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A second update to November Oscar predictions

For those of you not going shopping on Black Friday, today is also a noteworthy day in that it’s the final Friday of November. We’re days away from the embargo on The Post lifting (I’ve seen it but can’t say anything yet), while Phantom Thread is about to screen for the first time this weekend. Then, it’ll just be The Greatest Showman and Star Wars: The Last Jedi among unseen question marks this season. As such, now is a great time for new Academy Award predictions. The race is changing and about to change again. Let us take its temperature and see what’s what right now… Below you will see yet another updated set of predictions. It does reflect having seen The Post, so make what you will of that, but it’s without having seen Phantom Thread yet, so just know that. For now,
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Review: Darkest Hour

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Previously reviewed as part of our Tiff 2017 coverage. Plot: Newly appointed prime minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) tries desperately to mobilize parliament against the on-coming Nazi onslaught in the early days of WW2. Review: Joe Wright's Darkest Hour and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk compliment each other quite well. While you never see the actual evacuation of Dunkirk in... Read More...
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Giving Movie Thanks (2017 Edition)

I’d imagine every one of us, despite our individual life situations, however privileged or difficult they may be, wouldn’t have too much trouble coming up with a pretty long list of people and circumstances for which to be grateful, during the upcoming week traditionally reserved for the expression of thanks as well as throughout the entirety of the year.

Even in our brave new world, where gratitude and humility and generosity of spirit often seem to be in short supply, at the mercy of greed, abuse of power, disregard for the rule of law, and megalomaniac self-interest cynically masquerading as an aggressive strain of nationalist, populist passion, there are good, everyday reasons to look around and take stock of blessings in one’s immediate surroundings.

And speaking specifically as one who has the privilege and opportunity to occasionally write about matters concerning the movies, and even a (very
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Seven Christopher Nolan films hit 4K Ultra HD this December

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that seven acclaimed films from director Christopher Nolan will be available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD on December 18th in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Dunkirk, The Prestige and Interstellar.

“4K Ultra HD with Hdr is an incredibly exciting new home video format that allows a much closer recreation of viewing the original film print,” said Christopher Nolan. “The deeper colour palette comes closer to matching the analogue colours of film and we’ve restored the original theatrical mixes for this release. If you can’t rewatch these films in the theater, this is the best experience you can have in your own home.”

Batman Begins

Batman Begins” explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned
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‘Dunkirk’ Sound Editor Richard King On Immersing An Audience In A Pivotal WWII Moment

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‘Dunkirk’ Sound Editor Richard King On Immersing An Audience In A Pivotal WWII Moment
Looking at Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk—or any film the director has made—one can imagine the difficulties the films must pose for his sound team. With images so epic and so spectacular, sound must follow suit, finding a way to equal what is seen on the screen—which is often remarkable, given Nolan’s preferred way of working, capturing as much in-camera as possible. Working with Nolan since The Prestige, sound editor Richard King has become well-acquainted with the demands…
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Gary Oldman will run away with Best Actor for his work in “Darkest Hour”

There are times when the prognostication world anoints a presumed Oscar winner, only to have the film or the performance fall flat when actually seen. Then, there are other times when the movie or performer meets expectations and the victor should begin writing up their speech for the Academy Awards. More often than not, the former winds up being true. Gary Oldman is a case of the latter, as his turn in Darkest Hour is 100% going to win him the Oscar for Best Actor. It’s just a done deal, Academy wise. Beginning its theatrical run today, it’s also a quality biopic that’s more than simply shameless awards bait. The film is a look at British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Oldman), how he came to power during the early days of World War II, and his agonizing decision over whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on. The
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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Movie Back In Theaters December 1

Warner Bros. Pictures is giving moviegoers a final opportunity to see Christopher Nolan’s sweeping epic “Dunkirk” on the big screen.

On December 1, 2017, the film will be re-released in a select limited engagement in 50 IMAX® and 70mm locations in 34 domestic markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto, among others.

Following, on January 24, the film’s re-release will be expanded to include more than 250 additional locations. Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures stated, “With ‘Dunkirk,’ Christopher Nolan broke new ground in the use of large-format cameras to create a theatrical event that demands to be seen on the largest possible canvas. As we head into the holiday season, we are excited to offer audiences another opportunity to be swept up in this truly immersive moviegoing experience…whether for the first time or again.”

Originally released in July,
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Why Does Every Star Wars Episode End Without Dialogue?

It’s hard to determine what makes a film timeless, since films are like technology: they only improve as time moves forward. Great works of the past, whether they were westerns, comedies or science fiction, reside in a figurative Smithsonian, and deservedly so. That’s where paradigm-shifting, zeitgeist-infusing, thrill-inducing wonders belong after setting the stage for a new generation of movies. Movies that have eclipsed them in special effects, writing, acting, costumes, cinematography, set design, and direction. We don’t realize it because nostalgia clouds judgment even worse than the dark side. No one really acknowledges greatness until it’s far behind in the rear view mirror.

And yet, there are some things that remain as extraordinary as when they were invented. Sunglasses. In N Out. Game 7. Star Wars.

Of all the reasons to keep watching Star Wars movies, one is often overlooked: there are lots of secrets stashed in that galaxy far,
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‘Darkest Hour’ Review: Gary Oldman Gives Us a Fearsome, Oscar-Worthy Churchill

‘Darkest Hour’ Review: Gary Oldman Gives Us a Fearsome, Oscar-Worthy Churchill
Gary Oldman is one of the greatest actors on the planet – and he proves it again as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, director Joe Wright's rip-roaring take on the celebrated Prime Minister's first tumultuous month in office in May, 1940, when France and Belgium are a whisper away from surrendering to Hitler and Great Britain may be next. (How I'd love to see Oldman's take on the Fuhrer).

The British actor, 59, has played real people before, from Sid Vicious (Sid and Nancy) to Lee Harvey Oswald (JFK). But his Churchill is something different.
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Christopher Nolan Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Collection Announced, Includes The Dark Knight Trilogy

Although many superhero movies have graced the silver screen since The Dark Knight Trilogy concluded its run back in 2012, it could be argued that very few to follow have laid claim to having the same cultural impact or have garnered as much praise. Really, in addition to Batman Begins being the film that put the reboot concept on the map, it, and the trilogy as a whole, showed that comic book flicks were capable of doing much more than just selling toys – they could tell stories as rich and as layered as what can be found in the source material itself.

Of course, much of the credit goes to the man who oversaw the whole thing, that being director Christopher Nolan. Sure, there are probably other auteurs in Hollywood who are also fans of the Caped Crusader, but it took the right filmmaker at the right time to breathe new life into the genre.
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Editing

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Editing
The sound in “Dunkirk” is crucial for this almost-silent, radically structured action movie. And “War for the Planet of the Apes” is also relatively dialogue light–except when Woody Harrelson’s Kurtz-like Colonel and Andy Serkis as Caesar explode in a dramatic face-off. And each time Ryan Gosling’s K in “Blade Runner,” Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman or Ansel Elgort’s Baby Driver enters a new landscape, the sound design clues us into what’s going on.

Here are our current predictions in alphabetical order. No movie will be deemed a frontrunner until I see it.

Frontrunners:

Will Files (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)

Richard King (“Dunkirk”)

Mark Mangini (“Blade Runner 2049”)

James Mather (“Wonder Woman”)

Julian Slater (“Baby Driver”)

Contenders:

Craig Berkey (“Darkest Hour”)

Richard Hymns (“The Post”)

Eric A. Norris, Steven Ticknor (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”)

Warren Shaw (“Beauty and the Beast”)

Donald Sylvester (“Logan”)

Matthew Wood
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Mixing

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Mixing
The Sound branch of the Academy often favors music-driven movies when it comes to the Mixing Oscar nominations, so Edgar Wright’s propulsive “Baby Driver” has a shot here, along with the elaborately layered sound mixes on “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Wonder Woman,” “Dunkirk” and “Blade Runner 2049.”

Frontrunners:

Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mac Ruth (“Blade Runner 2049”)

Chris Burdon, Gilbert Lake, Chris Munro (“Wonder Woman”)

Tim Cavagin, Julian Slater, Mary H. Ellis, James Peterson (“Baby Driver”)

Will Files, Douglas Murray, Andy Nelson, Chris Duesterdiek (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)

Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, Mark Weingarten (“Dunkirk”)

Contenders:

Craig Berkey, John Casali (“Darkest Hour”)

David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Paul Ledford (“Logan”)

Christian P. Minkler, Michael Minkler, John Casali (“Beauty and the Beast”)

Kevin O’Connell, Tony Lamberti, Felipe Borrero (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”)

David Parker, Michael Semanick, Tim White (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”)

Gary Rydstrom (“The Post”)

Long Shots:

Ron Bartlett,
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Craig Roberts cast in Tolkien biopic

Variety is reporting that Submarine and Red Oaks star Craig Roberts has become the latest addition to the cast of Tolkien, the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic starring Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse) as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author.

Roberts is set to play Sam, a soldier who serves with Tolkien during The Great War. He joins a cast that also includes Lily Collins (To the Bone), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk), while Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland) directs.

Tolkien will explore the legendary author’s formative years at school as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts prior to the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear their ‘fellowship’ apart.

Roberts is currently starring in the third and final season of Amazon’s Red Oaks, and will next be seen in the historical drama The Current War.
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography
This could be the landmark year that Roger Deakins finally — after 13 nominations — lands a win for his stunning collaboration with Denis Villeneuve on “Blade Runner.” Other hopefuls include four-time nominee Bruno Delbonnel for “Darkest Hour,” two-timer Ed Lachman for his exquisite black-and-white 20s and color 70s visuals for Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” and two-time winner Janusz Kaminski for Steven Spielberg’s 70s Watergate drama “The Post.”

Vying for their first nods are Danish Dan Laustsen for Guillermo del Toro’s lush ’60s romantic fantasy-thriller, “The Shape of Water,” Swiss Hoyt Van Hoytema (BAFTA-nominated for “Interstellar” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) for his 65 mm photography on Christopher Nolan’s World War II

epic “Dunkirk,” and Rachel Morrison, who could become the first woman to break into the ranks of nominated directors of photography for Dee Rees’ southern epic “Mudbound.”

Frontrunners:

Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”)

Ed Lachman (“Wonderstruck”)

Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects
A bunch of sequels and a remake are vying for the Best Visual Effects Oscar this year, many of them from Disney, including Bill Condon’s live-action remake of Disney’s classic “Beauty and the Beast,” Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” and Lucasfilm’s upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Three Fox films offer stunning VFX: “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which advances its visual effects technology over the last Matt Reeves installment featuring Weta Digital’s astonishing array of digital apes led by performance capture master Andy Serkis as Caesar, could win Weta’s Joe Letteri (“Avatar,” “King Kong,” “The Lord of the Rings”) his fifth Oscar. Another visually sumptuous sequel is Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.” And Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” is also impressive.

Two Warner Bros. blockbusters, Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” and Patty Jenkins’ World War I superhero origin myth “Wonder Woman,
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Is Get Out a horror film, a comedy ... or a documentary?

Jordan Peele’s film has been submitted in the comedy/musical category at the Golden Globes, prompting debate over which genre it belongs to. What’s inarguable is the significance of its race-relations message

One of the most striking images from Get Out is a closeup of British actor Daniel Kaluuya wide-eyed in shock as tears stream down his face. As the $4.5m indie horror evolved this year from buzzed-about Sundance hit to $250m-grossing global phenomenon, this image increasingly became the go-to visual to accompany admiring features and reviews, because it effectively communicates something of the movie’s unsettling nature. (Spoiler: Kaluuya’s tears are not a byproduct of mirth.) Which makes it all the stranger that much of this week has been given over to a wide-ranging discussion as to whether Jordan Peele’s high-tension satirical horror should be classified as a comedy.

It is all because of the
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Sarah Paulson cast in The Goldfinch adaptation

Actress Sarah Paulson has been cast in the adaptation of The Goldfinch.

Variety reports that Paulson, after finishing up her work on American Horror Story for the season, will be looking to keep her busy schedule going by joining the cast of The Goldfinch.

The acclaimed book by Donna Tartt is being adapted by Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios with Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) on board to play Theo, Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) to play Boris, and with John Crowley directing.

The Goldfinch tells the story of Theodore Decker who, after surviving a terrorist bombing at an art museum, with his mother being killed, goes on an adventure that sees him involved in art forgeries and living with his deadbeat father in Las Vegas.

Paulson will play the character Xandra, who is the girlfriend of Theo’s father.

The Goldfinch is set to go into production at the beginning of 2018 with
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Editing

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Editing
The Editing nominations are often a strong indicator of Best Picture contenders. This year’s Oscar frontrunners include “Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour,” two sides of the World War II battle between England and Germany, as well as Guillermo del Toro’s sumptuous romantic fantasy “The Shape of Water.” It remains to be seen how the late-year openings, from “The Post” and “Phantom Thread” to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” fare with critics and audiences.

Frontrunners:

Valerio Bonelli (“Darkest Hour”)

Walter Fasano (“Call Me By Your Name”)

Jon Gregory (“Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”)

Lee Smith (“Dunkirk”)

Sidney Wolinsky (“The Shape of Water”)

Contenders:

Michael Kahn (“The Post”)

Mako Kamitsuna (“Mudbound”)

Paul Machliss (“Baby Driver”)

Gregory Plotkin (“Get Out”)

Dylan Tichenor (“Phantom Thread”)

Long Shots:

Affonso Gonçalves (“Wonderstruck”)

Robert Nassau (“The Big Sick” )

Joe Walker (“Blade Runner 2049”)

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Production Design

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Production Design
While “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Shape of Water” are mighty competitors for the Best Production Design Oscar, Dennis Gassner’s mind-blowing collaboration with director Denis Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins on “Blade Runner 2049” will be the one to beat this year.

Frontrunners:

Sarah Greenwood (“Beauty and the Beast”)

Dennis Gassner (“Blade Runner 2049”)

Sarah Greenwood (“Darkest Hour”)

Nathan Crowley (“Dunkirk”)

Paul D. Austerberry (“The Shape of Water”)

Contenders:

Rick Carter (“The Post”)

Jim Clay (“Murder on the Orient Express”)

Nathan Crowley (“The Greatest Showman”)

Mark Friedberg (“Wonderstruck”)

Rick Heinrichs (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”)

Long Shots:

David J. Bomba (“Mudbound”)

Stefania Cella (“Downsizing”)

Santo Loquasto (“Wonder Wheel”)

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