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Mexican TV Network Slammed for ‘Brownface’ Parody of ‘Roma’ Star Yalitza Aparicio

The Mexican multimedia network Televisa is facing backlash after one of its hosts, Yeka Rosales, appeared in brownface to parody “Roma” and actress Yalitza Aparicio. According to the Associated Press, Rosales promoted the season premiere of comedy series “La Parodia” by dressing up as Aparicio. The look included thick lips, brown skin, a large prosthetic […]

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Sean Baker, Paul Schrader Offer Solutions to the Netflix vs. Theatrical Debate

As the battle between Netflix and movie theaters continues to grow, filmmakers such as Sean Baker (“The Florida Project”) and Paul Schrader (“First Reformed”) have taken to social media to offer possible solutions to the escalating debate. Netflix has been at the center of increased controversy following the Academy Awards, where its drama “Roma” took […]

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‘Apollo 11’ Soars in IMAX, ‘Climax’ and ‘Transit’ Sustain Foreign-Language Trend

As a handful of Oscar-winners rode a post-Oscar burst, a surge of new movies added vitality to the specialty market, filling the box-office void as award players ebb away.Best among these was “Apollo 11” (Neon), CNN’s Sundance documentary premiere that brings back the 1969 moon landing with innovative reformatting of 50-year-old Nasa archive footage and […]

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The Spielberg vs. Netflix Battle Could Mean Collateral Damage for Indies at the Oscars

Steven Spielberg isn’t basking in the glow of Best Picture Oscar-winner “Green Book,” which he supported in this year’s contentious Oscar race. His Academy Award attention is now devoted to ensuring that the race never sees another “Roma” — a Netflix film backed by massive sums, that didn’t play by the same rules as its […]

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Did Netflix Backlash Cost ‘Roma’ the Best Picture Oscar? Alfonso Cuarón Responds

Did “Green Book” win Best Picture because it was beloved or because a majority of Academy members refused to give the Oscars’ top prize to a Netflix movie like “Roma”? That’s one of the biggest questions surrounding the 2019 Oscars. A prevailing theory among Oscar pundits is that Netflix fears cost “Roma” the Best Picture […]

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Oscars: 7 Things You Didn’t See on TV From Lady Gaga’s Disappearance to Spike Lee’s Speech

The 91st Academy Awards managed not to be a total disaster, despite the lack of a host for the first time in 30 years, no opening monologue, and a ceremony that tossed out more Oscars to “Bohemian Rhapsody” (four) than “Roma” (three), “Black Panther” (three) and “A Star is Born” (one). The best picture winner, […]

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