Female Directors Still Underdogs for Oscar Attention

November 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Women behind some of the year's most acclaimed films are considered longshots for Academy Awards attention.

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Oscars 2016 Director Race Welcomes Newcomers, Fresh Voices

November 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Filmmakers on their first, second, or third film find their way into awards spotlight.

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Ava DuVernay on Trump and Mass Incarceration: ‘He Feels It’s a Business’

November 14, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Ava DuVernay discussed her expectations for the "prison industrial complex" under a Trump regime.

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AFI Film Review: Jessica Chastain in ‘Miss Sloane’

November 12, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Further evidence of the Aaron Sorkinization of American screenwriting, “Miss Sloane” is a talky, tense political thriller, full of verbal sparring and fiery monologues, undone by a really dumb ending.

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Film Review: ‘Off the Rails’

November 11, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Adam Irving’s documentary profiles the man with Asperger’s Syndrome who has repeatedly, competently, harmlessly--yet illegally--assumed control of New York City subway trains for decades.

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Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Gets 2018 Release Date

November 10, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Warner Bros. has set Sept. 28, 2018, as the release date for “A Star Is Born,” with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper starring. Cooper will also helm the film, which will mark his directing debut. He will produce through his 22 Green banner along with Jon Peters, Bill Gerber, and Basil Iwanyk.

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Film Review: ‘A Wedding’

November 7, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Director Streker strives to offer a balanced view of a traditional family in Belgium forcing their daughter into an arranged marriage, yet in the end he hits far too many expected buttons.

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Denzel Washington, Viola Davis Become Instant Oscar Frontrunners in ‘Fences’

November 6, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The big-screen adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play unspooled for guild members, Oscar voters and press on Saturday.

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Rome Film Review: ‘At the End of the Tunnel’

November 5, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

An exciting, sharply made thriller that lays no claim to inventing the genre, yet Grande’s script is fun, his characters intriguing, and his build-up expertly paced.

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‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ ‘O.J.: Made in America’ Lead Cinema Eye Honors Docu Nominees

November 2, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Raoul Peck's "I Am Not Your Negro," and Ezra Edelman's "O.J.: Made in America" led the 2016 Cinema Eye Honors nominations with five each.

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