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Why Jordan Peele is the Perfect Choice to Reboot The Twilight Zone

I will never forget the first time I saw the trailer for Get Out: the audaciousness of the basic concept – Stepford Wives with race – as well as the is-it-a-comedy-or-isn’t-it tone was such a mind-blower that I immediately texted my friend who works for Blumhouse, the production company …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The 2017 Oscar Nominations Are Not So White Any More

2017 may have been an awful year for film culture, with its ongoing revelations of sexual abuse and gender inequities, but it was a phenomenal year for film, and yesterday’s Oscar nominations reflect that. While we can argue over which movies and performances were left out, it’s important to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Icarus, Documentary About Russia’s Abuse of Steroids in Sports, Gets Oscar Nomination

Note: Bryan Fogel’s documentary Icarus, about Russia’s abuse of Performance Enhancing Drugs in sports, was nominated today for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Since its release on Netflix last August, Russia has been banned from the upcoming Winter Olympics, and the Court of …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Academy announces 2018 Oscar nominees

The nominees for the 2018 Academy Awards have been revealed. Now in its 90th year, the annual award honors cinematic achievements in the film industry. This year’s gala is set for March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water tops this year’s nominations with […]

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