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Greta Gerwig Planning to Direct Three More Movies About Sacramento After ‘Lady Bird’

Greta Gerwig hasn’t announced any plans for her second solo directorial effort after “Lady Bird,” but it appears she’ll be sticking with Sacramento-set stories for the future. The Oscar-nominated director joined “Moonlight” filmmaker Barry Jenkins on the inaugural A24 podcast, where she said that she’s already planning at least three more movies about life in […]

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Love, Simon review – coming-out comedy is a landmark teen classic

The familiar formula of the high school movie is elevated by warmth, humor and remarkable delicacy surrounding the difficulty of being a gay teenagerIt’s easy to forget, given Moonlight’s groundbreaking Oscar haul and the steady stream of acclaimed Lgbt indies released since, that queer characters in mainstream films are still barely visible. They make infrequent […]

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A Best Picture Oscar Campaign Costs Millions, But Gains the Winner Almost Nothing at the Box Office

Every year, Hollywood spends millions chasing little gold men. The Academy Award is the film industry’s highest honor — unless you’re the box office, in which case it’s a trivial pursuit. IndieWire surveyed 89 years of winners and nominees, and discovered that in the last two decades, the top-grossing film corresponded with the Best Picture […]

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With WGA Win, ‘Get Out’ Gains Momentum Ahead of Final Oscar Balloting

It wasn’t the steam-rolling best-picture frontrunner “The Shape of Water” that claimed the Writers Guild of America’s original screenplay prize in the absence of the ineligible “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Sunday night. It was Jordan Peele’s immensely popular horror satire “Get Out.”Peele’s work has been the all-around screenplay champ on the critics’ awards circuit […]

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