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Annapurna, Plan B to Adapt Fashion Murder Thriller ‘The Silent Patient’

Hot off their Indie Spirit Award win for best feature for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Annapurna and Plan B have set their next film project with an adaptation of Alex Michaelides’ best-selling novel “The Silent Patient.”As part of their three-year production pact, the companies have optioned the rights to the novel published under Celadon […]

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Oscar Shorts Hit Records as Specialty Box Office Waits for Academy Award Winners

While possible winners “Roma,” “Vice,” “Free Solo,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Green Book” could get a box-office boost from Sunday’s Oscar finale, the specialized world’s primary reliance on awards contenders is drawing to a close. That leaves room for other players to take center stage. Specialized mainstay Roadside Attractions is releasing “Run the […]

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WGA Awards 2019: Announcing Winners Live

The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are underway at dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. and at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.Chelsea Peretti hosted the West Coast ceremonies while Roy Wood Jr. was the emcee in New YorkOriginal screenplay nominees are Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma”; Adam McKay’s “Vice”; Bo […]

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‘Leave No Trace,’ ‘A Very English Scandal’ Win USC Scripter Awards

“Leave No Trace” has won the USC Libraries Scripter Award for best movie adaptation and “A Very English Scandal” took the television award.“Leave No Trace,” was adapted by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, based on the novel “My Abandonment” by Peter Rock. “A Very English Scandal” was adapted by Russell T. Davies from John Preston’s […]

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Oscars: With PGA Victory, ‘Green Book’ Becomes Best Picture Frontrunner

Save for a pair of recent back-to-back discrepancies in “The Big Short” and “La La Land,” the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures has been a fairly reliable barometer for the annual Oscar season outcome. At least, ever since both the PGA and film Academy expanded their top categories, sharing the […]

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‘Aquaman’ Ready for Fourth Week at #1; ‘Dog’s Way Home’ & ‘Upside’ Compete for Runner-Up

With the new year underway, this weekend sees three new releases vying for a spot in the top ten, though once again not one of them is likely to dethrone Aquaman from the weekend’s top spot, which is where WB’s latest entry into the DC Extended Universe looks to remain for the fourth straight weekend […]

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Water Cooler: Magic, Golden Globes, DVD Shelves, Star Wars Archives, Tidying Up, Escape at Dannemora, Vice, If Beale Street Could Talk, Shirkers, Pitchstorm, Perfume, Keyforge

On the January 7, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista, to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on […]

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Barry Jenkins Calls ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ the ‘Best Spider-Man Film Ever’

If you’ve been to Barry Jenkins’ Twitter in the last day or so, you already know how much the “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” director loved “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” If you haven’t, take a look: “Certified hype: Spider-man #IntoTheSpiderVerse is magnificent!” he wrote. “In being the best Spider-man film ever, one of […]

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‘Roma’ wins La Film Critics best feature prize

Debra Granik named best director for Leave No Trace.Another good day in awards season for Alfonso Cuaron saw the Mexican auteur’s Roma named best picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca) on Sunday (9), while the man himself claimed the cinematography prize, and came runner-up in the director and editor categories.Debra Granik won […]

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