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The pre-Oscar class photo?

September 6, 2016 18:40:33 Posted at September 6, 2016 18:40:33
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Take a look at this low key, chilled out group picture with some of the most buzzworthy stars and filmmakers of 2016, all together, sitting on the ground. And check out Amy Adams’s beaming smile. Full Story

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Emma Stone, early frontrunner

September 6, 2016 18:07:06 Posted at September 6, 2016 18:07:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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After premiering La La Land in Venice last week, Emma Stone spent the weekend screening the film at Telluride. The film was very positively received at both festivals. Several of my etalk colleagues have seen it pre-TIFF and they’re obsessed with it. Full Story

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TIFF 2016: The Tiffening

September 6, 2016 17:51:11 Posted at September 6, 2016 17:51:11
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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TIFF kicks off this week, and I’ll be filing reviews along with Joanna and Kathleen. It’s a little bit of a weird year, The Birth of a Nation and Nate Parker dominating so much of the pre-festival conversation, but Venice got underway last week, and Telluride went down over the long weekend in the US, and we now have some other movies to talk about. Full Story

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Gabrielle Union stands up

September 6, 2016 15:35:20 Posted at September 6, 2016 15:35:20
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen
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On Friday, the LA Times released an op-ed written by Gabrielle Union. Its headline: 'Birth of a Nation' actress Gabrielle Union: I cannot take Nate Parker rape allegations lightly. Full Story

Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers in Southside With You

September 2, 2016 17:26:26 Posted at September 2, 2016 17:26:26
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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A fictionalization of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, Southside With You is a film that straddles several lines. It’s part biopic, part romance, part fan fiction, and it mostly navigates those boundaries with ease, though there’s such a staged quality to it you can’t help but wonder if it would have been better off as a play. Full Story

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Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez in Hands of Stone

September 2, 2016 16:42:36 Posted at September 2, 2016 16:42:36
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Knowing absolutely nothing about boxer Roberto Duran, I was intrigued going into his biopic, Hands of Stone. Biopics often work better the less you know about the subject—dramatic license is less distracting—but then, if the biopic is too broad and messy, you can feel even more lost because you have no frame of reference for what’s going on. Full Story

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Mark Ruffalo can be both

September 2, 2016 15:16:41 Posted at September 2, 2016 15:16:41
Duana Posted by Duana
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I don’t know if you know this, but the internet can be frustrating. No, but seriously. That whole expression ‘this is why we can’t have nice things’ is always on my mind. When Beyoncé drops LEMONADE, there are people who, instead of appreciating it, say “Yeah but white women are disrespected too!”, unable to see ‘right, but this isn’t about that’. Full Story