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LA Film Critics Awards: ‘Drive My Car’ Wins Best Picture, ‘Power of the Dog’ Runner-Up

The voting for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s (Lafca) best films and best performances of 2021 took place virtually on Saturday. The awards were announced via the group’s Twitter account. throughout the day. The top prizes went to Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” for Best Picture, plus Best Director, Best Actor Simon Rex (“Red […]

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2021 Critics Poll: The Best Films and Performances, According to 187 Critics from Around the World

Last year, IndieWire’s annual critics survey was a squeaker, with two equally beloved films vying neck-and-neck for the top spot. In 2021, though, the final result has been anything but a photo finish. With 187 critics and journalists voting on the best films and performances in this year’s survey, Jane Campion’s Western character study “The […]

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‘Eternals’: How the VFX Served Chloé Zhao’s Naturalistic, Indie Aesthetic

Marvel knew exactly what it was getting with director Chloé Zhao, whose naturalistic aesthetic for “Eternals” was demonstrated in her Oscar-winning “Nomadland.” Crucially, this had a significant impact on the VFX: Zhao eschewed green and blue screens for shooting on location in the Canary Islands and England, where the natural light (particularly Magic Hour) and […]

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Eternals Director Chloe Zhao To Executive Produce Series About The Murder Of Vincent Chin

Fresh off her entry into the MCU with Marvel’s “Eternals,” writer-director Chloé Zhao is bringing one of the most important American civil rights sagas to the small screen. Zhao joins Participant’s limited series (with Global TV SVP Miura Kite supervising under the Participant label), on the killing of Vincent Chin, as an executive producer.The series, […]

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Eternals review – Chloé Zhao’s indie nuance can’t power the Marvel machine

The new diversity is welcome, but the Nomadland director’s socio-realist touches left me missing the brash humour and energyTo paraphrase Mrs Merton: what first attracted director Chloé Zhao to the idea of directing something in the colossally lucrative Marvel franchise? Or, to paraphrase Nigel Planer’s fictional actor Nicholas Craig: were they offering Zhao a staggering […]

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Eternals Director Chloé Zhao On Superhero Movies As The New Westerns, Examining Humanity Through Marvel [Interview]

There’s something about the great open expanse of the American West that captured Chloé Zhao’s imagination. The endless possibilities, the romance of the untamed wild, the tininess of humanity in the face of the grandness of nature. It’s something that Zhao has explored in her exquisite award-winning indie films like “The Rider” and “Nomadland.” And […]

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The Chloe Zhao Movie You Should Watch After Eternals

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues on this weekend with “Eternals” hitting theaters. This film, much like “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” before it, will be introducing a brand new set of characters to this ever-popular universe, all of them based on characters not too many people in the mainstream are familiar with. […]

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Eternals 2: Chloe Zhao Is Ready To Direct A Sequel

Director Chloé Zhao’s massive Marvel superhero blockbuster, “Eternals,” hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but she’s already up for the idea of shooting a sequel. The Oscar-winning “Nomadland” director seems game for just about anything, really, even a “Star Wars” flick (more on that below). Just imagine the scenes she could shoot at dusk on planets with multiple […]

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Chloé Zhao Spoke to Marvel About Not Censoring Gay ‘Eternals’ Characters Overseas: ‘Fingers Crossed’

Chloé Zhao is hopeful that countries overseas will not censor her upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe tentpole “Eternals,” which features the MCU’s first openly gay hero in Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos. In an interview this week with IndieWire’s Eric Kohn (more of that discussion to come closer to the film’s release), the “Nomadland” Oscar winner had […]

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