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    2020 Oscar Shorts - Discussions and ratings ...

    2020 Oscar Shorts - Discussions and ratings

    DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM NOMINEES

    This category winds up being the purview of photojournalist types who gravitate to war zones - even when covering...
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    2020 Oscar Shorts - Discussions and ratings ...

    2020 Oscar Shorts - Discussions and ratings

    LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM NOMINEES

    Here everything changes, because we move from films that are, for me a bit on the dreary, dry, or superficially glib...
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    2020 Nominated Oscar Shorts - Discussions and...

    2020 Nominated Oscar Shorts - Discussions and ratings

    ANIMATED SHORT FILM NOMINEES

    DCERA (DAUGHTER)
    Director: Daria Kashcheeva
    Synopsis: The bond between a father and a daughter is imperiled...
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    2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts

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    2020 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS

    Here is the complete list of this year's Oscar Nominated Shorts in the three categories of animated, live action, and...
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    LES MIS╔RABLES (Ladj Ly 2019)

    LADJ LY: LES MIS╔RABLES (2019)

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    OPENING SCENE OF LES MIS╔RABLES

    A lion cub, a drone, and a revolt

    This celebrated new French film (Jury Prize at...
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    Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2020

    The 2020 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, Mar. 5-15, 2020

    GENERAL FILM FORUM THREAD

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    CATHERINE AND JULIETTE IN THE TRUTH

    FILMS & DESCRIPTIONS
    were...
  7. The 2020 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, March 5-15, 2020

    The 2020 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, Mar. 5-15, 2020

    FESTIVAL COVERAGE THREAD (FOR FILMLEAF REVIEWS)

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    CATHERINE AND JULIETTE IN THE TRUTH

    FILMS &...
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    Bellocchio's The Traitor holds up. Just...

    Bellocchio's The Traitor holds up.

    Just rewatched THE TRAITOR/IL TRADITORE (Marco Bellocchio 2019) at home, on a screener. More and more it seems to mea film that's epic in many aspects. The...
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    Sag awards

    The 2020 SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards (film & TV)
    Source: E News

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    BRAD PITT & JENNIFER ANNISTON MEET, CORDIALLY
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    http://www.chrisknipp.com/images//BBfl.jpg BAD...

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    BAD BOYS FOR LIFE (Bilall Fallah, Adil El Arbi 2020)Maybe not really year's end, since it bears the date of the new year, but I want to mention it,...
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    Snubs

    Some 2020 Oscar "Snubs"

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    MIDSOMMER, UNCUT GEMS, FAREWELL

    For more information see IndieWire's "27 Great Movies Completely Rejected by the Oscars in...
  12. Corpus Christi a finalist for Best International Feature Film in the Oscars

    Corpus Christi a big Oscar finalist

    Coprpus Christi made it to the 2020 final list for best foreign film, now to be known as "Best International Feature," which is: Corpus Christi, Honeyland,...
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    AFTERWARD ( Ofra Bloch 2018)

    OFRA BLOCH: AFTERWARD (2018)

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    OFRA BLOCH IN AFTERWARD

    An Israeli tries see the world through German and Palestinian eyes

    Jerusalem-born Ofra...
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    CITIZEN K begins at Film Forum today and runs...

    CITIZEN K begins at Film Forum today and runs till Jan. 28th.

    With 14 reviews it now has a Metacritic rating of 77%.
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    French critical response to 1917. 1917 came...

    French critical response to 1917.

    1917 came out today in France and its AlloCinÚ press rating (based on a lot of reviews - 34) is a 4.2 (the spectators score is even higher, a whopping 4.5). This...
  16. I WISH I KNEW/ 海上传奇 (Jia Zhang-ke 2010) 1st US RELEASE

    I WISH I KNEW/ 海上传奇 (Jia Zhang-ke 2010) 1st US RELEASE

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    ZHAO TAO WANDERS AROUND BETWEEN INTERVIEWS IN I WISH I KNEW

    Wandering through Shanghai's,...
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    Peter Bradshaw's comments in the GUARDIAN on...

    Peter Bradshaw's comments in the GUARDIAN on the Oscar nominations
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    I have a lot of sympathy for what Bradshaw says about the list, except that I don't...
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    The 2020 Oscar Nominations - THE COMPLETE LIST

    The 2020 Oscar Nominations - The Complete List
    Source: ET

    Leading movies: Joker (11 nominations), and The Irishman, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, and 1917 (10 nominations each)
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    CITIZEN K (Alex Gibney 2019)

    ALEX GIBNEY: CITIZEN K (2019)

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    MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY FROM CITIZEN K

    Russia's bad new days seen through the turbulent life of its dissenting oligarch...
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    INVISIBLE LIFE (Karim A´nouz (2019). Shows some nice late-2019 releases are still coming our way for the first time. It opened Dec. 20 but came to my...
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    George McKay is becoming more prominent on the...

    George McKay is becoming more prominent on the cinematic map now: he's the lead in two big productions. First this, Sam Mendes' 1917. Next, the lead in February release The True History of Ned...
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    It is nominated for the Independent Spirit...

    It is nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards' foreign film category (to be chosen in Feb.). The nominees are: Invisible Life (Karim A´nouz), Les MisÚrables (Ladj Ly), Parasite (Bong Joon-ho,...
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    INVISIBLE LIFE (Karim A´nouz 2019)

    KARIM A¤NOUZ: INVISIBLE LIFE (THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURIDICE GUSM├O) (2019)

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    JULIA STOCKLER, CAROL DUARTE IN INVISIBLE LIFE

    A sad song of separated...
  24. ARMAND WHITE'S latest "Better Than" list

    ARMAND WHITE'S latest "Better Than" list

    Find it in National Review HERE.




    CK Comment:
    I've followed these annual lists for all 15 years, from when White was in "alternative weekly"...
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    Thanks for the favorable comment on Armand White....

    Thanks for the favorable comment on Armand White. I may post his latest annual "Better Than" list, which seems more sane and mainstream arguably, this year.
    I am aware of Pedro Costa from Lincoln...
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