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Cate Blanchett, Ke Huy Quan and ‘Tár’ Win National Society of Film Critics, Completing Rare Major Critics Awards Trifecta

It was a rare hat trick victory for Todd Field’s “Tár,” as the drama added a best picture win from the National Society of Film Critics on Saturday. Following its prestigious wins from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and New York Film Critics Circle this season, it’s one of the few movies to win […]

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‘Tár’ Named Best Picture by National Society of Film Critics

Tár was named best picture by the National Society of Film Critics in the group’s 57th annual vote Saturday.The film was among the key 2023 winners, as Cate Blanchett was named best actress for her titular role, while writer-director Todd Field prevailed for best screenplay. Also faring well was The Banshees of Inisherin, with Colin […]

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‘Decision to Leave’ Heads Asian Film Awards Nominations

Park Chan-wook’s noirish romance “Decision to Leave” makes the running in the Asian Film Awards by collecting ten nominations, including best film and best director.Hamaguchi Ryusuke’s “Drive My Car,” another awards season favorite which also debuted at Cannes, albeit a year earlier, has eight nominations.Zhang Yimou, the acclaimed mainland Chinese director of “One Second,” “Hero” […]

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LA Film Critics Reveal 2022 Award Winners (Updating Live)

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association voted on the best films of the year on Sunday, announcing its selections via the organization’s official Twitter account. The annual awards are given out by more than 60 Lafca members in the Los Angeles area, with the online voting process spearheaded by the group’s president Claudia Puig.Competition will […]

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NYFCC 2022: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ Wins Best Screenplay

The New York Film Critics Circle is officially unveiling its 2022 winners.NYFCC is historically the first major critics’ group in the U.S. to announce its picks for best film and performances of the year. The news comes on the heels of the Gotham Awards, which recently awarded “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with the top […]

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The Oscars Go Global, and ‘Parasite’ Was Just the Beginning

In the modern Oscar season, there are two camps: One wants to see old-school Hollywood studio filmmaking return to the forefront, with “Top Gun: Maverick” leading the charge. The other, galvanized by the success of “Parasite,” “Roma,” and “Drive My Car” and their migration beyond the Best International Feature Film category, wants to see the […]

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Full speed ahead: the enduring appeal of the road movie

From the Oscar-winning Drive My Car to festival favourite Hit the Road, audiences and critics are relishing the recent wave of road movies. Here, Geoff Dyer delves into the roots of the genreFour directors discuss breathing new life into the road movieWherever there is an actual physical journey there is inherent narrative interest. It doesn’t […]

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Cannes Provides the Best Films and the Worst Box Office — 2022 Could Change That

After the Cannes cancellation of 2020 and the delay of 2021, the 2022 Official Selection reflects a return to normal: a balance of class (potential for high quality) and crass (potentially strong financial afterlife). Last year was another story: Cannes produced an excellent lineup that American audiences largely ignored.Much of that came down to timing. […]

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‘Drive My Car’ Becomes Second Japanese Film in History to Win International Feature Oscar

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” has won Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards. The Japanese film is only the second film from that country to win this prize competitively, following 2008’s “Departures.” Japan previously won three Honorary Oscars before the (previously named) Best Foreign Language Film category was instituted for films from 1956. […]

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34 Movies Rejected by the Oscars in 2022

Note: This story was published on February 9. It has since been updated.While the Oscar nominations can be predicted more or less — aside from the annual head-turning snubs and surprises — one thing remains certain: The Academy will never, ever recognize all the films that deserve awards attention.In years past, “Uncut Gems,” “I’m Thinking […]

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