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Dan Gilroy’s Jake Gyllenhaal-Rene Russo thriller adds Toni Collette, Daveed Diggs, Natalia Byer and more

Dan Gilroy’s untitled Netflix thriller (although the title Velvet Buzzsaw has been bandied about online) reteaming him with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo has amped up its star wattage adding Oscar nominees Toni Collette and John Malkovich as well as Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs, Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge, Zawe Ashton and Stranger Things breakout Natalia Byer. Gilroy earned …

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Stranger by the Lake and Mommy Lead 2015 ICS Award Nominees

The International Cinephile Society (of which I am a voting member) have revealed the nominations for their 12th annual awards and, as is usual for this group, the nominees are eclectic, exciting and sometimes baffling. The nomination tally is led by two Cannes winners (Stranger By the Lake in 2013, Mommy in 2014) and both French-language films. Oscar and critic …

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‘Nightcrawler’ Dominates San Diego Critics with 7 Wins

In what can only be described as a massive sweep, Open Road Films‘s Nightcrawler laid waste to everyone and everything today as the San Diego Film Critics Society gave it a whopping seven wins, including Best Film, Best Director (Dan Gilroy) and Best Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal). The film has done magnificently with critics groups and now with industry awards and is …

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2014 Independent Spirit Award Nomination Predictions (Updated 11/24 9:08pm PST)

The 30th Independent Spirit Awards are just around the corner, kicking off about a week before the critics awards start rolling in, marking Oscar season’s official start. The Independent Spirit Awards have always had a varied and colorful past. Beginning as the anti-Oscars, airing the day before the Academy Awards in a beach tent in Santa Monica, they’ve become rather …

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