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#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement
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#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

Bombshell's narratives depicts a confused feminism, Hollywood's lukewarm attempt to represent #MeToo movement
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Bombshell's narratives depicts a confused feminism, Hollywood's lukewarm attempt to represent #MeToo movement

Bombshell has been described as the “first” #MeToo film, and the “definitive” film about the #MeToo movement – and there is much to admire about a group of women who take on a workplace riddled with sexual harassment, and win. Yet the film appears to view the women’s political ideologies and their fight against sexism as separate issues.

How Margot Robbie has perfected the art of carrying a film on her shoulders while never blowing her own trumpet
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How Margot Robbie has perfected the art of carrying a film on her shoulders while never blowing her own trumpet

Margot Robbie has held her own in men-driven narratives like The Wolf of Wall Street and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, and found her own in films like I, Tonya and Birds of Prey.

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.

BAFTAs 2020: Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor for Joker: Sam Mendes’ 1917 takes home seven awards
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BAFTAs 2020: Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor for Joker: Sam Mendes’ 1917 takes home seven awards

Andy Serkis was honoured with the outstanding British contribution to film award at the 2020 BAFTAs.

Oscars 2020: Cynthia Erivo says it's saddening to be only woman of colour nominated for best actress
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Oscars 2020: Cynthia Erivo says it's saddening to be only woman of colour nominated for best actress

For the best actress Oscar trophy, Cynthia Erivo will go up against Scarlett Johansson, Renee Zellweger, Charlize Theron, and Saoirse Ronan.

Bombshell movie review: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie's film feels like rush job in time for Oscars
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Bombshell movie review: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie's film feels like rush job in time for Oscars

Perhaps if Bombshell was written and directed by a woman, it would have felt less like a Photoshopped examination of reality.

Bombshell, Cats, The Grudge, Bhangra Paa Le, Ramesh Sippy's Shimla Mirchi: Know Your Releases
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Bombshell, Cats, The Grudge, Bhangra Paa Le, Ramesh Sippy's Shimla Mirchi: Know Your Releases

From Bhangra Paa Le in Bollywood to Tom Hopper's musical adaptation of Cats in Hollywood, check out all the films making their way to theaters this week.

The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite receive best ensemble nominations at SAG Awards 2020
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The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite receive best ensemble nominations at SAG Awards 2020

The SAG Awards will be presented 19 January and broadcast live on TNT and TBS in the US.

Bombshell Trailer: Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron caught between tense stares, awkward silences
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Bombshell Trailer: Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron caught between tense stares, awkward silences

Directed by Jay Roach, Bombshell is centered on the real scandal involving toxic, sexist environment at Fox News for women.