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    Awards Profile 2020: Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ from Searchlight Pictures

    Welcome to the 2020 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you in the coming year (at least at this time of writing). The series analyzes the films and their awards season potential, most notably for the Academy Awards, based on the talents attached, filmmakers involved, and story and […] More

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    Fox Searchlight Pictures Acquires ‘Nomadland’ Starring Frances McDormand

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to Chloe Zhao’s latest project. Her upcoming film “Nomadland” starring Frances McDormand is currently in the works. After wowing critics with “The Rider,” Zhao is heading back into the director’s chair. The film also features McDormand’s first role since winning her second […] More

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    New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (08/07/18) – ‘The Rider’ Holds On

    This week, an acclaimed independent drama leads the charge of new Blu-Ray and DVD releases. The titles today are low on quality, but the top pick in “The Rider” does keep things from being too rough. Read on for more! PICK OF THE WEEK “The Rider” About as intimate a character study as it gets, […] More

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    Circuit 10: Best Debut Films by Directors of Color Since 2008

    Ask any director and they’ll tell you that getting your first feature funded and completed is no easy task. And when you’re a director of color, it’s even more daunting. Indeed, it’s no secret that white directors are often afforded greater opportunities to further their careers following their debut features. But for filmmakers of color, […] More

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    NYFF Film Review: ‘The Rider’ Depicts Broken Dreams and Intimate Characters

    2017 New York Film Festival: A quiet character study, “The Rider” is almost documentary-like in its approach. In following a very particular type of person, within a very particular type of community, we have a movie that could easily feel niche. It’s a credit to all involved that the themes handled here feel completely universal. […] More