Based on my recollections from screenings, conversations, and precursor awards nominations, I’ve put together a list of 20 films that, in my opinion, appear to be the ones most likely to make it to the next phase of the competition. I’ve listed some reasons for these picks, but like with all awards, nothing is certain. I’ve also included five more films that have the merits to sneak in, but that are long shots at this point.
Top 20 Contenders
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1968 / Color / 1:33 flat / 79 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date December 12, 2017 / 69.95
Cinematography: James Desmond, Barry Feinstein, Richard Leacock, Albert Maysles, Roger Murphy, D.A. Pennebaker
Film Editor: Nina Schulman
Original Music: The Animals, The Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Byrds, Canned Heat, Country Joe and the Fish, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Al Kooper, Hugh Masekela, Jefferson Airplane, The Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, Otis Redding, The Quicksilver Messenger Service,
Billed as an action-thriller, Safecracker centers on an expert criminal who is forced out of retirement when he’s framed for murder and must perform a complicated heist to prove his innocence. It's not yet clear whether Lau and Loo, who co-directed the 2014 Martin Scorsese-exec produced film Revenge Of...
Alex Garland’s next movie, Annihilation, will bypass cinemas altogether in the UK. A few thoughts on why that matters...
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Although the man who directed every episode has insisted his monumental undertaking is a film from the beginning, we imagine some may not agree with the distinction. Yet, three-plus decades later, many would classify Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 14-part, 931-minute miniseries Berlin Alexanderplatz as a film, so perhaps we just need some more distance.
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“That’s a privilege and a luxury that filmmakers aren’t afforded anymore. I think it was
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Detroit (Kathryn Bigelow)
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In 2015, a major operator of online casinos, Bgo Entertainment, signed a contract with the famous heiress, actress and socialite Paris Hilton. Bgo Entertainment kicks off an effective ad TV campaign, choosing famous actors to promote their products. Paris works with British actor Verne Troyer, who is known for the role of Mini-Mi in the films about Austin Powers.
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We had to start our list with Martin Scorsese’s gambling masterpiece. This has everything you need in a casino film with Robert De Niro very impressive as the guy from the mob who takes over a Las Vegas gambling establishment. But it was Sharon Stone’s show-stopping performance as Ginger McKenna that really added that all-important glamour factor.
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Thierry Fremaux, Institut Lumière director, confirmed the idea to Variety at Ventana Sur. The first public pronouncements about a mutual interest in launching the event come after Lyon’s Lumière Festival, organized by the Institut Lumière, has proved one of the most successful new film events out. Launched in 2009 by Institut Lumière president Bertrand Tavernier and Fremaux, and attended by Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino (twice) and Martin Scorsese, all recipients of its top honor, the Lumière Prize, the Lumière Festival is passionately supported by France’s film community whose stars, like Tarantino, hail into Lyon to introduce their favorite classics. Their presence helps turn the screening of a movie made maybe 50 years ago into a contemporary, cinema theater-based
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