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Why is Nobody Talking About What Serial Left Out?

Undated yearbook photo of Hae Min Lee, which  Justin George copied from one of Hae's former teachers at Woodlawn High School.

Sarah Koenig today updated fans of the wildly popular, game-changing podcast series Serial with an update on the new shows, yet another award they won and the recent news about the case against Adnan Syed. Syed was the subject of the podcast and is currently serving a life sentence, 15 ...

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Cannes Directors’ Fortnight winners


SACD Prize My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin) Europa Cinemas Label Mustang (Deniz Gamze Erguven) Art Cinema Award Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra) Illy Prize Rate Me! (Fyzal Boulifa) Special Mention The Exquisit Corpus (Peter Tscherkassky) Oceans Prize Pape (Nicolas Polixene) (via Paddy Mulholland at screenonscreen)

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Watch 3 minutes of Todd Haynes’ Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara


One of the most hotly anticipated films of the festival, Todd Haynes’ Carol will premiere in Cannes this week starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. The Guardian‘s Hannah Ellis-Petersen today profiles Carol’s producer, Elizabeth Karlsen: It’s taken more than 50 years to get Highsmith’s seminal – and once shocking – ...

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Brad and Angelina’s By The Sea gets a release date


Universal Studios have announced a Fall release date for By The Sea. The film stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and tells the story of a couple travelling through France together in the 1970’s. The couple have grown apart and spend the time trying to rejuvenate their marriage. By The ...

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Jordan Ruimy reviews Love and Mercy


American cinema has tackled rock & roll in numerous ways over the years. Just look at the deluge of biopics that have been made in the last few decades: Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Doors, Ike & Tina and ...

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Cannes Classic sidebar lineup revealed


The Cannes Classic sidebar lineup was revealed earlier today. The sidebar showcasing classic films and documentaries about cinema will include Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bette and Musical Opium by Arielle Dombasle. Actress Kim Novak will present two Alfred Hitchcock films, Vertigo and The Birds. 1988’s Best Picture winner, ...

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Cannes 2015: Directors’ Fortnight lineup announced


Imagine that Americans could come together across political ideologies, economic strata and social boundaries to stage massive nationwide demonstrations, strikes, and university occupation protests in a united effort to resist rampant corporatism, materialistic consumerism, moribund institutions, and the greed of capitalist values in general.  Imagine that this extraordinary display of ...

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Meryl Streep writes foreword for new Claude Monet inspired cookbook


Oscar Winner Meryl Streep has written the foreword for a new cookbook Monet’s Palate Cookbook. The book by Aileen Bordman celebrates Claude Monet’s world of art, cuisine, gardens and entertaining. Streep wrote:   Streep also narrates the film, Monet’s Palate which takes you on a culinary tour of Monet’s beloved ...

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BAFTA annouces dates through to 2018


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have announced the dates for the next three years of the EE British Academy Awards. The 2016 EE British Academy Film Awards will air on Sunday February 14. The 2017 will take place on February 12, 2017 and the 2018 awards will ...

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Robin Write Revisits Cannes: Best Director


Robin Write at writeoutofla.com has selected his favorite Best Director winners at Cannes. At the 1958 Cannes Film Festival French film-maker François Truffaut was nowhere to be seen. Truth is, he was not allowed to attend that year as a result of him verbally lashing out at the competition as ...

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Angelina Jolie Gives Great Speech to Kids


When Angelina Jolie won for Best Villain at the Kids Choice awards her daughters threw their arms around her neck, they were so proud. Then Jolie delivered a great speech, probably the best from the entire year. “I want to say that when I was little, I was told that ...

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Giveaway: Enter to win an Insurgent Goodie pack


To celebrate the release of The Divergent Series:Insurgent this Friday, Awards Daily has teamed up with Lionsgate and Dolby. We have three prize packs to giveaway. The pack includes: A branded drawstring backpack An Insurgent t-shirt (Woman’s size L) An Insurgent amp charger A copy of the book Insurgent All ...

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Focus Features acquires Suffragette


Focus Features has acquired the North American rights to Suffragette, the new film starring Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham-Carter and Carey Mulligan. Directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from a script written by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan, the film is set for a Fall 2015 domestic release. The cast ...

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Xavier Dolan and Mommy sweep 17th annual Jutra Awards


Xavier Dolan’s Mommy was nominated for 11 Jutra Awards, Quebec’s top film prize, and last night won 9. Mommy won nearly every major category and Pierre-Yves Cardinal won Best Supporting Actor in another Dolan film, Tom at the Farm.  Xavier Dolan is now tied with Philippe Falardeau and Denis Villeneuve as ...

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Charlize Theron in Dark Places

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The next Gillian Flynn novel to hit the big screen will be Charlize Theron in Dark Places. Flynn was obsessed with the Clutter murders as a child, which helps to explain some of her interest in dark and creepy characters dwelling under the layers of normal society. This film is ...

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Meryl Streep joins Adam Friedman’s “Shout Gladi Gladi”


The feature documentary, “SHOUT GLADI GLADI,” co-directed by Adam Friedman and Iain Kennedy, focuses on women’s health in Africa with a particular emphasis on fistula, a common, debilitating condition that turns once healthy women into outcasts. Academy-Award winning actress Meryl Streep will lend her voice to narrate the film. The ...

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