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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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UK box office preview: ‘The Invisible Man’ faces ‘Portrait Of A Lady On Fire’

‘True History Of The Kelly Gang’, ‘Downhill’ among other new openers.Universal’s Blumhouse Productions horror The Invisible Man faces off against Curzon Artificial Eye’s Cannes title Portrait Of A Lady On Fire this weekend at the UK box office.Directed by Saw writer Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man stars Elisabeth Moss as a lady who believes her […]

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Post-Oscars, ‘Parasite’ Doubles Its Best Weekend Box Office

As Neon basked in the afterglow of four Oscar wins including Best Picture for “Parasite,” the movie doubled its gross on its 19th weekend, by far its best showing. Universal’s Oscar-winner “1917” also stayed strong in even more theaters, grossing higher still.Neon also ruled the roost with another potential crossover film, Valentine’s Day weekend entry […]

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27 Great Movies Completely Rejected by the Oscars in 2020

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced, and movies such as Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Sam Mendes’ “1917,” Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” all walked away with multiple nominations as expected. As is the case every Oscar season, a handful of […]

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Gregory Ellwood’s Top 10 Of 2019: ‘Parasite,’ ‘I Lost My Body,’ ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

If my top 75 films of the decade list demonstrated anything it’s that I’m a sucker for cinema that sticks with you. That’s what made 2019 individually a hard year to pull a top 10 for. It’s not that there weren’t good films, it’s that as well made as many of them were, they didn’t […]

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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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The 20 Best Film Performances By Actresses in 2019

Some of the most greatest acting feats of the year belonged to women who owned every moment in front of the camera, from the star-crossed lovers of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” to the stripper team-up of “Hustlers.” While it’s an understatement to say that blockbusters underserved women this year (bring on “Black Widow”!), […]

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Golden Globes 2020 Shut Out Female Filmmakers in 4 Major Film Categories

The Golden Globes have shut out female directors in four major categories, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and both Best Motion Picture categories. It’s par for the course for the annual event, which has only ever nominated five women for Best Director in its 77-year history, with only Barbra Streisand (a two-time nominee) going home […]

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‘The Traitor,’ ‘An Officer and a Spy,’ ‘Pain and Glory’ Lead European Film Awards Race

Marco Bellocchio’s “The Traitor,” Roman Polanski’s “An Officer and a Spy” and Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory” lead the race for the 32nd European Film Awards with four nominations apiece in the major categories. The awards, voted on by more than 3,600 members of the European Film Academy, will be presented at the awards ceremony […]

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