Frances McDormand

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The French Dispatch review – exasperating Wes Anderson portmanteau picture
A stellar cast enliven the director’s uneven three-story anthology featuring a student protest, an insane artist and a heist thriller

Wendy Ide

23, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The Tragedy of Macbeth review – McDormand and Washington deliver noirish nightmare
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand hit top form in Joel Coen’s austere reimagining of Shakespeare’s Scottish bloodbath

Peter Bradshaw

24, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The French Dispatch: Wes Anderson’s ode to newspapers is a periodic delight
Amazing visuals, lots of laughs and an A-list cast – including Bill Murray – make Anderson’s tribute to the New Yorker a real treat

Peter Bradshaw

12, Jul, 2021 @5:21 PM

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‘So, does it hold up?’: Fargo’s stars and co-creator on its 25th anniversary
At a Tribeca film festival event, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi and Joel Coen discussed the Oscar-winning small-town hit

Charles Bramesco

21, Jun, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Fargo review – Coen brothers’ snowbound noir is still a work of gleaming brilliance
The Coens’ rereleased thriller about a pregnant police chief investigating a bungled kidnapping is a noir without cynicism; a macabre black comedy with purity at its core

Peter Bradshaw

10, Jun, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Cannes makes up for lost time with a thrilling auteur-packed lineup | Peter Bradshaw
After a year off, Leos Carax should have punters at each others’ throats – and Wes Anderson will boost the blood sugar

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jun, 2021 @2:09 PM

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Nomadland review – Chloe Zhao’s triumphant ode to community
Zhao’s triple Oscar winner, inspired by the ‘new nomads’ of recession-hit America, eschews conflict in favour of quiet humanity

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

02, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Nomadland review – Frances McDormand delivers the performance of her career
McDormand plays a boomer forced out of her home and on to the road in Chloé Zhao’s inspired docu-fiction

Peter Bradshaw

30, Apr, 2021 @7:37 AM

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And this year’s Oscar for inclusivity goes to … the Academy!
Chloé Zhao, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya ... diversity has truly taken root at the Oscars – with women, older characters and people of colour being recognised

Catherine Shoard

26, Apr, 2021 @5:20 PM

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Oscars 2021: no real upsets but Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland triumph is a wonderful coup | Peter Bradshaw
With best picture also in the bag, it was a great night for Zhao – but Korean veteran Youn Yuh-jung ended the night as queen of this year’s awards season

Peter Bradshaw

26, Apr, 2021 @5:20 AM

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‘My mum met my dad, they had sex. It’s amazing!’: the best quotes of the 2021 Oscars
Daniel Kaluuya shouted out to his parents’ productivity, Frances McDormand urged Americans to return to cinemas soon, and winners decried police brutality in America

Adrian Horton

26, Apr, 2021 @4:20 AM

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Historic wins for Nomadland – and surprise victory for Anthony Hopkins – at odd Oscars
Chloé Zhao made history as the first woman of colour to win best director with her drama about van-dwellers as Hopkins and Frances McDormand won top acting honours

Benjamin Lee in New York

26, Apr, 2021 @3:36 AM

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