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                The 10 Best Netflix Movies of 2019

                The 10 Best Netflix Movies of 2019
                This time last year, Netflix estimated that it would release 90 original movies in 2019. At the time, the number seemed outrageous: That’s more than four times the number Warner Bros. made in the same 12-month period — and more than any human would ever care to watch. Guess what: Turns out that 90 was a conservative estimate, as Netflix unloaded nearly that many original features and series (one estimate pegged the number at 73) last month alone.

                Overwhelmed? Netflix employees refer to all those movies as “content,” but to quote “The Irishman” director Martin Scorsese, “But that’s not cinema.” Scorsese was dismissing Marvel movies when he said that — albeit with his face pressed to the window of his shiny new glass house. Cinema, it would seem, isn’t something one sees in the cinema anymore, and no one’s doing more to expand that experience than Netflix, including buying up a few
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                Gilding With the Guilds: Rounding Up the TV Craft Nominations

                The past several weeks have seen several of Hollywood’s entertainment guilds weigh in on the best that TV had to offer in 2019, with award nomination announcements from the Writers Guild of America, the Costume Designers Guild, the American Cinema Editors, and the Screen Actors Guild.

                During a period where awards announcements are dime-a-dozen, particularly in a week where the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its Golden Globe nominations dominated the news cycle, there’s no better time to examine the preferences of industry insiders as the winter awards season continues to build.

                Writers Guild of America

                On December 5, the WGA and Writers Guild of America, East announced the nominees for their annual awards and saw a decent amount of turnover in both the comedy and drama series categories. In drama, Netflix’s “The Crown,” Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and HBO’s “Succession” were held over from last year,
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                ‘The Mandalorian’ Guide, Week 6: Every Question We Have After “The Prisoner”

                Tell ya what, folks, over the six weeks I've been asking questions of The Mandalorian, the one I did not expect to receive a somewhat definitive answer was whether or not this dude Mando keeps his helmet on while clapping intergalactic cheeks. But such is the joy of Chapter 6, "The Prisoner"—slickly directed by Rick Famuyiwa, who also co-wrote the script with Christopher L. Yost—which felt kind of like Suicide Squad in space, or maybe a version of Rogue One without that absurdly dull middle part that …
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                Anna Karina: an actor of easy charm and grace whose presence radiated from the screen | Peter Bradshaw

                From her landmark early films with Jean-Luc Godard to later work such as The Nun, Karina’s beauty and charisma shone out

                It was Anna Karina’s fate, or curse, to be perpetually described as an “icon” or a “muse”: a devastatingly beautiful figurehead and inspiration-figure to all those male directors doing the creating or critics doing the rhapsodising – one male director-cineaste in particular. She certainly was every bit as beautiful as everyone ceaselessly said, but it was her easy charm, intelligence and grace which made that beauty visible and made it exist. It was the kind of acting talent that made her whole style and address to the camera look easy, or not like acting: the kind of thing that bad or inexperienced actors – or very good male stars – foreground as an effortfully meaningful performance. And she had parallel careers as singer, producer, director and novelist.

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                French new wave star Anna Karina dies aged 79

                Karina was best known for the string of films she made with Jean-Luc Godard, including A Woman Is a Woman and Pierrot le Fou

                ?Anna Karina - a life in pictures

                ?Peter Bradshaw: an actor of easy charm and grace whose presence radiated from the screen

                Danish-French actor Anna Karina, star of Bande à Part and Pierrot le Fou and collaborator with New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard, has died of cancer at the age of 79, her agent said.

                Karina, who epitomised 1960s chic with her elfin features and big kohl-rimmed blue eyes, starred in seven films made by her ex-husband Godard, including Alphaville.
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                Stephen Graham: ‘The Irishman was my Champions League final’

                The British actor reflects on a year in which he was ‘everywhere’, from gritty TV drama The Virtues to Martin Scorsese’s starry gangster epic

                Merseyside-born Stephen Graham, 46, discovered acting aged eight, before joining Liverpool’s Everyman youth theatre in his teens. His breakthrough role was his Bafta-nominated performance as skinhead Combo in Shane Meadows’s This Is England. His film credits include Snatch, Gangs of New York and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He also played Al Capone in HBO drama Boardwalk Empire. This year, he’s starred in The Virtues, Line of Duty, Rocketman and The Irishman. He now plays Jacob Marley in the BBC’s new adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

                Was A Christmas Carol a story that already meant something to you?

                I watched the film with my nanna when I was 10 – the black-and-white one with Alastair Sim as Scrooge – and remember thinking what a brilliant,
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                Jumanji: The Next Level review – an upbeat, frenetic adventure

                In this latest lively instalment of the video game adventure, two old curmudgeons join the kids in a battle against tyranny

                No one was more surprised than I when Jake Kasdan’s 2017 romp Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle managed to squeeze smart new thrills from the premise of Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s book, first filmed in 1995. While Joe Johnston’s Jumanji (starring Robin Williams) had featured fantastical creatures escaping from the titular board-game to run wild in Brantford, New Hampshire, Kasdan’s “continuation of the story” sent four young players into a video game, where they battled a series of challenges in order to earn a safe passage home. The result was a crowd-pleasing romp that combined the school detention premise of The Breakfast Club with boisterous CG action in sprightly fashion.

                With a worldwide box-office gross just this side of a billion dollars, a sequel became an
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                ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Clip Released in ‘Fortnite’, Where You Can Now Wield a Lightsaber

                ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Clip Released in ‘Fortnite’, Where You Can Now Wield a Lightsaber
                Because it’s 2019, and everything is a commercial, the popular online multiplayer video game Fortnite was exclusively treated to the debut of a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clip. But surely you’re an adult with responsibilities and there’s a chance that maybe you don’t even know what Fortnite is. Thankfully, gamers who record […]

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                “There Were Signposts All Along The Way”: Peter Dinklage Discusses Daenerys’s Heel Turn

                And the book says we may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us. So goes the story of “Game of Thrones,” a cultural phenomenon that broke the collective hearts and minds of the internet in 2019. The show’s tragic ending for the once-beloved Daenerys Targaryen was a sore spot for many fans, one that doomed the cast and crew to answer questions about the show’s ending for the rest of their careers.

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