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Oscars Watch: 33rd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards

Theatrical Release Łukasz Żal, PSC – “Cold War” Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Matthew Libatique, ASC – “A Star is Born” Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC – “The Favourite” Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF – “First Man” Spotlight Award Giorgi Shvelidze – “Namme” Joshua James Richards – “The Rider” Frank van den Eeden, NSC, SBC – “Girl” TELEVISION Episode of a Series for Non-Commercial Television Adriano Goldman, … Read More Oscars Watch: 33rd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards

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2019 Oscars Challenge: [6] “Cold War” – Three Nominations

“COLD WAR”Poland; Paweł Pawlikowski Director: Paweł PawlikowskiProducers: Tanya Seghatchian and Ewa PuszczyńskaWriters: Paweł Pawlikowski, Janusz Głowacki, and Piotr BorkowskiCinematography: Łukasz ŻalEditor: Jaroslaw KaminskiComposer: Marcin MaseckiDistributor: Amazon StudiosBudget: $4.8 millionRelease Date: December 21, 2018Run-time: 89 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1949, pianist Wiktor scouts for talent for a musical ensemble and begins a romance with Zula, the singer and dancer he discovers. Over the next decade, … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [6] “Cold War” – Three Nominations

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Game Of Box Offices: “Glass” breaks away at the Box Office, but does not shatter expectations

As expected, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” took the crown over the weekend, but earning much less than predicted, grabbing only $40.3 million, while its sights had been set on $50 million or more. However, with an average of $10,500 per 3,841 theaters, “Glass” was also able to nab the POPCORN AWARD for the weekend. Last weekend’s winner, “The Upside,” earned only $15 million in … Read More Game Of Box Offices: “Glass” breaks away at the Box Office, but does not shatter expectations

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Oscars Watch: 33rd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Award Nominees

Theatrical Release Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Matthew Libatique, ASC – “A Star is Born” Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC – “The Favourite” Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF – “First Man” Łukasz Żal, PSC – “Cold War” Spotlight Award Joshua James Richards – “The Rider” Giorgi Shvelidze – “Namme” Frank van den Eeden, NSC, SBC – “Girl” TELEVISION Episode of a Series for Non-Commercial Television Gonzalo Amat … Read More Oscars Watch: 33rd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Award Nominees

Theatrical Releases: Aquaman, Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns, & Welcome To Marwen

<Click film’s poster to see info/trailer> AQUAMAN Directed By: James WanStudio: Warner Bros. Pictures Official Synopsis: From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the … Read More Theatrical Releases: Aquaman, Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns, & Welcome To Marwen

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Oscars Watch: 2018 London Film Critics Circle Award Nominees

FILM OF THE YEAR “BlacKkKlansman” “Cold War” “The Favourite” “First Man” “First Reformed” “The Happy Prince” “Leave No Trace” “Roma” “Shoplifters” “You Were Never Really Here” ACTOR OF THE YEAR Christian Bale – “Vice” Rupert Everett – “The Happy Prince” Ben Foster – “Leave No Trace” Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Joaquin Phoenix – “You Were Never Really Here” ACTRESS OF THE YEAR Yalitza … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 London Film Critics Circle Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards.  Eighty-seven films had originally been considered in the category. Los Angeles-based Academy members from all branches screened the original submissions in the category between mid-October and December 10.  The group’s top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy’s Foreign … Read More Oscars Watch: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: BFI’s Sight & Sound Top 25 Films of 2018

1) “Roma” Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico/USA (38 votes) Cuáron’s magnificently crafted memoir casts us back to a 1970s childhood in the throes of family break-up, ruptures on the streets of Mexico City – and a Mixtec housekeeper, played by nonprofessional actor Yalitza Aparicio, given the weight of the drama. 2) “Phantom Thread” Paul Thomas Anderson, USA (30 votes) Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a chilly 1950s … Read More Oscars Watch: BFI’s Sight & Sound Top 25 Films of 2018

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Oscars Watch: 2018 New York Film Critics Online Awards

Best Picture: “Roma”Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma”Best Ensemble Cast: “The Favourite”Best Actor: Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed”Best Actress: Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”Best Supporting Actress: Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”Best Documentary: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”Best Foreign Language Film: “Cold … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

The New York Film Critics Circle awards Alfonso Cuarón and his Netflix produced, black-and-white film “Roma” with three awards including BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY. Whether this will help break the Oscars stigma towards Netflix films remains to be seen, as the narrative continues. The 2015-2016 season was the first indicator that the Academy wasn’t paying much attention to Netflix fare when … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 National Board Of Review Awards

Amidst some small controversy about the film and who it was made by in relation to what the story is about, as well as a box office that is less than impressive, “Green Book” comes out swinging, nailing the first BEST PICTURE win from the first critics awards of the season. Along with the big win, Viggo Mortensen grabs his first win for BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 National Board Of Review Awards

2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Production Design

BRIDGE OF SPIES Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich (Set Decoration) Listening to “Bridge Of Spies” production designer Adam Stockhausen talk about his process, the thing he mentions a few times is how much Berlin has changed since the days of the Cold War and the Berlin Wall, which make it almost impossible to film a historically accurate period piece there … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Production Design