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The Gurus Predict Globes for Drama, Musical or Comedy, and Director

The Gurus Predict Globes for Drama, Musical or Comedy, and Director

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African American Film Critics Association Announces Awards And Top Ten Films

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (AAFCA) ANNOUNCES ITS AWARD WINNERS AND  TOP TEN FILMS OF THE YEAR BLACK PANTHER wins three awards including Best Film, Best Director (Ryan Coogler) and Best Song John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”), Regina Hall (“Support the Girls”), Russell Hornsby (“The Hate U Give”), Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)…

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Verizon

Staggering. Verizon has downgraded the value of its Oath Media brand from $4.8 billion to $200 million (value of the brand/future growth etc). This includes Huffpo, Engadget, AOL, Yahoo, TechCrunch. Reason? competition for ads and scale doesn’t work. https://t.co/at0QjL4GbF — Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 11, 2018

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Bill Siegel, 56, Director Of The Trials Of Muhammad Ali, Co-Director, The Weather Underground

Bill Siegel, 56, Director Of The Trials Of Muhammad Ali, Co-Director, The Weather Underground

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Bill Siegel

“As a storyteller, I’m driven by the question, ‘How do you get to be to who you are?”  Everyone comes into their own differently, and in doing so comes to establish their identity. (That said, I think we’re all forever works-in-progress.) I think it works collectively too. ‘We the people’ call ourselves ‘The United States…

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Sir Peter Jackson To Restore His Early Pics: Heavenly Creatures, Braindead, Meet The Feebles, Bad Taste

“I’ve got about an hour or two of us shooting Bad Taste, seven or eight hours of us shooting The Feebles, 50 to 60 hours of us filming Braindead, and at least 70 hours of us doing Heavenly Creatures. And it’s not just people talking to camera, it’s actually a guy on the set filming us making the film….

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Aquaman

Arthur’s the very definition of biracial. Half Surface Dweller, Half Atlantean. Momoa’s mixed heritage perfectly aligns with this. As the world becomes increasingly diversified/mixed, it’s great to have a character modern kids can identify with. This was an important msg for us. https://t.co/4SL4BSBWms — James Wan (@creepypuppet) December 11, 2018

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“Joanna Kulig answers the door to her midtown Manhattan hotel room in the all-black uniform of the predawn SoulCycle devotee: sweat pants, puffer jacket, sensible shoes. Her face is bare, her short, blonde hair pulled unfussily back. There’s nothing in her appearance to betray the glamorous, tempestuous character she plays in Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War…”

“Joanna Kulig answers the door to her midtown Manhattan hotel room in the all-black uniform of the predawn SoulCycle devotee: sweat pants, puffer jacket, sensible shoes. Her face is bare, her short, blonde hair pulled unfussily back. There’s nothing in her appearance to betray the glamorous, tempestuous character she plays in Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War…”

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1980s Hollywood Queen Of Nightlife Helena Kallianiotes Opens Up A Little

“That was the thing: to dance, hang out at Helena’s and do drugs.” 1980s Hollywood Queen Of Nightlife Helena Kallianiotes Opens Up A Little

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Melvin Dummar

Howard Hughes sang his song: https://t.co/KoQVuS43rV — Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) December 11, 2018

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Star-Tribune Film Critic Colin Covert Out On Decade-Long “Ethics Breach”

“I’m sorry to say that through too many mistakes over the last 30 years I have compromised the Star Tribune’s meticulous reputation for integrity. The paper has given me the opportunity to craft a wonderful, important career and through its benefits safeguarded me through three serious health crises. It is no exaggeration to say that…

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Rookie via Tavi Gevinson

I do want to emphasize that Rookie also folded for personal reasons, meaning there is still hope for indie online publications. I think it could’ve survived without becoming gross if I were in a different place. Or had ANY business sense. But the industry needs to change too. — Tavi Gevinson (@tavitulle) December 11, 2018

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CBS Studio City

Oh Los Angeles. https://t.co/u5xbLXPtlh — Carolyn Kellogg (@paperhaus) December 11, 2018

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Oscar Could Repeat The Peter Coyote Experiment And Go Sans Host

“They’re freaking out.” Oscar Could Repeat The 2000 Peter Coyote Experiment And Go Sans A Host

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Chicago Story

Kartemquin is thrilled to share we will be re-teaming with Steve James & @Participant once again on CHICAGO STORY. A portrait of Chicago today, captured at this critical juncture in the city’s history – the upcoming mayoral election in February 2019. https://t.co/zGcBvrQx8S pic.twitter.com/SoNaNTNynG — Kartemquin Films (@Kartemquin) December 10, 2018

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“Inside the mind of a digital native: “She is 24 and Instagram is her life, even though she sometimes wishes it wasn’t. But what happens when she meets a guy who doesn’t feel the same way about social media?”

“Inside the mind of a digital native: “She is 24 and Instagram is her life, even though she sometimes wishes it wasn’t. But what happens when she meets a guy who doesn’t feel the same way about social media?“

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Adrian Curry Faves 2018 Movie Posters

Adrian Curry Faves 2018 Movie Posters

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“All Hallmark Christmas movies are horror films in disguise”

“All Hallmark Christmas movies are horror films in disguise”

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Mowgli Composer Nitin Sawhney

“If you ask me what a dystopia is, I think we’re in one – a world led by people who normalise bullshit. We’re moving towards an unpalatable world. The things I see and read are disgusting… You can’t trust any of the people you’re supposed to trust.” Mowgli Composer Nitin Sawhney

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Jonathan Romney Profiles Yorgos Lanthimos

“Starting in Greece, you couldn’t say, ‘I’m going to become a filmmaker.’ A 15-year-old boy in Greece in the 80s and 90s? There was nothing like that happening. Commercials felt like it would be a real job, instead of being in marketing or something. I thought: it’s not going to be filmmaking, but it’s going to…

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“Why put it in a box? This is the number one problem I have—by the way it’s a fair question, I’m not saying that—with this kind of festival situation is that there’s always this temptation to classify the movie immediately and if you look at it—and I’ve tried to warn my fellow jurors of this—directors and movie critics are the worst people to judge movies! Directors are always thinking, “I could do that.” Critics are always saying, “This part of the movie is like the 1947 version and this part…” And it’s like, “Fuck! Just watch the movie and try and absorb it and not compare it to some other fucking movie and put it in a box!” So I think the answer’s both and maybe neither, I don’t know. That’s for you to see and criticize me for or not.”
~ James Gray

“I have long defined filmmaking and directing in particular as just a sort of long-term act of letting go,” she said. “It’s honestly just gratifying that people are sort of reapproaching or reassessing the film. I like to just remind everyone that the movie is still the same — it’s the same movie, it’s the movie we always made, and it was the movie we always wanted to make. And maybe it just came several years too early.”
~ Karyn Kusama