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    Jonah Hill doing the ?cut it out? gesture, Nicole Kidman clapping, Timothée Chalamet giggling coyly like a tiny, lithe angel ? for the past five or so years, the Oscars ceremony has gifted us, the wider internet, with dozens of moments of cultural cachet that can be turned into a gif. For some reason, the Academy Awards ? filmed in glorious HD from every conceivable angle ? brings out the relatable microexpression in celebrity faces, and it is, obviously, impossible to predict who?s going to pull a face that will go down in retweeted eternity for this year. Will that stop us though? Oh, absolutely not ? Continue reading...
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  • post Why A Star is Born should win the best picture Oscar - 19 February
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  • post Bond 25: more delays as new writer hired to overhaul script - 19 February
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  • post Lightsaber duelling registered as official sport in France - 19 February
  • Emulating Star Wars combatants will encourage young people to engage in regular exercise, says French Fencing FederationIt?s now easier than ever in France to act out Star Wars fantasies. The country?s fencing federation has officially recognised lightsaber duelling as a competitive sport, granting the weapon from George Lucas?s space saga the same status as the foil, epee and sabre, the traditional blades used at the Olympics.Of course, the LED-lit, rigid polycarbonate replicas can?t slice an opponent in half. But they look and sound remarkably like the blades that Yoda and other characters wield in the blockbuster movies. Continue reading...
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  • post Screenplay glory for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Eighth Grade - 18 February
  • Writers Guild of America awards throw spotlight on two surprise winners ? including the black-comedy Oscars contenderThe awards season race took a late final twist as two previously little-fancied films took best screenplay awards from the Writers Guild of America. Teen movie Eighth Grade, written and directed by Bo Burnham, won best original screenplay, while black comedy Can You Ever Forgive Me? won best adapted screenplay.Eighth Grade, which is Burnham?s feature-directing debut, is not even nominated for a best screenplay Oscar, while Can You Ever Forgive Me?, telling the story of literary forger Lee Israel, is well behind Spike Lee?s BlacKkKlansman and Barry Jenkins? If Beale Street Could Talk in the race for the adapted screenplay Oscar. The results appear to underline the lack of consensus for this year?s Academy awards, with all major craft guilds opting to honour different films for the first time ever. Continue reading...
  • post Oscars reverses plan for ad-break presentations after industry outcry - 16 February
  • Decision to relegate four awards, including best cinematography and best editing overturned following protests by Martin Scorsese, Brad Pitt and othersBowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year?s Oscar broadcast. Related: Who should win? Critic Peter Bradshaw's Oscars picks Continue reading...
  • post Screen schism: how our top 25 European films divided readers - 16 February
  • Cinephiles rushed to praise the list and take it to task: here are some responses that stood outLast Sunday, in the Observer special supplement on European cinema, we published a list of 25 films from across the continent that we felt were essential viewing in these tumultuous times.Compiled by Observer critics Mark Kermode, Simran Hans, Wendy Ide, Guy Lodge and Jonathan Romney, and edited down to the final 25 by me, the list ran in chronological order from 1922 (Nosferatu) to 2017 (On Body and Soul), taking in masterpieces from France, Italy, Poland, Romania, Greece and the UK along the way. Continue reading...
  • post Roma: Yalitza Aparicio says she is proud of her roots after actor's racist slur - 16 February
  • Aparicio, the first indigenous woman to be nominated for a best actress Oscar, responds to Sergio Goyri?s ?fucking Indian? remarkThe Oscar-nominated Mexican actor Yalitza Aparicio, who stars in the critically acclaimed film Roma, said on Saturday she was proud of her indigenous roots, after a soap opera star used a racial slur to describe her. Related: Why Roma should win the best picture Oscar Continue reading...

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