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The Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Red Rocket,’ ‘The Godfather’ on 4K

Every Tuesday, discriminating viewers are confronted with a flurry of choices: new releases on disc and on demand, vintage and original movies on any number of streaming platforms, catalogue titles making a splash on Blu-ray or 4K. This twice-monthly column sifts through all of those choices to pluck out the movies most worth your time, […]

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Brenda Deiss, Texas Woman Who Became Unlikely Movie Star in ‘Red Rocket,’ Dies at 60

Brenda Deiss, a former NASA secretary who became an unexpected movie star with her role as a tough-talking matriarch in “Red Rocket,” died Monday in Clear Lake, Tex., from complications following a stroke she suffered in January. She was 60. A spokesperson for “Red Rocket” confirmed Deiss’ death to Variety.Deiss came to acting late in […]

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LA Film Critics Awards: ‘Drive My Car’ Wins Best Picture, ‘Power of the Dog’ Runner-Up

The voting for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s (Lafca) best films and best performances of 2021 took place virtually on Saturday. The awards were announced via the group’s Twitter account. throughout the day. The top prizes went to Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” for Best Picture, plus Best Director, Best Actor Simon Rex (“Red […]

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The 2022 Independent Spirit Award Nominations Are Here

Award season is officially in full swing, and the Film Independent Spirit Awards are the latest to announce a new batch of nominees. Per Deadline, Janicza Bravo’s incisive, genre-exploding film “Zola” leads a wide-ranging group of nominees with six nominations.A24 in general came away with plenty to celebrate. Aside from “Zola,” the always-hip studio took […]

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It’s Okay Academy: You Can Nominate Simon Rex for Best Actor for ‘Red Rocket’

It’s icky, it’s uncomfortable, but “Red Rocket” is also daring and funny, resulting in co-writer and director Sean Baker’s best outing as a filmmaker yet. If audiences and award voters can get past the more risqué elements, the A24 feature could have a fighting chance in a still wide-open awards season.The film’s success begins and […]

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Cannes: All the Movies from the 2021 Festival That Will Make Some Noise This Year

A few weeks ago, it was hard to believe that the Cannes Film Festival would actually happen. Now, as the 74th edition winds down, it’s still hard to believe what transpired over the past two weeks: a whole lot of movies, many of which will continue to make some noise in the year ahead. In […]

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