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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

Vice (Annapurna) BAFTA may have gone for The Favourite but that film isn’t nominated for the Oscar. Of the three films that are (why are there still only three nominees here?), Vice has the most makeup, wins at Critics’ Choice and MUAH but most of all, it’s the only Best Picture nominee. That all but locks it here and it’s …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING (February)

The Academy has has an odd history with this category. It’s bizarrely stuck at only three nominees when year to year shows there are more than enough contenders to flesh it out to five. Between traditional hairstyles of Victorian period pieces to elaborate fat suits and facial prosthetics, it remains a mystery that the Makeup & Hairstyling branch hasn’t made …

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2019 Oscars: Nominee Reactions from ‘Border,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘RBG,’ ‘Cold War’ and more

BorderThe Favourite Cold War Here are some reactions from today’s Oscar nominees, including Sandy Powell (The Favourite, Mary Poppins Returns), Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War) and Betsy West & Julie Cohen (RBG) and many more. “Wow, what a surprise. How wonderful! We are so honored to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 2019 Oscars. We …

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Review: The thrilling trollmance ‘Border’ (★★★★)

Eero Milonoff and Eva Melander in Border Ali Abbasi creates the grimmest of faerie tales as two outcasts find love in a hopeless place in this wild, wonderful, surprisingly emotional drama. Tina is a border officer for a small Swedish coastal port. Eyeing passengers as they walk through customs, looking for contraband. But, Tina isn’t just looking; she can smell …

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Frontrunner Friday – Annapurna in flux; category changes

After last week’s drops of trailers for Vice and The Mule, this week’s Frontrunner Friday brings us a few changes that may or may not affect the status of a handful of films and performances. The big news is that Annapurna suffered a big loss with the stepping down (firing?) of its president Chelsea Barnard this week as the fledgling …

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Alexander Valley Film Festival: The Little Festival That Could

Fall brings us three things every year like clockwork; Daylight Savings Time, pumpkin spice lattes and film festivals. It seems that new festivals pop up every year, elbowing and angling for space in the crowded realm, be it big cities or small towns that want to offer their denizens first looks and fantastic cinema. Nestled in the Sonoma County side …

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2019 Oscar Predictions – Foreign Language Film

ROMA (Netlfix) These are predictions for the 9-film shortlist from the Foreign Language Film committees which will be revealed in mid-December. This list includes official and unofficial submissions. The deadline for entries is October 1st. Previous…Animated Feature Next…Documentary Feature

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Looking at the LGBTQ films at TIFF 2018

TIFF is raising the bar of what makes an LGBTQ film The LGBTQ selections at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival spread over continents, genders, nationalities and colors. They feature intense family dramas, personal coming out stories, historical biopics and dark comedy. One of the most misunderstoods letters of the LGBTQ acronym is the Q (queer). A ‘queer’ film doesn’t …

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