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Oscars 2022: It's unfortunate this year will be remembered for buffoonery over strides in representation
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Oscars 2022: It's unfortunate this year will be remembered for buffoonery over strides in representation

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on stage was the theme of the Oscars 2022 night — a cascade of microaggressions that overshadowed the progress that was witnessed during the ceremony.

The Godfather at 50: Is Francis Ford Coppola directorial an enduring gangster drama or a dated product of bygone era?
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The Godfather at 50: Is Francis Ford Coppola directorial an enduring gangster drama or a dated product of bygone era?

I have always thought that The Godfather, for all its prominence, was unfair to the women in the movie, and by extension, the women in the audience.

The Godfather gave me an identity that was hard to cope with: Al Pacino opens up on 50 years of his breakthrough film
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The Godfather gave me an identity that was hard to cope with: Al Pacino opens up on 50 years of his breakthrough film

“It’s hard to explain in today’s world — to explain who I was at that time, and the bolt of lightning that The Godfather was,” Al Pacino says.

How Coppola’s ‘Godfather’ at 50 remains the best movie of all times
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How Coppola’s ‘Godfather’ at 50 remains the best movie of all times

Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece released half a century ago on 14 March 1972 became a phenomenal success in cinematic history

Word from the Mob: Why dialogues of The Godfather trilogy have stood the test of time
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Word from the Mob: Why dialogues of The Godfather trilogy have stood the test of time

Here is looking at the dialogues of The Godfather films that have inspired similar lines in numerous films across the globe. We choose not to rank these.

Oscars 2022: Snub to House of Gucci is the final nail in the coffin for the satire that's more moody than sombre
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Oscars 2022: Snub to House of Gucci is the final nail in the coffin for the satire that's more moody than sombre

The Oscar snub firmly closed the lid on a film that is perhaps the craziest, most out-of-its-body satire of a world that most people struggle to take seriously. House of Gucci is preposterous and pompous, but maybe, that has always been the point.

Lady Gaga on playing a 'woman in survival mode' in House of Gucci: Ridley Scott took a 'sexy murder', and let it be ugly
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Lady Gaga on playing a 'woman in survival mode' in House of Gucci: Ridley Scott took a 'sexy murder', and let it be ugly

"There’s not a lot of men that are directors who would empower a woman to be ugly on camera. Ridley Scott embraced the ugliness of this character, and that should be commended because it is ugly to be disposed of for your looks, it is ugly to be left for a younger woman."

Lady Gaga wraps shoot for Ridley Scott's biographical crime drama House of Gucci
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Lady Gaga wraps shoot for Ridley Scott's biographical crime drama House of Gucci

House of Gucci stars Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani, ex-wife to the fashion house's former head Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver).

Elle Fanning joins Barry Levinson's film about making of The Godfather
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Elle Fanning joins Barry Levinson's film about making of The Godfather

Francis and The Godfather, the movie will also feature Oscar Isaac, Jake Gyllenhaal and Elisabeth Moss.

Heat turns 25: Michael Mann brought complexities, humanity of both cop and criminal in his crime drama
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Heat turns 25: Michael Mann brought complexities, humanity of both cop and criminal in his crime drama

It was Mann’s subsequent flourishes, all the details, and atmosphere and character touches, coupled with the game-raising skill of a once-in-a-lifetime ensemble cast, that made Heat the classic it has become.

Caesar Cordova, actor known for Scarface and Carlito's Way, passes away aged 84
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Caesar Cordova, actor known for Scarface and Carlito's Way, passes away aged 84

Caesar Cordova, a character actor who appeared with Al Pacino in cult crime dramas Scarface and Carlito’s Way, died of natural causes.

Auschwitz Memorial criticises Amazon Prime Video show Hunters over fictional holocaust depiction
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Auschwitz Memorial criticises Amazon Prime Video show Hunters over fictional holocaust depiction

Auschwitz Memorial is objecting to a scene in Hunters that shows a murderous game of human chess being played there, insisting that no such thing took place at the camp.

Hunters review: Al Pacino’s Jewish hunters are in the killin’ Nazi business in this sub-Tarantino alt-history lesson
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Hunters review: Al Pacino’s Jewish hunters are in the killin’ Nazi business in this sub-Tarantino alt-history lesson

Hunters hopes to combine the righteous retaliation of Munich with the sweet satisfaction of Inglourious Basterds.

Hunters Red Band trailer sees Al Pacino, Logan Lerman on a grizzly Nazi killing spree in Amazon Prime Video Original
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Hunters Red Band trailer sees Al Pacino, Logan Lerman on a grizzly Nazi killing spree in Amazon Prime Video Original

Amazon Prime Video has released a new Red Band trailer for its Jordan Peele-produced series Hunters, rife with profanities and gory Nazi slaying

Oscars 2020: From 1917 to Marriage Story, how two key characters in Best Picture nominees complement each other
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Oscars 2020: From 1917 to Marriage Story, how two key characters in Best Picture nominees complement each other

The 92nd Oscars will see nine films compete for Best Picture, out of which six revolve around the interactions between two principal characters.

Oscars 2020: A critical deconstruction of the acting category — who was nominated, and who should have been
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Oscars 2020: A critical deconstruction of the acting category — who was nominated, and who should have been

You usually know what to expect in a given year of Oscars: ten of this year’s twenty acting nominations are for playing real life people; ten are also for play artists or performers of some sort; fifteen are for acting in heavily costumed period dramas.

Hunters trailer sees Al Pacino, Logan Lerman play Nazi hunters in Jordan Peele's Amazon Prime Video Original show
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Hunters trailer sees Al Pacino, Logan Lerman play Nazi hunters in Jordan Peele's Amazon Prime Video Original show

Hunters 'follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters in 1977 New York City who discover that hundreds of escaped Nazis are living in America.'

The Irishman: Scorsese's decision to cast charismatic stars as gangsters compromises film's politics
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The Irishman: Scorsese's decision to cast charismatic stars as gangsters compromises film's politics

In The Irishman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel draw attention only to themselves without making us understand anything of how unions were once run, or why there was an association between the truckers’ unions and organised crime

The Irishman: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino's gangster film draws 17.1 mn US viewers on Netflix as per Nielsen
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The Irishman: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino's gangster film draws 17.1 mn US viewers on Netflix as per Nielsen

The Irishman premiered on 27 November on Netflix after a limited U.S. theatrical run at a handful of locations and a bigger bow in cinemas overseas.