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Monday, November 21, 2022

Jeremy Pope Is Telling Himself ‘Yes’ by Kyle Buchanan

As the Tony-nominated actor segues to the big screen in the gay military drama “The Inspection,” he reflects on years of shame and learning to accept himself.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Andrew Garfield Can’t Remember Who He Was Before ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ by Kyle Buchanan

In the movie musical, Garfield plays the creator of “Rent,” who died unexpectedly at 35. Making the film helped Garfield process a death in his own life.

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Honk if Helen Mirren and Vin Diesel Should Have Kissed in ‘F9’ by Kyle Buchanan

The Oscar winner’s cameo involves a car chase and some crackling chemistry. But could things turn romantic? We put the question to Mirren herself.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

With ‘In the Heights,’ Jimmy Smits Sings a Little but Gave It a Lot by Kyle Buchanan

He doesn’t have a musical theater background, so he worked hard to make one line — “Good morning, Usnavi” — ring out. Now that’s how he’s being greeted.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Chloé Zhao Becomes Second Woman to Win Top Directors Guild Award by Kyle Buchanan

The “Nomadland” filmmaker is the first woman of color to take the feature-film directing prize. She’s now the prohibitive front-runner for the Oscar.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Will People of Color Win All Four Acting Oscars This Year? by Kyle Buchanan

Plenty of Academy Awards history could be made at this year’s ceremony, especially if the SAG Award winners repeat. Here are some records that could fall.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

This Oscar Race Might Be the Hardest to Predict by Kyle Buchanan

Though other acting categories appear sewn up, the supporting-actress race is still deliciously chaotic.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

What to Expect From the 2021 Oscar Nominations by Kyle Buchanan

It should be the most diverse Oscar lineup in ages, and history may be made in the best-director category. Still, expect some snubs and controversies.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Carpetbagger: D.G.A. Nominations Bolster ‘Green Book,’ ‘Roma,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ by Kyle Buchanan

But could directors like Ryan Coogler still find favor with Oscar? The academy doesn’t always go with the Directors Guild Awards.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

The Carpetbagger: Is This ‘A Star is Born’ Pop Song Supposed to Be Bad or Glorious? by Kyle Buchanan

“Why Did You Do That?” is the film’s most debated song, and co-writer Diane Warren explains its intention.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Is ‘A Star Is Born’ Campy, or Have We Forgotten How to Feel? by Kyle Buchanan

We’re so unused to romance and sincerity on the big screen that we’ve become suspicious of our reactions. Perhaps that‘s why some critics are calling it schmaltzy.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

How Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird Will Surprise You by Kyle Buchanan

A splashy two-page ad in the Times just announced a December 2018 premiere for what’s sure to be Broadway’s most talked-about show, a new adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel To Ki…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:03AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Kevin Feige on the Disney-Fox Merger and His Future at Marvel by Kyle Buchanan

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Avengers are the first people to get the call when something major is happening in the world. Offscreen, though, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is just…

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:03PM
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain on Female Characters and Molly’s Game by Kyle Buchanan

Whether they’re collaborating onscreen or off, Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain are a whole lot of fun together. Onscreen, they’re offering the hit Molly’s Game, which represents Sork…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:00PM
Friday, November 3, 2017

Oscar Futures: How Will Sony Handle Its Kevin Spacey Movie? by Kyle Buchanan

On a regular basis between now and March 4, 2018, when the winners of the Academy Awards are announced, Vulture will consult its crystal ball to determine the changing fortunes in this year…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:11PM
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain on Female Characters and Molly’s Game by Kyle Buchanan

Whether they’re collaborating onscreen or off, Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain are a whole lot of fun together. Onscreen, they’re offering the Toronto Film Festival hit Molly’s Game,…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:14AM
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Why Do I Love Watching Someone Else’s Movie on an Airplane? by Kyle Buchanan

Everybody has a different opinion about the best way to watch a film. Some people seek out the biggest possible screen and trek to the nearest IMAX theater to catch Dunkirk in 70mm. Others p…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00AM
Friday, July 14, 2017

Every Disney Princess Ever Is Coming Back for Wreck-It Ralph 2 by Kyle Buchanan

The first Wreck-It Ralph had its fair share of cameos from video-game icons like Q*bert and Bowser, but to populate the world of its sequel, Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet, Disn…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:08PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Marvel Dropped Some Juicy Reveals About Captain Marvel and Ant-Man and the Wasp by Kyle Buchanan

On a trip through the Marvel Studios offices Monday, journalists were shown scenes and goodies from several of the studio’s upcoming comic-book films, including Black Panther, Thor: Ragnar…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:00PM
Monday, February 27, 2017

How Did Moonlight Win Best Picture? by Kyle Buchanan

“What?”It was the question asked around the world last night, from living rooms to the Dolby Theatre, as the brain trust behind the Oscars telecast executed an all-time fumble. After Fay…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:41PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Could La La Land Win the Most Oscars Ever? by Kyle Buchanan

La La Land tied a major Oscar record this morning, earning 14 nominations, a haul it shares only with Titanic and All About Eve. With just a month to go until the actual ceremony, the questi…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:00PM
Monday, January 9, 2017

For Years, No One in Hollywood Wanted to Make La La Land by Kyle Buchanan

After winning a record-breaking seven Golden Globes on Sunday night, Damien Chazelle's modern musical La La Land is sitting pretty: Most pundits expect the film to continue its winning strea…

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:37PM

How Will La La Land's Golden Globes Sweep Affect the Oscar Race? by Kyle Buchanan

More like "City of Ours," am I right? Damien Chazelle's modern Los Angeles musical utterly dominated the Golden Globes tonight, sweeping every single award it was nominated for, in…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:01AM
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Is There Really a La La Land Backlash? by Kyle Buchanan

Every week between now and February 26, 2017, when the winners of the Academy Awards are announced, Vulture will consult its crystal ball to determine the changing fortunes in this year's Os…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:01PM
Friday, December 23, 2016

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom Discusses La La Land and Making Musicals by Kyle Buchanan

A modern musical set in Southern California with all-new songs? We could be describing either Damien Chazelle's Oscar front-runner La La Land or Rachel Bloom's acclaimed CW series Crazy Ex-G…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:36AM
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

‘I’m Proud That I Survived It’: Lin-Manuel Miranda on Moana and Post-Hamilton Life by Kyle Buchanan

Disney has kept Lin-Manuel Miranda awfully busy since he left Hamilton this past summer. In addition to working on a live-action version of The Little Mermaid and plotting a secret film with…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:55PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals He’s Making a Secret Disney Film by Kyle Buchanan

Since leaving his Broadway phenomenon Hamilton in July, Lin-Manuel Miranda has hardly slowed down, and he's got the Mouse House to thank for it. He'll soon fly to London to start filming the…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:10PM
Monday, November 14, 2016

You Need This Clip of Maya Angelou and James Baldwin Right Now by Kyle Buchanan

Even if last week hadn't happened, I'd still coax you to watch this exclusive clip of Maya Angelou and James Baldwin from the documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, which is receiving a…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:41PM
Friday, September 30, 2016

Oscar Futures: The Academy Awards Race Begins With La La Land Leading by Kyle Buchanan

Every week between now and February 26, 2017, when the winners of the Academy Awards are announced, Vulture will consult its crystal ball to determine the changing fortunes in this year's Os…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:55PM
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Ryan Gosling Wears a Keytar in La La Land, Just FYI by Kyle Buchanan

In La La Land, the acclaimed new movie-musical from writer-director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone play Sebastian and Mia, two struggling artists in Los Angeles. Seb…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:08PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

La La Land and Moonlight Dominating the Film Festivals So Far by Kyle Buchanan

With the Telluride Film Festival wrapped and the Venice Film Festival heading into its final stretch, a small but important clutch of awards-season contenders has screened for select press. …

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:58AM

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