Oscars 2015

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Controversial Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev: 'Dissident? I'm more of a clown'
Leviathan director Zvyagintsev holds up a mirror to corruption and hard times in Russia. He talks about his new film, Loveless, and how he fell out with the political establishment

Xan Brooks

12, Jan, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Did #OscarsSoWhite work? Looking beyond Hollywood's diversity drought
With Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Fences in the running, Hollywood appears to have responded positively to last year’s protests. But is it just lip service? And could measures to promote diversity go too far?

David Cox

25, Feb, 2017 @7:49 AM

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Timothy Spall: 'The feeling of doing it wrong gets bigger and bigger'
He is one of Britain’s favourite actors. This year, he’s been on stage in The Caretaker and is set to star in films as Ian Paisley and Holocaust denier David Irving. So why is Timothy Spall so full of doubt?

Catherine Shoard

21, Jun, 2016 @6:34 PM

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Patricia Arquette: Oscars equality speech has cost me roles
Boyhood star believes her 2015 acceptance speech about Hollywood’s pay gap has affected her career as it ‘cost people some money’

Benjamin Lee

01, Mar, 2016 @11:53 AM

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt romantic drama By the Sea to open AFI fest
Oscar-winning actor’s third film as a director tipped for awards season run after being handed Hollywood world premiere

Ben Child

28, Aug, 2015 @10:01 AM

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Michael Keaton and JK Simmons swing free of Kong: Skull Island
Scheduling conflicts blamed for key duo’s departure from latest big budget Hollywood monster epic Kong: Skull Island, which will revisit home of giant ape

Ben Child

02, Jul, 2015 @12:08 PM

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Ava DuVernay joins 'most diverse' Oscars board election race
Record numbers of women and ethnic minority candidates – including Selma director – stand in poll for Academy of Motion Pictures governorships

Henry Barnes

26, Jun, 2015 @11:09 AM

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After two months of dragging, Japan rushes to see Whiplash
The Oscar nominee is still gaining remarkable momentum in east Asia after release eight weeks back, echoing its storming performance in South Korea

Catherine Shoard

19, Jun, 2015 @8:21 AM

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Son of Saul selected as Hungary's best foreign language Oscar entry
Auschwitz-set drama follows its successful premiere at Cannes, where it won the Grand Prix, with recognition from the Hungarian body that picks Academy award nominees

Andrew Pulver

12, Jun, 2015 @10:41 AM

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Abderrahmane Sissako: the vanguard of African cinema
As his Oscar-nominated film Timbuktu hits UK screens tomorrow we chart the career of one of Africa’s great contemporary filmmakers

Basia Cummings

28, May, 2015 @4:00 AM

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Oscar telecast producers end three-year stint in charge of ceremony
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who oversaw the shows hosted by Seth MacFarlane, Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris, have ended their producing contract

Ben Child

27, Mar, 2015 @9:41 AM

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – 'a beautiful historical fantasia'
Isao Takahata’s animated fable, eight years in the making, is a masterpiece to rank among Studio Ghibli’s finest

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

22, Mar, 2015 @9:00 AM

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