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New ‘Vox Lux’ trailer finds Natalie Portman “Wrapped Up” by Sia

Neon gives you your first look at Academy Award winner Natalie Portman singing the original song “Wrapped Up” written by Sia and Greg Kurstin in the new trailer for Vox Lux Vox Lux begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy.  The sisters compose and perform a song about their …

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Natalie Portman goes off in ‘Vox Lux’ trailer

From Black Swan to Jackie, Academy Award winner Natalie Portman has exceeded at playing broken women; women on the verge. But get ready for an even wilder version of what you’ve seen before. Vox Lux begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song …

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2018 TIFF: What Did We Like and What Did We Learn

As awards watchers, the Toronto International Film Festival is the biggest jumping off point for Oscar season. Venice and Telluride come first (just by a few days) but TIFF’s size and stature mark it as the premiere festival for films of all kinds – Hollywood, independent, foreign language and documentary – to begin or build their buzz as we enter …

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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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Natalie Portman takes the stage in first clip of ‘Vox Lux’

In this very brief first look, Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan) takes the stage (we only see her from the back) in Vox Lux, the second feature from actor/director Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader). The film follows Celeste (Portman) as she rises from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom. The film spans …

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2018 TIFF Adds Neil Jordan’s ‘Greta’ with Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz; Brady Corbet’s ‘Vox Lux’ with Natalie Portman

The Toronto International Film Festival today announced two new films that will premiere as part of the Special Presentations program in September. The World Premiere of Neil Jordan’s Greta and the North American Premiere of Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux will cap off the Festival’s Special Presentations and bring the total for the program up to 24 titles. “These are two …

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Xavier Dolan’s ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’ to World Premiere at TIFF 2018

Photo credit: TIFF The Toronto International Film Festival® today revealed Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will have its World Premiere at the Festival this September. The surprise announcement was made at TIFF’s Canadian press conference, held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan follows the story of a young actor …

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Forum Oscar Poll Results – November 2016

BEST PICTURE [visualizer id=”23692″] (hover over the graph for more details…) 01. La La Land (98%; 151 votes) 02. Manchester by the Sea (96%; 148 votes) 03. Silence (93%; 143 votes) 04. Jackie (92%; 142 votes) 05. Moonlight (89%; 137 votes) 06. Arrival (74%; 114 votes) 06. Fences (74%; 114 votes) 08. Sully (53%; 81 votes) 09. Lion (49%; 75 …

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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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2017 Oscar Predictions: Post-Producers Guild, Screen Actors Guild

The Producers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild both gave out their awards last weekend and La La Land‘s win at the PGA came as a surprise to no one but Hidden Figures besting Moonlight at SAG was. Not a shock, really, the film is a huge populist hit and SAG loves that. It also loves Best Picture …

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