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Halle Berry Expresses Oscars ‘Heartbreak’ Over Historic Win

Halle Berry’s 2002 win at the Academy Awards was a historic moment.When presenter Russell Crowe opened the envelope and read Berry’s name for her performance in “Monster’s Ball,” she became the first Black woman to win an Oscar for best actress. Through tears, Berry thanked the women who came before her — including Dorothy Dandridge, […]

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Film News in Brief: AFI Teams With Universal on Free ‘Black Stories Matter’ Series

Monday, Aug. 24‘Black Stories Matter’ Series LaunchesThe American Film Institute and Universal Pictures have launched a week-long “Black Stories Matter” series with “BlacKkKlansman,” “Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Loving” and “Straight Outta Compton” available for free through Aug. 30.AFI Movie Club content will feature new interviews with composer Terence Blanchard, director Malcolm D. Lee, cinematographer and […]

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A24 Opening Trey Edward Shults’ ‘Waves’ In Prime Awards Season November Spot

Exclusive: The first weekend of November is a magical place for limited releases, where a slew of Oscar contenders have launched.It’s where Open Road debuted Spotlight in 2015 which went on to win Best Picture, and it’s also the release date for a number of other Academy Award nominees such as A24’s Lady Bird, Fox […]

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Film News Roundup: Jeff Nichols Releases ‘Long Way Back Home’ Short, Starring Michael Shannon

In today’s film news roundup, Jeff Nichols makes his first music video with his brother’s band Lucero and the films “Brampton’s Own” and “Take Light” have gotten distribution.Music Video“Loving” writer-director Jeff Nichols has moved into the music video world with the release of his short film “Long Way Back Home,” starring Michael Shannon, Garrett Hedlund, […]

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Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ and Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspira’ Skipped Cannes to Boost Oscar Chances

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival competition lineup is already memorable for featuring less starry auteurs and focusing more on rising international filmmakers, but it turns out the battle for the Palme d’Or could’ve been a lot more glamorous. Variety confirms that Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut “A Star Is Born” and Luca Gaudagnino’s “Suspiria” were two […]

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Joel Edgerton Joins Timothee Chalamet in Netflix Drama ‘The King’

Joel Edgerton is set to star opposite Call Me by Your Name star Timothee Chalamet in The King for Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.Edgerton, known for his roles in Loving, Black Mass and The Gift, was already a co-writer on The King with director David Michod and joins Chalamet, who was earlier announced to […]

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