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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (April) – McQueen is King

As was with Best Picture, Best Director sees a change-up from last month with Widows‘ Steve McQueen taking the pole position for April. Adam McKay (Cheney), Damien Chazelle (First Man), Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) round out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 plays out similarly to the top 10 in …

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2019 Oscars: The Directors (March)

This year promises a wealth of directors all angling for Oscar votes. From previous Oscar winners to breakthroughs waiting to happen to a chance for a female director nominee two years in a row. There’s even a chance that two could be nominated in one year. After the most diverse lineup in Oscar history just last season, there will be …

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The Lost City of Z to Close New York Film Festival, Aims for a 2017 Bow

James Gray’s much anticipated The Lost City of Z has been announced as the Closing Night Film of the New York Film Festival. NYFF previously announced that Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th will open the festival, while the Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women will premiere in the Centerpiece slot. The Lost City of Z tells the true story of famed British explorer Percy …

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Critics roundup, part 4: Beyond our borders

For this installment of our roundup series, we look across US borders to some international critics organizations, more specifically those in Toronto and London, but we also have the fine folks from Houston and Florida in our midst. The London Film Critics Circle is interesting to watch, because much like BAFTA, they have separate categories for ‘Best British’, so keep …

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