Why ‘The Insult’ might win the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

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The 90th Academy Awards will air in just a few hours, and for the first time, Lebanon has a competing film. Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult will be vying for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar against A Fantastic Woman (Chile), The Square (Sweden), Loveless (Russia), and On Body and Soul (Hungary). At first glance, three of the five films have

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

2018 Oscar Nominees Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) Allison Janney (I, Tonya) Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water) Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) Who Will Win? The easiest contenders to exclude from the five would be Spencer and Manville. Despite giving an unsurprisingly good performance, Spencer’s turn as Zelda, a research facility janitor and side-kick to Sally Hawkins’s

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‘Beirut’ updates: has our backlash made a difference?

When people first caught wind of a film about Beirut being made by a major Hollywood studio, a combination of excitement and worry filled the air with many wondering whether or not the film, titled Beirut, would accurately represent the country. Early in January, however, the prospects of that depiction became bleak with the release of the trailer for the

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