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Priests Are Not a Punk Band

Backstage at a club in Sheffield, England, Priests singer Katie Alice Greer and guitarist G.L. Jaguar were arguing at the top of their lungs about the future of their band. It was the fall of 2017, and they had just started a European tour that was rapidly unraveling. “Gideon and I got into a screaming match that ended in me vowing that we would not play in a band together anymore,” Greer recalls. “We finished another week and a half of the tour not speaking to each other. It was very VH1 Behind the Music.
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Jeremy Thomas Relocates Rpc & HanWay Films From Iconic Soho Building To West London Venue Steeped In Music History

  • Deadline
Jeremy Thomas Relocates Rpc & HanWay Films From Iconic Soho Building To West London Venue Steeped In Music History
Exclusive: Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor) is relocating his revered Recorded Picture Company and HanWay Films labels from Soho to a new west London home.

The Hanway Street office has served as the HQ for Rpc and HanWay for more than 25 years, during which time Thomas has produced movies including Crash, Sexy Beast, The Dreamers and Dogman and HanWay has sold films such as Match Point, Shame, Brooklyn, Carol and Colette.

Staff will relocate next week from the iconic building to a new home in Basing Street, Notting Hill (pictured above), right next to the former Island Records recording studios which played host to a who’s who of music industry greats from Bob Marley to Queen, The Rolling Stones to The Eagles and Paul McCartney to Madonna. Queen recorded songs there including We Are The Champions and part of Bohemian Rhapsody. The studios were built in a former church,
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Which of the Adapted Screenplay nominees has the best chance to win according to recent Oscar history?

Which of the Adapted Screenplay nominees has the best chance to win according to recent Oscar history?
A screenplay could be adapted from many different forms of existing works — everything from a novel or a memoir to a newspaper article. The academy’s ruling also means that remakes/sequels/prequels etc, which all may feature made-up characters and stories, are classed as adapted, too as they are taken from their original films.

Let’s take a look back at the last five Oscars and examine the source material of the 25 Adapted Screenplay nominees to find out which type has proven to be the most winning. That could help us figure out who is ahead in this competitive race on Sunday.

2018:

Winner: “Call Me By Your Name” – Novel

The Disaster Artist” – Non-fiction book

Logan” – Comic-book/graphic novel

“Molly’s Game” – Memoir

Mudbound” – Novel

2017:

Winner: “Moonlight” – Play

Arrival” – Short story

Fences” – Play

“Hidden Figures” – Non-fiction book

“Lion” – Memoir

2016:

Winner: “The Big Short” – Non-fiction book

Brooklyn” – Novel
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Gotham’s Lunatic Final Season Comes to Disc in June

  • Comicmix
The final episodes of the hit DC/Wbtv series lay the foundation for the city’s iconic future as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gets set to release Gotham: The Complete Fifth and Final Season on Blu-ray and DVD for $29.98 / $24.98 Srp. Out on June 11, 2019, the new release includes DC Super-Villain-filled extras that explore the characters and world of the Dark Knight that fans have come to know and love.

Gotham: The Complete Series, which includes all five seasons of Gotham will also be available for fans to own June 11, 2019 on Blu-ray and DVD for $112.99 / 99.99 Srp.

The fifth and final season of Gotham wraps up the iconic series in an unforgettable event that focuses on Bruce Wayne’s ultimate transformation into the Caped Crusader, while Jim Gordon struggles to hold together a city on the edge of chaos. Following the epic events of season four, the Legend of the Dark Knight resumes
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Captain Marvel Review

Marvel has another winner with Captain Marvel, the franchise's long-overdue entrance into the female-led superhero film arena.

Despite starring a pair of hot shot jet pilots, Captain Marvel is more Men in Black than Top Gun. It's a film experience so thoroughly rooted in '90s pop culture that it doesn't truly hit its stride until an abducted Brie Larson has crash-landed on Earth, and we fall into the film's joyful celebration of the pre-millennium period. In that way, it's more like Thor: preferring the comfort of its comedic moments that play on our knowledge of popular and existing McU culture than in bringing its alien science fiction settings to life.

Carol Danvers is our protagonist—a former Air Force fighter pilot and current member of the elite Kree military team known as the Starforce. Carol doesn't remember anything that happened to her before waking up six years prior on Hala,
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Screen International podcast: the serious business of the Oscars

Screen International podcast: the serious business of the Oscars
The first episode looks at what it takes to win an Oscar these days, with guests Daniel Battsek, Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley.

Screen International looks at the serious business of awards season in the first of our new Media Business Podcasts, which will be brought to listeners monthly by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Screen International and Broadcast.

In this inaugural episode, Screen International editor Matt Mueller is joined by the director of Film4 Daniel Battsek and Screen International’s chief film critic Finn Halligan and features editor Charles Gant to discuss this year’s awards season, looking
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Six days til Oscar. Six pieces of number 6 related trivia

Six is the number of the day so here are six different stats involving that number for distraction & fun.

1. BlacKkKlansman is the only movie this year with exactly six nominations. The other movies this decade with with exactly that number of nominations: Darkest Hour, Phantom Thread, Manchester by the Sea, Lion*, Hacksaw Ridge, Bridge of Spies, SpotlightCarol*, Boyhood, American Sniper, Captain Philllips*, Nebraska*, Dallas Buyers Club, War Horse*, Moneyball*, and 127 Hours*. I was hoping to discover that one of those titles had Exactly the same category nominations as BlacKkKlansman but none did. Titles with an asterisk lost all their nominations but the bulk of the six-time nominees won at least 1 Oscar which is good news for Spike Lee's Adapted Screenplay bid for BlacKkKlansman, the category its most likely to win in this coming Sunday.

2. Carol is the only six-time nominee in the past decade not to score a Best Picture nomination.
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2019 Writers Guild Awards: WGA is limited as guidepost to predicting Oscars

2019 Writers Guild Awards: WGA is limited as guidepost to predicting Oscars
Don’t look for “The Favourite” to win at the WGA Awards on Sunday (Feb. 17). Only scripts written under the guild’s guidelines or those of several international partners are allowed to vie for these awards, which ruled out this Oscar frontrunner for Best Original Screenplay. That limited eligibility means that these rewards are not the most reliable barometer of the eventual Oscar nominees and winners. Indeed, in the past 10 years only 65 of the WGA nominees have numbered among the 100 screenplays that reaped Academy Awards bids.

The original screenplay WGA nominees are: “Eighth Grade,” “Green Book,” “A Quiet Place,” “Roma” and “Vice.” The Oscar frontrunner, “The Favourite,” was ineligible with the WGA. The guild picks “Eighth Grade” and “A Quiet Place” didn’t make the grade with the writers branch of the academy, which rounded out the race with “First Reformed.” Without having to face off against “The Favourite” at the WGA,
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How Double Oscar Nominee Sandy Powell Tackled Both ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

  • The Wrap
How Double Oscar Nominee Sandy Powell Tackled Both ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
A version of this story about Sandy Powell first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine.

On the road to notching eight Oscars and 35 nominations, costume-design legend Edith Head was often nominated for her work on both black-and-white and color films, which during most of her career were separate categories. Sandy Powell, who just became the most-nominated living costume designer with 14 nods, doesn’t have that same luxury, so she probably won’t get near Head’s record.

“Depends on how long I live,” Powell said with a laugh. “If I keep getting the jobs and the right ones, who knows?”

Like Head, Powell is accustomed to multiple nominations in one year; her nominations this year for “The Favourite” and “Mary Poppins Returns” mark the third time she’s competed against herself. But while she also received double nominations for “Carol” and “Cinderella” in
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Fiona Crombie, Tony McNamara, Deborah Davis win BAFTA prizes for ‘The Favourite’

Fiona Crombie.

Yorgos LanthimosThe Favourite won seven prizes at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ awards in London on Sunday, including original screenplay for Tony McNamara and Deborah Davis and production design for Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton.

So the momentum builds for all four, who have been nominated in their respective categories at the Academy Awards.

Crombie’s work on The Favourite had already been recognised as it was named best period film at the Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards in Los Angeles.

In the past five years, the winner of the Adg’s period film category went on to win the Oscar in production design three times: The Great Gatsby (2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2025) and The Shape of Water (2018), which also won best picture.

Alfonso Cuarón’s Netflix film Roma took home the BAFTA Awards for best film, director, cinematography and
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Billy Eichner Giving the Gay Rom-Com the Judd Apatow Treatment Is a Huge Deal

Billy Eichner Giving the Gay Rom-Com the Judd Apatow Treatment Is a Huge Deal
Billy Eichner will write and star in a gay romantic comedy from Judd Apatow’s production company for Universal Pictures. “Neighbors” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” director Nick Stoller is set to direct and co-produce under his banner with Apatow Productions, Global Solutions. The as yet untitled project will be the first major studio movie with an Lgbtq lead since last year’s “Love, Simon,” and the first such project geared towards adult audiences since Paramount’s “In & Out,” which was released in 1997.

“Excited, terrified, completely in shock and Proud as hell to announce this movie,” Eichner wrote on Twitter announcing the project. “We’re making a big, new romantic comedy for Universal!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!”

Excited, terrified, completely in shock and Proud as hell to announce this movie. We’re making a big, new romantic comedy for Universal!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!! https://t.co/JO8qk5jKvL

— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 5, 2019

The movie
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Screen International launches inaugural podcast

Screen International launches inaugural podcast
The first episode looks at the serious business of awards season with guests Daniel Battsek, Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley.

Screen International looks at the serious business of awards season in the first of our new Media Business Podcasts, which will be brought to listeners monthly by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Screen International and Broadcast.

In this inaugural episode, Screen International editor Matt Mueller is joined by the director of Film4 Daniel Battsek and Screen International’s chief film critic Finn Halligan and features editor Charles Gant to discuss this year’s awards season, looking at what it
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Alfonso Cuarón Tells Cinematographer Ed Lachman How He Shot ‘Roma’

In this first-look at a new Netflix Fyc video, “‘Roma’: Capturing the Invisible Unknown,” director/cinematographer Alfonso Cuarón analyzes his black-and-white aesthetic, joined by Dp Ed Lachman (Oscar-nominated for “Carol” and “Far From Home”). Cuarón makes a bid to become the first director to win the cinematography Oscar for shooting his own movie.

“When setting up ‘Roma’, I wasn’t concerned about narrative, I was concerned about memory,” Cuarón said. “I was concerned about spaces, textures, and trusting that all of that together would

interweave a narrative by itself…a cinematic narrative.”

Set against a tableau of stunning images from Cuarón’s Best Picture frontrunner (which captured 10 Oscar nominations), we get a sense of the flow, like water, of his bittersweet childhood memories from Mexico City in 1970 and ’71. This includes the solemn family car trip toward the end, the neighborhood, the nearby urban center, the New Year’s celebration
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Sundance Review: ‘To the Stars’ is a Sensitively-Told Tale of Repression in the Midwest

If today’s political landscape is any indication, much of the world is living in a conservative past, seething with disgust for another perspective they fail to empathize with, and emboldened by leadership that encourages such viewpoints. In her striking new drama To the Stars, Martha Stephens takes a character-focused look at such a small-town community full of repression, but rather than setting it in the present day, we’re placed in 1960s Oklahoma, a decision that speaks volumes for the ways we have and haven’t evolved as a country.

The timid Iris (Kaya Hayward) hides behind her glasses, enduring the bullying of jocks and exclusion from the circle of popular girls. When the mysterious, charming Maggie (Liana Liberato) moves to the town of Wakita, this perception begins to shift as their friendship blossoms. “I’ve got a mouth like a gutter. I’m from the city,” Maggie gleefully exclaims upon her arrival.
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Sundance Film Review: ‘To the Stars’

  • Variety
2018 was an unexpectedly fine year for B&W features, “Roma,” “Cold War” and the underseen “1985” being obvious examples. But hopes that the trend might continue into the new year aren’t encouraged by “To the Stars,” a liftoff-resistant period drama that starts like a slightly cartoonish teenage version of lesbian date-night favorite “Desert Hearts,” then gradually plods toward an excess of retro-potboiler melodrama.

Blogger/journalist Shannon-Bradley Colleary’s first produced screenplay hits so many obvious marks so heavily that you can imagine this tale originating from a vintage drugstore paperback with the sell-line “Prejudice and Passions Explode in a Town Without Pity!” It all might have worked nonetheless if handled as a sort of semi-tongue-in-cheek empowerment fairy tale, and there are moments when director Martha Stephens (who previously co-helmed “Land Ho!” with Aaron Katz) seems to be aiming thataway. But only moments. Too often, “To the Stars” is earnest in that
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Why Regina King could be in trouble at the Oscars

Why Regina King could be in trouble at the Oscars
Regina King has been the frontrunner for Best Supporting Actress since the start of this awards season. No matter what has happened, which has been a lot, no one has been able to budge the “If Beale Street Could Talk” star from the number one spot – and many are still predicting her to win her first Oscar following her first nomination. But here’s why she may not be as safe as everyone thinks.

King was snubbed by both SAG and BAFTA. Amy Adams (“Vice”), Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz (both “The Favourite”), and Margot Robbie (“Mary Queen of Scots”) all made it in at both of those groups. It was Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place”) who took King’s place at SAG and Claire Foy (“First Man”) who took her place at BAFTA. Adams, Stone, and Weisz were the only three to make it into those lineups as well as
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Triple double: Sandy Powell nabs 2 costume design Oscar bids for the 3rd time

Triple double: Sandy Powell nabs 2 costume design Oscar bids for the 3rd time
Sandy Powell‘s greatest enemy is herself. For the third time in her career, the three-time Oscar-winning costume designer has received two nominations in the same year, for “The Favourite” and “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Powell first competed against herself 20 years ago for “Shakespeare in Love” and “Velvet Goldmine,” winning for the former. Three years ago, she nabbed double bids for her sartorial work in “Carol” and “Cinderella,” losing to Jenny Beavan for “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Since the academy eliminated the separate black-and-white and color costume design categories 51 years ago, no one has earned more double bids than Powell.

This year, the prolific designer is up against Mary Zophres (“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”), Ruth E. Carter (“Black Panther”) and Alexandra Byrne (“Mary Queen of Scots”). In our super early winner predictions, Powell is tipped to triumph for her creations in “The Favourite.”

See Top 20 Oscar snubs of actors and
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Sandy Powell sews up a career record 14 Oscar bids for a living costume designer

Sandy Powell sews up a career record 14 Oscar bids for a living costume designer
Edith Head, the reigning costume designer in ’50s Hollywood who died in 1981 and is the inspiration for “Incredibles 2’s” clothier to the superheroes, Edna Mode, has an Oscar record that will likely stand the test of time: 35 nominations and eight wins, including for Audrey Hepburn‘s dreamy outfits in 1953’s “Roman Holiday.”

But this year, British stylist Sandy Powell has two chances to become the third living costume designer with the most Oscar wins with four. She is up for both the royal romp “The Favourite” and for the natty ’30s-era stylings of the musical comedy “Mary Poppins Returns.” The frequent collaborator with Martin Scorsese currently has three Academy Awards for her work on 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love,” 2004’s “The Aviator” and 2009’s “The Young Victoria.” If she wins another, she would match Milena Canonero and Colleen Atwood‘s record of a quartet of trophies.

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Which source material is the most likely to bring an Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination?

Which source material is the most likely to bring an Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination?
A screenplay could be adapted from many different forms of existing works — everything from a novel or a memoir to a newspaper article. The academy’s ruling also means that remakes/sequels/prequels etc, which all may feature made-up characters and stories, are classed as adapted, too as they are taken from their original films.

Let’s take a look back at the last five ceremonies and examine the source material of the 25 Adapted Screenplay nominees – which type of source material do the Academy prefer? And what does it mean for this year’s potential Adapted Screenplay nominees? Here’s the list of nominees and winners in the category in the last five ceremonies:

2018:

Winner: “Call Me By Your Name” – Novel

The Disaster Artist” – Non-fiction book

Logan” – Comic-book/graphic novel

“Molly’s Game” – Memoir

Mudbound” – Novel

2017:

Winner: “Moonlight” – Play

Arrival” – Short story

Fences” – Play

“Hidden Figures” – Non-fiction book
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Why ‘On the Basis of Sex’ could be this year’s out-of-nowhere Oscars surprise

Why ‘On the Basis of Sex’ could be this year’s out-of-nowhere Oscars surprise
Late-December release “On the Basis of Sex” has received limited Oscar buzz, but the 1970s-set biopic starring Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg has the makings of the Best Picture nominee that nobody sees coming. The Supreme Court justice has already taken this awards season by storm, having been seen on the big screen earlier in 2018 in “Rbg.” That box office sleeper hit is one of the top contenders in the Best Documentary Feature race, winning at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards and expected to receive a couple of Oscar nominations. Ginsburg is widely considered a national hero and pop culture icon, and her recent health scares have put liberals (probably including members of the motion picture academy) on edge. Such sympathy could manifest in votes for her scripted biopic too.

SEEour interview with the film’s composer Mychael Danna.

With groups like the American Film Institute, Critics’ Choice Awards
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