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Oscars: Academy Announces 344 Films Eligible for 2019 Best Picture

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 344 feature films are eligible for the 2019 Academy Awards.To be eligible for the consideration, the films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by Dec. 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Academy rules also […]

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‘American Woman’ Trailer: Sienna Miller Goes on a Decade-Long Journey in Crime Drama

One part whodunnit, one part character drama, Jake Scott’s “American Woman” follows its eponymous leading lady over the course of a decade, one marked by heartbreak and a terrible crime. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, where Miller’s performance earned her some of the best reviews of her career yet.The […]

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‘American Woman’ Can’t Match Hong Chau’s Strong Performance [Tribeca Review]

Like its source material, Susan Choi‘s novel of the same name, the plot of “American Woman” is inspired by a period in the life of kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst. Patty becomes “Pauline” in the feature-length adaptation, and the terrorist organization that abducted her, the Sla (Symbionese Liberation Army), becomes the “Pal,” but the story will […]

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Film Review: ‘American Woman’

There’s scope but not a whole lot of depth to “American Woman,” which attempts to make a sweeping and universal statement about one small life in the larger scheme of things. But Sienna Miller’s titular figure is at once too abrasive and too glam to be especially relatable as the Everywoman intended. Jake Scott’s third […]

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