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Peter Travers' 2017 Alt-Oscars: From Scorsese to 'Deadpool'

23 February 2017 7:13 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Come Sunday, a.k.a. Oscars night, we'll all be tipping our hats to the year's winners. But before we do that, here's to the "losers" – the worthy ones of 2016 that, for whatever cockamamie reason, didn't even get a nomination.

In an effort to do right where the Academy effed up, I give you the Travers Awards – my own personal version of the Alt-Oscars. (For those of you playing along at home, the award is an engraved image of a critic screaming.) It's one last chance to single out the »

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Why the Writer Who Turned Audrey Hepburn and Douglas Fairbanks Into Stars Never Won an Oscar

16 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

By 1914, D.W. Griffith's studio for two years had been buying scripts from a mysterious writer known as "A. Loos." Griffith already had turned one, The New York Hat, into a hit starring Lionel Barrymore and Mary Pickford. Now he was poised to meet this person he would come to see as one of his closest collaborators and dub "the most brilliant young woman in the world." He could not have been more stunned when Anita Loos — elfin at 4-foot-11 and 90 pounds, with a penchant for pigtails and sailor suits — materialized before him.

Yet this curious pixie, »

- Lesley M.M. Blume

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The Best Movies Directed by Women in 2016

18 January 2017 9:43 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Our 22 Favorite Movies Directed by Women in 2016Looking to support great female-directed films? Start here.

Over the years, we’ve heard from our readers that one of the most important things we can do is to help you discover movies that may have slipped by mainstream audiences. And often just as important, our readers ask that we highlight voices that are in the minority in Hollywood. While we’re known for not taking ourselves very seriously, we take this part of our work seriously. Because as many studies have shown, there are some voices that aren’t as well-represented as others. Them’s the facts.

Beyond that, our team has a passion for seeking out and celebrating films directed by women. This is where we often find, as you’re about to see in this list, some of the most unique and interesting stories in the whole of cinema. Another thing we hear often from readers is »

- Film School Rejects

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Looking Back 75 Years: The War on Film

10 January 2017 1:43 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

This month, Cinelinx is taking you on a trip back through time. Join us as we examine how movies have changed over the last 100 years. This week, we’re going back 75 years to 1942. 

This article is part 2 of 4 in a series. 

Read Part 1 Here: Looking Back 100 Years: The Birth of Classic Hollywood

It was 1942 and the world was involved in yet another massive war. Nazi Germany was in control of continental Europe, and they were pushing into the Soviet Union. In one of the darkest events in human history, the Nazis’ Holocaust efforts were ramped up with the opening of the concentration camps. On the other side of the world, Japan was invading the island nations of the Pacific as they expanded their domain eastward towards the United States. The Us had just entered the war and its first troops arrived in Europe. 

The war affected many aspects of everyday life, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Cinema Changes Trees: A Dialogue About New Films By James Benning

2 January 2017 6:21 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

 Spring EquinoxOn November 10, James Benning premiered five of his latest works (thinking of red, wavelength, measuring change, Spring Equinox and Fall Equinox) at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna, accompanied by a short response film by Michael Snow. Benning was also present for a Q&A before and between the screenings. Prompted by the pleasure as well as the discontent of the encounter with these films, we decided to engage in a dialogue that would offer us the time to interweave thoughts with as little space in between as possible.Dear Ivana,Writing to you about the new films of James Benning we have seen together at the Austrian Film Museum, I have the urge to begin with the end. It seems fitting, bearing in mind how Benning proceeds in his Spring Equinox, which I found to be the most vibrating film of the evening. Shot on a road passing »

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