It is difficult not to see the film as a vanity project for Wahlberg.
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The overwhelming politicism of this year’s awards have been overtaken by the Best Picture slip up.
Taraneh Alidousti and Shahab Hosseini in Iran’s The Salesman.
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The best of global cinema from Germany to Iran and Vanuatu.
Director Asghar Farhadi wins the award for best screenplay at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Their critiques may be more gentle, their attacks more circumspect – but they are resonant nonetheless. And when filmmakers like Farhadi confront Trump, they're on familiar turf: They've seen his type back home.
Zoolander 2, anyone?
Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight: one of the most beautiful films in recent years.
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There are five very good films nominated for the Best Picture gong and one extraordinary one.
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Another article about the politics of La La Land? This time it's personal.
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Warhol has become one of the most well known artists in the world, but his work still has secrets to reveal.
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Until La La Land can star two actors of colour or two women in the leading roles, Hollywood will have a diversity problem.
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Why do alternative histories of a Nazified world again have such commercial and cultural traction?
The Great Wall, an epic US-Chinese coproduction.
Ultimately the controversy over the casting of Matt Damon as a "white saviour" in The Great Wall is baseless, as the film falls flat in other ways.
Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in Fifty Shades Darker.
After Fifty Shades of Grey there was debate about its romanticisation of an abusive relationship. The sequel confirms that this wasn’t a misconception.
There is a growing mainstream appetite for things that would previously be considered “deviant” pursuits – and businesses are catching on.
Malachi Kirby as enslaved man Kunta Kinte, in the new adaptation of Roots.
The mondo film, for all its faults, encapsulates our tangled responses to the darkest moments of our collective history.
The past may be a foreign country, but the way we engage with it determines our present.
Cate Blanchett disappears into her role as the Mother in RED: sweating and furious with the fundamental compulsion to mate.
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Cate Blanchett howls and contorts in RED, del kathryn barton's ferocious exploration of female power.
The Oscar-nominated film is pure Hollywood hokum and a lost opportunity.
No film could be more perfectly circular, more self-congratulatory and more suited to the time.
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family.
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As T2 Trainspotting hits cinemas, a great deal has changed since the original.
Nicole Kidman has been nominated for an Oscar in the category of best supporting actress.
Australian cinema has offered striking, intelligent and forceful evaluations of our national identity. Rather than play an outdated gambling game this Australia Day, why not watch the best of Aussie film?