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Oscar’s Déjà Vu: Remakes Like ‘Dune’ and ‘CODA’ Spice Up Awards Race

When Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” screened for industry audiences in late November, Oscar pundits were rapturous but immediately worried: “It’s great, but could a remakewin best picture?”…

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead Visual Effects Society Nominations

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the nominees for the 20th Annual VES Awards, with Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” leading the feature film field with six nominations. Disney’s “Encanto”…

‘Power of the Dog,’ ‘Dune’ Editors Weave Tension Into Their Cuts

“The Power of the Dog” editor Peter Sciberras was drawn to the psychological tension woven into Jane Campion’s script. That tension underlined the relationship between the Burbank brothers…

Tales from the Awards Circuit: Highlights of a Return to Live Events

In the past year, thanks to vaccines and an abundance of caution, in-person events began to resume throughout the season. It began with Emmy FYC panels, usually filled…

How Films Like ‘Dune’ and ‘King Richard’ Use Fantasy in Storytelling

One thing that Hollywood definitely knows how to do is tell a cinematic fairy tale. Whether cut from real life or a work of fiction, filmmakers have long…

Legendary Television Hires Paramount TV Studios Exec Brian Segna as Head of Development (EXCLUSIVE)

Legendary Television has hired Paramount Television Studios executive Brian Segna as its new head of development and promoted four of its current team members, Variety has learned exclusively.…

Our 2022 Golden Globes predictions: Who will win

The 2022 Golden Globes won’t be televised this year after the group behind it, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has been rocked by scandal — including the news it has no black members. But the show will go on, sort of: Beginning at 9 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 9, you can watch for winners’ names to…

‘Dune’ Sound Experts Bring Sci-Fi ‘Realism’ to Outer Space

Sound is one of the most important and misunderstood elements in filmmaking, and sound for sci-fi films adds another degree of difficulty. “Dune,” directed by Denis Villeneuve, boasts…

The best movies of 2021 prove film isn’t dead

2021 was a gazillion times better than 2020.

Craving Sci-Fi and Fantasy After ‘The Matrix Resurrections’? These 10 Epic Novels Should Do the Trick

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The Best Picture Race Comes Into Focus: A Look at Some Key Players

As the year comes to a close and the major awards contenders have screened, we look at some of the films competing for a slot in the best…

‘King Richard,’ Will Smith and Tessa Thompson Win at Black Film Critics Awards (EXCLUSIVE)

The Black Film Critics Circle has named Reinaldo Marcus Green’s “King Richard” the best film of 2021. The drama that focuses on the rise of Venus and Serena…