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Review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ (★★★★)

KiKi Layne and Stephan James in If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna) Barry Jenkins follows up his Oscar-winning Moonlight with another masterpiece;  a lush, visual love story and the first English-language film adaptation of James Baldwin’s work It doesn’t take long to fall in love with Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk. In the film’s opening shot, a gorgeous crane movement …

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Beale Street’ lead Black Reel Awards nominations

Black Panther If Beale Street Could Talk The largest grossing domestic film of the year, Marvel’s Black Panther continued it’s historic run as it shattered the record for most nominations in a single year. Director Ryan Coogler’s cultural touchstone secured 17 nominations to top Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls’ previous record of 14 from the group. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could …

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9 Scientific and Technical Achievements Honored with Academy Awards

Curtis Clark to receive John A. Bonner Award The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that nine scientific and technical achievements represented by 27 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. In addition, cinematographer Curtis Clark will receive the John …

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Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) nominations: ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Vice’ lead with 7

The FavouriteVice The Favourite and Vice lead the Phoenix Critics Circle nominations with seven apiece. ROMA, First Reformed and BlacKkKlansman followed with four. Here is the full list of nominations. Winners will be announced on Saturday, December 15th, 2018. BEST PICTUREThe FavouriteFirst ReformedRomaA Star is BornVice BEST COMEDY FILMEighth GradeThe FavouriteGame NightSorry to Bother YouVice BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILMAnnihilationA Quiet …

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SAG Noms: 10 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) It’s no secret that the Screen Actors Guild, which is comprised of over 160,000 members of SAG and AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) utilizes a randomly selected group of about 2000 members – the SAG nom comm – to come up with the yearly nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.  In …

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SAG Television Nominations: ‘Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Ozark’ lead with four

The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselOzark The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Ozark topped the Screen Actors Guild nominations for television this morning, earning four apiece including Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series, respectively. Two-time SAG winner Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) and first-time nominee this morning, Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), announced the nominees …

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SAG Nominations – ‘A Star Is Born’ leads with 4; ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘The Favourite’ with 3

A Star Is Born A Star Is Born led the Screen Actors Guild nominations for Motion Pictures with four nods today, Male Actor for Bradley Cooper, Female Actor for Lady Gaga, Supporting Actor for Sam Elliott and the ever-important Outstanding Cast nomination. Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) are announced the nominees for the 25th awards live …

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