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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.

Oscars 2022 predictions: Here's a list of who will win Best Picture, Actress, Director, Actor and other honours — and who should
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Oscars 2022 predictions: Here's a list of who will win Best Picture, Actress, Director, Actor and other honours — and who should

Here is a rundown of all the main Oscars 2022 categories, with my predictions for who will win and who actually should win.

Oscars 2022: When will we stop ranting #OscarsTooMale? Here's why this year should've ended that
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Oscars 2022: When will we stop ranting #OscarsTooMale? Here's why this year should've ended that

The argument here is not necessarily a comparison between the efficiency of a male director and a female director. Instead, the ask is simple: do not overlook movies by female filmmakers in favour of an all-male lineup.

Oscars 2022: How The Power of the Dog dissects performative masculinity through its oppressive production design
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Oscars 2022: How The Power of the Dog dissects performative masculinity through its oppressive production design

The code of the cowboy stems from the rough-and-tumble in the wild where rifles and ropes speak louder than words. But in The Power of the Dog, director Jane Campion rethinks the intersection of genre and gender.

Oscars 2022: Streaming dominates nominations again, with Netflix's The Power of the Dog, Apple TV's The Tragedy of Macbeth
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Oscars 2022: Streaming dominates nominations again, with Netflix's The Power of the Dog, Apple TV's The Tragedy of Macbeth

Oscar voters rewarded Netflix, Apple TV+, and Amazon films with nearly 40 Oscar nominations — 27 for Netflix alone, with Jane Campion’s Western The Power of the Dog recognised in an impressive 12 categories, including best picture.

2021 marked return of the Western, from revisionist tales in Concrete Cowboy to modern takes like The Power of the Dog
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2021 marked return of the Western, from revisionist tales in Concrete Cowboy to modern takes like The Power of the Dog

As good as 2021 was for the Western, one cannot finish this assessment without addressing the Rust set tragedy. You can have all the gun-twirling scenes you want onscreen but Hollywood simply cannot afford to have any more accidents on set, lest the Western genre itself fall out of favour.

The Power Of The Dog movie review: Fierce, brutal in its own way, and wildly beautiful at end of it all
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The Power Of The Dog movie review: Fierce, brutal in its own way, and wildly beautiful at end of it all

In The Power of the Dog, director Jane Campion finds that rare, lyrical way to suppress everything the western genre obviates without losing its harsh, exterior coating.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss to feature in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss to feature in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Phil Burbank, a brilliant and cruel man who wages a relentless war to destroy his sister-in-law

Cannes Film Festival: Kidman's Grace of Monaco booed by critics
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Cannes Film Festival: Kidman's Grace of Monaco booed by critics

The Grace Kelly melodrama Grace of Monaco kicked off the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival today with classic French Riviera glamour, behind-the-scenes controversy and emphatic boos from critics.