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‘Furlough’ Trailer: Tessa Thompson, Melissa Leo, Whoopi Goldberg Star In Prison Inmate Dramedy

Tessa Thompson and Melissa Leo are two actors we will watch in just about anything. While Thompson is a rising star in Hollywood, with major roles in “Creed” and “Thor: Ragnarok,” Melissa Leo is an Academy Award-winning actress and acting chameleon, turning in great performance, after great performance in films like “Frozen River,” “The Fighter,” […]

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‘Under The Tree’ wins big at Iceland’s Edda Awards

Iceland-Poland-Denmark co-pro picks up seven awards including best film and best director.Under The Tree was the big winner at Iceland’s Edda Awards on Sunday.The film won seven awards: best film, best director (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson), best actress (Edda Björgvinsdóttir), best actor (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson), supporting actor (Sigurður Sigurjónsson), best original screenplay (Huldar Breiðfjörð and Sigurðsson) […]

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Roger Deakins Wins Top Asc Award For ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Roger Deakins. A legendary cinematographer who has absurdly never won an Oscar, despite being nominated 14 times. His latest nod is for “Blade Runner 2049,” the painterly sci-fi sequel from director Denis Villeneuve, their third collaboration together. Much of the film’s atmospheric brilliance was due to Deakins’ work, and it certainly appears that Villeneuve gave […]

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How Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson Helped Change the Genre Cinema Soundscape

Over the span of just a handful of film scores, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson expanded our idea of what film music can be, earning Oscar nominations for “Sicario’s” sinister, evil-incarnate soundscape to the relatively upbeat, mind-racing energy that drove the Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything.” Now, at age 48, this exciting young virtuoso […]

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Jóhann Jóhannsson, ‘Arrival’ and ‘The Theory of Everything’ Composer, Dies at 48

Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Academy Award–nominated and Golden Globe–winning composer, has died at age 48. The cause of death is not known at this time, but the Icelandic musician passed away in Berlin yesterday after reportedly being missing for a few days.He only recently started scoring films, but made an impact immediately: Jóhannsson began collaborating with […]

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