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‘Eastern Promises’: Sequel To Cronenberg’s Oscar-Nominated Film Could Begin Production In 2019

Viggo Mortensen may be involved in one of his biggest awards contenders yet, with the recent “Green Book,” but many will probably rank his 2007 film, “Eastern Promises” as a better choice for film fans. The David Cronenberg-directed mafia film earned Mortensen an Academy Award nomination, as the film would go on to receive critical […]

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The Upside and the Downside of ‘The Upside’: An Analysis From a Disabled Writer

Putting it bluntly, it’s difficult to get excited anytime Hollywood wants to trot out a narrative on disabilities nowadays, especially as someone born and living with Muscular Dystrophy Type 2. They are stubbornly set on staying the feel-good course without necessarily saying anything meaningful or relevant. If you thought Green Book had nothing but safe […]

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 Winners: ‘Roma’ Takes Best Picture, Director

“Roma” was the big winner at the Critics’ Choice Awards, winning Best Picture, Foreign-Language Film, Director, and Cinematography (both for Alfonso Cuarón). Other honorees include Christian Bale, who was named Best Actor for his performance as Dick Cheney in “Vice,” and Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) and Glenn Close (“The Wife”), who tied for […]

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‘Roma,’ ‘The Americans’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Win Top Critics’ Choice Honors

“Roma” won best picture and director for Alfonso Cuarón at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday night. The film also won best cinematography and best foreign film. FX’s “The Americans” and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” took top TV honors.For films, “Vice” star Christian Bale won […]

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‘The Upside’ Opened at #1, But Under $20 Million is Low for a Kevin Hart Movie

The opening weekend of “The Upside,” the Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston remake of the worldwide French hit “Intouchables,” ended the three-week reign of “Aquaman.” It made just short of $20 million — besting estimates — and comes after a few weeks of controversy for Hart that suggested the long-delayed film might take a hit.The odd-couple pairing […]

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Director Peter Farrelly Apologizes After Report Surfaces About Exposing Himself To Cameron Diaz On Set

Despite its recent Golden Globe win for Best Comedy, it would appear that the Oscar hopes for “Green Book” are fleeting. This thought comes after a string of recent controversies that seem to be mounting against the Peter Farrelly-directed film. There has been public criticism from the family of the film’s subject, a star’s use […]

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‘Green Book’ Writer Deletes Twitter Account After Anti-Muslim Tweet Stirs More Controversy

“Green Book” screenwriter Nick Vallelonga has deleted his Twitter account after a tweet espousing a debunked conservative narrative that American Muslims could be seen cheering after 9/11 was recirculated Wednesday.“@realDonaldTrump 100% correct,” the Nov. 2015 tweet read. “Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on local […]

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‘Green Book’ Writer Defends Film After Family Backlash: Don Shirley ‘Approved What I Put In’ (Exclusive)

As “Green Book” picks up accolades on the way to Oscars nominations, controversy continues to swirl around its veracity as a depiction of real-life concert pianist Dr. Don Shirley after his family asserted they were not consulted for the film, calling it a “symphony of lies.”Co-writer Nick Vallelonga, who based the story on his father’s […]

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‘The Favourite’ Leads BAFTA Awards Nominations

“The Favourite” has scored 12 nominations at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ movie awards, far outpacing the rest of the pack.Behind it came “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born” with seven BAFTA nominations apiece. “Vice” garnered six noms, “BlacKkKlansman” five, and “Cold War” and “Green Book” four each. […]

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