Licorice Pizza (Movie)

Here’s How Each Best-Picture Nominee Could Win an Oscar

But significant year-end support from critics’ groups helped “Drive My Car” crash the Oscar race, where it claimed nominations for picture, director, adapted screenplay and international feature. Hollywood doesn’t know Hamaguchi as well as it got to know the “Parasite” auteur Bong Joon Ho during that film’s prepandemic Oscar season, so multiple wins may be […]

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Who Will Be Nominated for the Oscars? Here Are Our Projections.

Ask me about the best-actress race in an hour, and I might have an entirely different lineup for you. I feel fairly bullish on Kidman, Colman and Gaga, but there are so many feasible contenders vying for those last two spots that I keep tearing up my projections and starting anew. Hudson and Jessica Chastain […]

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Producers Guild Nominations Keep ‘Dune’ in Play

Is this a best-picture preview? The Producers Guild of America announced its 10 nominees for best feature film on Thursday, and the group is considered one of the strongest signs of where the Oscar wind is blowing: Over the last three years, only one eventual best-picture nominee (“The Father”) made it into the best-picture lineup […]

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One Indelible Scene: When a Woman Takes the Wheel in ‘Licorice Pizza’

Alana and Greg take Jon to a nearby gas station, where the sounds of the song “Indian Reservation” fill the air. That may explain why Jon, still hyped up, yells out “Chumash territory!” as he makes for a pump, tossing the gas can at a startled customer. (I suspect that Anderson is also having fun: […]

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SAG Award Nominations 2022: The Complete List, Snubs and Surprises

Will Smith, “King Richard” Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” Cumberbatch, Garfield, Smith and Washington are all widely expected to repeat at the Oscars, setting up a real clash of the titans for the win. But it’s a big shocker to see Javier Bardem here for his spirited performance as Desi Arnaz in “Being the […]

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Lucille Ball on the Big Screen, the Small Screen and Offscreen

All of a sudden, here’s Lucy. The small-screen icon Lucille Ball has reappeared on the big screen in two current releases: first in fictionalized form as the boisterous harridan Lucille Dolittle (Christine Ebersole) in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza,” then, more significantly, as her full-blown, no-nonsense, businesslike self, as portrayed by Nicole Kidman in the […]

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Alana Haim on ‘Licorice Pizza,’ Her Surprising Movie Debut

Anderson said he knew Haim would be good but “I didn’t know she was going to be that good. I’ve worked with the same guys for like 20 years, and I just kept looking around at them for verification. Like, you have to tap me on my shoulder to make sure I’m seeing what I’m […]

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‘Licorice Pizza’ Review: California Dreaming and Scheming

These moments are cheap and stupid and add nothing to a movie that throws out a great deal to alternating scattershot and lasered effect: the OPEC oil crisis, water beds, the silhouette of palm trees against a night sky and the kind of stars who no longer shine bright. One of the recurrent beats that […]

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