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Stream Guide: Wind River & The Square (March 2nd, 2018)

WIND RIVER on NETFLIX Taking a break from their roles in the Marvel Universe, Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner star in Taylor Sheridan’s big directing breakthrough film “Wind River,” which he also pens. Known for his Academy Award nominated screenplay for “Hell Or High Water,” Sheridan was originally an actor that crossed over into the world of writing and directing. The film follows Olsen, … Read More Stream Guide: Wind River & The Square (March 2nd, 2018)

2018 Oscars Challenge: [28] “The Square” – Best Foreign Language Feature

“THE SQUARE” Sweden; Directed by Ruben Östlund Director & Writer: Ruben Östlund Producers: Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober Cinematography: Fredrik Wenzel Editors: Ruben Östlund & Jacob Secher Schulsinger Distributor: Magnolia Pictures Release Date: October 27, 2017 (Telluride) Run-time: 151 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Hoping to promote his contemporary art museum, curator Christian showcases an installation about altruism. Christian soon has more than he can cope with, … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [28] “The Square” – Best Foreign Language Feature

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Tuesday Releases: Last Flag Flying & Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

JANUARY 30TH, 2018 New Releases God’s Own Country Last Flag Flying Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween Napping Princess The Square (2017)

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: ”Lady Bird” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Disaster Artist” – Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Get Out” Best Director: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your Name” – James Ivory Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

Oscars Watch: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

The Foreign Language features have been parred down from 92 entries to just 9 eligible for the five slots and a shot at the Oscar. Interestingly enough, Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” was not on the list, nor was Norway’s entry “Thelma” or the two-time Academy Award nominated director Michael Haneke’s “Happy End.” Here are the nine that were chosen: Chile, “A … Read More Oscars Watch: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “The Shape Of Water” Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape Of Water” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell –”Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Foreign Language Film: “The Square” Best Documentary: “City Of Ghosts” Best Animated Film: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me By Your Name” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your Name” – James Ivory Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

“The Florida Project” gets another Best Picture win as does Willem Dafoe for Best Supporting while Greta Gerwig wins another Best Director award for “Lady Bird,” as does her Supporting lady. “The Breadwinner” beats out “Coco” again for Best Animated Feature. Best Picture: “The Florida Project” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actress: Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Actor: Daniel … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

Paul Thomas Anderson and “Phantom Thread” get their first Best Picture win of the Critics season. Other firsts include Daniel Kaluuya’s first Best Actor win for “Get Out,” “The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)” winning Best Ensemble, Greta Gerwig winning her first Best Screenplay award, and “The Square” winning Best Foreign Film. One big surprise is David Lowery winning Best Editing for “A Ghost … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 92 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

From Oscars.org: A record 92 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards®. Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria are first-time entrants. Afghanistan, “A Letter to the President,” Roya Sadat Albania, “Daybreak,” Gentian Koçi Algeria, “Road to Istanbul,” Rachid Bouchareb Argentina, “Zama,” Lucrecia Martel Armenia, “Yeva,” Anahit Abad Australia, “The Space … Read More Oscars Watch: 92 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 20th British Independent Film Award Nominees

On November 1st, Maisie Williams and Hayley Squires announced the nominees for the 20th British Independent Film Awards. Although most of these will not pop up during the Oscars, awards season is getting into full swing. The one that will likely push through is the acclaimed “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which will likely get some acting nods, a writing nod, possibly a directing … Read More Oscars Watch: 20th British Independent Film Award Nominees

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Theatrical Releases: Jigsaw & Suburbicon

ALL I SEE IS YOU || Blake Lively plays a blind woman who begins to regain her eyesight after surgeries are performed on her eyes. The film focuses on her relationship with her husband, played by Jason Clarke, and how it begins to deteriorate as her vision returns. RENT JIGSAW || The eighth film in the “Saw” franchise, even though the main villain, played … Read More Theatrical Releases: Jigsaw & Suburbicon

New Trailer: The Square (2017) – Official Trailer #1

THE SQUARE (2017) Synopsis: In the aftermath of the abolition of the Monarchy of Sweden, the Stockholm Palace has been converted into an art museum. Christian is a curator at the museum, who finds his progressive world view shaken when his mobile phone is stolen. While managing a space set to show a new installation piece, he finds a public relations company to promote the … Read More New Trailer: The Square (2017) – Official Trailer #1

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Oscars Watch: 70th Cannes Award Winners

2017 Main Competition winners so far:  Palme d’Or: The Square Gran Prix: 120 Beats Per Minute Jury Prize: Loveless Best Director: Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here Best Actress: Diane Kruger, In the Fade Best Screenplay: Lynn Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here, Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou The Killing of a Sacred Deer Camera d’Or: Léonor Sérraille – Jeune … Read More Oscars Watch: 70th Cannes Award Winners

2016 Oscars Challenge: [1] “Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom” – Best Documentary Feature

WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor Two years ago, a Netflix documentary titled “The Square,” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film was about Egypt’s passive fight to win back their freedom, which was being encroached on by the imposing government. It was gritty, in your face, on the street, with the people involved, … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [1] “Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom” – Best Documentary Feature

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [37] The Square – One Nomination

Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer Distributed by Netflix, “The Square” is one of two documentaries that got the most exposure this Oscars season, thanks to billboards and constant advertisement from the growing instant streaming company. Second to only “The Act Of Killing”, which was a huge draw this awards season, the film is available on Netflix instantly (as were three of the other contenders) … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [37] The Square – One Nomination

Quick Review: The Square (2013)

THE SQUARE (2013) BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLFEBRUARY 23, 2014 If there is one thing I learned about myself while watching “The Square,” it is that I am completely out of touch with the worldwide news. Taking a candid look at the Egyptian population fighting their government for freedom, this political struggle has been transpiring since 2011 and I had no idea it was happening. Originally … Read More Quick Review: The Square (2013)

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Oscars Watch: 29th Annual International Documentary Association Nominees

2013 International Documentary Awards Nominations BEST FEATURE AWARD THE ACT OF KILLING Director: Joshua Oppenheimer Producers: Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen Executive Producers: Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Torstein Grude, André Singer, Joram ten Brink, Bjarte Mørner Tveit Drafthouse Films BLACKFISH Directors: Gabriela Cowperthwaite Producer: Manuel V. Oteyza Writers: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli Despres Executive Producers: Judy Bart, Erica Kahn Magnolia Pictures LET THE FIRE BURN … Read More Oscars Watch: 29th Annual International Documentary Association Nominees

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Proof Review: The Square (2010)

Not everyone can make a cohesive film, so developing a conditioned film is a feat. But there comes a point where films are being made simply for the sake of making films, serving no higher purpose. To me, The Square is such a film.