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‘Annette’ and ‘Lost Illusions’ Dominate César Awards 2022: Full Winners List

The 46th César Awards took place at L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix in Paris on Friday, February 25. The ceremony, France’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, honored the best in French cinema from 2021. The star-studded event also featured plenty of American talent, with the likes of Adam Driver and Cate Blanchett attending the ceremony. The show […]

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‘Lost Illusions’, ‘Annette’ triumph at 47th César awards

This year’s ceremony was uncharacteristically devoid of controversy after politically-charged editions in 2020 and 2021.Xavier Giannoli’s costume drama Lost Illusions was the big winner at the 47th Cesar awards of France’s Academy of Cinema and Arts and Sciences on Friday evening (25), winning best film, adapted screenplay, costume and supporting actor among others.The adaptation of […]

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The 50 Best Movies of 2021, According to 187 Film Critics

While 2021 may be in the rearview mirror, the awards season is still waging on, with the March 27 Oscars ceremony still over a month away. Back in December, IndieWire revealed its annual poll of the best films of 2021. This year saw a boon in cinema offerings with the revival of the festival circuit […]

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‘Wall-e,’ ‘Lord Of The Rings,’ ‘Pink Flamingos’ & More Join This Year’s Batch Of National Film Registry Honorees

Every year, the Library of Congress decides to honor specific films by adding them to the National Film Registry. This means out of all the films in the world, released over the past century or so, the US Government has decided that these features are deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance and/or creative […]

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‘Sparks Brothers’ Ron and Russell Mael on ‘Annette,’ Edgar Wright’s Doc and Their Delayed Hollywood Career

Ron and Russell Mael didn’t intend for 2021 to be the year they conquered Hollywood, but there’s serendipity in what wound up happening. The brothers, known for their longtime work in the band Sparks, found themselves overcoming decades of false starts in the movie business with not one but two highly acclaimed films.First up was […]

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‘Annette’ Producer Boards ‘Rodeo’ About France’s Dirt Riders Community (Exclusive)

“Annette” producer Charles Gillibert is set to produce “Rodeo,” Lola Quivoron’s daring feature debut about a young woman who infiltrates an underground dirt bike community in France.Quivoron previously directed the short film “Au Loin, Baltimore,” which played at Locarno in 2016 and, co-directed (with Antonia Buresi) “Headshot,” a documentary about today’s youth that aired on […]

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Why ‘Spencer’ Is a German Film, and How ‘I’m Your Man’ Reflects the Best in New German Cinema

To the uninitiated, Princess Diana biopic “Spencer” might appear like the quintessential British film, albeit with a Chilean director and an American star. But it is, in fact, German, Simone Baumann, managing director of German Films, says. It’s a German-u.K. co-production to be exact, but shot in Germany, with a German producer, Komplizen Film, on […]

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​Leos Carax presented with Filmfest Hamburg’s Douglas Sirk Award

The French filmmaker was in Hamburg for the German premiere of ‘Annette’.French writer-director Leos Carax was presented with the prestigious Douglas Sirk award ahead of the German premiere of his latest film Annette at the Filmfestt Hamburg on October 2.He joins the ranks of luminaries including David Cronenberg, Tilda Swinton, Wong Kar-Wai, Jodie Foster, Fatih […]

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The Best Movies To Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Annette,’ ‘Summer of ’85,’ ‘Dune’ and More

Every Tuesday, discriminating viewers are confronted with a flurry of choices: new releases on disc and on-demand, vintage and original movies on any number of streaming platforms, catalogue titles making a splash on Blu-ray or 4K. This biweekly column sifts through all of those choices to pluck out the movies most worth your time, no […]

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Oscars Academy Postpones All In-Person Events and Screenings Until 2022

Covid is still disrupting the Oscar season. On Friday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science canceled all in-person events and screenings for the remainder of 2021. However, the Academy Museum in Los Angeles is still scheduled to open on Sept. 30, with the museum operating at 50% capacity during business hours and with […]

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