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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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‘Belfast’ Wins TIFF 2021 People’s Choice Award

Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday night. The prize is often considered a bellwether for the Academy Awards, as the winner for the past nine years has gone on to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination. This includes last year’s winner “Nomadland,” which went on […]

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‘Eternals’ Final Trailer: Chloé Zhao Puts Her Cosmic Stamp on the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The final trailer for “Eternals,” two-time Academy Award-winning “Nomadland” director Chloé Zhao’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has arrived. As this latest, sweeping look at the cosmic ensemble adventure reveals, the Marvel Studios/Disney release will most definitely be shown “only in theaters” when it opens on November 5.That’s unlike other recent Disney releases such […]

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Final ‘Eternals’ Trailer: Chloé Zhao’s Epic Entry Into The MCU Comes To Theaters November 5

Chloé Zhao‘s plan for “Eternals,” her first entry into the MCU and follow-up to last year’s Best Picture-winning “Nomadland?” Go big and go home. Using Jack Kirby‘s obscure mid-1970’s as her source material, Zhao aims for her Marvel film to capture both the cosmic scale of Kirby’s comics and the intimate, family-like bond between this […]

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‘Nomadland’ Wins International Critics Honor as Film of the Year

Chloé Zhao can add a trophy to her award case. Fipresci, the International Federation of Film Critics, has picked Zhao’s Oscar-winning drama Nomadland as its best film of 2021.Nomadland, which won the Oscar for best film, as well as best director for Zhao and best actress for star Frances McDormand, beat out an otherwise all-European […]

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