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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in May, and the Best Reasons to Watch

1. “When They See Us” (available May 31)Why Should I Watch? Ava DuVernay is bringing her keen directorial eye to yet another medium. The director of features like “Selma,” TV series like “Queen Sugar,” and documentaries like “13th” is trying her hand at the limited series format with “When They See Us,” a four-hour scripted […]

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‘A Wrinkle in Time’: Tackling VFX Was Ava DuVernay’s Most Daunting Challenge

At last year’s Ves Summit, indie-minded filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) described how, as a black woman from Compton, she learned to overcome her fear of VFX and incorporate it into her storytelling arsenal for “A Wrinkle in Time.” This was crucial as the first woman of color to tackle a $100-million studio tentpole: “I pride […]

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Ava DuVernay Sheds Light On Her Upcoming Netflix ‘Central Park Five’ Series

On the latest Variety podcast Playback with Kris Tapley, filmmaker Ava DuVernay joined the host and Variety awards editor to discuss her latest film, “A Wrinkle in Time.” Fans were lucky enough to get more than they bargained for, receiving new details about DuVernay’s upcoming Netflix series, “Central Park Five.”The “Selma” director is currently casting […]

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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Sufjan Stevens to Perform ‘Mystery of Love’ at the Oscars

Now that he’s been nominated for an Academy Award, Sufjan Stevens is about to take the next logical step: performing at the actual ceremony. The singer/songwriter received a nod in the Best Original Song category for “Mystery of Love,” one of two tunes he contributed to the “Call Me by Your Name” soundtrack; his other, […]

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‘Where Is Kyra?’ Trailer: Michelle Pfeiffer Gets Lost and Finds Her Comeback — Watch

A year after it premiered at Sundance, “Where Is Kyra? has a trailer. Michelle Pfeiffer stars in Andrew Dosunmu’s follow-up to “Mother of George,” which has earned praise for its lead performance as well as the cinematography of Bradford Young (who shot “Mother of George” as well as “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” “Selma,” “Arrival,” and […]

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