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66th Berlinale WINNERS: Refugee doc ‘Fire at Sea’ takes the Golden Bear

  The jury of the 66th Berlinale film festival — led by Meryl Streep (President), Lars Eidinger, Nick James, Brigitte Lacombe, Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Malgorzata Szumowska — have awarded the Golden Bear to the very timely refugee documentary Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), directed by Gianfranco Rosi. Famed Filipino director Lav Diaz took home the Alfred Bauer Prize for his 8-hour epic A …

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Oscar Podcast #35: BAFTA Winners, The Revenant Leads the Oscar Race

In our 35th podcast, recording just minutes after the 2016 BAFTA awards ceremony, I am joined by three Gold Rush Gang members (James, Evan and Kenneth) to hash over the huge turn in the Oscar game with The Revenant making good on its recent DGA win and taking BAFTA’s Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and more. Can …

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12 Years a Slave Wins BAFTA’s Best Film (and Not Much Else)

It’s another awards show, which means 12 Years a Slave won the top prize but still managed to stumble, hard. After losing category after category all evening it finally bounced back winning Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor (his first major win of the season) and Best Film. One has to wonder though, if Matthew McConaughey had been nominated here would …

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BAFTA Preview and Predictions

As we enter the final stretch of the Oscar race we come to the BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the last stop of the precursor train. Often, by the time we get to the BAFTAs we’ve seen the same winners so many times that there is little left in the room for surprise. That’s a little different …

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