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TV Review: ‘Catch-22’ mines hope and cynicism in dark comedy

(l-r): Christopher Abbott as Yossarian and Pico Alexander as Clevinger in Hulu’s Catch-22. (Photo by: Philippe Antonello/ Hulu) The absurdity of war has been explored in countless ways by Hollywood, from the dark comedy of M*A*S*H to the insanity of Apocalypse Now to the violence of The Deer Hunter to the psychosis of Full Metal Jacket to the satire of …

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New Trailer and Poster for Joe Wright’s DARKEST HOUR with Gary Oldman

Focus Features has dropped a short new trailer plus two new posters for Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour. Within days of becoming British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) much face an incredible challenge at arguably Britain’s most crucial point of World War II. While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler …

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Frontrunner Friday: Female Directors, Auteurs, Oscar Favorites and a WWII-heavy slate

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing, The Post and Mudbound head up this week’s Frontrunner Friday So early, still so many predictions of the ‘good on paper’ variety but that isn’t stopping us from looking at what is or might be drawing buzz towards the march to Oscar next season. Kathryn Bigelow’s (still) Untitled Detroit Riots Project remains in the top …

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‘Allied,’ with Oscar-winners Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, gets a trailer

The latest Oscar hopeful to start unveiling itself comes today in the form of the first trailer for Paramount’s Allied, starring Oscar winners Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave) and Marion Cotillard (La vie en Rose). Allied, directed by Oscar-winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) tells the true story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt) and French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) …

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