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Oscars: Academy Unveils Slew Of Shortlists

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Oscars: Academy Unveils Slew Of Shortlists
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken the very unusual step of releasing Oscars shortlists in nine categories at once. Here are the lists

Fifteen scores will advance in the Original Score category for the 91st Academy Awards. One hundred fifty-six scores were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The scores listed in alphabetical order by film title are:

Annihilation

Avengers: Infinity War

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Crazy Rich Asians
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‘Green Book’ Star Mahershala Ali Apologizes to His Character’s Family After They Call Film ‘Symphony of Lies’

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‘Green Book’ Star Mahershala Ali Apologizes to His Character’s Family After They Call Film ‘Symphony of Lies’
Green Book” may have won over the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with five Golden Globe nominations, but the family of Mahershala Ali’s character, Dr. Don Shirley, is not happy with the film at all — to the point where the Oscar winner called them to apologize.

In an interview with Shadow & Act, Edwin Shirley III, nephew of the late jazz legend, called watching “Green Book” a “jarring” experience, while Don’s brother, Dr. Maurice Shirley, called it a “symphony of lies.” They said that no one in Shirley’s family was consulted during development of the film, which tells the story of a growing friendship between Shirley and his hired escort, Tony “Lip” Vallelonga.

A friendship that the Shirleys say didn’t exist.

“You asked what kind of relationship he had with Tony?
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Francis Lee To Direct Kate Winslet & Saoirse Ronan In Lesbian Lovers Drama ‘Ammonite’

Francis Lee To Direct Kate Winslet & Saoirse Ronan In Lesbian Lovers Drama ‘Ammonite’
Director Francis Lee’s gay drama love story “God’s Own Country” was easily one of the Best Films of 2017 You Didn’t See and so damn good it also made our list proper Best Films Of 2017 list. Lee’s incredible film, intimate, sparse and unsentimental, created a terrific, unvarnished look at masculine love, something of a nice anecdote to the won’t-show-dongs conservative take of “Call Me By Your Name,” released in the same year.

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Netflix Isn’t Killing Movie Theaters, Study Shows

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Netflix Isn’t Killing Movie Theaters, Study Shows
Netflix isn’t killing movie theaters. At least, that’s the take-away from a new study conducted by EY’s Quantitative Economics and Statistics group, which finds that people who go to movies in theaters more frequently also consume more streaming content. That flies in the face of the “conventional wisdom” of box office sages, who grimly ascribe flatlining theatrical attendance to the growing popularity of digital entertainment companies.

If the study’s findings are accurate, it would appear that the two forms of entertainment consumption are more complementary than cannibalistic. The study found, for instance, that respondents who visited a movie theater nine times or more in the last 12 months consumed more streaming content than consumers who visited a movie theater only once or twice over the past year. Those who saw nine or more movies at the cinema averaged 11 hours of weekly streaming compared to the seven hours
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Jeff Bridges to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2019 Golden Globes

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Jeff Bridges to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2019 Golden Globes
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 76th Golden Globes on Jan. 6, 2019.

Bridges has starred in legendary films like “The Big Lebowski,” “Crazy Heart,” “True Grit,” and “The Fabulous Baker Boys.”

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award on Jeff Bridges,” HFPA president Meher Tatna said in a statement. “Bridges’ brilliant body of work across diverse genres has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades. We look forward to celebrating ‘the Dude’ and his remarkable career and philanthropic achievements at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.”

Bridges’ first Golden Globe nomination came in 1984 for best actor in “Starman.” Seven years later he received his second Golden Globe nomination for his performance in “The Fisher King,” co-starring Robin Williams. In 2001, he was honored with another Golden Globe
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Box Office: 'Aquaman' Laps Past $260M Overseas

Box Office: 'Aquaman' Laps Past $260M Overseas
James Wan's Aquaman is fast approaching the $300 million mark even before it debuts in North America on Dec. 21.

The Warner Bros. and DC superhero pic easily topped the foreign box-office chart upon earning $126.4 million in its second weekend of play internationally for a global haul of $261.3 million, including a massive haul of $189.2 million in China.

After first opening China over the Dec. 7-9 weekend, Aquaman swam into an additional 42 markets this weekend.

In like-for-like markets, the year-end tentpole is pacing 65 percent ahead of last year's DC superhero pic Justice League.

Aquaman stars ...
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Berlin Film Festival: Charlotte Rampling to Receive Honorary Golden Bear

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Berlin Film Festival: Charlotte Rampling to Receive Honorary Golden Bear
Oscar-nominated actress Charlotte Rampling, whose career has spanned more than 100 film and television roles, will be honored with a special Golden Bear at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival.

The fest will also pay homage to Rampling by screening a selection of her work, including Sidney Lumet’s “The Verdict” (1982), Francois Ozon’s “Swimming Pool” (2003) and Andrea Pallaoro’s “Hannah” (2017). The honorary Golden Bear will be presented to the veteran performer Feb. 14 at a ceremony featuring a showing of Liliana Cavani’s “The Night Porter” (1974).

“I’m very happy that this year’s homage is dedicated to the sublime actress Charlotte Rampling,” said Dieter Kosslick, the director of the Berlinale. “She is an icon of unconventional and exciting cinema.”

Rampling won the Silver Bear in 2015 for her performance in “45 Years” opposite Tom Courtenay; she also received an Academy Award nomination for the role. She served as president of the Berlinale
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'Carol' Producers Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley to Receive BAFTA Honor

'Carol' Producers Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley to Receive BAFTA Honor
Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, the powerhouse production duo behind Number 9 Films, are set to receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema award at the BAFTA awards ceremony on 10 February.

Previous recipients of the award – presented annual in honor of British producer Michael Balcon – include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Mary Selway, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, Lewis Gilbert, the Harry Potter series of films, John Hurt, Peter Greenaway, Tessa Ross, BBC Films, Angels Costumes and Curzon. The National Film and Television School was the recipient at 2018’s Film Awards.

Woolley began ...
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Film4 hires Tori Parry as head of physical production

Parry has been in the role since June on an interim basis.

Line producer Tori Parry has joined Film4 as its head of physical production, making permanent a role she has held on an interim basis since June.

Parry succeeds Tracey Josephs in the position. Josephs left Film4 last year to join The Ink Factory as head of production.

With credits including Billy Elliot, Gosford Park and Love Actually, Parry has worked as a freelance co-producer, line producer and unit production manager on studio and independent films as well as high-end TV drama for 20 years.

Recently she was co-producer on
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First-Look Image Revealed for ‘Monday,’ Starring ‘Captain America’s’ Sebastian Stan

First-Look Image Revealed for ‘Monday,’ Starring ‘Captain America’s’ Sebastian Stan
The first-look image from Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ “Monday,” starring Sebastian Stan – best known for “I, Tonya” and the “Captain America” movies – and “Colette’s” Denise Gough, has been released. Protagonist Pictures will launch international sales on the pic in Berlin.

“Monday” follows the story of Mickey (Stan) and Chloe (Gough), two Americans in their mid-thirties living in Athens, who “meet in the heat of summer one whirlwind weekend,” according to a statement. “When Chloe’s time in Greece is drawing to a close, she decides to give up her high-flying job back home and explore whether one weekend’s passion can stand the reality of the inevitable Monday.”

Principal photography recently wrapped on the film, which was co-written by Papadimitropoulos and Rob Hayes. It is the director’s fourth feature, following “Suntan,” which won best film at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

“The story of Mickey and Chloe is an
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Woman claims underage relationship with Woody Allen in 1970s

Model and actor Christina Engelhardt says she met Allen in 1976 and had secret relationship with him for eight years

Former model and actor Christina Engelhardt claims she started a secret sexual relationship with Woody Allen a few months before her 17th birthday in the 1970s, when she was younger than the legal age of consent of 17 in New York state.

According to an interview in the Hollywood Reporter, Engelhardt – currently working as an assistant to veteran producer Robert Evans – said she met Allen in October 1976 and the pair subsequently commenced a relationship that lasted for eight years, and of which she says she has “no regrets”. Engelhardt says Allen introduced her to Mia Farrow after Allen met the Rosemary’s Baby actor in 1979 and began a relationship with Farrow.
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Film Review: ‘The Wedding’

Film Review: ‘The Wedding’
Two considerations need to exist side by side when discussing “The Wedding,” the debut feature of Egyptian-American multihyphenate Sam Abbas. One involves the film itself, a dull slice of Lower Manhattan mumblecore about a heterosexual New York couple fitfully planning their wedding until she discovers his gay dalliance. The other, getting the lion’s share of attention, is focused on Abbas’ company ArabQ Films, which apparently is incorporated in Egypt, but given its mission to produce queer-themed movies, can only operate virtually in the country’s increasingly authoritarian and state-sanctioned, virulently homophobic polity. How the company can function, and whether the films it produces can properly be categorized as Egyptian (doubtful), are questions that must be raised in tandem with any treatment of “The Wedding” itself, now on a tiny release in New York and unlikely to get much traction elsewhere.

The film’s lack of originality goes beyond its
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Les Arcs crowns industry winners

Les Arcs crowns industry winners
Festival crowns winners in its Work in Progress, Co-Production and Talent Village strands.

Les Arcs Film Festival, the event held on top of a mountain in the French Alps, has named the winning projects in its 2018 industry programme.

This year’s Les Arcs Industry Village showcased 20 projects in development at the Co-Production Village, screened 18 feature films in post­-production as part of the Work in Progress session, and presented its first selection of eight newcomers at the inaugural Talent Village.

Since it was set up 10 years ago, the Industry Village has become a hub for projects that go onto be high-profile,
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'Awards chat makes me sick': Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz on new film, The Favourite

The three stars talk rivalry, royalty, referendums and the depiction of women running the country in their new period drama. Will the script’s filthy language affect their Oscar chances?

Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone play love rivals in The Favourite, a period romance set in the court of Queen Anne. That’s underselling it: this ain’t your usual corset soap. The script is swearier, the stakes higher. Whoever wins the heart of the bedraggled monarch (Olivia Colman) earns not just a place in her four-poster, but safety, unlimited cake, a palace or two, plus free rein running the country at a time of peasant dissent and war with the French.

Off screen, Weisz and Stone are also rivals: both so brilliant in the film – the former as Lady Sarah, a sexy strategist in the Malcolm Tucker mould; the latter as Abigail, a bracingly aspirational maid with an immaculate
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The 50 best films of 2018 in the UK: No 4 – Loveless

Andrei Zvyagintsev’s stark drama about a couple’s toxic relationship – and its catastrophic fallout – was a passionate dissenting cry from within Russia

See the rest of the UK countdownMore on the best culture of 2018

Andrei Zvyagintsev’s Loveless is a film with a brutally informative adjective for a title. It’s something which applies to the toxic, failed relationship which is at the heart of the drama, but also to everything around the unhappy man and woman, to the very air that they breathe. Modern, aspirational Russia seems in this film to be grasping, unforgiving, a spiritual wasteland of materialism and selfie narcissism, like a distant planet which has lost the means to support life. It is a stark, mysterious, painful film in the high European tradition of Bergman, Antonioni and Haneke.

Related: Leviathan director Andrei Zvyagintsev: ‘Living in Russia is like being in a minefield’
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Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For Film Buffs

Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For Film Buffs
Whether you know a film buff who needs to upgrade their collection, or you just want to upgrade your movie nights at home, here are eight gifts that will cast your favorite flicks in a whole new light.

1. Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema: The Criterion Collection

Thirty-nine films from the legendary Swedish filmmaker are collected in this limited-edition boxed set, including both essential viewing classics and hard-to-find rarities. Released in honor of what would have been Bergman’s 100th birthday this past July, this is one of the most comprehensive collections of his films ever released. The selection spans six decades, and includes 18 films never before released by Criterion. It features introductions, audio commentary and two rarely-seen documentary shorts by Bergman, plus interviews with the director and several of his longtime cast members and collaborators. The set also includes a hardcover coffee table book featuring movie stills and illustrations from Bergman’s most memorable films.
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Superhero Bits: ‘Hellboy’ Trailer Arrives on Thursday, Armie Hammer’s Psychotic Batman & More

Superhero Bits: ‘Hellboy’ Trailer Arrives on Thursday, Armie Hammer’s Psychotic Batman & More
Are you ready for the first trailer for the Hellboy reboot? What would Armie Hammer‘s version of Batman have been like in George Miller’s Justice League? Why isn’t the Miles Morales suit in the Spider-Man PS4 game? What did Ryan Reynolds give to the fan who had AvengersEndgame.com redirect to Deadpool? All that and more […]

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Film News Roundup: Ansel Elgort to Star in ‘The Great High School Imposter’

Film News Roundup: Ansel Elgort to Star in ‘The Great High School Imposter’
In today’s film news roundup, Ansel Elgort is going to high school, “Rockaway” gets a release, and “Suspiria” producer Bradley Fischer is honored.

Casting

Ansel Elgort has come aboard to star in the drama “The Great High School Imposter” for Participant Media and Condé Nast Entertainment.

The project is based on a Daniel Riley GQ Magazine article published this year about Artur Samarin, a young Ukranian man who posed as a teenager so he could be adopted by a childless couple in a small Pennsylvania town and became the top student in his high school. Saramin was five years older than he claimed. His adopted parents turned him into the authorities.

Mike Makowsky is adapting the script. Jeremy Steckler of Condé Nast Entertainment is producing. Makowsky, Elgort, and Emily Gerson Saines will be executive producers. Robert Kessel and Jonathan King are overseeing for Participant.

Elgort starred in “The Fault in Our Stars
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Water Cooler: Spider-Man, Venom, Birdbox, Love Simon, Aquaman, Ben Is Back, Bumblebee, Destroyer, Free Solo, Love Actually & Happy as Lazzaro

Water Cooler: Spider-Man, Venom, Birdbox, Love Simon, Aquaman,  Ben Is Back, Bumblebee, Destroyer, Free Solo, Love Actually & Happy as Lazzaro
On the December 17, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been watching at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on […]

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Leslie Moonves' severance pay denied by CBS

CBS says its investigation shows grounds to terminate the former CEO for cause.

Leslie Moonves will get no severance pay from CBS after an investigation of the former chairman and CEO found what the Us media giant’s board says are “grounds to terminate for cause.”

Moonves could have been due a $120m payout after leaving the company in September in the wake of misconduct allegations first revealed in July.

But in a statement, the CBS board says that after completing the investigation into Moonves it has “determined that there are grounds to terminate for cause, including his willful and material misfeasance,
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