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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (April)

This year is going to be chock full of powerhouse directors that have already been nominated for and won this award. Sam Mendes (1917), Martin Scorsese (The Irishman) and Steven Soderbergh (The Laundromat) are all previous winners in the race once again with previous two-time nominee Quentin Tarantino returning with his 9th film, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. Those are …

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Adam Sandler set for ‘Uncut Gems’ at A24 from the Safdie Brothers

Adam Sandler is officially on board Uncut Gems, the next film from the Safdie Brothers (Good Time). Shooting on the plot-secret film is expected to start this fall with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush (Lady Bird) producing for Scott Rudin Productions with Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson fromElara Pictures. Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff are on board as executive producers. The …

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Elle, Moonlight and Silence Dominate 14th ICS Award Nominations

A French tale of rape revenge, traversing the toxic masculinity as a gay, African-American boy to man and Christain missionaries in 17th century feudal Japan dominated the 14th International Cinephile Society’s 2017 nominations today. I am a voting member of the ICS. Elle, Moonlight, and Silence all earned eight nominations including Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. All three films also …

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Official Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE

After a short-lived leak from MKT Distributors, Paramount Pictures has released the official first (only?) trailer for Martin Scorsese’s Silence and it was worth the wait. Featuring our first true looks at Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson, this labor of love is based on Shūsaku Endō‘s 1966 novel about a Portuguese Jesuit priest who is persecuted along with other …

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Poster, New Pics for ‘Silence,’ Trailer Friday with ‘Allied’

We’re getting close. After wrapping production nearly 15 months ago (long even by Scorsese standards), we’re on the precipice of the release of the trailer for Silence, from Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese. It will be attached to Allied (also from Paramount) this Friday and then landing on the web Saturday. Ahead of the trailer, Paramount has dropped a few more production …

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (November)

As with the new Best Picture predictions, there is movement due to the failure of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk to generate positive reviews after its NYFCC screening. This results in its director, two-time Oscar winner Ang Lee, falling off the list completely – just as his film did. This helps everyone else, of course, with Martin Scorsese (Silence), Kenneth Lonergan …

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (October)

The top 5 remains the same but its placement that matters and La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle has vaulted over Ang Lee (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) with a near perfect score. Martin Scorsese (Silence), Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) and Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) round out the cream of the crop but, just as in Best Picture, Jackie‘s Pablo …

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