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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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‘Phantom Thread’: on the trials of loving an artist

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This review of Phantom Thread was co-written with Maria Hafez. Hafez is a senior in English Literature at the American University of Beirut. She dabbles in European cinema and has attended a summer course on Italian cinema in Milan. She hopes to pursue a career in film. Her favorite directors include Wes Anderson, Xavier Dolan, Federico Fellini, and Jean-Luc Godard. For decades,

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Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett captivate in 50s drama “Carol”

Early in the Summer, I came across a movie that would sit atop my To Watch list for months to come until its release. My anticipation for Carol — propelled even further by its sweep of Golden Globe nominations last week — was through the roof — and for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to see a film directed by Todd Haynes (Far

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