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‘The Souvenir’, ‘The Irishman’, ‘1917’ Lead London Critics’ Circle Film Award Nominees

Nominations for the 40th edition of the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards were announced today, with Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir out in front on seven nominations including Film, Screenwriter, Actor (Tom Burke), Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton) and Young Performer (Honor Swinton Byrne).Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Sam Mendes’ 1917 follow close behind with nominations in […]

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: No 4 – Little Women

Greta Gerwig’s freewheeling adaptation is the definition of a festive spirit-raiser, sending the sisters on a giddy and moving march to womanhoodI hadn’t really been looking forward to Little Women. I didn’t love the book, nor the other four film versions, nor the innumerable times it’s been adapted for telly. Even more sacrilegiously, I didn’t […]

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Oscars 2020: Best Original Score Predictions

At the top of a long list of lauded composers vying for Oscars this year are the four who landed both Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe Best Score nominations. Challenging never-nominated frontrunner Hildur Guðnadóttir (“Joker”) are two-time Oscar winners Alexandre Desplat (“Little Women”) and Randy Newman (“Marriage Story”), who is dueling not only with himself […]

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Greta Gerwig Teases Her ‘Barbie’ Film With Co-Writer Noah Baumbach: “WB Is Open To Strange”

“Little Women” and “Marriage Story” are clearly two of the best films released in 2019. But there’s an added wrinkle to those films that some people may not be aware of. You see, directors Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, who helmed the respective films, happen to also be involved in a relationship and have a […]

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HFPA President Responds to Golden Globes’ Female Director Shut-Out: ‘We Vote by Film’

Despite gains in the number of films and TV shows helmed by women, female directors were completely shut out of the Golden Globes once again this year.The snub was immediately called out on social media, with filmmakers like “Honey Boy” director Alma Har’el tweeting, “do not look for justice in the awards system.” However, Hollywood […]

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Little Women review – sisters are writin’ it for themselves in Greta Gerwig’s festive treat

Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson head a terrific all-star cast in a wonderfully warm, funny and heartfelt version of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age classicThere’s nothing little about Greta Gerwig’s rich, warm, bustlingly populated and passionately devoted new tribute to Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of sisterhood. She revives Little Women as a coming-of-age movie, a […]

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‘Little Women’ Review: Greta Gerwig Marries Tradition With Meta Modernity in Stunning Adaptation

Over 150 years since Louisa May Alcott’s beloved “Little Women” was first published, filmmaker Greta Gerwig’s sophomore effort makes the case that it’s as relevant as ever. Despite those lofty goals, the “Lady Bird” director doesn’t get heavy-handed or preachy in her affectionate look at the March sisters, who were always styled as very different […]

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Film Review: ‘Little Women’

If there’s one thing I know about real-world little women, it’s that they will read “Little Women” no matter the era. That’s the timeless quality of certain literary classics, and Louisa May Alcott’s Civil War tale of four close-knit sisters continues to delight, feeling every bit as alive today as it must have 150 years […]

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2020 Adapted Screenplay Oscars Contenders & Pretenders

A funny thing happened on the way to the 2019 awards season campaign. The almost always competitive Adapted Screenplay category became…not so competitive? Granted, there is always room for surprises, but many of Oscar’s heavy hitters this year are in the Original Screenplay mix. That means Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell,” Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” and […]

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