The Farewell

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Sundance, sunset: is the death of indie cinema imminent?
With blockbusters filling up the big screen and streaming giants dominating the small, independent film-makers are running out of options

Steve Rose

10, Aug, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Slaves, nannies, and maids: Oscars value women of colour – in subservient roles
For non-white actors, an award nomination seems to depend on whether the role is deserving of white pity – making recent diversity moves look pathetic

Beatrice Loayza

14, Jan, 2020 @12:19 PM

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Oscars 2020: Joker leads pack – but Academy just trumps Baftas for diversity
Joker nominated for 11 awards while 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood all up for 10 as Cynthia Erivo sole non-white acting nominee

Catherine Shoard

13, Jan, 2020 @3:36 PM

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The biggest Golden Globes snubs on a night of surprises
Netflix failed to impress as Scorsese’s mob epic went home with nothing and Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama picked up one minor award

Andrew Pulver

06, Jan, 2020 @1:10 PM

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1917's Golden Globes glory fair reward for thrilling and distinguished work
Sam Mendes’s first world war film, not widely tipped beforehand, is a worthy winner for its immersive audacity and technical brilliance

Peter Bradshaw

06, Jan, 2020 @7:44 AM

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Crying! Pole-Dancing! Heroin! The best movie moments of 2019
From an awkward scene with a knife to an A-lister’s comeback with the sounds of Fiona Apple, Guardian writers pick their favourite big screen bits of the year

Jordan Hoffman, Pamela Hutchinson, Charles Bramesco, Benjamin Lee, Adrian Horton, Guy Lodge, Gretchen Smail, André Wheeler, Catherine Shoard, Steve Rose, Andrew Pulver and Peter Bradshaw

23, Dec, 2019 @7:20 AM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the US: the full list
Our pick of the top films released in the US this year brings a shocking class war, tearjerking breakups, war, glamour, horror and everything in between. Tell us your favourites too

20, Dec, 2019 @1:50 PM

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Marriage Story stakes strong Oscars claim with Gotham awards triumph
Noah Baumbach’s divorce comedy-drama takes four key awards at indie film awards that serve as an early Academy Awards bellwether

Andrew Pulver

03, Dec, 2019 @10:31 AM

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Battle of the sexes: why this year's Oscars will be a gender war
From Little Women and Bombshell on one side and The Irishman and The Two Popes on the other, the Academy will have to tread a careful line picking this year’s nominations

Steve Rose

31, Oct, 2019 @4:44 PM

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Is The Farewell the olive branch the US-China culture war needs?
A film depicting a young Chinese-American woman’s experience highlights differences between the two countries – but may also signal hope for the future

Jingan Young

23, Sep, 2019 @3:25 PM

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The Farewell review – beautifully bittersweet Chinese-American family drama
A moving and witty culture clash tale

Wendy Ide

21, Sep, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The Farewell's Lulu Wang: ‘I would love it if white men were asked the same questions as me’
In making her second feature, the film-maker refused to pander to US or Chinese audiences – and perfectly captured the Chinese diaspora

Michael Sun

27, Aug, 2019 @6:00 PM

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