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52 Films Directed By Women To Watch In 2020

Academy snubs be damned, 2019 was a spectacular end to a decade of outstanding films directed by women. Joanna Hogg reinvented visual memoir with “The Souvenir,” Lulu Wang challenged American conceptions of family and death in “The Farewell,” and Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” adaptation upended one of the most iconic American novels by and about […]

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My Oscar goes to… our film critics reveal their personal shortlists

Ahead of the official Academy nominations, Observer film critics pick their own shortlists• Parasite• Monos• Rocketman• For Sama• Little WomenMany of my favourite films of 2019 – including Bait, The Souvenir, Only You and Ordinary Love – aren’t eligible for this year’s Oscars. Some weren’t released in the Us in time; others (like The Souvenir) […]

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Lena Wilson’s Top 10 Films Of 2019

2019 cinema was, in a word, chaotic. Dreams were dashed, franchises fractured, box offices bungled. Some of the most anticipated films of the year – “The Goldfinch” for art nerds, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” for nerd nerds – yielded catastrophe. Festival favorites like “The Souvenir” and “Clemency” seem doomed to awards-season silence, while […]

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The film quiz of the year: do you know your Green Book from your Cats?

Whether you like arthouse, the multiplex or streaming on your smartphone, this quiz is for youIn January, a Us teenager in Utah caused a highway collision while driving blindfold – she was taking a challenge, inspired by which movie?Eyes Wide ShutBird BoxThe Blind SideCrashAccording to Sight and Sound magazine, what was the best film of […]

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‘The Souvenir’, ‘The Irishman’, ‘1917’ Lead London Critics’ Circle Film Award Nominees

Nominations for the 40th edition of the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards were announced today, with Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir out in front on seven nominations including Film, Screenwriter, Actor (Tom Burke), Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton) and Young Performer (Honor Swinton Byrne).Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Sam Mendes’ 1917 follow close behind with nominations in […]

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John Waters Names Gaspar Noé’s ‘Climax’ the Year’s Best Film

John Waters has revealed his top 10 films list for Artforum and, in keeping with the “Pink Flamingos” director’s typically eccentric taste, it’s always a dark treat. His top pick for the year is Gaspar Noé’s acid-laced dance freakout “Climax.” “Frenzied dance numbers combined with LSD, mental breakdowns, and childhood trauma turn this nutcase drama […]

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Joanna Hogg and Honor Swinton Byrne: ‘We should tell whatever stories we like’

The director of The Souvenir, an extraordinary autobiographical tale set in the 1980s, and Honor Swinton Byrne, who plays her, discuss the relationship with a mysterious older man at the heart of the film“I tried to remember as much as possible,” says Joanna Hogg, the English writer and director, about her new autobiographical film, The […]

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‘The Souvenir’ Gifted Best Weekend Average; ‘Trial By Fire’ is Burned: Specialty Box Office

The specialty box office is still in the doldrums as summer approaches, save for some breakouts. Showing some zest this weekend was Sundance’s The Souvenir from filmmaker Joanna Hogg, taking the weekend’s highest per theater average at $21,463. The A24 title starring newcomer Honor Swinton Byrne as well as her real-life mother Tilda Swinton (who […]

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