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‘The Princess’ Review: An Addictive Documentary About Princess Diana

It’s a chronicle of Princess Diana culled entirely from television news footage and other public records. In other words, this isn’t an intimate portrait of the Princess of Wales that ”takes us closer to the subject” through an archival jamboree of home movies, eyebrow-raising long-view commentary, and investigative coups. The Diana we see in “The […]

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Global Craft Talent and Locations Elevate Oscar Front-Runners

The art of world building is pushing several international films to the forefront this awards season, and Hollywood has sweeping foreign visuals, borderless below-the-line talent and coveted tax breaks to thank for it.From setting the period in “Belfast,” “Spencer” and “House of Gucci,” to high-action romps in “No Time to Die” and “The Matrix Resurrections,” […]

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Kristen Stewart’s Turn in ‘Spencer’ Remains Oscar-Worthy, Despite SAG Snub

Hollywood insiders and movie fans are still scratching their heads over Kristen Stewart being shunned by the Screen Actors Guild last week for her ballyhooed performance as Princess Diana in “Spencer.”I too am totally mystified as to why one of the best performances of the year was ignored by Stewart’s actor peers.From the moment “Spencer” […]

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20 Overlooked Indie Movies from 2021 You Need to See

As we head into the final days of 2021, it’s safe to assume most moviegoers have seen or at least heard of Jane Campion’s “Power of the Dog,” Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” Pablo Larraín’s “Spencer,” and Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci.” It’s the same story every year: Awards season raises the profile of a […]

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Jennifer Lopez Rom-Com ‘Marry Me’ to Debut Simultaneously in Theaters and on Peacock

“Marry Me,” a musical romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez, will debut on Peacock on Feb. 11, 2022, the same day as its theatrical release.The Universal Pictures film was intended to premiere exclusively on the big screen, but the studio opted to shake up its release plan at a time when dramas and comedies — and […]

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‘Spencer’ Director Pablo Larraín Endorses Chilean Oscar Entry ‘White on White’ (Exclusive)

“Spencer” director Pablo Larraín has thrown his weight behind Chilean Oscar entry “White on White” (“Blanco en Blanco”), hailing it as a “really interesting, strange and highly violent film.”“White on White” also addresses issues that are “highly unsettling and complex and which haven’t been resolved or at least discussed at sufficient length,” Larraín adds.His words […]

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Oscars 2022: Best Original Score Predictions

The race for Best Original Score is marked by experimentation and invention, highlighted by the innovative frontrunner “Dune,” “The Power of the Dog,” “Spencer,” “Cyrano,” “King Richard,” “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” “Nightmare Alley,” and “Candyman.” Plus, two animated musicals — both graced by the songwriting chops of the very hot Lin-Manuel Miranda — experiment with […]

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Lady Gaga’s ‘House of Gucci’ Style Included ‘Four to Five Hours of Hair Prep Every Morning’

Tis the Oscar season of expensive movie wigs. Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana wigs in “Spencer” added $12,000 to the budget, and now “House of Gucci” hairstylist Frederic Aspiras has revealed that Lady Gaga wore $10,000 custom wigs as Patrizia Reggiani in Ridley Scott’s latest movie. Not only that, but Gaga had over 55 different hairstyles […]

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‘Spencer’ Costume Design: Capturing Princess Diana’s Dizzying Eclectic Range

Pablo Larraín’s surreal psychological drama “Spencer” unfolds over a few disquieting days during Christmas 1991, when an unhappy Princess Diana’s (Kristen Stewart) marital troubles with Prince Charles were just starting to surface. That exact timeframe isn’t necessarily reflected on Jacqueline Durran’s diligent costumes — and that’s very much on purpose.“The brief Pablo gave me at […]

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Gotham Awards 2021 Winners: ‘Squid Game,’ ‘Reservation Dogs,’ Maggie Gyllenhaal, and More

The Gotham Awards are taking place at 8 p.m. Et, November 29, in Lower Manhattan, back in their usual prime slot at the start of the awards season. Below, follow along as IndieWire updates this list with all of the winners as they happen.The Gotham Film and Media Institute is hosting the live stream of […]

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