Spirit Awards: ‘Change’ in the Air as ‘Get Out’ Aims for Oscars

Win on Saturday, lose on Sunday? That was the industry maxim that evolved over much of the three decades the independent cinema celebration the Spirit Awards and the annual Academy Awards stood as season-ending foils to one another. But six short years ago, that went out the window as one Spirit winner after another began […]

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Film Review: ‘Veronica’

Finding surprising new life in the found-footage horror genre, Paco Plaza’s “[Rec]” movies (the first two co-directed with Jaume Belaguero) looked like a fantasy franchise with the potential to get better and better. That is, until parts 3 and 4 disappointed sufficiently to end the series with a whimper. Released online without any advance publicity […]

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Timothée Chalamet Wins Indie Spirit Award for Best Actor, Becomes Third Youngest Winner in History

Timothée Chalamet won top honors at the 2018 Indie Spirit Awards, earning the Best Actor trophy for his breakout lead role in Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name.” The 22-year-old actor, who is nominated in the same category at this year’s Oscars, beat out fellow nominees Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), Robert Pattinson (“Good Time”), […]

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Frances McDormand Wins Indie Spirit Award for Best Actress for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Frances McDormand won top honors at the 2018 Indie Spirit Awards, taking home the prize for Best Actress for her acclaimed role in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” McDormand beat out fellow nominees Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), Salma Hayek (“Beatriz at Dinner”), Shinobu Terajima (“Oh Lucy!”), and Regina Williams […]

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‘Get Out’ Wins Indie Spirit Award for Best Feature

“Get Out” has taken top honors at the Indie Spirit Awards, winning the prize for Best Picture. The Jordan Peele-directed social thriller beat out fellow nominees “Lady Bird,” “Call Me By Your Name,” “The Florida Project,” and “The Rider.” The film is nominated for the same prize at tomorrow’s Oscars, where it faces competition from […]

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Indie Spirit Awards: Restrained #MeToo and Time’s Up Conversations Look to the Future and ‘Manifesting Change in Deeper Ways’

Surprising no one in attendance, Film Independent Spirit Awards hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney dug into the current #MeToo and Time’s Up climate during their whipsmart, whirlwind opening monologue. The duo named names of accused offenders – Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner to Woody Allen – and turned some of the more […]

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