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James Wan loses cred as “Demonic” underwhelms

With movies like The Conjuring, Saw, and Insidious attached to his name, James Wan has established himself as one of the most sought-after horror movie director-producers of the decade. His distinct style in making horror movies has become a signature of its own, leaving crowds eager for his projects throughout the year. And considering the genre is slowly dying — what with

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Director

  consequenceofsound.net Nominees: 1) Alejandro G. Iñarritu, The Revenant 2) Lenny Abrahamson, Room 3) Adam McKay, The Big Short 4) Tom McCarthy, Spotlight 5) George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road The race for Best Director saw a formidable match-up last year where Alejandro G. Iñarritu prevailed over Richard Linklater, who among many circles was favourote to win. Iñarritu, who was nominated for

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On the brutality of truth: ‘Spotlight’ recounts Pulitzer prize winning investigation

On Sunday night, the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards took place and crowned many a talented actor and actress in a multitude of category-based awards. The night featured as many surprise wins for first-time nominees, like Rachel Bloom, and the return of veteran actors and actresses, like Sylvester Stallone and Kate Winslet to the winner’s circle. But the shock of the night

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Eddie Redmayne is electrifying as Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl”

When it comes to films, it’s one of the best feelings to see an actress/actor get justly recognised for ground-breaking performances after having seen them in small secondary roles. Who would have guessed that Eddie Redmayne was the powerhouse performer we now know him to be when Les Misérables (or even My Week With Marilyn) came out? But then came

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“Unfriended” takes ambitious risk, makes movie-making history

The year has seen a flock of experimental horror movies grace the screen. From It Follows to Good Night, Mommy (released late last year, wide release this year), film-makers have been expanding the genre to include more elements, envisioning new ways to give what would otherwise be a normal jump-scare a new twist. One trend I’ve noticed in the most recent

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