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Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021
The Toronto International Film Festival® has set its full Platform program and announced that Academy Award–nominated actor Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal) will head the jury for the 2021 Platform Competition. The festival will also present a special TIFF Cinematheque retrospective of...
Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021
It may be hard to believe that there are still many "firsts" left to check off after 93 years of the Academy Awards, and yet this year there were a handful for Asian actors and filmmakers.
Steven Yeun ("Minari") became the first Asian American actor to be nominated for best actor. Riz...
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
Streaming from an empty banquet hall and with acceptance speeches made from living rooms, the 30th Gotham Awards gave a very strange Oscar season a virtual start Monday in a largely digital ceremony that crowned Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” the best film of 2020.
As the first prominent award...
Monday, Nov. 23, 2020
What should deafness sound like on film? For his debut feature " Sound of Metal," filmmaker Darius Marder wanted to create a sound experience that audiences had never heard before.
The idea was to simulate the journey of his lead character, Ruben, a punk metal drummer with sudden severe...