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‘Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town’ Trailer: Mackenzie Davis Is a Hot Mess in L.A. Comedy Featuring Carrie Coon

From memorable turns in ambitious sci-fi movies like “Blade Runner 2049” and “The Martian” to a lead in AMC’s critically lauded “Halt and Catch Fire,” it was only a matter of time before Mackenzie Davis headlined her own movie. Lending her madcap charisma to the Los Angeles-based farce, Davis leads a jam-packed cast in “Izzy […]

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: How Cutting-Edge Techniques Re-Created Character From Original

When the Academy Award nominations came out, it was a tech and craft sweep for helmer Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.”The sequel to the sci-fi classic took five noms: cinematography, production design, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects. With such a high mark set by the first film, these crews sought out cutting-edge techniques […]

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‘The Outsider’ Trailer: Jared Leto Becomes a Yakuza Killing Machine in Netflix Original

After taking on villainous roles in “Suicide Squad” and “Blade Runner 2049,” Jared Leto is finally ready to be a hero again, albeit a tormented anti-hero who must battle his dark side. Because of course. Leto’s new film is Netflix’s “The Outsider,” which brings him to Japan and turns him into a Yakuza killing machine.The […]

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Sound Is 50% of the Movie, but Hollywood is Often Tone-Deaf

People in the industry vaguely understand the job of an editor, cinematographer or production designer. But even sophisticated showbiz veterans are flummoxed by the work of sound people.It’s ironic because the movies of 2017 created some indelible sounds: the tinkle of a stirred teacup in “Get Out”; the hollow singing of the holograms in “Blade […]

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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Golden Reel Awards for Sound Editing

“Blade Runner 2049,” “War for the Planet of the Apes” and “Dunkirk” were among the film winners at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 65th annual Golden Reel Awards Sunday night. Netflix lorded over the television fields with wins for five series, while HBO’s “Game of Thrones” picked up a pair of trophies.Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual […]

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Mpse Awards 2018: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Take Top Sound Editing Awards

It was a clear victory for sci-fi sound editing Sunday night at the 65th annual Mpse Golden Reel Awards at the Westin Bonaventure. “War for the Planet of the Apes” was the surprise winner for Dialogue/Adr, splitting honors with “Blade Runner 2049,” which grabbed the Effects/Foley prize. The big loser was “Dunkirk” (which won the […]

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Roger Deakins Wins Top Asc Award For ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Roger Deakins. A legendary cinematographer who has absurdly never won an Oscar, despite being nominated 14 times. His latest nod is for “Blade Runner 2049,” the painterly sci-fi sequel from director Denis Villeneuve, their third collaboration together. Much of the film’s atmospheric brilliance was due to Deakins’ work, and it certainly appears that Villeneuve gave […]

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BAFTA Award Winners, as They Arrive

As ever, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards favor homegrown fare. Thus many nomination slots that might have included such Hollywood films as “The Post” or “Wonder Woman” went to the likes of “Dunkirk,””Darkest Hour,” and “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.”Leading the BAFTA field […]

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