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‘The Tuba Thieves’ Review: Alison O’Daniel’s Experimental Doc About Deaf Musicians & Theft Doesn’t Ever Harmonize [Sundance]

In 2021, filmgoing audiences were treated to “Coda,” an affectionate look at a music-loving high school senior and her complicated bond with a deaf mother, father, and sibling. A year earlier, “Sound of Metal” presented the devastating journey of a rock drummer’s hearing loss and subsequent attempts to cope with his unfortunate predicament. The relationship […]

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Oscar Nominations Finally Favor Hit Movies, but Can They Win?

The 95th Oscars on March 12 have a real shot at a ratings boost with brand-name contenders. There’s nominations leader “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, sequels “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” and original global hit “Elvis”, all vying for Best Picture.Global box office may succeed in luring more eyeballs to the […]

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Oscars 2023: After Jane Campion’s Record-Breaking Win, Academy Fails to Nominate Any Female Director

After last year’s record-breaking Best Director win for Jane Campion — who became only the third woman to ever win the Oscar for Best Director, joining Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland” in 2021) and Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker” in 2009) — the 2023 Oscar nominations failed to nominate any women in the Best Director category. Instead, […]

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‘Call Me With Timothée Chalamet’: Apple TV+’s New Brand Campaign Sees The Actor Get Anxious That He’s Not On The Steamer Yet

Apple TV+ released a new brand campaign today and, let’s be honest, it’s pretty cute. The new commercial sees Timothée Chalamet stumble upon all the streaming service has to offer and get a little flummoxed that he’s not part of the scene yet.Read More: ‘Going Electric’: Timothée Chalamet Says His Bob Dylan Biopic Is Still […]

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‘Radical’ Review: Mexican Superstar Eugenio Derbez Gets His Own ‘Stand and Deliver’

The figure of the selfless teacher with an idealist mindset about education has abundant onscreen representation. Of these, Edward James Olmos’ lively, Oscar-nominated portrayal of Jaime Escalante, who taught math to marginalized teens at James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, in “Stand and Deliver,” serves as quintessential example of these admirable paladins […]

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Emilia Jones To Lead Whistleblower Reality Winner Biopic Co-Starring Zach Galifinakis & Connie Britton

Emilia Jones, known for playing the lead in “Coda,” is taking the lead in “Winner,” a darkly comedic biopic based on whistleblower Reality Winner. Directed by Susanna Fogel, the writer of “Booksmart,” and the writer/director of “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (2018), Connie Britton has been cast to play Reality’s mother, and Zach Galifianakis as […]

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Oscar Season 2023 Is All About Hollywood Studios Declaring Their Relevance

Telluride and Venice got the gears moving, but the Toronto International Film Festival brought it all home: We’ve got an old-school awards cycle. For all the disruption of the past decade, the biggest Best Picture prospects come from some of the oldest players. One year after Apple bought “Coda” at Sundance and won a streamer […]

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After Telluride and Venice, the Oscar Best Picture Race Remains Wide Open

Is this what normal looks like? A year after Telluride launched “King Richard,” “Belfast” and “Power of the Dog,” the festival was a quieter affair with fewer stars and more challenging movies. It’s also the year that the Academy reinstated its theatrical requirement for Oscar eligibility — and in 2022, it’s harder than ever to […]

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