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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Of late, the Academy Awards have seen a much tighter race in the women’s acting categories than in the men’s, and for good reason. Not only were women at the center of Hollywood this year, but they delivered, as they usually do, some of the most memorable performances of the year. And the nominees for this year’s Oscars are just a sample of all

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‘The Shape of Water’: on love that roars in silence

Set amid rising tensions with the Russians in the 1960s, Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water follows a relationship that buds between Elisa Esposito, a mute janitor at an American Research facility, and an amphibious creature held in captivity by the facility’s head, Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon). Risking their lives, Elisa and her friends set out to rescue the

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‘Lady Bird’: Greta Gerwig’s ode to mothers, daughters, and Sacramento

In a year that will chiefly be remembered as the year that began an equality movement in Hollywood, it is important to underscore the significance of these auteurs’ achievements. From Dee Rees’s success with Mudbound, to Rachel Morrison’s historic Oscar nomination for cinematography (making her the first and only woman nominated for the category), to the end-of-year US box office

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Screen Actors Guild Awards: ‘Spotlight’ takes home top honours, Idris Elba makes SAG history

The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held on January 30, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. The night featured a lot of unexpected results coupled with a few sure fire wins in the movie categories. The biggest winner of the night, however, was diversity. When the nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were announced on January 14th, they

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