Look – Christian Bale in HOSTILES

We have your first look at Oscar winner Christian Bale, who reunites with Scott Cooper for his new film Hostiles, which will be part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Special Presentations section next month. Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale) who, after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief ...

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First Official Teaser for ‘mother!’ is Appropriately Weird and Crazy

Darren Aronofsky’s mother! has been the most secretive and one of the most anticipated films of the year. We hadn’t even had so much as a production still until the poster was unveiled last month and now the official teaser for the psychological (supernatural?) thriller that’s set for the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals. The film stars Oscar winners ...

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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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