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Joel and Ethan Coen’s “No Country For Old Men” paved the way for the contemporary neo-western, and filmmaker Taylor Sheridan has forged on, offering three films that push open the boundaries of the genre. The stories in “Sicario” and “Hell Or High Wate…

While Xavier Dolan fans are waiting patiently for the director’s upcoming “The Death and Life Of John F. Donovan,” he’s giving them some ideas of other movies to watch in the meantime. The filmmaker has shared his list of his fa…

Cinema is, quite literally, action, and while some of the snootier critics might look down on the action movie, there are few purer cinematic pleasures than looking at a great set-piece sequence, from “The General” to “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Technology m…

The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations were unveiled today, and as it always goes, there were some surprises and snubs. However, before I get too far along, here’s quick reminder about one of the official eligibility requirements for…

Prior to the scandal unfolding around Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company had put their Oscar hopes in the period drama “The Current War.” It all imploded with the disastrous reception the movie received at the Toronto International Fil…

One of the best films of the year brought a compelling dramatic chill to cinemas this summer. However, if you missed it, the terrific “Wind River” — which has been recently untangled from The Weinstein Company — is ready to fire up in the c…

[SALANDER] comes to, on her stomach, sees her wrists cuffed to the headboard posts, her ankles secured to the foot posts with silk ties, and scissors slicing her jeans off. […] [BJURMAN] crams a pillow under her stomach and climbs on top of [SALA…

Miramax and The Weinstein Company were once the kings of the awards of the awards season, but the Harvey Weinstein scandal has not only forever damaged their legacy, but ensured the family name won’t be associated with any awards contending movie…

Venice? Check. Telluride? Check. TIFF? Pretty much, check. The three major film festivals that traditionally mark the start of Oscar season are officially over (TIFF runs until the weekend, but all the major premieres are in the bag). And, for the first time in recent history, there is no real Best Picture frontrunner yet (let alone two when “12 Years A Slave” and “Gravity” split pundits four years ago). There are no Buzzfeed articles out of Toronto proclaiming [insert movie title] is winning Oscar’s top prize or that collective feeling out of Telluride that no matter what happens the industry on hand simply love it too much for it to lose (see “Argo,” “The Artist,” “The King’s Speech”). Continue reading There Are No Frontrunners Yet, So Here’s Some Unsolicited Oscar Advice For Hollywood at The Playlist.