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    Telluride Review: ‘Lady Bird’ Hits Highs But the Story Struggles

    2017 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Greta Gerwig‘s directorial début “Lady Bird,” stars Saoirse Ronan in a coming-of-age tale (she seems to do a lot of these, no?) confined within the walls of lower-middle-class, Catholic School upbringing. The film made its world premiere hand is one of several films in A24’s outstanding arsenal this year. Telluride is […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘Hostiles’ Emerges as a Deeply Affecting Western from Scott Cooper

    2017 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Late on a brisk Saturday evening – following a taxing four-film day – press, patrons, and otherwise huddled in line to check out Scott Cooper‘s (“Crazy Heart”) latest film, “Hostiles” – a yet undistributed Western starring Academy Award Winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”). While I had been excited to see the […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘Downsizing’ Succeeds from the Scene-Stealing Hong Chau

    2017 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Alexander Payne’s long-awaited film, “Downsizing,” has premiered to mixed reactions at Venice, and has now done the same here in Telluride. Co-written alongside Jim Taylor, with whom co-wrote “Sideways,” “About Schmidt,” and “Election”  with Payne, “Downsizing” stars Matt Damon as Paul Safranek, a humble occupational therapist looking to make a difference […] More

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    Awards Speculation: Is This the Year for Woody Harrelson?

    It’s hard to believe Woody Harrelson has a career spanning five decades now. The versatile actor’s breakthrough came in 1985, when he joined the talented cast of NBC’s “Cheers,” playing the naive bartender, Woody Boyd. In the early ’90s, Harrelson became a more prominent figure in film, with memorable turns in “White Men Can’t Jump” […] More

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    OPINION: Superhero Films at the Oscars and the Look Ahead

    This year, “Deadpool” was snubbed at the Oscars. Ryan Reynolds, who put over 10 years of blood, sweat and tears into this project, gave one of the most unique performances in recent memory. Tim Miller did a fantastic job directing, and Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick brilliantly wrote what many agree to be an artistic, […] More

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    Circuit 3: Your Favorite Horror Movie Sequels

    Is there a genre more disparaged and maligned than that of the horror film sequel? Traditionally, the genre has been seen as a money grab – as sequels often are – that never manages to capture the spirit of what made the original film so successful. While there are exceptions to the rule, the good sequels […] More

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    Supernatural TV: What’s With All These Actors Leaving?

    In the current television landscape where diversity is a big talking point and internet hyper-vigilence, it’s not hard to stumble across a controversy. While there are those who might say that this is just tumblr activism, many, such as yours truly, look at this level of watching as deepening the conversation between art and audience. […] More

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    INTERVIEW: ‘Creed’ composer Ludwig Göransson Talks the Score

      Rebooting a franchise can be hard, especially when the film you’re making is going to be the seventh in the series.  You want to be somewhat reverential to the franchise proper, but you also want to stake your own claim.  That was the challenge presented to Ludwig Göransson, the Swedish composer to the breakout hit, Creed. […] More

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    Academy Idol Season 9 Voting Opens! Community Prizes to Be Won!

    It’s that time of the year again. One of the staples of the Awards Circuit is engaging with our large and diverse readership in a variety of annual traditions. One of which is the Awards Circuit Community Awards (or ACCA) which will be opening for voting in early January to give all of our esteemed […] More

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    TIFF: John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn’ is a romance to remember

    In our cynical age of contemporary cinema, purely sentimental depictions of true love are hard to pull off and rarely attempted. But fans of classic cinema will surely appreciate John Crowley’s heartfelt new film Brooklyn, which successfully invokes the spirit of the romance dramas of the Golden Age. Starring a radiant Saoirse Ronan, this transatlantic […] More

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