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Frances McDormand in the film Nomadland. Photograph: Searchlight Pictures

I predict that the 2021 Oscars will not earn fair comparison with the 1973 Wimbledon Championships. That was the asterisked tournament in which, follo(...)

Director Sally Potter  began making films at 14 on an 8mm camera.

There comes a moment in The Roads Not Taken, the ninth feature from Sally Potter, when the hitherto saintly, soft-spoken Molly (played by Elle Fanning(...)

US actor Chadwick Boseman holds the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture award for Black Panther in March 2019. Photograph:  Etienne Laurent/ EPA

Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman, a native of South Carolina who began his(...)

Director Bong Joon Ho poses with his Oscars. US president Donald Trump scorned the best picture  award for Bong’s film Parasite, asking how a South Korean film could win. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed the historic best picture Oscar win for South Korean film Parasite, telling a campaign rally he wished(...)

Bong Joon Ho, winner of the Original Screenplay, International Feature Film, Directing, and Best Picture awards for Parasite. Photograph:  Rachel Luna/Getty Images

One year ago, when Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma failed to win the best picture, more than a few pundits concluded that the Oscars were never going to give th(...)

 Director Martin Scorsese  on the red carpet during a  photocall for the premiere of  The Irishman at la Cinematheque in Paris on October 17th, 2019. Photograph:   Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Ballots for the coming Academy Awards are still being tabulated but it already seems clear – this will not be Netflix’s year. The streaming giant wil(...)

Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert attend an American Factory screening at Soho House in West Hollywood, California. Photograph: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix

Established in 1825 as a utopian community and today still known for its laidback vibe, the town of Yellow Springs, Ohio, is a progressive outpost sur(...)

American actor Kirk Douglas in 1955. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty

Kirk Douglas Born: December 9th, 1916 Died: February 5th, 2020 Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age, whose(...)

Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from Joker. Photograph: Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

Let’s keep this in perspective. Joker won an enormous 11 Oscar nominations. That’s a lot, but there were three films right behind with 10. The Academ(...)

Saoirse Ronan at the Little Women premiere in Paris last week. Foreground photograph: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty

SAOIRSE RONAN IS SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND AFTER AN EXTENDED BREAK FROM ACTING, JUST AS YET MORE OSCAR BUZZ BUILDS FOR HER ROLE IN GRETA GERWIG(...)

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