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Toronto Review: ‘Widows’ (★★★½)

Steve McQueen’s twisty thriller finds room for a heist, family drama, racial politics and violence, and gender issues all led by a powerhouse performance from Viola Davis Widows doesn’t waste any time setting itself up. In a virtuoso opening sequence, a heist gone wrong led by Harry (Liam Neeson) with his cohorts Florek (Jon Bernthal) and Carlos (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), is intercut …

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New, action-packed trailer for ‘Widows’ finds Viola Davis in charge

“You had no idea, did you? Or did you choose not to know?” The new trailer for Widows, from Academy Award winner Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) ramps up the action and suspense. Academy Award winner Viola Davis (Fences), Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo star in the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt …

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Soars

Birdman won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards, ending a 34-year streak since a film has won the top prize at the Oscars with a Film Editing nomination. The last Best Picture winner to do that was 1980’s Ordinary People. This was Fox Searchlight’s 2nd Best Picture winner in a row after triumphing with 12 Years a Slave last year. With Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, …

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2015 Oscars: The Gold Rush Gang’s 87th Academy Award Winner Predictions

The Oscar nominations are in and the guilds are starting to help shape the race…or are they? Is Birdman going to topple Boyhood with its PGA and SAG wins? Is Eddie Redmayne the new lock in Best Actor? Bookmark this page right here for the Gold Rush Gang’s winner predictions for the 87th Academy Awards. BEST PICTURE BEST DIRECTOR BEST …

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Screen Actors Guild WINNERS: Birdman Continues Reign

Birdman has once again won a very significant industry award on the way to the Oscars with its Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild awards just a day after its Producers Guild win. It’s positioning itself, seemingly out of nowhere, as the frontrunner in the Oscar race. Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of …

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2015 Oscars: What’s In An Age?

Thanks to AW forum member stage_star for this rundown of age stats for this year (and last year’s) nominees. BEST DIRECTOR Oldest nominee: Richard Linklater, age 51 (last year: Martin Scorsese, age 71) Youngest nominee: Wes Anderson, age 45 (last year: Steve McQueen, age 44) Average age: 49 (last year: 55) Returning winners: – None Returning nominees:  Alejandro G. Iñarritu, Bennett Miller First time …

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