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Reviews for The Danish Girl out of Venice range on the high side of mixed, although all the critics seem to agree that Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander elevate the film far above any reservations each critic might harbor. Peter Debruge at Variety writes: Clearly, this was never not going to be a “prestige” picture. […]

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It is an astonishing thing, to know there was a time when women weren’t valued enough to be allowed governance of their own rights. It took us so long, and the struggle is never-ending, because to fight requires sacrifices that are near impossible to make. Fighting and protesting means being exiled, alienated, belittled, resented, hated. […]
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Rejoice! Awards season is upon us. Both the Telluride and Venice Film Festivals are under way and several prominent Oscar hopefuls are receiving world premieres. Black Mass starring Johnny Depp has screened and word is it’s his best performance to date. Trailers for Macbeth, The Danish Girl and Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation have all […]

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The premiere of Davis Guggenheim’s He Named Me Malala had a few false starts as it rolled out for a crowd of about 300 who waited in the rain to see it for the first time. The film is a tribute to Malala Yousafzai’s work but also to the work of her father and her […]

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Call them the twin peaks of American Film Festivals. The high altitude buzz that comes out of Sundance and Telluride can carry a movie aloft straight through to Oscar Night. While Sasha is on the scene as Telluride gets underway, Jordan Ruimy reflects on some of the highlights that debuted in Park City 7 months […]

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Netflix has released the trailer for Beasts Of No Nation, and so their Oscar campaign begins. Directed by Cary Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation is based on the book by Uzodinma Iweala. It tells the tale of an African child soldier (Abraham Attah) who is taught to fight in the country’s civil war by a […]
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Kris Tapley over at Variety has posted the lineup for the Telluride Film Fest. So far it’s mostly in keeping with what most have been circulating. What I’m wondering is, where is our Best Picture for 2016? The list: Telluride’s main program slate for 2015: “Amazing Grace” (d. Sydney Pollack, U.S., 1972/2015) “Anomalisa” (d. Charlie Kaufman, Duke […]

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Though All the Presidents Men and Zodiac are two of the greatest American films without a doubt, they really only have the newsroom in common. What they are about and how they tell their stories are vastly different. Zodiac, you could say, is All the President’s Men jacked up to 11. And even then that […]

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Senior critic for one of the two trade papers, THR’s Todd McCarthy, has seen Cary Fukunaga’s eagerly anticipated Beasts of No Nation. McCarthy gives it a great review, writing: One of the most impressive things about Beasts is that it was able to be made at all, and with such verisimilitude. Shot mostly outdoors in Ghana, the action […]

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The film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s Carol made its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Both its stars, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara won rave reviews for their roles. Blanchett stars as a married woman who falls in love with a younger department store worker played by Mara. The film isn’t out until November […]

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And all through the internet the chatter reached a crescendo when the Danish Girl trailer dropped. Do you think he’ll win back-to-back Oscars? they ask. And indeed, had Eddie Redmayne not won last year for his remarkable turn as Stephen Hawking he would probably win this year (sight unseen) for his portrayal of Lily in […]

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Over at Entertainment Weekly, Anthony Breznican gets the exclusive that in addition to the new producers being added to the this year’s Oscars, there will be TWO hosts.  David Hill told Breznican, “There will be multiple hosts for sure – there will be two.” Breznican theorizes that the reason they’re saying two is because they already […]
The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

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David Hill and Reginald Hudlin have been announced as the 2016 Oscar Producers. The duo will produce the 88th Academy Awards set to take place on February 28, 2016.   Hill won an Emmy in 2011 for Outstanding Live Sports Special. Most recently he was a Sports Executive at Fox Sports. Hudlin received an Oscar […]

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The new offical U.S trailer for Macbeth has arrived, teasing epic battles. Michael Fassbender plays the menacing Macbeth and Marion Cotillard plays his scheming Lady Macbeth. Filmed on the Scottish Highlands, the trailer gives us a look at the misty, dark, and bloody epic with more scenes of Macbeth on the battlefield as his Lady watches […]

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The first trailer for The Danish Girl has arrived. Oscar Winner Eddie Redmayne plays Einar Wegener, a Danish born artist who was born a man and undergoes a series of sex reassignment surgeries in Germany, as she realizes she is a woman. Set in the 1930’s, Wegener changes her name to Lili Elbe. Alicia Vikander […]

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