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Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks Compare Trump Administration to Nixon's at 'The Post' Premiere

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The Post, Steven Spielberg’s thriller about The Washington Post’s attempts to publish the Pentagon Papers, which exposed government deception during the Vietnam War, premiered Thursday in a similarly scandalized Washington, about a mile from the newspaper’s former headquarters, where much of the action is set.

Released as critics of the Trump administration draw parallels with President Richard Nixon’s efforts, portrayed to in the film, to impugn newspapers working to expose White House secrets — the film is exceptionally timely.

That’s no accident. Spielberg made it in just nine months after reading the script in what he said was a bid »


- Dan Friedman

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Macau Film Festival: 'Hunting Season' Wins Best Picture

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Hunting Season, the debut feature of Argentinian filmmaker Natalia Garagiola, was the big winner Thursday evening at the Macau International Film Festival, taking home the best film prize during a splashy awards ceremony in the former Portuguese colony turned Chinese sin city.

French director Laurent Cantet, chair of the event's competition jury, praised the film for the "precision of its directing" and its "fluid style and construction."

A taught family drama, Hunting Season explores the strains between a father and son who struggle to connect amidst the wilds of Patagonia.

"The film deals with subjects both difficult and delicate: mourning »


- Patrick Brzeski

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Oscars: Academy Unveils Foreign-Language Film Shortlist

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The Academy on Thursday announced the nine films that will compete for a nomination for the best foreign-language film Oscar.

The shortlist includes a number of expected entries, like Ruben Ostlund's Swedish art-world satire The Square, which won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and the Russian drama Loveless, about a divorcing couple searching for their missing son and directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, which won the Cannes Jury Prize.

But it also has some striking omissions: Angelina Jolie failed to earn a nomination for her film First They Killed My Father, which was submitted by Cambodia and »


- Gregg Kilday

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