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Oscars 2022: Best Cinematography Predictions

The good news for the cinematography race is that theaters have reopened, which means that the full spectacle of “Dune” and “No Time to Die” can be experienced on the big screen. But they are not alone — this season also boasts the visual splendor of “The Power of the Dog,” the romanticized nostalgia of […]

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‘Belfast’ Wins TIFF 2021 People’s Choice Award

Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday night. The prize is often considered a bellwether for the Academy Awards, as the winner for the past nine years has gone on to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination. This includes last year’s winner “Nomadland,” which went on […]

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How to Watch the 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards Featuring Jessica Chastain, Denis Villeneuve and More

As the 2021 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival wraps up, its third annual Tribute Awards are set to take place on Sept. 18.This year’s honorees include Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), director Denis Villeneuve (“Dune”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog” and “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”), special Tribute […]

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The Power Of The Dog Review: Jane Campion’s Stunning Neo-Western Has A Career-Best Performance From Benedict Cumberbatch [TIFF 2021]

“What kind of man would I be if I didn’t help my mother?” So says Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee) at the start of “The Power of the Dog,” Jane Campion’s quiet-yet-menacing neo-Western. We hear Peter say these words before we’ve even met him, and it will take almost the entire film before we find out what they […]

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Zurich Film Festival Reveals Line-Up: ‘Spencer,’ ‘The Last Duel,’ ‘French Dispatch’ to Join ‘No Time to Die’

Zurich Film Festival, which kicks off on Sept. 23, has revealed this year’s line-up of films, including Princess Diana-inspired “Spencer” with Kirsten Stewart and Wes Anderson’s “French Dispatch.”Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel,” starring Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog,” featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst, are […]

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London Film Festival: ‘Last Night in Soho,’ ‘French Dispatch,’ ‘Succession’ Added as Full Lineup Unveiled

The 2021 BFI London Film Festival — set to run Oct. 6-17 — has unveiled its full program, with a sizeable haul of major titles joining the lineup.Alongside already announced opener, The Harder They Fall, gala screening The Power of the Dog, closing night film The Tragedy of Macbeth and the official competition titles, other […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch on Straight Actors Playing Gay in ‘Power of the Dog’: ‘It Wasn’t Done Without Thought’

Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee are ready to have the hard conversations about “The Power of the Dog.”Jane Campion’s evocative Western, which premiered to great acclaim in Venice and launched its cast into the Oscar race, brings a radical new perspective to its late-1920s backdrop. The adaptation of Thomas Savage’s novel finds Cumberbatch playing ruthless […]

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‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ Review: Benedict Cumberbatch Goes Full Cat Person in Off-Kilter Biopic

Fresh off delivering the best and most unexpected performance of his career in Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog,” Benedict Cumberbatch retreats to more familiar territory in a whimsical Victorian biopic that might as well be called “The Ridiculousness of the Cat.” Of course when it comes to the late 19th- and early-20th-century artist […]

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