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Oscars 2022: Best Editing Predictions

Last Updated January 27: “Dune,” “Belfast,” “King Richard,” “No Time to Die,” “The Power of the Dog,” “Licorice Pizza,” and “Don’t Look Up” were among the editing Oscar contenders nominated for the 72nd annual Ace Eddie Awards this week. Also getting nods in the comedy category were “Cruella,” “The French Dispatch,” and the musical “Tick […]

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‘Please Baby Please’ Review: Andrea Riseborough Is Transfixing in Genderqueer Pseudo-Musical Extravaganza

The opening moments of Amanda Kramer’s “Please Baby Please” play like an archly stylized “West Side Story” by way of Kenneth Anger. Only, instead of the Jets, we have the “Young Gents,” a group of leather-clad rascals who dance their way through the streets of a neon-tinged, foggy 1950s Manhattan before descending on an unsuspecting […]

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Disney adopting “different approach” on ‘Snow White’ remake after Peter Dinklage speaks out

Studio consulting with dwarfism community.Disney said on Tuesday (25) it was taking a “different approach” to its live action Disney’s Snow White project after Peter Dinklage hit out at the adaption based on 1937 animation Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.Dinklage, star of awards season contender Cyrano and a multiple Emmy winner on Game Of […]

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Disney Responds to Peter Dinklage’s ‘Snow White’ Outrage: We’re ‘Consulting With Dwarfism Community’

Disney has issued a response over its upcoming live-action “Snow White” remake following criticisms made by Peter Dinklage. The “Game of Thrones” Emmy winner blasted the Disney remake during an interview on Marc Maron’s “Wtf” podcast, calling out the fairytale’s “fucking backwards” depictions of dwarfs.“To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are […]

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From ‘West Side Story’ to ‘Dune,’ Established Directors Delve Into Uncharted Territory for Oscar Recognition

An assembly line follows a simple formula. Use the most efficient way to mass-produce something and repeat. Some filmmakers can get away with that approach for a time. The ones who challenge themselves to work outside their comfort zones add skills to their tool kits, and, not coincidentally, often find themselves in the mix when […]

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20 Overlooked Indie Movies from 2021 You Need to See

As we head into the final days of 2021, it’s safe to assume most moviegoers have seen or at least heard of Jane Campion’s “Power of the Dog,” Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” Pablo Larraín’s “Spencer,” and Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci.” It’s the same story every year: Awards season raises the profile of a […]

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Have we witnessed the death of the Hollywood remake?

Meagre turnout for West Side Story shows that these days, the way to cash in on intellectual property is via sequels and rebootsSo far, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story hasn’t had audiences pirouetting and finger-clicking their way to cinemas. There are plenty of reasons why; the main one relating to a certain global pandemic. But […]

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‘Spider-Man’ Opens to $253 Million This Weekend, Changes the Movie Business

There are a few weekends that changed the course of the movie business. One was June 20-22, 1975, when Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” invented the wide-release blockbuster. Another is December 12-17, 2021, when “Avengers: Endgame” set the opening record in April 2019, “No Way Home” proves beyond doubt that an audience will race to theaters for […]

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Director Paul Schrader Lists His Own Movie, ‘The Card Counter,’ As His Best of the Year

Critics, directors, even the former President of the United States have shared their favorite films of the year. But director Paul Schrader might have one of the more unique lists we’ve seen this year.The “American Gigolo” director submitted a top 10 list of his favorite features of 2021 to Screen Slate, a site devoted to […]

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