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The Archaeology of Film: Close-Up on Filipa César's "Spell Reel"

5 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Filipa César Spell Reel (2017) is playing October 10 - November 19, 2017 on Mubi in the United Kingdom. People living in the first years of their country’s independence have always known that history isn’t something that comes down to you in books and museums; to them, history is something they work on their knees and get their hands dirty to build brick by brick, frame by frame. Spell Reel, a collaborative film directed by Filipa César, is a document that records the film history of Guinea-Bissau. By doing this, it ends up being an archive of the nation-forming narratives of Guinea-Bissau. Deviating from the idea of a monolithic, self-sustaining history, the film begins with uncertainty and unfamiliarity that is only partially resolved by an interpreter who punctuates the story with silence and translation. We begin by being twice removed from »

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‘Chappaquiddick’ Moves Out of the Crowded Awards Season — Exclusive

10 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, riding high after the early hit “47 Meters Down,” bought “Chappaquiddick” and “Hostiles” out of Toronto, it looked like they might provide direct competitors for a Best Actor Oscar slot. Now Scott Cooper’s $50-million western “Hostiles,” which earned upbeat reviews and press out of Telluride and Tiff, is heading for a December release and an Oscar campaign for Christian Bale.

Chappaquiddick,” however, will have to wait.

John Curran’s “Chappaquiddick” (a $4 million pickup, with a $16 million P&A) will wisely hold off for a 2018 release on April 6. Jason Clarke would have not only been competing with Bale for a Best Actor slot, but also with himself in Dee Rees’s southern drama “Mudbound” (November 17, Netflix).

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- Anne Thompson

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‘The Good Doctor’ Is Now Bigger Than ‘NCIS’ and ‘This Is Us,’ By a Hair — Ratings Watch

11 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Nielsen “Doctor” is in. After three weeks of the new season, the ABC drama “The Good Doctor” appears to be a bonafide hit for the network.

According to the latest Nielsen data covering three days’ worth of time-shifting (including DVR and video on demand viewing), “The Good Doctor” is averaging 16.42 million viewers — making it not just TV’s most-watched new drama, but TV’s most-watched drama, period. That’s because after three weeks, “The Good Doctor” is just a smidge above CBS’ perennial powerhouse “NCIS” (16.35 million) and NBC’s emotional juggernaut “This Is Us” (16.19 million).

The show, starring Freddie Highmore as a high-functioning autistic physician, is also the fall’s No. 1 freshman drama and top-rated 10 p.m. series among Adults 18-49 (3.7 rating).

Read More:‘The Good Doctor’ Is Destroying One Misconception About Autism at a Time

David Shore executive produces “The Good Doctor,” which is based on a South Korean format, »


- Michael Schneider

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