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Joker was criticised for ripping off old classics. So why does 1917 get a pass?

With its showy camerawork, comforting heroism and nostalgia for a noble Britain, Sam Mendes’ film is anything but originalThis year, 1917, the faux one-shot, first world war thriller directed by Sam Mendes, is tipped to join the club of worthy Anglo period drama the Academy likes to reward. This generation’s Chariots of Fire, say, or […]

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Why ‘1917’ Is the Last Film That Should Be Winning the Oscar (Column)

There’s a feeling I always get at the end of a long Oscar night when the movie that won isn’t a terrible choice, but it’s the safe, blah, Mor predictable choice, the one that conforms to the dullest conventional wisdom about the kinds of movies Oscar voters prefer, because in the core of their being […]

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Post-TIFF, the Best Actress Oscar Race Is Scarlett Johansson v. Renée Zellweger

The Toronto International Film Festival gives, and takes away. Toronto’s notoriously friendly audiences are not to be trusted entirely — with the exception of the People’s Choice Award, which has gone to such Best Picture winners as “Chariots of Fire,” “American Beauty,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “Green Book.”So when […]

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Guillermo del Toro Champions Guadalajara’s New Competitive Animation Section

The Guadalajara Int’l Film Festival (Ficg), Mexico’s largest film festival, is further expanding its lineup with the addition of a new competitive animation section in its 34th edition, running March 8 -15. Oscar-winning Guadalajara native Guillermo del Toro has put his heft behind the new section and will also announce the first winner of his […]

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‘Green Book’ Takes Toronto Film Festival’s 2018 People’s Choice Award

Toronto Film Festival’s audience prize positions Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” in prime Oscar territory — five audience award winners have gone on to capture best picture, including “Slumdog Millionaire,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The King’s Speech,” “American Beauty” and “Chariots of Fire.” In 2016, the prize went to “La La Land,” while last year’s award […]

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David Puttnam: data misuse by digital giants “threatens democracy itself”

Fda chairman was delivering his annual keynote address to UK film distributors.Speaking in his annual keynote address as the president of the UK’s Film Distributors’ Association (Fda), David Puttnam has warned Us-based online giants such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google must take action to tackle the misuse of users’ data.The revered UK producer […]

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