the toughest scene i wrote

Spider-Verse Had to Get You to Love Miles Morales in 45 Seconds

“In Miles, we have a kid who’s not ready — he’s not ready for school; he’s not ready for this mission.”
behind the scenes

Steven Soderbergh on the High-Speed Production of High Flying Bird

It was shot using an iPhone — just one of several affordable, fast-turnaround pieces of equipment that helped him get the film off the ground quickly.
oscar futures

Is Best Director a One-man Race?

Alfonso Cuarón leaped out to a commanding lead in late August, and his grip on the trophy has shown no signs of loosening.
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  5. the streaming wars
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  6. behind the scenes
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  7. oscar futures
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  8. movies
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  13. consequences
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