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The Truth About Oscar’s Reality-Based Films

In the first 72 years of the Academy Awards (1927-99), 14 fact-based movies won the best-picture prize, or 19%. In the 21st century, fact-based films have won 33% of the time.Last year, three of 2018’s four acting winners were playing real-life characters. And six of the eight best-picture contenders were fact-based, including winner “The Green […]

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Steven Soderbergh Plots Crime Thriller ‘Kill Switch’ With Don Cheadle, Josh Brolin & Sebastian Stan

While Steven Soderbergh finds himself in the awards season conversation this year thanks to his star-studded money laundering satire “The Laundromat” and sports drama “High Flying Bird,” the filmmaker isn’t going to take a breather anytime soon to bask in that glory. Never one to rest, Soderbergh has yet another project in the works. Though […]

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A New Trailer For ‘The Laundromat’ Debuts Just As Lawyers File A Lawsuit Attempting To Stop The Film’s Release

Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, “The Laundromat,” is one of the most anticipated titles arriving this fall. With an all-star cast that includes Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas, the filmmaker has created a project that aims to tackle the controversy surrounding the infamous Panama Papers scandal, while also entertaining the average viewer, which Soderbergh […]

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‘The Laundromat’ Review: Steven Soderbergh Delivers an Uneven but Undeniably Ambitious Slice of Modern History [Tiff]

It’s not exactly clear why there’s been such a boomlet in explanatory, often didactic, films about recent history. It can’t be merely a reaction to the anti-intellectualism of Trump because films like The Big Short predated his rise. Perhaps it’s a response to our information-saturated culture and a need to cut through the volume of […]

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‘Joker’ Wins Golden Lion, Roman Polanski’s ‘An Officer and a Spy’ Wins Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival

“Joker” from director Todd Phillips won the Golden Lion, and “J’Accuse,” or “An Officer and a Spy,” from director Roman Polanski has won the Grand Jury Prize, the festival’s runner up prize, at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival.The comic book film starring Joaquin Phoenix in an origin story of the iconic Batman […]

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‘Joker,’ ‘Ad Astra,’ ‘The Laundromat,’ ‘Marriage Story’ to Compete in Venice

A robust roster of awards contenders, including Brad Pitt space odyssey “Ad Astra” and Steven Soderbergh’s star-studded financial thriller “The Laundromat,” will launch from the Venice Film Festival, which features a bit less high-wattage Hollywood fare this year but no shortage of hotly anticipated world premieres and stars.The four U.S. pics in the Lido’s 21-title […]

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How Soderbergh Designed His Own Filmmaking Universe – The ‘High Flying Bird’ Interview

Steven Soderbergh has spent a good portion of his career eliminating anything and anyone standing between the visuals and ideas in his head and his ability to translate them into moving images as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Last week, Soderbergh sat down with IndieWire to discuss his new Netflix film “High Flying Bird” […]

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