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Streaming: the best film at Cannes 2019 not to win a prize?

Having missed out in a vintage year at Cannes, Diao Yinan’s dazzling The Wild Goose Lake is now available to stream – joining some of this fine director’s earlier workThe further it recedes in the rearview mirror, the more last year’s Cannes competition looks like an exceptionally good vintage. This week, British cinema audiences can […]

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Adam Sandler Wins Best Actor at the Spirit Awards — The Oscar Should’ve Been Next

Adam Sandler has taken home the 2020 Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead thanks to his critically acclaimed performance in Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Uncut Gems.” Sandler earned the best reviews of his career for his performance as Howard Ratner, a self-destructive New York City gambler whose escalating addiction to gambling derails his personal […]

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Oscar Contenders ‘1917’ and ‘Les Miserables’ Are Poised for Nominations

When the final phase of the Oscar race is revealed on Monday, many movies are positioned to take advantage of the outcome. After qualifying last year, Cannes prize-winner “Les Miserables” (Amazon) opened in theaters ahead of an expected Best International Feature Film nod, which could push the lauded movie beyond its dismal initial results in […]

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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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‘Parasite,’ ‘Pain & Glory’ & ‘Les Miserables’ Make 2020 International Film Oscar Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 10 films that have made it to the next stage of voting for the 2020 International Film Academy Award. As expected, Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory” and Ladj Ly’s “Les Miserables” made the list. They were joined by films such as […]

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Aacta International Awards Nominations Favor ‘The Irishman’

Netflix’s “The Irishman” garnered the most nominations for the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts International Awards. It picked up six nods, ahead of five for “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” and the four each for “Joker,” “Bombshell,” and “Parasite.”Aacta’s international awards seek to “(honor) the best achievements in film excellence, regardless of […]

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‘Parasite’ Versus Pedro Almodovar: Why Two Foreign Sensations Could Be Major Oscar Movies

After months of buzz that started with the Cannes Film Festival, two critical darlings have it to theaters: Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory” and Bong Joon Ho’s Palme d’Or-winning “Parasite.” Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory” posted healthy figures on its opening weekend that made it the biggest foreign-language opening of year, and “Parasite” is on track […]

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Acclaimed ‘Monos’ Leads Slow Build-Up to Fall Box Office Primetime

Until the glittery array of recent Toronto International Film Festival launches hit theaters this fall, the arthouse business is ramp-up to the coming onslaught.Though modest, the top performer was “Monos,” which Neon picked up at Sundance. The Colombian Oscar submission landed initial top theaters and mostly good reviews. But like most subtitled films, it faces […]

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‘Ford v Ferrari,’ ‘Uncut Gems,’ ‘Judy’ Headed to Telluride Film Festival

The world premieres of James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari,” the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems,” Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn,” Tom Harper’s “The Aeronauts,” Kelly Reichardt’s “First Cow” and Rupert Goold’s “Judy” will highlight the lineup of the 2019 Telluride Film Festival. The festival announced its slate of films on Thursday, one day before the three-day event […]

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‘Deerskin’: Get Weird With The Trailer For Quentin Dupieux’s Cannes Entry

Across his career, Quentin Dupieux has managed to keep to his own, singular, weirdo path without every quite breaking out of the cult circuit. Nonetheless, his work is championed in the right corners, and this year he’s headed to Cannes to open the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar with “Deerskin.” And don’t worry, he’s lost none of […]

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