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Golden Globes 2018. Nominees

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Best Picture, DramaCall Me By Your NameDunkirkThe PostThe Shape of WaterThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Picture, Musical or ComedyThe Disaster ArtistGet OutThe Greatest ShowmanI, TonyaLady BirdBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaJessica Chastain (Molly's Game)Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)Meryl Streep (The Post)Michelle Williams (All the Money in the World)Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaTimothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)Tom Hanks (The Post)Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyJudi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)Helen Mirren (The Leisure Seeker)Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes)Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or ComedySteve Carell (Battle of the Sexes)Ansel Elgort »

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The Best Movie Posters of 2017

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1. mother!Darren Aronofsky’s divisive nightmare boasted a number of very striking posters this year, including one that blatantly yet beautifully pastiched the iconic Gips/Frankfurt design for Rosemary’s Baby and another in which Jennifer Lawrence’s face is minutely cracked like a porcelain doll. But it is this first teaser poster for the film, by the extraordinary artist James Jean, that stands out for me not only as a surreally appropriate representation of Aronofsky’s uncompromising vision, but as the best movie poster of the year. Grotesque and gorgeous, and dotted with hidden clues, Jean’s looks more like a piece of devotional iconography than a poster for a horror movie. (There is also an accompanying poster by Jean which features Javier Bardem’s character.) Known for his covers for the DC comic book series Fables, Jean has been in high demand this year, creating the charcoal illustration »

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A Weakness for Complexity: An Interview with the Philosopher George M. Wilson

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In the late 1970s, an associate professor in the Philosophy department at Johns Hopkins (thesis title: "The Nature of the Natural Numbers") began publishing essays on Hollywood movies. George M. Wilson wasn't the first person to undergo this shift in specialism. At the start of the decade, Stanley Cavell had published The World Viewed, a series of "reflections on the ontology of film." But Cavell had always been concerned with how works of art enable us to think through philosophical themes such as knowledge and meaning, and he held a chair, at Harvard, in Aesthetics. Wilson differed in that he brought a range of analytic gifts to an ongoing revolution: the close reading of American cinema, conceived as part of the "auteur" policy of Truffaut and other writers at Cahiers du cinéma in the 1950s, and concertedly developed in the following decades by critics in England such as V. F. »

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