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Colin Firth, Toby Jones, And More Join Sam Mendes’ Empire Of Light

Sam Mendes is assembling the cast of his next film, and even though it hasn’t actually been made yet, it already sounds like an awards contender in-the-making. The “1917” director’s latest project is titled “Empire of Light,” and we previously learned that Olivia Colman and Michael Ward would star. Now “Empire of Light” has added […]

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‘Licorice Pizza’ Slashes Christmas Dates in Smart Strategy, but for Indies It’s Painful

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza,” previously projected to expand on Christmas Day to around 2,000 theaters, will now open at fewer than half. United Artists informed hundreds of theaters this week, including many independents, that availability would be delayed.The film spent its first two weeks in only four New York/Los Angeles theaters and showed the […]

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‘Last Night in Soho’ Co-Writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns Loves That Wild Twist, but She Knows It Hurts

[Editor’s note: The following article contains some spoilers for “Last Night in Soho.”]It was the twist that got Krysty Wilson-Cairns. For her second feature film, the Oscar-nominated “1917” screenwriter again embraced a creatively challenging collaboration to bring a vivid story to the big screen, but it all started with one clever (if divisive) idea from […]

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‘Last Night in Soho’ First Footage: A Mod Anya Taylor-Joy Bewitches in Edgar Wright’s Chic Thriller

Something is… not all right with Anya Taylor-Joy, dressed in mod garb, in the first footage from Edgar Wright’s upcoming, 1960s-set London thriller “Last Night in Soho.” The star of “The Queen’s Gambit” and “The Witch” (and also this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live”) twirls and broods in neon light in the 15-second montage from the […]

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2021 PGA Awards: ‘Nomadland’ Takes Home the Top Prize

“Nomadland” look home the top film prize at the 2021 Producers Guild Awards Wednesday, bringing it closer to a Best Picture win. The winner of the PGA Awards’ top prize has historically been a strong indicator of which film will will go on to win the Best Picture Oscar. Since 1989, the PGA winner has […]

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‘Nomadland’ Wins Top Film Prize at Producers Guild Awards, Likely Locking It Up at the Oscars

The Producers Guild of America Awards awarded Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” with their top prize, one of the key indicators for the Academy Awards, particularly the best picture category. Edging out its closest competitors including Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman,” Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” and Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” this might just […]

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PGA Awards Winner ‘Nomadland’ Heads for the Best Picture Oscar

Every year Hollywood looks to the Producers Guild Awards winner to forecast the Best Picture Oscar. That’s because in the 12 years since both groups expanded their top award list and adopted the preferential ballot, only three times have the winners not aligned — PGA winners “1917,” “La La Land” and “The Big Short” did […]

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‘Eight for Silver’ Review: Stylish Gothic Horror That Impresses Mostly With Its Crafty Visuals

At its core, the grim, gritty and blood-soaked “Eight for Silver” is a skillfully fashioned yet philosophically thin twist on the werewolf saga. And yet, in the opening moments of Sean Ellis’ dark-hued and gory gothic horror, you might briefly mistake the monster-themed film you’re about to watch for Sam Mendes’ “1917,” with Ellis’ stylish […]

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Australia Box Office Plunges 69% in 2020, Data Shows

Box office in Australia fell by 69% in 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak forced cinema closures, capacity restrictions, the postponement of film releases and public health concerns about attending theatres.Data published on Thursday by the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia showed nationwide annual revenues slumped from A$1.23 billion ($937 million) in 2019 to just […]

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