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Oscars 2019 : scandal and controversy just days before the show
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Oscars 2019 : scandal and controversy just days before the show

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The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 25th, but this 91st event has already been shrouded in controversy and scandal. The presenter’s resignation, a new trophy for best Popular film, prizes given during advertising breaks… Actors and directors are stepping in – from Scorsese to Clooney – to put pressure on the Academy that is almost as old as the 7th art itself.

Oscars 2019 : scandal and controversy just days before the show
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Oscars 2019 : scandal and controversy just days before the show

Cinema The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 25th, but this 91st event has already been shrouded in controversy and scandal. The presenter’s resignation, a new trophy for best Popular film, prizes given during advertising breaks… Actors and directors are stepping in – from Scorsese to Clooney – to put pressure on the Academy that is almost as old as the 7th art itself. The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 25th, but this 91st event has already been shrouded in controversy and scandal. The presenter’s resignation, a new trophy for best Popular film, prizes given during advertising breaks… Actors and directors are stepping in – from Scorsese to Clooney – to put pressure on the Academy that is almost as old as the 7th art itself.

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Is Mads Mikkelsen the greatest actor of his generation?

Cinema At the age of 53, Mads Mikkelsen is the only thing that Rihanna, James Bond and Hannibal Lecter have in common. As the new Robinson Crusoe in Joe Penna’s Arctic, in movie theatres from February 6th, this Dane is the clearly coolest guy in cinema right now. A portrait. At the age of 53, Mads Mikkelsen is the only thing that Rihanna, James Bond and Hannibal Lecter have in common. As the new Robinson Crusoe in Joe Penna’s Arctic, in movie theatres from February 6th, this Dane is the clearly coolest guy in cinema right now. A portrait.

Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem… The insane cast for the remake of Dune.
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Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem… The insane cast for the remake of Dune.

Cinema Hot on the heels of Oscar Isaac, Timothée Chalamet, Charlotte Rampling and Rebecca Ferguson, we’ve just found out that Javier Bardem is set to join the impressive cast of Dune, in a new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s cult sci-fi novel. Behind the controls of this project is Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve. Hot on the heels of Oscar Isaac, Timothée Chalamet, Charlotte Rampling and Rebecca Ferguson, we’ve just found out that Javier Bardem is set to join the impressive cast of Dune, in a new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s cult sci-fi novel. Behind the controls of this project is Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve.

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Portrait : Bruce LaBruce, the gay porn punk filmmaker
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Portrait : Bruce LaBruce, the gay porn punk filmmaker

Cinema He comes from the gay and punk scenes of Toronto and in 30 years of career Bruce LaBruce has built a queer and radical oeuvre that kisses porno smack on the lips, a career where skinheads meet zombies, and the artist never hesitates to star in his own films.   He comes from the gay and punk scenes of Toronto and in 30 years of career Bruce LaBruce has built a queer and radical oeuvre that kisses porno smack on the lips, a career where skinheads meet zombies, and the artist never hesitates to star in his own films.  

“Peaky Blinders” creator reunites Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in a gripping thriller
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“Peaky Blinders” creator reunites Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in a gripping thriller

Cinema Game partners in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar”, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are back on screen together thanks to Steven Knight and his new thriller Serenity set for release in January 2019. Game partners in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar”, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are back on screen together thanks to Steven Knight and his new thriller Serenity set for release in January 2019.

Who is Mia Goth, the enigmatic new Hollywood star in “Suspiria” ?
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Who is Mia Goth, the enigmatic new Hollywood star in “Suspiria” ?

Cinema Both inaccessible and yet strangely familiar, down to earth yet clearly not of this world, Mia Goth permeates a mystery that seems to be serving her well in her short but prolific career. A portrait of a model turned actress, as talented as she is enigmatic. Both inaccessible and yet strangely familiar, down to earth yet clearly not of this world, Mia Goth permeates a mystery that seems to be serving her well in her short but prolific career. A portrait of a model turned actress, as talented as she is enigmatic.

Interview with Tilda Swinton: “I have never described myself as an actress.”
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Interview with Tilda Swinton: “I have never described myself as an actress.”

Cinema Muse to the most demanding directors, actress and performer Tilda Swinton has fascinated filmmakers over the course of her long career, including Derek Jarman, Jim Jarmusch and her friend Luca Guadagnino, who recently cast her in his remake of the classic horror film “Suspiria”. The eternal Swinton fascinates in this new opus as a spell-binding dance director, the very image of the magical feminine. Muse to the most demanding directors, actress and performer Tilda Swinton has fascinated filmmakers over the course of her long career, including Derek Jarman, Jim Jarmusch and her friend Luca Guadagnino, who recently cast her in his remake of the classic horror film “Suspiria”. The eternal Swinton fascinates in this new opus as a spell-binding dance director, the very image of the magical feminine.

Who is the actress and activist Jennifer Lawrence ?
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Who is the actress and activist Jennifer Lawrence ?

Cinema An Oscar winner at the precocious age of 23, and an actress who incarnates her times, Jennifer Lawrence intelligently alternates blockbusters and films d’auteur, all the while defending her political convictions, such as her support for the movement #Timesup. This autumn she dazzles in a film directed by Francis Lawrence (of Hunger Games fame) to accompany Dior’s new fragrance Joy, of which she is the official face. An Oscar winner at the precocious age of 23, and an actress who incarnates her times, Jennifer Lawrence intelligently alternates blockbusters and films d’auteur, all the while defending her political convictions, such as her support for the movement #Timesup. This autumn she dazzles in a film directed by Francis Lawrence (of Hunger Games fame) to accompany Dior’s new fragrance Joy, of which she is the official face.

Natalie Portman, plays a burnt-out pop diva in “Vox Lux”
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Natalie Portman, plays a burnt-out pop diva in “Vox Lux”

Cinema In “Vox Lux”, American director Brady Corbet’s second full length feature competing at the Venice Film Festival, Natalie Portman plays Celeste, a pop star overwhelmed by her milieu. In “Vox Lux”, American director Brady Corbet’s second full length feature competing at the Venice Film Festival, Natalie Portman plays Celeste, a pop star overwhelmed by her milieu.

So which superstar actor is set to be the new face of Joker?
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So which superstar actor is set to be the new face of Joker?

Cinema While the rumours have been rife about the casting of Joker, Todd Philips new film about Batman’s sworn enemy, Hollywood has just revealed the identity of he who’ll play the title role, and it’s none other than the delectably uncontrollable Joaquin Phoenix.   While the rumours have been rife about the casting of Joker, Todd Philips new film about Batman’s sworn enemy, Hollywood has just revealed the identity of he who’ll play the title role, and it’s none other than the delectably uncontrollable Joaquin Phoenix.  

The crazy saga of M.I.A., war refugee turned global superstar
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The crazy saga of M.I.A., war refugee turned global superstar

Music The former war refugee now international superstar M.I.A. is releasing Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. a documentary that looks back at the tumultuous journey from her childhood in Sri Lanka. The former war refugee now international superstar M.I.A. is releasing Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. a documentary that looks back at the tumultuous journey from her childhood in Sri Lanka.

The hell of sexual conversion therapy with Nicole Kidman, Russel Crowe and Xavier Dolan
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The hell of sexual conversion therapy with Nicole Kidman, Russel Crowe and Xavier Dolan

Cinema After a slew of films about coming out, now it's conversion therapy that's polarising film makers. In a similar vein to Come As You Are (released in theatres today), Joel Edgerton’s new movie Boy Erased, distils the cruelty and injustice of sexual conversion camps. A heart-breaking tale based on a true story with a stellar cast including Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges, Xavier Dolan, and pop star Troye Sivan. After a slew of films about coming out, now it's conversion therapy that's polarising film makers. In a similar vein to Come As You Are (released in theatres today), Joel Edgerton’s new movie Boy Erased, distils the cruelty and injustice of sexual conversion camps. A heart-breaking tale based on a true story with a stellar cast including Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges, Xavier Dolan, and pop star Troye Sivan.

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