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‘1917’ Wins the PGA Award; Is the Oscar for Best Picture Next?

The Producers Guild Association awards were tonight, and Oscar prognosticators were tuned to what the guild would choose as Best Picture. Since the PGA and the Oscars have expanded the Best Picture category, there have only been two times when the PGA winner didn’t line up with the Oscars: La La Land (the Oscar went […]

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PGA Awards Winners: Complete List (Updating Live)

The Producers Guild of America are announcing the winners in the motion picture and television categories for its 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night at the Hollywood Palladium.The PGA Awards has been one of the most reliable bellwethers for the Oscar for best picture, matching award in 21 of its past 30 years, […]

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Bharti Airtel, Lionsgate launch Lionsgate Play in India

Initial offering includes Hunger Games, Twilight Saga franchises, La La Land.Indian telecoms company Bharti Airtel, Lionsgate and Starz’s subscription platform Starzplay have launched Lionsgate Play in India.Airtel customers will access the roster of content on the Airtel Xstream app containing more than 10,000 films and shows and 400 TV channels, and via web platforms.Content will […]

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New York Film Critics Circle Announces 2019 Winners

The New York Film Critics Circle will be announcing its yearly awards Wednesday morning.The 85th ceremony will be held Jan. 7 at the New York Film Critics’ annual gala.Last year, “Roma” was named best film with Alfonso Cuarón taking the top directing prize. Other best film winners have included “Lady Bird,” “La La Land,” “Carol,” […]

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Influencers: Ai-Ling Lee, Aural Trailblazer

It’s the stuff of movie dreams. At the tender age of 19, movie-obsessed Singaporean sound editor Ai-Ling Lee decamped for Hollywood, armed only with some audio engineering training and a handful of local commercial gigs, intent on breaking into the mostly male-dominated world of film sound work. She papered the town with letters to studio […]

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Marion Cotillard on Leos Carax’s Musical ‘Annette’ and How Edith Piaf Changed Her Life

In a 90-minute onstage interview at the Marrakech Film Festival, Marion Cotillard – a best actress Oscar winner with “La Vie en Rose” – spoke about how she chooses her roles, suggesting that it is the characters who actually pick her.“I believe that the characters choose us, when they need us to tell their story. […]

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As Leos Carax’s Adam Driver Musical ‘Annette’ Finally Starts Shooting, What Took So Long?

As announced this month, French director Leos Carax’s “Annette” is finally in production after years of stops and starts. Carax’s first feature since 2012’s “Holy Motors” and his first full-on English-language film, “Annette” is a musical set in Los Angeles that will feature original music from the ’70s rock band Sparks and tells a love […]

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‘Transparent’ Review: Amazon’s Musical Finale Strikes the Wrong Chord, Too Many Times

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the “Transparent” series finale, “Transparent: The Musicale Finale.”]Right off the bat, it’s jarring to see “Transparent” go the “La La Land” route — opening not only with a big musical number, but with a bad song about L.A. traffic. As Sarah Pfefferman (Amy Landecker) belts out a […]

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