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New ‘The English Patient’ Adaptation in the Works and as ‘Seinfeld’ Predicted, It Will Be Longer

There was a time in the 1990s when not liking Anthony Minghella’s Oscar-winning film, The English Patient, could lead to social ostracization, at least for sitcom characters on a show called Seinfeld. Now comes word that the BBC is developing a television adaptation of the Michael Ondaatje novel that provided the source material for The […]

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Oscar ‘Sweepers’ May Be Thing of the Past

The great sweeper, the film that runs away with the evening’s awards, has a strong history at the Oscars. Three films have won 11 Oscars in one night: “Ben-Hur” (1959), “Titanic” (1997) and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003). Depending on where you stand on those movies, you could love […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Costume Design Predictions

The Oscar race for costume design is more competitive than ever, with five Black-themed period pieces vying for nominations along with the black-and-white “Mank,” the opulent “Mulan,” and the eye-popping “Emma.”However, George C. Wolfe’s August Wilson adaptation, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” is the clear frontrunner, given Viola Davis’ powerful performance as the trailblazing ’20s blues […]

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Joker was criticised for ripping off old classics. So why does 1917 get a pass?

With its showy camerawork, comforting heroism and nostalgia for a noble Britain, Sam Mendes’ film is anything but originalThis year, 1917, the faux one-shot, first world war thriller directed by Sam Mendes, is tipped to join the club of worthy Anglo period drama the Academy likes to reward. This generation’s Chariots of Fire, say, or […]

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Why ‘1917’ Is the Last Film That Should Be Winning the Oscar (Column)

There’s a feeling I always get at the end of a long Oscar night when the movie that won isn’t a terrible choice, but it’s the safe, blah, Mor predictable choice, the one that conforms to the dullest conventional wisdom about the kinds of movies Oscar voters prefer, because in the core of their being […]

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ViacomCBS Nears Deal for Minority Stake in Miramax (Exclusive)

ViacomCBS is close to a deal to buy a minority stake in Miramax, according to two individuals with knowledge of the talks.The pact could be finalized as early as Friday. The investment is said to be in the neighborhood of $100 million. As part of the arrangement, ViacomCBS will have the right to distribute Miramax’s […]

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‘The Truth’ Trailer: Hirokazu Kore-eda Tackles Family With Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke & Catherine Deneuve

It is common for parents and their children to butt heads over things, over time those tiffs and arguments are replaced with respect and admiration. However “The Truth” sees the tensions rise between an actress and her screenwriter daughter.Read More: Catherine Deneuve Is A Joy In Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Playful English-Language Debut, And That’s ‘The Truth’ […]

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Kristin Scott Thomas to Receive Richard Harris Award at BIFAs

Kristin Scott Thomas will be honored at this year’s British Independent Film Awards with the Richard Harris Award for her contribution to British film. Thomas will join a celebrated list of former honorees including Judi Dench in 2018, and Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson and Chiwetel Ejiiofor in years past.Thomas’ film work includes “Four Weddings and […]

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Toronto: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan to Star in ‘Military Wives’ From ‘Full Monty’ Director

Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour, The English Patient) and BAFTA winner Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) have been cast in Military Wives, the latest project from Oscar-nominated The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo.Produced by London and L.A.-based banner 42, the film is based on the award-winning BBC documentary series The Choir: Military Wives and will tell […]

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Ralph Fiennes in Talks to Join Mark Strong, Rebecca Hall in ‘The Forgiven’

Ralph Fiennes is in talks to star alongside Rebecca Hall, Mark Strong and Saïd Taghmaoui in John Michael McDonagh’s “The Forgiven.”Elizabeth Eves will produce alongside McDonagh through their production company House of Un-American Activities. CAA, which arranged financing, is representing the Us rights, with Imr International handling the foreign rights and introducing the film to […]

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