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The 20 Best Netflix Original Movies, From ‘Beasts of No Nation’ to ‘Strong Island’

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It’s hard to remember now, but it was only a few short years ago that Netflix was just a shiny new cog in the film industry, and not one of its most powerful engines. But a lot can change in a little while, especially when you’ve got a disruptive new distribution platform, a seemingly infinite supply of money, and an aggressive desire to change Hollywood forever. Starting with 2015’s “Beasts of No Nation,” Netflix began transforming the movie business in much the same way as it had already transformed the television business, financing and distributing — and later also acquiring — its own features.

The move immediately made an impression, with documentary “Winter on Fire” landing the company’s first Oscar nomination. In 2016, Netflix began swooping up some of the most exciting independent films around. In 2017, the company leveraged “Mudbound” to major awards consideration, and made a splash at the
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Who Will Win the 2018 Oscars: Cineplex experts predict the winners in key categories

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Who Will Win the 2018 Oscars: Cineplex experts predict the winners in key categoriesWho Will Win the 2018 Oscars: Cineplex experts predict the winners in key categoriesJenny Bullough2/23/2018 10:01:00 Am

As the day for the Academy Awards ceremony approaches, more and more pundits are weighing in on who they think will ultimately take home the Oscar. While we at Cineplex don't have any insider info, we have seen almost all of the nominated movies, and we certainly have both opinions and ideas on who should win and who ultimately will win.

We polled key members of staff here and have compiled their predictions for this year's key categories and most interesting contests. If you're looking for some hints for your own Oscar pool or our Pick the Winners contest, read on!

Best Cinematography

This one is a very tight race. While fans would love to see Blade Runner 2049's Roger Deakins
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'Three Billboards' Star Sam Rockwell on His Antihero Character, Friendship With Woody Harrelson and 'SNL' F-Bomb

'Three Billboards' Star Sam Rockwell on His Antihero Character, Friendship With Woody Harrelson and 'SNL' F-Bomb
The third time turned out to be the charm for Rockwell, who received his first Oscar nomination for his work on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, his third project with writer-director Martin McDonagh (after the Broadway play A Behanding in Spokane and 2012’s Seven Psychopaths). Rockwell, 49, who plays clueless, racist cop Jason Dixon, spoke to THR about his admiration of McDonagh, friendship with Woody Harrelson and that F-bomb on SNL.

How do you choose your projects?

It's always initially an emotional response to the stuff. And then from there the material hits you or it doesn't. Then you see who...
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1 Theory About the Big Mystery in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a frontrunner at the Oscars this year for many reasons. The film's narrative ties into the #MeToo movement with almost eerie precision, it addresses police brutality in a controversial way that has spurred a lot of conversation, and finally, it has Frances McDormand, whose gravitas carries the film like no other actress could. But one thing we haven't been talking about is a key plot point involving the ghastly rape and murder of Angela (Kathryn Newton), teenage daughter of Mildred Hayes (McDormand). If you haven't seen the film yet, don't read the rest of this article unless you want to be spoiled. Angela's murder is the reason why Mildred purchases the billboards, to send a message to Police Chief Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), who has failed to solve the crime after more than six months. Not only is Angela sexually assaulted before her death, but
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Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) would be sixth Best Supporting Actor Oscar champ to beat a co-star

Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) would be sixth Best Supporting Actor Oscar champ to beat a co-star
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” ended a 26-year drought in Best Supporting Actor, producing two nominees, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, from the same film for the first time since “Bugsy” (1991) stars Harvey Keitel and Ben Kingsley lost to Jack Palance (“City Slickers”). By all appearances, it’s smooth sailing for Rockwell for the win, which would be the sixth time a Best Supporting Actor winner defeated a co-star in 18 dual duels.

“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939) stars Harry Carey and Claude Rains were the first co-stars to be nominated against each other in Best Supporting Actor, but they lost to Thomas Mitchell for “Stagecoach.” It would be another 32 years — with seven pairs of double nominees in between — before a Best Supporting Actor champ, Ben Johnson, beat a co-star, Jeff Bridges, for 1971’s “The Last Picture Show.”

Three years later, Robert De Niro prevailed over fellow “The Godfather Part II
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Divided Oscar Loyalties: Who Do They Really Want to Win the Gold?

Decisions, decisions: Academy Awards voters have plenty of worthy nominees to choose from as they mark their ballots in the final stretch of a particularly competitive Oscar season.

But what about those voters who struggle with divided loyalties? There are a handful every year: those who, in fact, have strong ties to more than one of the nominees. On the macro level, the spotlight would probably be on Focus Features and Fox Searchlight Pictures, which each have two films in the thick of the hunt for the best picture prize.

Searchlight has Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” both of which emerged from the Telluride-Toronto-New York fall-festival nexus. Focus’ “Darkest Hour” and year-end entry “Phantom Thread” claim two more of the positions in competition. That sound you hear is the barely suppressed glee of parents who each have two children in solid contention for the top
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‘Lbj’ Blu-Ray Review: Political Discourse At Its Weakest

Lbj, directed by Rob Reiner, is a political drama that was originally released in theaters last year. The film is based on its namesake president, Lyndon B. Johnson, portrayed by Woody Harrelson, who was forced into that position when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Lbj Blu-ray Review Ultimately, Lbj is Johnson’s story, starting with his […]

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Donald Glover says Solo: A Star Wars Story is “a lot more fun” than other Star Wars movies

Donald Glover, one of the stars of Solo: A Star Wars Story, says the film is “a lot more fun” than other films in the franchise.

It’s a little over three months until Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives in cinemas and with the marketing campaign now in top gear, we are constantly learning more about what will appear in the film.

Regarding the film’s tone, however, we need not look any further than Donald Glover, who is playing Lando Calrissian in Lucasfilm’s second Star Wars anthology movie.

Speaking to Et, the actor spoke about how Solo compares to offer Star Wars films: “I think it’s just a lot more fun. All the Star Wars [movies] are really fun, but I think this movie, we know what’s going to happen, we know they’re not going to die, ya know? We know, kind of, what happens,
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The Most Astonishing TV Twists of the 21st Century, Ranked

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Television can offer magnificent surprises early, often, and anywhere in between. From series and pilots built around an unpredictable twist to moment-by-moment developments that’ll knock you for a loop, time is on TV’s side — and yours. Great thrillers, mysteries, and other dramatic fair can deliver shocking moments on the regular, while more and more comedies are also getting in on the risk/reward ratio benefitting those who know how to play the odds.

If fortune favors the bold, then consider what’s below a list of the boldest television auteurs (or at least their boldest gambles). Limiting it to 25 slots, IndieWire has culled the most shocking moments and best twists of the 21st century (so far). Each selection is indisputably memorable, meaningful, and — hopefully — not too morbid. Death can often be a surprise, so some of the selections below steer away from the sudden departures and look at other scenes with equal impact.
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Oscars 2018: Which 20 previous winners should present to this year’s 20 acting nominees?

Oscars 2018: Which 20 previous winners should present to this year’s 20 acting nominees?
One of the highlights of the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony was the surprise addition of 20 Oscar winners presenting to that year’s acting nominees. It started with five Best Supporting Actress champs (Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Anjelica Huston, Eva Marie Saint, Tilda Swinton) who gave out the award to Penelope Cruz, welcoming her to their club. While all of those presenting that evening had indeed won the category before, each one often had no connection at all to the person they were introducing.

The following year new producers followed a similar format of five people presenting to a new crop of five for the lead categories only. While all of them had working relationships with the nominees (like Michelle Pfeiffer for Jeff Bridges and Stanley Tucci for Meryl Streep), most of them were not Oscar winners.

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Woody Harrelson Reveals His Favorite Scene With 'Three Billboards' Co-Star Frances McDormand

Woody Harrelson Reveals His Favorite Scene With 'Three Billboards' Co-Star Frances McDormand
In Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy, McDormand, 60, plays a mother out for justice for her murdered daughter. The role, which earned her a fifth Oscar nomination (she won in 1997 for Fargo), sees her character, Mildred, go up against the local police chief (Woody Harrelson) and a racist cop (Sam Rockwell) in several spectacular battles of wits and insults. Harrelson spoke with THR about his infamously press-averse sparring partner and how they created one of the most memorable scenes in the film.

“I know Frances pretty well,” says Harrelson. “We’ve been friends for quite a while, and we also worked...
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2018 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘The Shape of Water’ wins with 4, including upset at Costume Designers Guild

2018 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘The Shape of Water’ wins with 4, including upset at Costume Designers Guild
The Shape of Water” pulled off a shocker at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 20, winning Best Period Costumes over Oscar frontrunner “Phantom Thread.” That unexpected outcome marked its fourth win from the 11 guilds weighing in to date. This fantasy film previously prevailed with the directors, producers and art directors. It is in contention with the two remaining groups on deck: the makeup artists & hair stylists and sound editors. The only group with which it did not contend this awards season was the Visual Effects Society.

Of the other Best Picture nominees, “Dunkirk” has gone four for nine at these precursor prizes (casting directors, film editors, sound editors and visual effects wizards). It is in the running with the sound editors.

Blade Runner 2049” won with both groups that held awards last weekend: the cinematographers and sound editors. It had previously prevailed with the art directors.

Get Out” chalked
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Peter Travers' Oscar Picks and Predictions for 2018

Peter Travers' Oscar Picks and Predictions for 2018
In what's shaping up as the most exciting and competitive Oscar night in years, Academy voters find themselves faced with making decisions that reflect the startling changes happening in the world we live in. Time's up for actresses playing victims, as warriors take the lead in films that celebrate female strength and independence. A female director – Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) – and a black man – Jordan Peele (Get Out) – find themselves breaking barriers in categories in which they are usually sidelined. The contentious Trump era finds its questionable politics taken to
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Best Supporting Actor predictions: Which nominee could beat Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) at Oscars? [Poll]

Best Supporting Actor predictions: Which nominee could beat Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) at Oscars? [Poll]
Sam Rockwell is hitting all the major precursors on the way to winning his first Oscar, for playing troubled cop Jason Dixon in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” But the other nominees in Best Supporting Actor could give him a run for his money, as no one is completely out of it just yet. Who do You think could take him down at the 2018 Oscars? Vote in our poll below.

Rockwell has already won the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actor, and he is the predicted frontrunner at the Oscars. There are a few setbacks he could face that could prevent his win, though. To start, he is competing with a co-star in this category, Woody Harrelson. Harrelson is certainly playing the more sympathetic figure in the film and he could easily steal votes away from Rockwell. This leads into the broader point, which
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Donald Glover: Solo is ‘A Lot More Fun’ Than Other Star Wars Movies

Donald Glover compares Solo: A Star Wars Story to other films in the iconic space opera franchise, saying that it’s going to be “a lot more fun.” Playing the younger version of Lando Calrissian in the Ron Howard project, Glover will star opposite up and coming actor Alden Ehrenreich, who has the enormous task of portraying a younger Han Solo. Story details are still tightly under wraps, but the film is expected to tackle Han’s early days in the smuggling business. Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke also join the cast as Beckett and Qi’ra, respectively.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story will bring the original Star Destroyer design into canon

Merchandise for Solo: A Star Wars Story has revealed that the original design for the Imperial Star Destroyer will become canon.

The marketing push for Solo is now in full force with new information about characters, locations, and plot elements coming our way on a regular basis via comments from cast and crew as well as official merchandise.

Mattel, as revealed at New York Toy Fair, is making products based off the upcoming ships from the film as a part of their Hot Wheels line of Star Wars toys. Interestingly, this will include a design from Colin Cantwell’s original designs for the Imperial Star Destroyer.

See Also: Solo: A Star Wars Story character posters get a Lego makeover

The new ship, known as the Arrestor Cruiser, was initially pitched to George Lucas as the design of the original destroyer and Cantwell has now released the idea that he gave to Lucas via Instagram.
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Anonymous Oscar Ballot: Publicist Loves ‘Phantom Thread,’ Thinks ‘Darkest Hour’ Is ‘Claustrophobic and Dull’

Anonymous Oscar Ballot: Publicist Loves ‘Phantom Thread,’ Thinks ‘Darkest Hour’ Is ‘Claustrophobic and Dull’
Here’s another in our series of interviews with a swath of Academy voters from different branches for their candid thoughts on what got picked, overlooked, and overvalued this year.

Best Motion Picture of the Year

“Phantom Thread” being nominated was a surprise; it wasn’t predicted as being nominated by anyone. Its wide critical acclaim came too late to be immediately absorbed. So its nomination was due to strong word of mouth and the strength of the reviews that made people want to see it.

Phantom” was brilliantly and inventively constructed and executed, full of surprises, difficult to pin down. It pushed the envelope while retaining traditional elements that can appeal to a wide audience. It deserves to win.

Probably “The Shape of Water” will win, which also has a lot of surprises in it, along with some pulpy elements, which maybe made it more accessible. “The Big Sick
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri sweeps up at the 2018 BAFTA Awards

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri sweeps up at the 2018 BAFTA AwardsThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri sweeps up at the 2018 BAFTA AwardsAdriana Floridia2/20/2018 10:53:00 Am

This weekend, the BAFTAs confirmed the tight race between Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is the biggest awards ceremony outside of North America, and seeing as Three Billboards is a film with a British director, it makes sense that it swept up here.

Winning major awards including Best Film, Best British Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay, the love for Three Billboards was strong. However, Guillermo Del Toro still grabbed the Best Director prize, and it looks like he will do the same at the Oscars.

A lot of the winners we see here are the ones we've seen before, but the biggest surprise here was Baby Driver's win for Best Film Editing.
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2018 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Dunkirk’ wins at 4 of 10, ‘The Shape of Water’ at 3

2018 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Dunkirk’ wins at 4 of 10, ‘The Shape of Water’ at 3
Of the nine Oscar nominees for Best Picture, “Dunkirk” is faring best with the guild awards. It has won with four of the 10 to date (casting directors, film editors, sound editors and visual effects wizards). It is in contention at two of the remaining three groups (costume designers, sound mixers) but missed out on any recognition from the makeup artists & hair stylists. Those three guilds will hand out awards during final voting for the Oscars, which kicks off on Feb. 20 for eight days.

While “Dunkirk” racked up nominations from 11 of the 13 guilds (it was also snubbed by the writers), “The Shape of Water” did it one better, with only the Visual Effects Society overlooking this fantasy film in its nominations. It won with three groups to date: the directors, producers and art directors. And it is in contention at all three of the upcoming awards.

Blade Runner 2049” won with
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Three Billboards cleans up at BAFTA Awards: Full list of winners here

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One of the last major ceremonies of the awards season, the Ee British Academy Film Awards, occurred last night, with the acclaimed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri winning big. The movie starring Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson won five awards, including Best Film, Best British Film, Best Original Screenplay (Martin McDonagh, who also directed) and trophies for McDormand... Read More...
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