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Interview: Eva Melander, star of Cannes winner and Swedish Oscar submission ‘Border’

Award-winning actress Eva Melander is widely recognized as one of the most talented of her generation of Swedish actors, having proven herself to be equally accomplished on stage, television and screen. She won the Swedish Academy Award (the Guldbaggen) for her critically acclaimed performance in the Swedish feature Flocken, directed by Beata Gårdeler and recently starred in the TV production Rebecka …

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Sandra Bullock must fight an unseen fear in ‘Bird Box’ trailer

“Don’t ever take off your blindfold.” Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) stars in first trailer for the dystopian thriller Bird Box, from the novel by Josh Malerman, where forces invade the planet in the form of your worst fear and what you see can kill you. Following a similar path as films like The Happening and The Road, …

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Donna Gigliotti to produce 91st Academy Awards; Glenn Weiss to co-produce and direct

Oscar®-winning producer Donna Gigliotti will produce the 91st Oscars®, and Emmy®-winning director Glenn Weiss will co-produce and direct the show, Academy President John Bailey announced today.  The Oscars will air live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, February 24, 2019. “Donna and Glenn will infuse new energy and vision into this 91st awards presentation, and …

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‘First Reformed,’ ‘The Favourite’ top 2018 Gotham Nominations

If Beale Street Could Talk, Madeline’s Madeline, Eighth Grade, Support the Girls, Hereditary among other top nomination getters The nominations for the 2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced today with Paul Schrader’s First Reformed and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite grabbing the most mentions, with three apiece. Both were nominated for Best Feature alongside Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could …

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Nicole Kidman seeks revenge and redemption in thrilling trailer for Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’

Photo: Annapurna Pictures The trailer for Destroyer, featuring one of Nicole Kidman’s most transformative performances, is here.  Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work …

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‘Black Panther,’ Deadpool 2,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ top Hollywood Music in Media Nominations

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards, which recognizes music in film, TV, video games, commercials, and even trailers, announced their nominations today. Among the nominated films getting the most recognition were Black Panther and Deadpool 2 with four mentions each, A Star Is Born and Mary Poppins Returns with three. The ceremony will feature presentations, performances, and an as-of-yet unnamed special achievement …

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Netflix’s Armistead Maupin’s ‘Tales of the City’ adds diverse cast to modern day reboot

1st row from left: Caldwell Tidicue, Dickie Hearts, Daniela Vega, Juan Castano, Michelle Buteau, Matthew Risch 2nd row from left: Charlie Barnett, Paul Gross, Josiah Victoria Garcia, Murray Bartlett, May Hong 3rd row from left: Benjamin Thys, Samantha Soule, Christopher Larkin, Jen Richards, Ashley Park, Michael Park The 10-part Netflix original limited series will debut in 2019 Inspired by the …

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Gina Rodriguez is in the fight for her life in the ‘Miss Bala’ trailer

Gina Rodriguez in Miss Bala (Columbia Pictures) Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin, Big Mouth) puts the action chops she learned from 2016’s Deepwater Horizon to the test in the trailer for tense thriller Miss Bala. In Miss Bala, Rodriguez plays a young woman who is forced to work with a Tijuana crime boss after she witnesses a mass murder at …

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‘Free Solo,’ ‘Minding the Gap,’ Wild Wild Country’ lead Critics’ Choice Documentary nominations

Free Solo (National Geographic Films) The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) collectively known as the Critics’ Choice, have revealed nominations for the 3rd Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards with Free Solo, Minding the Gap and Wild Wild Country leading the pack. Free Solo, from National Geographic Films, topped the list with six nominations, including …

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‘Green Book’ wins top Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Award; ‘The Hate U Give,’ ‘Boy Erased’ grab US Cinema honors

Green Book (Universal Pictures) Fresh off its People’s Choice Award win at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, Peter Farrelly’s Green Book is now the Overall Favorite of the 41st Mill Valley Film Festival. The film, which chronicles the real-life relationship between virtuoso pianist Don Shirley (played by Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali) and his driver Tony Lip (Academy …

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