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Here are the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards winners

The 2020 Independent Spirits Awards were handed out last night. The ceremony has become an Academy Awards’ Eve tradition, celebrating the best in independent film and filmmakers, and in some ways addressing the most egregious Oscar sn...

 
 
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The 2019 Golden Cages: Most Overrated Movie

Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two weeks leading up to ...

 
 
 
 
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Hubert's Top 5 Movies of 2019

As I look back on the last year in film, I feel like I still have a lot of catching up to do. I didn’t see nearly as many movies in 2019 as I did in 2018, so there’s no way I could do a top 50 movies list. Yet even though I&rsqu...

 
 
 
 
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Here is your full list of 2020 Oscar nominations

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced. The biggest showing came from Todd Phillips' Joker, which earned 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography. Mart...

 
 
 
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The 2020 Golden Globe nominees have been announced

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 77th Golden Globes this morning. Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story leads the field with six nominations, including Best Motion Picture (Drama) and acting awards for stars A...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Varda by Agnes

Varda by Agnès, the final film by Agnès Varda, starts as a filmed masterclass. Varda sits before a rapt crowd and begins speaking of her work, her worldview, her creative approach, and her life. For an artist, life and work ar...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cats has a new trailer to fuel your jellicle nightmares

The first trailer for Tom Hooper's Cats prompted an apology from our own Jesse Lab on the behalf of fans of musical theater. This new trailer for Cats is not as uncomfortably horny but still discomfiting. Maybe I just don't get the ap...

 
 
 
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NYFF Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Midway through Céline Sciamma’s masterful Portrait of a Lady on Fire, we get the film’s thematic archstone. So much of this painterly, poetic queer romance is about looking at someone we desire and the feeling of being se...

 
 
 
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NYFF Review: The Irishman

The Irishman feels like it could be Martin Scorsese’s final film. It won’t be—he’s already working with Leonardo Di Caprio on Killers of the Flower Moon—and yet if you told me this was his last movie, I’d...

 
 
 
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Review: The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

My brother and I loved The Amazing Johnathan growing up. The stand-up comedian/magician specialized in oddball sleight of hand and strange props, and we’d often imitate the bit where he sticks a straw into his ear, pulls it out his mo...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Luz

When a film leans heavily into a retro aesthetic, I sometimes wonder how much is homage and how much of it is an affectation for cachet. Homage I’m fine with, but I have a hard time with filmmakers posturing for cred. I say this becau...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The Farewell

There’s a brief prefatory note in Lulu Wang’s The Farewell that gives viewers an idea of what to expect: “Based on an actual lie.” The film spun out of a 2016 piece Wang recorded for This American Life. I still haven...

 
 
 
 
 


About Hubert Vigillaone of us since 11:42 AM on 10.06.2011



Hubert Vigilla is a writer living in Brooklyn, which makes him completely indistinguishable from 4/5 of people who live in Brooklyn. He writes about film, television, books, music, politics, culture, and the internet on the internet.

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