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The Lovers Movie Review

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The Lovers Movie Review
The Lovers A24 Director: Azazel Jacobs Screenwriter: Azazel Jacobs Cast: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Jesccia Sula, Melora Walters, Aidan Gillen, Tyler Ross Screened at: Critics’ DVD, NYC, 12/11/17 Opens: May 5, 2017 Nobody can slash away better at the notion of marital bliss than Ingmar Bergman, but Azazel Jacobs does it the American way with […]

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Call Me By Your Name leads 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations

The nominations for the 33rd annual Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced today, with Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name leading the field with six nominations, followed by Josh Safdie’s Good Time and Jordan Peele’s Get Out with five apiece and Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird with four.

Best Feature

Call Me By Your Name

The Florida Project

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Rider

Best First Feature

Columbus

Ingrid Goes West

Menashe

Oh Lucy!

Patti Cake$

John Cassavetes Award (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)

Dayveon

A Ghost Story

Life and nothing more

Most Beautiful Island

The Transfiguration

Best Director

Sean Baker, The Florida Project

Jonas Carpignano, A Ciambra

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me By Your Name

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Benny and Josh Safdie, Good Time

Chloe Zhao, The Rider

Best Screenplay

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Azazel Jacobs, The Lovers

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
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Diverse Independent Spirit Nominations Boost Some Oscar Contenders, Not Others

Diverse Independent Spirit Nominations Boost Some Oscar Contenders, Not Others
The always-idiosyncratic Film Independent Spirit Awards juries are not in the awards-season business. While other entities may take pride in how their selections mirror Oscar nominations down the line, the Spirits have a different agenda. It gives credit where it thinks it’s due, and raises awareness for many low-budget independent titles. If that happens to help your Oscar game, so much the better.

Read More: Save the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

No need to worry about Spirit top dogs “Call Me By Your Name” (six nods, Sony Pictures Classics), “Get Out” (five nods, Blumhouse/Universal), and “Lady Bird” (four nods, A24) which are well on their way to Oscar recognition and dominated the Indie Spirit field with multiple nominations including the crucial Best Feature.

A24 blazed with an astounding 17 nominations over eight features: “Lady Bird” and “Good Time” took four including Feature, “The Florida Project” and
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Diverse Independent Spirit Nominations Boost Some Oscar Contenders, Not Others

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Diverse Independent Spirit Nominations Boost Some Oscar Contenders, Not Others
The always-idiosyncratic Film Independent Spirit Awards juries are not in the awards-season business. While other entities may take pride in how their selections mirror Oscar nominations down the line, the Spirits have a different agenda. It gives credit where it thinks it’s due, and raises awareness for many low-budget independent titles. If that happens to help your Oscar game, so much the better.

Read More: Save the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

No need to worry about Spirit top dogs “Call Me By Your Name” (six nods, Sony Pictures Classics), “Get Out” (five nods, Blumhouse/Universal), and “Lady Bird” (four nods, A24) which are well on their way to Oscar recognition and dominated the Indie Spirit field with multiple nominations including the crucial Best Feature.

A24 blazed with an astounding 17 nominations over eight features: “Lady Bird” and “Good Time” took four including Feature, “The Florida Project” and
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Independent Spirit Awards 2018 Nominations -- See the Full List!

Independent Spirit Awards 2018 Nominations -- See the Full List!
Call Me by Your Name, Get Out and Lady Bird all had great showings at the 2018 Independent Spirit Award nominations!

The nominees were announced on Tuesday morning, with the Armie Hammer-ledCall Me by Your Name leading the pack with six nominations, followed closely by Jordan Peele's critically acclaimed, genre-bending thriller Get Out with five, and Lady Bird, with four.

All three films are competing for Best Picture, along with The Florida Project and The Rider. The Independent Spirit Awards are sometimes seen as a tea leaf for how the Academy Awards will sway -- the Best Picture winner of this show has gone on to also earn the distinction at the Oscars for five out of the last six years.

Peele earned a nod in the Best Director category, and the film's lead, Daniel Kaluuya is up for Best Male Lead, along with James Franco, who is nominated for The Disaster Artist. In the Best Female
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2018 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

Awards season is officially a go with one of the first high profile awards nominations being unveiled. The 2018 Independent Spirit Awards nominations have been revealed and Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, Get Out and Good Time lead the way.

While these awards are the first to be announced, they are one of the last to be dished out. The Independent Spirit Awards are traditionally dished out the day before the Oscars in Santa Monica, which this season will be on Saturday, March 3 2018.

Get Out

The nominations give us our very first indicator for what may be nominated for the Academy Awards, and last year they famously predicted Casey Affleck would bag Best Actor for Manchester By The Sea, and Moonlight would take Best Picture. Both bagged the Indies the previous day.

Here are this year’s Independent Spirit Awards nominations in full.

Best Feature

Call Me by Your Name
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2018 Independent Spirit Award Nominations: ‘Get Out’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Dominate

2018 Independent Spirit Award Nominations: ‘Get Out’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Dominate
The nominations for the 33rd Independent Spirit Awards are in, and “Get Out,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” “Good Time,” and more have dominated this year’s slate.

Read More: 2018 Oscar Predictions

Over the last several years, the Indie Spirits have become both a champion of underdog indies (see Molly Shannon winning Best Supporting Female last year for “Other People”) and a key indicator in which films and performances could end up with the Oscar (Casey Affleck and “Moonlight” for Best Picture last year). John Mulaney and Nick Kroll will return to host the 33rd Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, March 3.

The full nominations list is below.

Best Feature

Call Me by Your Name

The Florida Project

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Rider

Best Director

Jonas Carpignano, “A Ciambra

Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me by Your Name

Jordan Peele, “Get Out

Sean Baker, “The Florida Project

Benny and Josh Safdie,
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Lead Actor Oscar Race Is Battle of Marquee Names

Lead Actor Oscar Race Is Battle of Marquee Names
The lead actor race showcases a wide variety of performances, from vets playing real people (Gary Oldman blustering as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” and Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman in “Stronger”) to newcomers including Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) and Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) portraying fictional characters. There are also previous winners such as Denzel Washington in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” and and Daniel Day-Lewis and Tom Hanks in two films that have yet to screen, “Phantom Thread” and “The Post.” But the prestige behind their projects are enough to put the lead actors in a frontrunner position. Hugh Jackman has both “The Greatest Showman” and “Logan,” but appears to be centering on the latter for awards, and could land another nom. And James Franco channeling Tommy Wiseau in “The Disaster Artist” could just be crazy enough to pull off an upset. Then there’s Matt Damon, an Oscar winner
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Power Women Go Head-to-Head in Lead Actress Oscar Race

Power Women Go Head-to-Head in Lead Actress Oscar Race
The roles in the lead actress category run a wide range, from the precocious 6-year-old Brooklyn Prince in “The Florida Project” to 82-year-old Judi Dench playing the queen (again) in “Victoria & Abdul.” Other powerful women include previous nominees Jessica Chastain as a poker queen in “Molly’s Game,” Kate Winslet as a cheating wife in “Wonder Wheel” and Saoirse Ronan in the beloved coming-of-age tale “Lady Bird.” (At the age of 23, it’s interesting that Ronan could amost play the overdue card; she has two previous nominations and came close to winning with 2016’s “Brooklyn.”) They could battle previous winner Jennifer Lawrence; never underestimate the Academy love for her, even if “mother!” didn’t light up the box office. Other winners: Frances McDormand, delivering a fierce performance as a mother searching for justice in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and, of course, Meryl Streep. No matter that “The Post,” in which Streep plays Washington Post publisher Kay Graham
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Oscars 2017: The Best Supporting Actor Race Is All About Being a Great Father

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Oscars 2017: The Best Supporting Actor Race Is All About Being a Great Father
This hasn’t exactly been a great year for men. The male brand has seen better days. The product is still the same as it’s been for the last few millennia — the patriarchy is one hell of a preservative — but its iron hold on the marketplace is slipping. Society as a whole is finally coming to grips with a grim fact that so many people had already learned the hard way, that so many people had been silenced and shamed into keeping like a secret: Men are defective.

That’s not to say that all men are broken, but rather that all men are capable of the abuses for which the worst of us are now being ex-communicated, that all men are culpable for allowing those abuses to continue, and that all men are corruptible when endowed with the power that we have always assumed as a natural right.
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New to Streaming: ‘Good Time,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Kedi,’ ‘Blade of the Immortal,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman)

Burgeoning sexuality is the basis for nearly all coming-of-age films, but with her specific eye, Eliza Hittman makes it feel like we’re watching this genre unfold for the first time. With only two features to her name, she’s captured the experience with a sensuality and intimacy nearly unprecedented in American independent filmmaking. Following 2013’s It Felt Like Love, the writer-director follows it with
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Lff 2017: ‘The Lovers’ Review: Dir. Azazel Jacobs (2017)

The Lovers review: The romantic comedy movie gets flipped on its head in this new, very original feature from Azazel Jacobs.

The Lovers review by Paul Heath.

“They hate each other. Watch them carefully, and if you see me acting like either of them, punch me in the face.” These are the words of young student Joel (Tyler Ross), speaking to his girlfriend Erin (Jessica Sula) about his parents Michael (Tracy Letts) and his wife Mary (Debra Winger), as they board a train to visit home for a few days. That one statement perfectly sums up the relationship of the married couple, and provides the basis for this film, a very witty, often funny insight into the later days of a lifelong relationship – a romantic comedy flipped on its head with fantastic lead performances and very clever screenplay.

Read More: The Leisure Seeker review [Tiff 2017]

We meet the troubled duo, each with a different partner,
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Tiff Review: ‘Lady Bird’ is Wise, Funny, Remarkably Assured, and One of the Year’s Great Joys

Lady Bird is one of the year’s great joys. Greta Gerwig’s debut as a solo writer-director is so wise, so funny, and so remarkably assured that it seems to have flown in out of nowhere. Where did this nearly perfect coming-of-age comedy and emotionally affecting study of youth, social status, and financial malaise come from? The answer has been hiding in plain sight. As an actress, Gerwig has shown inimitable intelligence in films such as Frances Ha and 20th Century Women. She has now moved behind the camera for a 2002-set study of a Sacramento teen’s final year of high school, starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, and Timothée Chalamet, with music by Jon Brion.

Even after mentioning the involvement of such an ensemble of talent, I’m not sure anyone could have anticipated just how strong a film Lady Bird would be, or
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Oscars: ‘Florida Project,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Stand Out From Reigning Champ A24’s Slate

Oscars: ‘Florida Project,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Stand Out From Reigning Champ A24’s Slate
Reigning best picture champ A24 is hitting the festival circuit hard this month. Having already world-premiered new films in Venice (Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete,” Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s “Woodshock”) and Telluride (Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird”), the New York-based distributor heads to Toronto now with five — count ’em — five movies to showcase in four days.

The Florida Project,” from “Tangerine” director Sean Baker, lands once again Sunday after first unspooling at the Cannes Film Festival four months ago. Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” will also resurface following a Cannes bow, while James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” — about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult-favorite “The Room” — will play in the Midnight Madness sidebar after first screening as a work in progress at the South by Southwest festival in March. “Lean on Pete” (expected to be a 2018 release) and “Lady Bird” will transition to Toronto as special presentations as well. “Woodshock
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DVD Obscura: The New Indie and International Movies You Need to Watch

From indie and foreign films to new grindhouse and classics, here is a curated list of home entertainment recommendations. New Indie For a while there, it was looking like the big-screen adult drama was doomed – until someone realized that people over 35 still make up a fairly reliable chunk of the audience that will stop staring at their phone and actually go to a movie theater. And if that means more movies like The Lovers (Lionsgate Home Entertainment), then that’s cause for celebration. Debra Winger and Tracy Letts – a match made in acting heaven – star as a longtime married couple whose sex life gets exciting again when they start cheating on their respective lovers with, who would have guessed it, each other. Also available: A gay couple take...

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Full Line-Up Revealed For The 2017 BFI London Film Festival

The official line-up for the 2017 BFI London Film Festival has been revealed. The programme was announced at the Odeon Leicester Square in London this morning. Alexander Payne’s Downsizing has been named as one of the headline galas at the festival following a bow at Venice and Toronto.

Also amongst the line-up are Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, with Annette Bening and Jamie Bell; Saul Dibb’s Journey’s End, Yorgis Lanthimos’ Cannes-fave The Killing of a Sacred Deer and also Last Flag Flying from Richard Linklater.

Guillermo del Toro will debut The Shape of Water, starring Sally Hawkins, for British audiences, and Lynne Ramsay’s Cannes-winning You Were Never Really Here also makes a show.

Also showing will be David Fincher’s Netflix series Mindhunter to the event, Takashi Miike’s Blade of the Immortal, Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, Dominic Cooke’s On Chesil Beach,
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Giveaway: Win ‘The Lovers’ on Blu-ray and Digital Combo (5 Winners)

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts star as a couple navigating the complexities and unexpected revelations of divorce in A24's art house dramedy flick, The Lovers, recently released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD via Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

We have teamed up with Lionsgate to offer five lucky readers each a copy of The Lovers Blu-ray and Digital HD combo pack in this giveaway.

For a chance to win one please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

A man and his wife, each embroiled in an extramarital affair, are sent reeling when they suddenly fall for the least likely person imaginable -- each other.

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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Lovers Blu-ray – Stars Debra Winger

Written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Azazel Jacobs, and starring three-time Academy Award® nominee Debra Winger (Best Actress, An Officer and a Gentleman, 1982), The Lovers arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 1 from Lionsgate. Theatrically released by A24, The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family. The critically acclaimed film features a standout ensemble cast, including Tony Award® winner Tracy Letts (The Big Short, Indignation), Aidan Gillen (Sing Street, “Game of Thrones”), Melora Walters (The Butterfly Effect), Tyler Ross (Zombieland), and Jessica Sula (Split), and is Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh.

Now you can own The Lovers on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie starring Debra Winger? (mine is Urban Cowboy!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident.
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'Alien: Covenant' Arrives at Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Going in Style (comedy; Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin; rated PG-13) The Circle (drama-thriller; Emma Watson, Tom Hanks; rated PG-13) The Lovers (romantic comedy; Debra Winger, Tracy Letts; rated R) One Week and a Day (drama-comedy; Shai Avivi, Evgenia Dodina; not rated) Phoenix Forgotten (horror/sci-fi; Florence Hartigan, Josh Bishop, Ashley Foster; rated PG-13) The Ottoman Lieutenant (war drama; Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar; rated R) Colossal (sci-fi comedy; Anne...

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