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Poster for Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’ plus first clip

In this first clip of Peterloo, Mike Leigh portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of over 60,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform. The film is written and directed by Mike Leigh and stars Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (August)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight) Not much change this month, just a few placement moves in the top 5. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (does anyone else hear the Pet Shop Boys’ “Can You Forgive Her?” when they see that title?) moves up to #2 on the strength of its Toronto and Telluride festival appearances. It should be Fox …

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2018 TIFF Masters Slate features Jean-Luc Godard, Hong Sang-soo, Carlos Reygadas, Jia Zhang-ke, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and more

Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro will world premiere as a part of the 2018 TIFF Masters slate The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for the 2018 Masters program, comprised of 11 daring new films by acclaimed, established auteurs with remarkable bodies of work. With projects that reflect on history, focus on personal introspection, and take a critical look at …

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2018 Fall Festivals: Where We Are in the Oscar Race

The main fall festivals, Venice, Telluride and Toronto, always clue us in on how the studios position their 4th quarter films in terms of box office and/or awards contention. The past decade has seen every Best Picture Oscar winner since 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire play at Telluride and is the last stat standing in terms of using history to predict a …

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Trailer for Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’

Peterloo is latest film from 7-time Academy Award nominee Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies, Happy-Go-Lucky), detailing the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform. Written and directed by Leigh, the film stars Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil …

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