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  • post Why Get Out should win the 2018 best picture Oscar - 19 February
  • In the first of a series ahead of the 2018 Oscars, Peter Bradshaw champions Jordan Peele?s brilliantly scary satireThe nomination of Jordan Peele?s Get Out for best picture, a category that sadly often only rewards middlebrow-prestigious classiness, shouldn?t blind us to the fact that it is a brilliant scary movie: a horror suspense-thriller with hilarious moments. This is a cracking genre entertainment in the style of Ira Levin, and its piercingly relevant political satire ? the basis on which it has been admitted to the 2018 Oscar club ? needn?t deflect the impact of its sheer enjoyability. There are some great films on this year?s best picture list, but Get Out is the most purely subversive and raucously entertaining. It?s a film to make you wonder how or why John Carpenter?s Halloween never got a nomination. A nasty ambiguity dangles silently from the title. Get Out ? you?re not welcome here? Or Get Out ? while you still can? Is it about the exclusion of black Americans from white privilege? Or is it about an insidious welcome, a spurious inclusion, a learned pantomime of liberal friendliness, whose purpose is to disarm and defang grievance and relegitimise white class supremacy for the 21st century? Of course, it?s both. And Peele avails himself of the satirist?s prerogative: to be provocative, bold and even unfair; to stab at those well-meaning people whose anti-racism consists partly in a conviction that race prejudice is a thing of the past. Continue reading...
  • post 7 Days in Entebbe review ? Rosamund Pike hostage drama never gets off ground - 19 February
  • Sluggish account of the 1976 plane hijacking fails to capitalise on strong cast and script, and José Padilha at the helmIt was one of the most audacious undertakings of the age: the Israeli mission to Uganda to rescue the passengers of a hijacked Air France plane in July 1976. And Brazilian director José Padilha should have been just the audacious director to tell the story: recently at the helm of the Netflix series Narcos, he made his name with Rio hostage documentary Bus 174 and galvanised the Berlin film festival with his thunderous 2008 Golden Bear winner, the favela police drama Elite Squad. But he?s unlikely to set the Berlinale competition on fire with this ponderous, sometimes ludicrous, number that goes through all the docudrama motions to pretty flat effect.Apart from Padilha, 7 Days in Entebbe has promising credentials: a strong cast headed by Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike as the German radicals who prove out of their depth running the hijack mission with two Palestinians, and a script by Black Watch playwright Gregory Burke, who also scored a notable Berlin hit in 2014 as writer of the super-tense Northern Ireland drama ?71. Continue reading...
  • post Utřya massacre re-enactment stuns Berlin audiences - 19 February
  • Single-take film shot in real time draws praise from survivors of 2011 attack as it premieres at Berlin festivalA real-time feature film re-enactment of the massacre by a far-right terrorist in Norway has premiered at the Berlin film festival, where it drew praise from survivors as a painful but necessary examination of the dangers of extremism facing Europe.
    Related: 'We had to tell this dark story' ? how Utřya is remembering the massacre Continue reading...
  • post Cinema?s conflicted relationship with the countryside - 19 February
  • Peter Rabbit paints an idyllic fairytale of lush green fields while Clio Barnard?s Yorkshire farming drama Dark River gives us the hard truth about rural lifeFollowing God?s Own Country, The Levelling, and The Goob, Clio Barnard?s new Yorkshire farming drama Dark River is the latest in a recent run of British movies giving us the hard truth about modern rural life. Here, the English countryside is a landscape of mud, mess, junk and ? above all ? hard work. It is a place of hardship, secrets and family conflict, where preparation for the role could involve killing and gutting a rabbit. It is also a place where you?re as likely to hear a Romanian accent as a Yorkshire one. Related: Ruth Wilson: ?The industry sells sex? and that?s confusing? Continue reading...
  • post Behind the scenes at the 2018 Baftas ? in pictures - 19 February
  • Guardian photographer Sarah Lee mingled with the stars on the red carpet and inside the auditorium with special access to this year?s British Academy film awards
    The best moments of the night - in pictures
    The best of the red carpet - in pictures
    Moments of solidarity with Time?s Up and Me Too ? video highlightsThree Billboards triumphs as Time?s Up dominates Continue reading...
  • post Black Panther sets opening weekend record with $192m ticket sales - 18 February
  • The movie had the fifth-biggest opening weekend ever in North America, suggesting it will set a record for films directed by a black filmmakerAlready a much-celebrated pop-culture milestone, Black Panther is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too.The Marvel superhero film blew past expectations, with $192m in ticket sales in North America over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That makes Black Panther the fifth-biggest opening weekend ever, not accounting for inflation. Continue reading...
  • post Three Billboards on the march, Paddington 2 barely registers ? what we learned from the Baftas - 19 February
  • Even if the Baftas no longer signal a shoo-in for the Oscars, Three Billboards has got its awards mojo back, while Joanna Lumley?s hosting debut was a mixed bagThe full list of winners at the Bafta film awardsAfter suffering a backlash over its depiction of Sam Rockwell?s racist cop character and struggling ever so slightly in the guild awards and Oscar nominations, there was the sense that Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri badly needed a win. And the Baftas duly obliged, handing Martin McDonagh?s dark comedy drama awards in five categories. Not a landslide haul by any means, but impressive nevertheless given the sense that Bafta voters were otherwise spreading the wealth fairly widely. Now McDonagh and co must hope that this plum haul will convince academy voters to give the film a second look before they hand in their ballots at the end of the month. Perhaps the high-profile recent stories about the film?s titular billboards inspiring real-life protests on both sides of the pond might help in that regard: the Academy loves the idea that cinema can make a difference, after all.
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  • post 'Full of heart but devoid of life': is Crash really the worst Oscar winner ever? - 15 February
  • The 2004 drama?s unsubtle look at race relations has critics drawing parallels with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Will this year?s best picture nominee suffer the same fate as its forebear?You don?t hear this said a lot, but losing the best picture Oscar was the best thing that could ever have happened to Brokeback Mountain. Ang Lee?s elegiac, heart-splintering cowpoke romance was universally predicted to make history as the first overtly gay story to take the Academy?s top prize. Following months of critical adulation and endless preliminary prizes, it was all going swimmingly on the night until Jack Nicholson opened the best picture envelope and announced, with tellingly raised eyebrows, that the 2006 winner was ... Crash, Canadian journeyman Paul Haggis?s well-meaning, well-acted but clod-footed treatise on race relations in Los Angeles.As the industry?s collective gasp greeted the upset, Brokeback?s reputation was set in a second: it was the gorgeous trailblazer that Hollywood wasn?t quite ready to embrace. That distinction has more appealing cachet than ?best picture winner? ? an honour that places a critical target on even the most beloved film?s back. Continue reading...
  • post Oscars 2018: the growing backlashes to this year's major nominations - 14 February
  • Is Three Billboards racist? Is The Shape of Water a copycat? Is Call Me by Your Name pedophilic? And, most importantly, why have this year?s films struck such a nerve?Much as a political candidate is vetted before a big convention, this year?s nominees for the best picture Oscar have been subject to a battery of litmus tests. As the awards race has been ramped up, the nine films in contention for the night?s biggest prize have attracted more controversy than any slate in recent memory. And to keep with the metaphor, much of the hubbub around these films has been political in nature: for the Academy, winners aren?t so much chosen as they are elected. Related: Despite its awards, Three Billboards is a shallow look at race in rural America Continue reading...
  • post Get Out triumphs at Writers Guild of America awards - 12 February
  • Jordan Peele?s smash-hit horror film and the gay coming-of-age movie Call Me By Your Name take top prizes at Oscars bellwetherGet Out and Call Me By Your Name took the top prizes at the Writers Guild of America awards, in one of the final major awards-season bellwethers before next month?s Oscars.Get Out, the smash-hit satirical horror written and directed by Jordan Peele, triumphed in the best original screenplay category, beating I, Tonya, Lady Bird, The Big Sick and current Oscar best picture favourite The Shape of Water. However, another best picture frontrunner, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, was ineligible at the WGAs because it did not meet the organisation?s signatory rules. Continue reading...

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