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‘Knife + Heart’ Trailer: Vanessa Paradis Stars In ’70s-Set French Thriller From Filmmaker Yann Gonzalez

To understand if “Knife + Heart” is a film for you, all you need to hear is the basic premise. From there, it’ll be readily apparent if you’re ready to experience co-writer and director Yann Gonzalez’s upcoming French thriller.

As seen in the new Us trailer for the film, “Knife + Heart” tells the story of a queer porn producer in the late-70s that becomes frightened when her actors are being murdered by a masked killer.

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How to Watch This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Films

How to Watch This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Films
The 2019 Oscar nominations have been announced, and if you want to catch up on the nominees, we’ve rounded up some easy ways to watch or stream the original films, documentaries, and songs competing for an award.

Period comedy “The Favourite” and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” lead the pack with 10 nominations apiece, while “Green Book” and “A Star Is Born” nabbed nods in major categories as well. (See the full list here).

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony airs live on ABC on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt. You can stream the show through (with Live TV) or the Hulu app. The site is currently offering a one-month free trial for new users (sign up here).

Prefer a traditional viewing experience, but don’t have cable? Try something like this highly rated $23 antenna from Amazon, which lets you enjoy over-the-air networks (like ABC) in your
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Snubs & Surprises Of The 2019 Oscar Nominations

Well, that was certainly a Wtf kind of morning for Oscar nominations, with a lot of snubs and definitely some surprises. The biggest omissions surely being the overall lack of “First Man” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” both missing out on Best Picture and other key awards. Alas, here’s the full list of what we feel are the biggest surprises and snubs of this morning’s nominations.


First Man”- Overall

The writing was on the wall.

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AMC and Regal Ban ‘Roma’ From Playing During Oscar Best Picture Showcase Screenings

Per tradition, AMC Theaters and Regal Cinemas will be screening this year’s nominees for Best Picture back-to-back as part of their annual Oscar showcases (Regal has its Best Picture Film Festival and AMC has its Best Picture Showcase). However, one nominee that will not be playing during these events is Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” which tied with “The Favourite” for earning the most nominations this year. Among “Roma’s” 10 Oscar nominations are Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. Deadline reports AMC and Regal are barring “Roma” from their Best Picture showcases because it is a Netflix release.

In a statement commenting on the decision, AMC said, “For more than a decade, movie-lovers have enjoyed the AMC Best Picture Showcase to catch up on the nominated films that played at AMC throughout the prior year. This year, Academy members nominated a film that was never licensed
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The Biggest 2019 Oscars Snubs and Surprises

Look, we’re the first to admit that the entire concept of an “Oscar snub” is a little bit silly. It’s not like everyone in the Academy gets together and secretly plots to teach a filmmaker or actor a lesson by refusing to nominate them for a golden statuette. That’s simply not how it works on […]

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Endeavor Content hires Tim Robinson as COO

Executive played key role in Shine Group’s merger with Endemol.

Tim Robinson, the former COO of talent management and production company Avalon and Elizabeth Murdoch’s Vertical Networks, has joined Endeavor Content in the same capacity.

In the new role Robinson will be tasked with growing Endeavor Content’s Us and international business and will also oversee operations including business affairs, finance, Hr, and corporate development. He will be based in Los Angeles.

“Tim’s track record of leading media companies during their most pivotal stages of growth, his international background, and overall reputation within our industry makes him
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Here’s Where To Stream & Watch All Of The Available 2019 Oscar Nominees

The Oscar nominations have been announced. And if you have been waiting for the Academy to give their lists of the year’s best films before watching them, now’s your chance to do so. Luckily, we live in a glorious time to be a film fan, where we have an abundance of ways to instantly stream 2018’s best films from the comfort of your own home (or wherever you watch your streaming content).

Read More: Oscars 2019: ‘Roma’ & ‘The Favourite’ Lead With 10 Nominations, ‘A Star Is Born’ & ‘Vice’ Closely Behind [Full List]

To help facilitate our readers’ streaming, we have collected a listing of various ways to stream some of the biggest films that led the nominations of this year’s Academy Awards.

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Oscar Music Surprises: No Dolly Parton or ‘First Man,’ but Terence Blanchard, Gillian Welch Bust In

Oscar Music Surprises: No Dolly Parton or ‘First Man,’ but Terence Blanchard, Gillian Welch Bust In
Tuesday’s Oscar music nominations produced some of the day’s biggest surprises, inevitabilities and near-inevitabilities that still produced a sigh of relief. Some notes on the shocks and happy affirmations in the Best Original Song and Score fields:

1. No “First Man.” That was the biggest shocker of Tuesday’s announcement. Justin Hurwitz, who won song and score Oscars for 2016’s “La La Land,” was widely expected to be among the final five for his music for Damien Chazelle’s moon-landing saga. After all, he already won the Golden Globe and Broadcast Film Critics awards. There was only one problem with his supposed shoo-in: “First Man” wasn’t being similarly shooed in any other category. And sometimes a low tide sinks all boats.

2. Terence Blanchard’s first nomination. Sound the trumpets! Blanchard was singled out for his music for Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” and everyone agrees that he’s way overdue for Oscar attention.
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Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ Makes History for Poland

Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ Makes History for Poland
Alfonso Cuaron might’ve tied an Oscar record with four nods to his name for “Roma,” which scored 10 nominations overall. But another black-and-white film in a foreign language, Pawel Pawlikowski’s jazz-infused romantic drama “Cold War,” was honored with three Academy Award nominations Tuesday, the most in history for a primarily Polish-backed production.

The film will compete in the best foreign-language film and cinematography categories, while Pawlikowski earned a somewhat unexpected nomination for best director.

In a remarkable coincidence – beyond being foreign-language pics shot in black and white – both “Cold War” and “Roma” are drawn from the lives of the directors’ own families. “Cold War” is loosely based on the story of Pawlikowski’s late parents, musicians who met in post-war Poland and embarked on a tempestuous marriage.

“They’d be over the moon” with the film’s Oscar nominations, Pawlikowski told Variety in an e-mail, adding: “There’s always
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Coen Brothers Shock With ‘Buster Scruggs’ Oscar Nomination — Read the Short Stories They Adapted

Netflix dominated the 2019 Oscar nominations as expected thanks to Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” which earned the streaming giant its first nomination for Best Picture. “Roma” is nominated for 10 Academy Awards this year, the most of any film aside from “The Favourite,” which also landed 10 nominations. While “Roma” is unquestionably Netflix’s crown jewel of Oscar season, the studio surprised with “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” the Coen brothers’ Western anthology film that had a strong showing with three nominations: Best Original Song, Best Costume Design, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

With their Best Adapted Screenplay nomination, Joel and Ethan Coen have now been nominated for seven screenwriting Oscars throughout their career. The duo won Best Original Screenplay for “Fargo” and Best Adapted Screenplay for “No Country for Old Men.” In a surprise turn of events, “Buster Scruggs” pulled off a nomination in the Best Adapted Screenplay category, a shock considering many
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Michael Trevino on The CW Series ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ and Looking Ahead to Season 2

From show creator Carina Adly MacKenzie, the new CW series Roswell, New Mexico tells the story of what happens when Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) returns to the town she grew up in, 10 years after the death of her beloved older sister, only to find that her teenage crush, Max Evans (Nathan Parsons), is now a police officer with secrets of his own. When Liz finds herself in a situation where Max reveals to her that he, his sister Isobel (Lily Cowles) and their friend Michael (Michael Vlamis) are actually aliens with otherworldly abilities that they’ve had to keep …
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U.K. Cinema Attendance in 2018 Was Highest Since 1970

Cinema attendance in the U.K. topped 177 million in 2018, the highest number since 1970. Box office held firm at £1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) through the year as 10 movies crossed the £30 million threshold in the year. That compares with six films in 2017.

After a sweltering summer in the U.K. and a strong performance by England’s team at the soccer World Cup, the figures are impressive amid a mixed picture elsewhere in Europe.

Industry experts said a diverse slate of big-budget films piqued audience interest, and investment in infrastructure – more than a dozen new theaters opened in 2018 and many others were refurbished – propelled Britain to a banner movie-going year.

The admissions number had been tipped to hit a decades-long high, but was still welcomed by the industry. It was up almost 4% year-on-year.

“These fantastic figures for 2018 confirm that the U.K. cinema sector remains in extraordinary health,” said Phil Clapp of the U.
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Oscar nominations 2019: How did the UK and Ireland fare?

Oscar nominations 2019: How did the UK and Ireland fare?
The Favourite leads the UK charge with 10 nominations.

The Favourite will be flying the flag for the UK and Ireland at the 2019 Oscars, with its 10 nominations tying it top with Roma.

Yorgos Lanthimos’ film, a co-production between Ceci Dempsey at London-based Scarlet Films and Ed Guiney and Lee Magiday at Dublin and London-based Element Pictures, features in several major categories including best film. In that race it is up against Bohemian Rhapsody, a UK-us co-production, which sees UK-born and Los Angeles-based producer Graham King nominated for the fourth time.

Greek-born, UK-based Lanthimos is nominated for best director, along with the UK-based Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski,
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Mahershala Ali, Hugh Jackman, Timothée Chalamet & More Talk The “Blue-Collar” Aspects of Acting

With Oscar nominations finally announced, The Hollywood Reporter continues their great run of award roundtable conversations, having just released their full actors roundtable. The talk includes actors Hugh Jackman (“The Front Runner”), Timothée Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”), Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?“), Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”), Chadwick Boseman (“Black Panther”), and Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”).

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Vote: Which Movie Should Win the Oscar for Best Picture?

Vote: Which Movie Should Win the Oscar for Best Picture?
The 91st Oscar nominations were unveiled on Tuesday with “Roma” and “The Favourite” leading the way with 10 nods each.

Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron’s love-letter to his childhood nanny, is Netflix’s first-ever best picture nomination and could make history as the first foreign-language movie to ever win the top prize at the Academy Awards.

Other best picture nominees included “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “BlackkKlansman,” “Green Book,” “Vice” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

We’d like to know – who do you think will win best picture this year?

The 2019 Oscars will be held Sunday, Feb. 24.
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Oscar nominations 2019: the key talking points

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Oscars 2019: full list of nominations A big day for Netflix

Netflix has finally secured its coveted first best picture nomination for Roma and a number of other first categories for the streaming giant. Few in Hollywood will be surprised, given the film’s quality, and a campaign spend by the streaming giant that anecdotally far exceeded that of any other distributor this season. Iconic black and white billboards have been plastered over Los Angeles and New York, and have been highly prevalent in the likes of Mexico and Argentina,
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TV Drama Vision Set to Take Pulse of Nordic Commissioners’ Wish List

More than 360 international delegates are expected at Göteborg’s 13th Nordic TV Drama Vision (Jan. 30-31) described by head of industry Cia Edström as a ‘boutique event’, where top Nordic and international drama professionals gather each year to gauge the state of the Nordic market and hot content.

For the first time, to comply with the growing demand from international drama execs, a new venue – the historical theater building ‘Stora teatern’ – will host this year’s expanded Nordic TV confab.

Keynote speakers set to inspire attendees comprise seasoned U.K. TV writer Sally Wainwright, BAFTA award-winning comedy producer Jon Plowman and Netflix’s director of co-production & acquisition, Northern and Central Europe, Lina Brounéus.

Nordic professionals will be eager to discover Brounéus’ commissioning plans in the region beyond the three Originals already announced: “The Rain Season 2” from Denmark, “Quicksand” from Sweden, selected for the Berlinale Series, and “Ragnarok” from Norway, penned
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Oscar Nominations Reactions: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Barry Jenkins, Amy Adams

It was a happy morning for many Oscar nominees and the reactions slowly came in as the bleary-eyed realized how their lives had just taken an incredible turn.

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This post will be updated with more reactions throughout the day.


“Everyone who worked on this film truly risked putting themselves out there — in the hope that in doing so people will connect and feel something deep and personal — the way films have made me feel since I was a kid.

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From Spike Lee to Alfonso Cuarón: Why #OscarsSoWhite May Take a Break in 2019

Oscar viewership sank to record lows last year, but diversity among its 2019 nominees could provide the Academy Awards celebration with a much-needed ratings jolt. Inclusion sells: A 2015 Nielsen report found that the more diverse the major-category nominees, the larger the audience.

In the past, there was less the Academy could do to influence that income; it’s hard to vote on movies that haven’t been made. This year, however, there are indications that the Hollywood pipeline has responded to the demands of April Reign’s 2015 hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. (It may not be coincidental that four years is also a rough estimate of the time required for a film to move from inception to awards consideration.)

At the risk of damning with faint praise, this year’s nominees may represent the most diverse in Academy history — enough for the hashtag to take a well-deserved vacation. The nominees include two directors of
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