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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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Ryuichi Sakamoto, Genius Composer set as Asian Film Maker of the Year

Enduringly brilliant music composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto has been named as Asian Filmmaker of the year by the Busan International Film Festival. He won an Oscar for best original score, with Bernardo Bertolucci ‘s “The Last Emperor” in 1986.He will receive his prize in October during the festival’s opening ceremony. There he will also provide perform […]

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Tribeca 2018: 11 Must-See Films at This Year’s Festival, From Zombies to Tessa Thompson and the Rachel Dolezal Story

Now in its seventeenth year, New York City’s own Tribeca Film Festival kicks off every spring with a wide variety of programming, from an ever-expanding Vr installation to an enviable television lineup, but the bulk of the annual festival’s programming is movies. This year’s festival offers up plenty of familiar faces with new projects alongside […]

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Bernardo Bertolucci on Fellow Italian Nonconformist Luca Guadagnino

Bernardo Bertolucci and Luca Guadagnino hail from different generations, but both Italian directors have a bent for making sensual English-language films. And each knows what it’s like to be embraced by critics and audiences abroad but snubbed at home, as Bertolucci tells Variety in a rare interview.Perhaps that experience has helped fuel the two auteurs’ […]

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