Oscar 2021: Best Picture–Predictions

FRONTRUNNERS (in alphabetical order): Belfast (Focus, November 12, trailer)

Virgil Abloh: Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director, Dies at 41

The well-known fashion designer died Sunday after a private battle with the disease.

Oscar Directors: Clement, Rene (French Filmmaker, Two-Time Winner, Walls of Malapaga; Forbidden Games)

Rene Clement (French, March 18, 1913–March 17, 1996) was a French film director and screenwriter. Clément studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts where he developed interest in filmmaking. In 1936, he directed his first film, a 20-minute short written by and featuring Jacques Tati. Clément spent the late 1930s making documentaries in the Middle […]

IRISHMAN, THE- Trailer

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. Netflix releasing in theaters on November 1, and streaming on November 27th.

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Gotham Awards 2021: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Lost Daughters Sweeps Indie Kudos

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter dominated the night, taking home four awards, including best feature.

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West Side Story: Spielberg Reimagining–Contemporary Authenticity

They sought to create a film that honors West Side Story‘s Broadway roots, the high points of its cinematic predecessor and the Puerto Rican community through a timeless period piece with a more authentic lens.

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Introducing, Selma Blair: Bringing Clarity and Hope to the Disability Community

In Introducing, Selam Blair, a raw, unpolished, ultra-honest documentary, Rachel Fleit, making her feature directorial debut, provides an inmate look at Blair’s new chapter of living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Chris Cuomo Scandal: Anchor Addresses Suspension from CNN

You know this already. It hurts to even say it, it’s embarrassing, but I understand it and I understand why some people feel the way they do about what I did–Cuomo

Beasts of the Southern Wild: Child Actor Shot and Killed

Jonshel Alexander, a former child actor who played supporting role in the 2012 Oscar-nominated film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, was killed in weekend shooting in her native Louisiana. She was 22.

Pale Blue Eye, The: Scott Copper’s Gothic Horror Thriller, Starring Christian Bale and Gillian Anderson

Christian Bale and Harry Melling Gothic horror-thriller The Pale Blue Eye from director Scott Cooper and Netflix has added Gillian Anderson, Robert Duvall and Timothy Spall to the cast.