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‘A Quiet Place’ Tops BBC Culture’s List of 2018’s Best Movies

What’s that, you say? You haven’t been treated to enough best-of lists? Good news, dear reader: BBC Culture has revealed its 10 favorite movies of the year, and “Roma” is nowhere to be found. That’s an anomaly, as Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white drama topped IndieWire’s staff list and poll of more than 240 critics, is 2018’s […]

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Among Screenplays Not Eligible for WGA Awards (Exclusive)

Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite,” Annapurna’s “Sorry to Bother You” and “The Sisters Brothers” and A24’s “Hereditary” are among the films that will not be competing for the upcoming Writers Guild Awards nominations, Variety has learned. They and a slew of other titles are not eligible due to the guild’s strictures stipulating conformity to the its […]

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Among Screenplays Not Eligible for WGA Awards (Exclusive)

Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite,” Annapurna’s “Sorry to Bother You” and “The Sisters Brothers” and A24’s “Hereditary” are among the films that will not be competing for the upcoming Writers Guild Awards nominations, Variety has learned. They and a slew of other titles are not eligible due to the guild’s strictures stipulating conformity to the its […]

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‘The Favourite’ Dominates the British Independent Film Awards

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” definitely lived up to its name at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday, where it won 10 awards, including best director, best screenplay and best British independent film of 2018.The awards were handed out at Old Billingsgate in London.Lanthimos’ twisted period piece won in a category whose other nominees were […]

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Chloé Zhao Dives Into How She Brought Her Moving Masterpiece ‘The Rider’ To Life [Podcast]

There is a movie slowly expanding across the country by the next great auteur you may not have heafd about yet. Actually, calling her “the next” insinuates she isn’t there yet. Based on “The Rider” it’s pretty clear Chloé Zhao has arrived and an auteur filmmaker that demands your attention.Chloé Zhao’s deeply moving, entrancing western […]

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‘The Rider’ Director Chloé Zhao to Helm Biopic About Bass Reeves, the First Black U.S. Marshall, for Amazon Studios

Don’t expect Chloé Zhao to ride off into the sunset anytime soon. With her acclaimed new film in theaters after winning acclaim on the festival circuit over the last year, she’s now set her follow-up: a biopic about Bass Reeves, the first black U.S. Deputy Marshall, for Amazon Studios. It will be her third feature, […]

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‘Grace Jones’ Slays Competition, ‘Rider’ Rock-Solid: Specialty Box Office

Kino Lorber documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami debuted to robust numbers over the weekend, grossing $60,442 in three locations, giving it an impressive $20,147 per theater average. That’s the highest of the weekend and one of the best among all 2018 non-fiction openings. The same distributor also bowed Hitler’s Hollywood with an exclusive showing, […]

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Indie Box Office: Women-Directed Movies Kick Ass, Lead by ‘Grace Jones: Bloodfight and Bami’

Art houses got an infusion of fresh blood this weekend, as a wide range of films did business in limited release. Three new films directed by women showed interest, led by the strong showing of the documentary “Grace Jones: Bloodfight and Bami” (Kino Lorber), and two landed among the highest Metascores of the year: “The […]

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