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Let the first teaser for Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ wash over you

“There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.” Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) took to Twitter to reveal the first look at his highly anticipated film, Roma, his first in five years. Shot in incredibly evocative black & white we see a water-soaked floor. The sounds of cleaning and scrubbing …

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Taron Egerton to play Elton John in biopic ‘Rocketman’ for Paramount

Taron Egerton is set to star as Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning superstar and music legend Elton John in Rocketman for Paramount Pictures. Dexter Fletcher, who replaced Bryan Singer on the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody due this November, will direct. The will be written by Lee Hall and follow John from the Royal Academy of Music to his songwriting partnership …

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Renée Zellweger is ready for her close-up, and her comeback

From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, Renée Zellweger was on top of the world. After breaking through in 1996’s Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise, she found herself alongside Meryl Streep in One True Thing, Jim Carrey in Me, Myself & Irene and in the pitch black comedy Nurse Betty (check it out if you haven’t seen it, it might …

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The Ultimate EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) List

The EGOT, a phrase coined Miami Vice‘s Philip Michael Thomas, represents earning the highest individual, competitive entertainment honors in the areas of television (Emmy), music (Grammy), film (Oscar) and theatre (Tony). To date, only 15 people have received all four awards with Robert Lopez and holds the records for having completed his in record time (10 years) and as the …

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Annette Bening Tribute Set for AFI Fest, 20th Century Women to Screen

Annette Bening is set to be feted at the AFI Fest on November 16th in a tribute that will also feature a screening of her newest film, and Oscar hopeful, 20th Century Women. The film, about a bohemian family in 1979 Santa Barbara, received high praise after its debut as the Centerpiece film of the New York Film Festival last week. …

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Worst Picture/Best Picture Series: Shining Through and Unforgiven (1992)

In 1992, Liam Neeson starred in two WWII films, in one he played a Nazi villain, and in the other he played a Nazi with a heart of gold. Shining Through and Schindler’s List are both… Wait, Schindler’s List won Best Picture in 1993? So what movie do I have to compare Shining Through to? Unforgiven? Goddammit. Okay, one movie’s …

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REVIEW: ‘The Revenant’ (★★★★)

“You breathe…keep breathing.” One part tale of bloodthirsty revenge, one part tale of undying love, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant is a film of extremes. Extremes of blisteringly cold weather, of violently bloody massacres but also of paternal devotion and tenderness that is almost shocking in its thoughtfulness. Following up after the fanciful fantasy of his Oscar-winning Birdman, Iñárritu goes back …

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Oscar Shortlist of 10 Doc Shorts Announced includes 50 Feet from Syria, Minerita

    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 88th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 74 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers …

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MVFF38 Preview: ‘I SMILE BACK,’ starring Sarah Silverman

  Comedian Sarah Silverman is a complete revelation in her first leading dramatic film role as an upper class soccer mom with daddy issues and a serious drug problem in I Smile Back. That might sound like I’m diminishing the returns of her performance but only because she rises so far above material that isn’t terribly original. The thing that …

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