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Barry Jenkins lands Thuso Mbedu, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Pierre for ‘Underground Railroad’

(Left) Barry Jenkins, (top) Thuso Mbedu, Aaron Pierre, (bottom) Joel Edgerton, Chase W. Dillon After a long search, Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) has found the lead for his 11-episode limited series The Underground Railroad, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead. 27-year old South African actress Thuso Mbedu will play the 15-year old fearless and rebellious …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (December)

From top: Debra Granik, Lynne Ramsay and Marielle Heller aren’t in the Best Director conversation. They should be. The Golden Globes have nominated Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Alfonso Cuarón (ROMA), Peter Farrelly (Green Book), Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) and Adam McKay (Vice). The Critics’ Choice nominated those five plus Damien Chazelle (First Man) and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite). I …

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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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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (November)

From top: Barry Jenkins, Steve McQueen, Spike Lee and Ryan Coogler could make Oscar history That might not be that unique year to year but what is unique this year is amount of black directors who top tier contenders helming a host of Best Picture hopefuls.  Oscar winner Barry Jenkins (Adapted Screenplay for Best Picture winner Moonlight) is back with …

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Listen to a track from Nicholas Britell’s score of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and swoon

Lakeshore Records has released a sneak peek of the original motion picture score of If Beale Street Could Talk from Oscar-nominated composer Nicholas Britell entitled “Agape.” Britell was nominated for an Academy Award for his score for Moonlight, which won the Best Picture Oscar in 2017. He’s previous work has included Oscar-winning films 12 Years a Slave and The Big Short and …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (October)

The top 5 in Best Director this month stays the same with a bit of movement with that group. In fact, the top 10 is all the same but with slight, but important, changes.  Alfonso Cuarón still holds the top spot with his personal epic ROMA but first-time director Bradley Cooper inches up in what could be the fight of …

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