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35 Must-See Movies Rejected by the Oscars in 2021

The long and winding road to the 93rd Academy Awards is almost over, as the 2021 Oscar winners are set to be revealed this Sunday, April 25. Expected contenders such as “Nomadland,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Mank,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Sound of Metal,” and “Minari” all racked up multiple nominations across various […]

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Indie Sales Vet Christine D’Souza Gelb Launches Production, Management Shop With David Hinojosa and Kevin Rowe

Christine D’Souza Gelb, the veteran independent film financing and sales executive, has launched a new production and management venture with Killer Films executive David Hinojosa and Kevin Rowe as founding partners.Named 2Am, the venue brings together a trio of considerable indie film players and boasts backing from one of the space’s most premium brands: A24.The […]

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Golden Globes Presenters to Include Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig and Renee Zellweger

Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger and the “Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar” duo of Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will serve as presenters for the 78th Golden Globes awards, Variety has learned.Many of those actors have a history of recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Last year, Phoenix won […]

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Sundance 2021: which films might break out this year?

From buzzy horrors to difficult dramas, this year’s low-key, mostly virtual festival offers a restricted yet intriguing selectionEven in any normal year, trying to predict what will and won’t land at the Sundance film festival is something of a fool’s errand. It’s a lineup filled with small, often totally unknown films, most of which don’t […]

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2021 Spirit Awards Nominations List: ‘Never Rarely’ Dominates with 7 Noms, ‘Minari’ Strong

The 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards are just under three months away, and this morning the nominations for the 2021 ceremony arrive. Last year’s Spirit Awards were dominated by “Uncut Gems,” which won the prizes for Best Actor (Adam Sandler), Best Director (Josh and Benny Safdie), and Best Editing. Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” took home […]

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Keira Knightley Reveals Discomfort of Male Gaze: ‘I’d Just Rather Not Stand In Front Of A Group Of Men Naked’

Oscar-nominated actor Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”) has revealed her discomfort in falling under the “male gaze” while filming intimate scenes.In conversation with “The Farewell” filmmaker Lulu Wang and writer-producer Diane Solway on the Chanel Connects podcast, Knightley said her decision to add a no nudity clause to her contract since becoming a mother was […]

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Hollywood Slams Golden Globes for Categorizing ‘Minari’ as Foreign Language Film: ‘Enough of This Nonsense’

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s category guidelines ignited an outcry Tuesday when it was announced that “Minari” would be classified as a foreign language film for Golden Globes voters.Directors, writers and actors including Lulu Wang, Phil Lord, Celeste Ng and Daniel Dae Kim condemned the organization’s longstanding policy, saying it was time to change the […]

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Golden Globes: What the HFPA Needs to Do to Fix the ‘Minari’ Debacle

The Hollywood Foreign Press has come under fire again for the rule that disallows “Minari,” the story of a Korean immigrant family struggling to build a better life in Arkansas, from competing in the Golden Globes race for best drama or musical/comedy. As the entertainment industry faces pressure to become more diverse and inclusive, both […]

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