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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Widows,’ ‘First Man’

“A Star is Born,” “First Man,” and “Widows” are among the awards-season hopefuls that will screen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, running Sept. 6-16.Other notable films scheduled for the prestigious gathering include “Beautiful Boy,” a drug addiction drama with Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet; “The Front Runner,” with Hugh Jackman as Sen. Gary […]

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Damien Chazelle’s True Astronaut Epic ‘First Man’ Is Venice Film Festival Opener

While Damien Chazelle anxiously labors away in the editing room on his final cut of Universal’s space epic “First Man,” he will now have to finish it in time for the opening of the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival (August 29 – September 8). Chazelle’s “La La Land” also opened Venice in 2016 en […]

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Nasa Scientists Think ‘Gravity’ Is the Worst, Most Inaccurate Space Movie Ever Made

“Gravity” earned critical acclaim, a slew of awards, and more than $700 million at the box office, which is to say that Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi drama was fairly successful. One subset of moviegoers wasn’t impressed, however: Nasa scientists. In a BBC video in which the women helping us conquer the final frontier list the best […]

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Melancholy and Mother Courage: why Three Billboards won the 2018 Baftas | Peter Bradshaw

Martin McDonagh’s black comedy, which features a powerhouse performance from Frances McDormand, surged to a surprise victory at the UK’s premier film awardsWhat a resounding and rather surprising victory at this Baftas for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which was crowned with best film. It also got best British film – a little counter-intuitively for […]

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