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MoJo Global Arts unveils slate of Latinx, jazz films (exclusive)

Company launched North American sales in Tiff on South African Oscar submission Knuckle City.Morris Ruskin and Jordan Walker-Pearlman’s new Los Angeles-based production and management company MoJo Global Arts has unveiled a slate of three projects featuring a Latinx comedy, a Jazz documentary, and an epic TV project about Harlem.MoJo has come on board as producer’s […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Atlantis’

“It took you 10 years to cleanse this region of Soviet propaganda and myths,” says one character to another in “Atlantis,” going on to suggest that the devastation now left behind may never be “cleansed” at all. A strikingly bleak vision of a near future in which Ukraine has won its war with Russia but […]

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Fly men to the moon: Ad Astra and the toxic masculinity of space films

Brad Pitt’s saga is the latest sci-fi film to fall back on stereotypes of heroic men and emotional womenBrad Pitt has not minced his words while talking about his new space epic Ad Astra, in which he plays a stoic, closed-off astronaut with daddy issues. “What we were really digging at … was this definition […]

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Advantage, ‘Jojo Rabbit’: Here’s What Happens After the Tiff Audience Award

The morning after “Jojo Rabbit” made its world premiere in Toronto, Taika Waititi, the 44-year-old New Zealand actor-writer-director, was understandably confused. His movie played through the roof with audiences who cheered his lighthearted but serious fable about a lonely young Nazi enthusiast (Roman Griffin Davis) and his imaginary friend Hitler (Waititi), who finds himself fighting […]

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Chernobyl’ & ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Dominate Creative Arts Emmys Night Two

After handing out 46 winners last night, the Television Academy bestowed another 49 winners on Sunday night for the second and final night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The remaining honors will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 22nd during a primetime telecast on Fox. Tonight’s winners, in particular, showed a potentially fierce battle brewing […]

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‘Game of Thrones’: Creative Arts Dominance Predicts Primetime Emmy Coronation

At the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, “Game of Thrones‘” craft dominance was a testament to both its cultural impact and cumulative excellence. The HBO juggernaut grabbed 10 awards (out of 18 nominations) for its final season. The series won for casting, fantasy/sci-fi costumes, editing, main title design, music composition, makeup (non-prosthetic), sound editing, sound […]

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‘Chernobyl’: Jakob Ihre Wins Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie

Jakob Ihre’s work on “Chernobyl”‘s second episode earned him his first Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie Sunday evening at the Creative Arts Emmys.The HBO historical miniseries, which dramatized the Soviet Union’s 1986 nuclear disaster, did not shy away from painting bleak pictures. “Please Remain Calm,” the series’ second episode, followed […]

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‘An Emmy For Megan’ Loses Both Emmys (Again) — But Do We All Win a Third Season?

Emmy voters have spoken, and they love “An Emmy For Megan” — so much, that they demand a Season 3. After promising to end her Emmy-nominated short-form series “An Emmy For Megan” if it won an Emmy for its second season, Megan Amram again went home empty-handed from the Creative Arts Emmys, losing for Outstanding […]

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‘Country Music’: From Johnny Cash to Racism, Ken Burns’ New Docuseries Rubs Between Fact and Lore

Musician Rosanne Cash is used to speaking about her father Johnny Cash. After all, she’s been living in his shadow her entire life and even wrote a memoir in 2010 that in part examines her rocky relationship with him. But for Ken Burns’ new miniseries “Country Music” – which details the creation of modern country […]

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