Month: February 2018

“Thanks for everyone involved to helping this process and thanks for all the solidarity and the effort from the American friends,” wrote director Feras Fayyad on Twitter. After two weeks of uncertainty, Last Men in Aleppo producer Kareem Abeed will be able to attend the Oscars on Sunday.  Due to restrictions placed on eight predominantly Muslim countries
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Heavy political projects knock crowd-pleasers out of the nominations, including Brett Morgen’s acclaimed doc, which also represents a “missed chance to celebrate a symbol of female resistance.” Oscar’s snubbing of Jane, Brett Morgen’s documentary on Jane Goodall, confounded awards prognosticators, most of whom not only had the National Geographic film down as a lock for
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Courtesy of Marvel/Disney While a more recent example, Guardians also has Academy Awards history, as the 2014 original was nominated for a VFX Oscar. This time, Rocket and his fur become even more realistic, and instead of Groot, audiences fell in love with emotive Baby Groot, just a few inches tall. “Baby Groot was heavily influenced by Groot from the first Guardians film, in both performance and
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‘The Shape of Water’ leads the pack with a whopping 13 overall Oscar nominations as this year’s best picture contenders square off in an especially tight category. It’s the most wide-open race for best picture in years. With the nine Academy Award contenders ranging from big, sweeping blockbusters (Dunkirk) to small, independent critical darlings (Lady
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The behind-the-scenes soap returns to throw another proverbial glass of wine in ‘The Bachelor’ franchise’s face. In the new season of UnREAL, an enterprising producer pitches a TV show about the cutting edge of queer dance culture and is instantly turned down. “I need a four-quadrant juggernaut,” the producer is told, “not, like, an eighth-of-a-quadrant
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Ryan Coogler’s groundbreaking superhero pic Black Panther continued to defy all expectations in its sophomore outing, grossing $111.7 million from 4,020 theaters to score the top second weekend of all time behind 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and finish Sunday with a domestic haul of $403.6 million, according to final numbers. The weekend tally
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Wes Anderson won best director in Berlin for ‘Isle of Dogs.’ Touch Me Not, a provocative film about sexuality and intimacy that features long stretches of graphic nudity, has won the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear for Best Film. Romanian director Adina Pintilie’s drama was a surprise pick by the Berlinale Jury, headed by German
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