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See You Yesterday review – poignant time travel caper is a Netflix win

This engaging, often ingenious, Spike Lee-produced adventure sees two teens try to stop a police shooting by going back in timeIn the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed a glut of film-makers and screenwriters responding to the increase in publicised, and often iPhone-recorded, incidents of unarmed black men being shot and killed by racist police […]

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Brian Tyree Henry Circling Jennifer Lawrence’s A24 Film, First Plot Details Revealed

Little is known of Jennifer Lawrence’s secretive A24 project, but at least we now know a little more. Collider reports that Brian Tyree Henry, fresh off a breakthrough year that saw him steal scenes in “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Widows,” has been offered the lead role opposite Lawrence. In addition, a few plot […]

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Costume Designers Guild Awards Put ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘The Favourite’ on the Best-Dressed List

The Costume Designers Guild has nominated 15 different movies for the 21st Costume Designers Guild Awards, singling out two films about the Stuart line of English monarchs, two based in the rock and funk of the 1970s, three about superheroes and others about Abba-singing lovers, female thieves and crazy rich Asians.In the CDGA’s Excellence in […]

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Steve McQueen Sets New Film: A Nonfiction World War II Project — Exclusive

Steve McQueen will direct “The Occupied City,” a documentary based on the illustrated history book “Atlas of an Occupied City. Amsterdam 1940-1945,” written by his wife, Dutch writer, historian, and filmmaker Bianca Stigter.“Atlas of an Occupied City” uncovers traces of the World War II in Amsterdam, guiding the reader through the once-occupied Netherlands capital. The […]

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National Society of Film Critics Names ‘The Rider’ Best Picture

The National Society of Film Critics announced their 2019 award winners Saturday afternoon, with winners including Olivia Colman for “The Favourite” and Ethan Hawke for “First Reformed.”Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” took home the best picture title, with Alfonso Cuaron taking best cinematography for “Roma” and Regina King earning a nod for “If Beale Street Could […]

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Oscars 2019: Best Original Score Predictions

Among the standout scores in contention this year are experimental and modern “Black Panther” (Ludwig Göransson), “If Beale Street Could Talk” (“Moonlight” Oscar nominee Nicholas Britell), and “BlacKkKlansman” (Terence Blanchard). Returning nominees could include Oscar-winners Justin Hurwitz (“First Man”), Hans Zimmer (“Widows”), and Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”).In “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s adaptation of the true […]

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/Filmcast Ep. 494 – Widows (Guest: Aisha Harris from the New York Times)

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss Jason Reitman’s latest film The Front Runner, praise Melissa McCarthy’s performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me, and get moved by Adam Sandler’s latest Netflix special. Later, Aisha Harris joins us to discuss Widows. Follow Aisha on Twitter. Be sure to check out David’s new podcast, Write Along. You can […]

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In ‘Widows,’ Steve McQueen Does More with One Shot Than Most Directors Do with a Scene

There has always been an efficiency to filmmaker Steve McQueen’s visual storytelling, but the multi-layered and complex narrative of his new film “Widows” puts the director’s ability to quickly translate complex emotional and dramatic situations to the test. Beyond the effortless way McQueen rips through exposition to ground his film in a story with 81 […]

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