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Niall McArdle
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Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine who also wrote 37 books, mostly on film, and directed a number of documentaries on film subjects, died on Saturday in Los Angeles of complications from a series of strokes, his family told the…

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March is just around the corner, which in these parts means only one thing. Reading Ireland Month Once again, Cathy from 746 Books and I will be co-hosting a month-long blogathon on all things Irish: books, movies, music, TV, and whatever you’re having…

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Aurora's a writer, or a wannabe writer anyway; she's the sort of young writer who probably hangs around the futuristic version of Starbucks penning things like '15 Ways to Get the Best Hypersleep' for Buzzfeed.

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The Film: Hail, Caesar The Pitch: There’s No Business Like Showbusiness … Ya Got That, Buster? Number of Nominations: 1 Which Categories? Best Production Design Will it Win? No. In another year, Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh‘s loving recreation of 1950s…

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Nothing else in the film comes close to the perfection of the opening sequence, but that's the point.

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The Academy Award for Production Design tends to go to the big, attention-getting sets. Recent winners include Sweeney Todd; The Grand Budapest Hotel; The Great Gatsby; Pan's Labyrinth; and last year's winner, Mad Max: Fury Road.

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As with almost every other category this year, La La Land is going to be the one to beat. While Justin Hurwitz is probably going to win a statue for Best Original Score, he faces a bit of a challenge in the Original Song category. He is in fact nominated…

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Here are the composers nominated for Best Original Score. Justin Hurwitz is more than likely going to win for his work on La La Land because the film has the most nominations and it is a musical, after all. Hurwitz also has two original songs nominated).…

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Hacksaw Ridge is a throwback in many ways, not least in the depiction of the army platoon, filled with boisterous 1940s types with names like Teach, Hollywood, Grease and Smitty, who all look and talk like they just stepped out of a Van Johnson movie.

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There is a fifth character, and it's West Texas itself: all depressing small towns, poverty, country music, and cowhands.
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