Details from the poster for Everything, Everywhere, All At Once.
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Everything, Everywhere, All at Once invokes Daoism, the Chinese school of thought that pursues balance and harmony.
Both Babylon and The Fabelman’s were nominated for Academy Awards for best score – and both take opposing but equally successful approaches evoking nostalgia.
Guillermo del Toro poses backstage with his Oscar.
Del Toro’s Pinocchio stands out because it couples existential issues with real-world historical catastrophes.
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The Oscars 2023 was a less scandalous affair than last year, and was defined by huge wins by crowd-favourite films.
Paul Mescal as Calum in Aftersun.
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The synth and strings signature of Oliver Coates’ score are combined with the isolated vocals of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury to haunting effect.
Of the ten films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, six are really good.
Chloe Zhao won the Best Director Oscar for Nomadland in 2021.
Awards aren’t just about improving chances in the eyes of funders – the recognition of an award can mean the difference between stopping and continuing.
Kerry Condon filming for The Banshees of Inisherin in Ireland.
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How tax breaks, financial investment and Pierce Brosnan contributed to Ireland’s domination of the 2023 Academy Award nominations.
A pop pioneer whose songs were performed by the great and good for decades.
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Pop composer Burt Bacharach died on Feb. 8, 2023, at the age of 94. He left a legacy of classic songs beloved by generations.
Cate Blanchett plays Lydia Tár in the Oscar-nominated film ‘Tár,’ that explores power, gender and sexuality.
‘Tár’ shines a spotlight on the challenges of working in the ultraconservative world of classical music, including complex social issues such as misogyny, racism and homophobia.
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The classical music industry has especially high numbers of people drawn from private wealth and educational privilege
Oscar nominees Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis in the film Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Ageism is pervasive and these women are still exceptions in society.
Tár muddles fact in with its fiction, creating a skewed impression of a conductor’s power.
Actor Ricardo Darín, left, and director Santiago Mitre pose at the Golden Globe Awards after “Argentina, 1985” won Best Motion Picture in a Non-English Language.
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Several films have portrayed violence and fear under Argentina’s most recent dictatorship, but the Oscar-nominated ‘Argentina, 1985’ is the first to explore the trial that brought junta leaders to justice.
Pádraic (Colin Farrell) with his companion, Jenny the little donkey.
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Award season favourite The Banshees of Inisherin is a compelling exploration of justice and the chaotic extremes some will go to to get it.
Sacheen Littlefeather speaks at the 45th Academy Awards.
A new report disputes the heritage claims of Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather. A scholar explains why scrutiny over alleged ethnic fraud is essential.
Will Smith accepts an Oscar during the 94th Annual Academy Awards.
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By slapping Chris Rock during an internationally televised awards ceremony, Will Smith demonstrated that chivalry is not dead. But was that the protection Jada Pinckett Smith wanted or needed?
Women in films are often damsels in distress. Psychology shows such representations can impact how people feel about violence and gender roles in real life.
Black women have been fighting for decades for the right to wear their natural hair. Here Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at the premiere of ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ on Dec. 18, 2021, in San Francisco.
Until Black women can wear their hair how they want without risk of ridicule, reprimand or termination, a joke targeting Black hair is no laughing matter.
Will Smith won the best actor Oscar for his performance in ‘King Richard.’
In this special edition of ‘Don’t Call Me Resilient,’ we chat about how “the slap heard around the world” is part of a layered story of racism, sexism, power and performance.