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‘Minari’ Trailer: Lee Isaac Chung’s Sundance Winner Is A24’s Big Oscar Hopeful

When Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance earlier this year, it joined a prestigious list of fellow double winners that includes Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station,” Damian Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” and Lee Daniels’ “Precious.” These three films all turned their Sundance wins into Oscar buzz, with “Whiplash” and […]

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Lee Daniels Reveals He Was the Original ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Director Before Ang Lee

The musical chairs of hot directors once attached to direct the classic pastoral gay romance “Brokeback Mountain,” which ultimately went to Ang Lee, is the stuff of legend. Gus Van Sant was once set to helm the adaptation of Annie Proulx’s story, with Matt Damon and Joaquin Phoenix eyed to star in the roles that […]

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Trial by Fire review – old-fashioned death row drama pulses with anger

Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern impress in a sturdy, no-frills retelling of an enraging true story about a man who might have been wrongfully convicted of killing his childrenQuietly premiering at last year’s Telluride film festival alongside bigger, splashier titles, the worthy fact-based drama Trial by Fire quickly became one of the season’s most inevitable […]

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Lee Daniels Boards Lesbian Love Story ‘Pimp’ as Producer (Exclusive)

Lee Daniels has signed on to executive produce the indie urban drama film Pimp.Written and directed by Christine Crokos, the love story stars Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee), Haley Ramm (The Originals), Aunjanue Ellis (The Help), Vanessa Morgan (Finding Carter), Mike E. Winfield (Conversations in L.A.), Edi Cathegi (Twilight) and Dmx.Pimp marks the first […]

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