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Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan, casting director Nandini Shrikent among others from India invited to join The Academy
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Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan, casting director Nandini Shrikent among others from India invited to join The Academy

The Academy said the new invitees include 36 per cent of people of colour and 45 per cent women with artistes from 68 countries.

Harry Potter films, Parasite, 1917, Back to the Future will be re-released as UK theatres plan to reopen
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Harry Potter films, Parasite, 1917, Back to the Future will be re-released as UK theatres plan to reopen

Harry Potter film series alongside Lawrence of Arabia, Back to the Future and Singin' in the Rain will be screened in UK cinemas upon reopening.

Bong Joon Ho to publish 'Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards' to celebrate Oscar-winning film's one year anniversary
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Bong Joon Ho to publish 'Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards' to celebrate Oscar-winning film's one year anniversary

Parasite, which examines the class divide in the Korean society through a poor family scheming its way into a rich man's house with disastrous results, became a phenomenon on its debut at Cannes in May last year, starting a winning March that ended at Oscars.

Like Parasite, Knives Out and The Platform, Brazilian quasi-Western Bacurau uses genre constructs for social commentary
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Like Parasite, Knives Out and The Platform, Brazilian quasi-Western Bacurau uses genre constructs for social commentary

In films like Bacurau, we get messages about society’s class structures, and the most interesting thing is that these films aren’t structured like “message movies”.

Coronavirus outbreak: From Selvaraghavan to Venkat Prabhu, how Kollywood celebrities are spending 21-day lockdown
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Coronavirus outbreak: From Selvaraghavan to Venkat Prabhu, how Kollywood celebrities are spending 21-day lockdown

Anu Emmanual, GV Prakash and Manjima Mohan shared how they are keeping themselves busy during the three week nationwide lockdown.

Does pretentiousness define a cinephile? Think again; in an ideal world, cinema should be for everyone
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Does pretentiousness define a cinephile? Think again; in an ideal world, cinema should be for everyone

Will the real film snob stand up and admit to ruining the movie experience with their pseudo-intelligent input?

'How bad were the Academy Awards this year?': Donald Trump blasts Oscar-winning South Korean film Parasite, actor Brad Pitt during rally
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'How bad were the Academy Awards this year?': Donald Trump blasts Oscar-winning South Korean film Parasite, actor Brad Pitt during rally

Donald Trump ridiculed the historic best-picture Oscar win for South Korean film 'Parasite' telling a campaign rally he wished for the return of Hollywood classics like 1939’s 'Gone with the Wind'.

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite witnesses rise in worldwide box office earnings after historic Oscar win
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Bong Joon-ho's Parasite witnesses rise in worldwide box office earnings after historic Oscar win

Parasite became the first South Korean film to win the Best Picture Academy Award.

Producer claims Bong Joon Ho's Parasite plagiarised its story from Tamil film Minsara Kanna starring Vijay
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Producer claims Bong Joon Ho's Parasite plagiarised its story from Tamil film Minsara Kanna starring Vijay

Parasite became the first South Korean film to win in the Best Picture category at the Oscars.

Why Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite is a satirical masterpiece watered down by incongruous social optimism
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Why Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite is a satirical masterpiece watered down by incongruous social optimism

Korean films are extremely violent, and the worst kind of brutality is casually portrayed in them. However, in Parasite, director Bong Joon-ho seems to make a serious compromise when he takes the film to a violent climax, which is not really ‘disturbing’, and ultimately concludes with ‘hope’.

Bong Joon-Ho's translator has her own 'fan base', Twitter claims she deserves an 'honorary Oscar'
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Bong Joon-Ho's translator has her own 'fan base', Twitter claims she deserves an 'honorary Oscar'

Bong Joon-Ho's translator Sharon Choi has been with the Parasite director since May 2019, and is a filmmaker in her own right.

The woman behind Oscar-winning Parasite: All you need to know about Miky Lee, South Korean entertainment's biggest mogul
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The woman behind Oscar-winning Parasite: All you need to know about Miky Lee, South Korean entertainment's biggest mogul

Behind Parasite, and Korea's, rise to the front of the cinematic conversation is Miky Lee, whose $4.1 billion entertainment empire serves as the foundation for much of the cultural output of the country.

Oscar 2020 highlights: Brad Pitt goes political, Bong-Joon Ho dominates with Parasite, Eminem drops surprise act
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Oscar 2020 highlights: Brad Pitt goes political, Bong-Joon Ho dominates with Parasite, Eminem drops surprise act

The highlights of Oscars 2020 include maiden Academy Award wins of Joaquin Phoenix (Best Actor for Joker) and Laura Dern (Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story).

Lessons from Parasite: Let's talk about 1917, Marriage Story and the art of Oscar-nominated closeted conservatism
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Lessons from Parasite: Let's talk about 1917, Marriage Story and the art of Oscar-nominated closeted conservatism

Parasite's Oscar win may spark a discussion on other nominees in the Best Picture category that preferred to speak in binaries while pretending not to do so — films like 1917 and Marriage Story, that faked nuance while in fact telling a one-sided story | Anna MM Vetticad writes

Oscars 2020: Twitter reacts to Bong-Joon Ho's 'drink all night' statement, Martin Scorsese falling asleep during Eminem's performance
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Oscars 2020: Twitter reacts to Bong-Joon Ho's 'drink all night' statement, Martin Scorsese falling asleep during Eminem's performance

Other moments from Oscars 2020 that led to interesting Twitter reactions include Taika Waititi hiding his award under a seat.

Oscars 2020: Despite absence from ceremony, Priyanka Chopra Jonas cheers for Parasite's historic win on Instagram
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Oscars 2020: Despite absence from ceremony, Priyanka Chopra Jonas cheers for Parasite's historic win on Instagram

As the South Korean drama Parasite made history at the 92nd Academy Awards, actor Priyanka Chopra congratulated the team of the movie and said the craft of artists has the power to transcend borders.

Oscars 2020: Leslie Jones reveals she 'abstained' from voting in most categories; cites 'no black people' as reason
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Oscars 2020: Leslie Jones reveals she 'abstained' from voting in most categories; cites 'no black people' as reason

Both BAFTA and the Academy have been heavily criticised for the lack of representation and diversity after the nominations were announced. The acting categories had shut out people of colour while no women filmmakers were recognised in the directing segment.

Oscars 2020 winners list: Parasite, Bong Joon-Ho make history; Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix win top acting honours
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Oscars 2020 winners list: Parasite, Bong Joon-Ho make history; Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix win top acting honours

At the 2020 Oscars, actor Brad Pitt went home with the award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, while Laura Dern won in the Best Supporting Actress category for Marriage Story.

Oscars 2020: Bong Joon-Ho first South Korean to win Best Director; Parasite gets Best International Feature Film
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Oscars 2020: Bong Joon-Ho first South Korean to win Best Director; Parasite gets Best International Feature Film

In a first for South Korea, master-director Bong Joon Ho earned the Academy Award for the best director and best original screenplay for his genre-defying Parasite, while filmmaker Taika Waititi bagged the Oscar in the adapted screenplay category for the film Jojo Rabbit.