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New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Barb and Star,’ ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘Minari’ and ‘The Mauritanian’

With the Super Bowl behind us and the Oscars looming (and a pandemic-dampened Valentine’s Day as a marketing peg), American distributors are releasing their most robust slate of new releases in months this weekend.Awards contenders “Judas and the Black Messiah” (about the FBI-sanctioned murder of Fred Hampton) and “Land” (starring and directed by Robin Wright) […]

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‘The Map of Tiny Perfect Things’ Review: Yet Another Earnest ‘Groundhog Day’ Rip-Off

Another year, another “Groundhog Day” rip-off. Nearly three decades after Bill Murray got stuck in a time loop until he became a better man, the concept has spawned so many iterations that it basically exists as its own genre, mixed and mashed with other tropes to reanimate a familiar routine. Often, the deja vu of […]

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Oscars: Best Live Action Short Film Predictions 2021

The Oscar contenders for live-action short include a range of social issue films, addressing topics from child kidnapping to disability. This year’s shortlist includes a number of big name talents alongside student films, with newcomers competing alongside the likes of Pedro Almodovar. The shortlist includes Spanish auteur’s first English-language film “The Human Voice,” which stars […]

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‘Soul,’ ‘Palm Springs’ Top Critics Choice Super Awards

“Palm Springs,” “Soul” and “Da 5 Bloods” were among the top winners at Sunday night’s Critics Choice Super Awards, a curious awards show that was launched during a year in which the kind of movies it exists to celebrate were largely absent from screens.The awards were created by the Critics Choice Association to honor action, […]

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Palm Springs review – goofy time-loop romcom recycles reckless pleasures

A scrappy final act stops this Groundhog Day-esque Sundance record-breaker from being a showstopper, but there’s plenty of fun to be had on the wayThroughout this confounding and unsettling time, trapped indoors as a deadly pandemic rages, many of us have found ourselves compulsively and eerily gorging on films that confront the practicalities and horrors […]

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A ‘Groundhog Day’ TV Series Is The Works, According To Stephen Tobolowsky

With Jason Reitman‘s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” reboot set to reunite the original cast, it seems we’ve entered the timeline full of reboots of iconic comedies made by Harold Ramis and Bill Murray that may get revived soon. That’s right, campers, we could have a “Groundhog Day” TV show in the works, according to Stephen Tobolowsky, who […]

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David Nichols, Visual Consultant on ‘Rocky,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ Dies at 78

David Nichols, a production designer and visual consultant on more than 20 films, such as “Rocky,” “Taxi Driver” and “Groundhog Day,” died on Wednesday in Taos, N.M., Variety has learned. He was 78.Nichols had a 30-year career in the film industry, serving as a production designer, art director, visual consultant, writer and actor at various […]

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