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It’s Ethan Coen’s Turn To Go Solo – With A Lesbian Road Trip Movie

Joel Coen recently directed a film without his brother, Ethan Coen, for the first time, and the result was 2021’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” a pretty darn terrific movie that re-imagined Shakespeare’s classic tragedy as a black-and-white, noir-flavored, expressionist nightmare. Now, it seems that Ethan is getting back in the director’s chair for a solo […]

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ASC Awards: ‘Dune’ Gets Oscar Momentum with Feature Cinematography Win

Powerhouse “Dune” cinematographer Greig Fraser won the feature film prize Sunday night at the 36th annual ASC Awards (held at the organization’s clubhouse in Hollywood). This marks Fraser’s second ASC win after his Oscar-nominated “Lion.” He triumphed over Bruno Delbonnel (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”), Dan Laustsen (“Nightmare Alley”), Ari Wegner (“The Power of the Dog”), […]

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‘The Lost Daughter’ and ‘Dopesick’ Win USC Libraries Scripter Awards for Adapted Screenplay

The USC Libraries revealed the winners for the 34th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award on Saturday as a virtual event, which honors the year’s best film and television adaptations (along with the works on which they are based). This group of academics, industry professionals, and critics is often predictive of the Adapted Screenplay Oscar race. […]

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NAACP Image Awards 2022 Full Winners List: ‘The Harder They Fall,’ Jennifer Hudson and Will Smith Take Top Honors

The 2022 NAACP Image Awards were presented on BET tonight, with Jennifer Hudson emerging as a top winner, taking home both the coveted Entertainer of the Year and Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture awards. Will Smith also emerged as Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, with “The Harder They Fall” winning Outstanding Motion Picture. […]

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23 Stunning Shots from This Year’s Oscar Nominees

The 2022 Oscar nominees are nothing if not eclectic. From science-fiction blockbusters to semi-autobiographical period pieces from beloved auteurs, the best films of 2021 span the entire spectrum of what is possible in cinema. Any year that features a neo-noir from Guillermo del Toro and a hangout movie from Paul Thomas Anderson is a good […]

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Sound and Visionaries ’22: Our Picks for Awards Season’s Most Exciting Below-the-Line Artists

Filmmaker‘s current print edition contains our annual section devoted to the below-the-line artists that excited us through this Fall’s awards season. Read below profiles by Abby Bender, Scott Macaulay, Matt Mulcahey, Vikram Murthri and Vadim Rizov, and, if you haven’t checked out these films, we recommend you do! Cinematography: Passing‘s Edu Grau, by Matt Mulcahey. […]

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Denzel Washington and Corey Hawkins on Training for ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’s’ Sword Fighting and That Mind-Blowing Ending

Spoiler Alert: Do not read unless you have watched Apple and A24’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” which is now playing in select theaters and streaming on Apple TV Plus.In “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Denzel Washington plays the titular Lord Macbeth — a Scottish nobleman whose last grasp at power ultimately leads to his downfall.In addition […]

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‘Dune’, ‘Belfast’ among ASC nominees, Ari Wegner earns rare female nod for ‘The Power Of The Dog’

Faya Dayi, Cusp in running for documentary prize.Dune and Belfast are in the running for the feature film prize at the American Society Of Cinematographer’s 36th ASC Awards as Ari Wegner became only the second woman to be nominated by the guild for her work on The Power Of The Dog.Greig Fraser is recognised for […]

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Trippingly On The Tongue: Denzel Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, And Why Americanized Shakespeare Works

Though not especially common, we’ve seen it done before: an unassuming man steps up to the spotlight of a celluloid Shakespeare adaptation and, instead of the heightened English affectation we’ve come to expect, we’re greeted with an American dialect that isn’t fussy and gets straight to the point. There’s something really intriguing about it, and […]

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