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Spirit Awards likely to sync up with the Oscars — again

The past four winners of the Independent Spirit Awards’ best feature — “12 Years a Slave,” “Birdman,” “Spotlight” and “Moonlight” — have gone on to take the Oscar for best picture.

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'Call Me by Your Name' leads Independent Spirit Awards nominations

Luca Guadagnino’s romantic drama “Call Me by Your Name” leads the nominations for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards, earning six nods when the nominees were announced Tuesday.

Crime thriller “Good Time” and Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” tied with five nominations apiece, while Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” and Chloé Zhao’s “The Rider” tied with four nominations each.

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The team behind 'Top of the Lake: China Girl' plunges into prostitution, illegal surrogacy, motherhood — and humor

Most would likely agree that the crime-mystery miniseries “Top of the Lake: China Girl” can be moody to the point of grim. So it’s a little unnerving that a gathering of co-creator Gerard Lee, co-creator and co-director Jane Campion and co-director Ariel Kleiman to discuss the Sundance Channel show is peppered by laughter.

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The eye behind the camera tackles tracking shots, dramatic tension and submerged love

An erotic underwater love scene, the cheap but colorful motels of the displaced, a tennis match with more than a trophy at stake: Three cinematographers explain how they got their shots, and why they mattered.

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With the Golden Globes' recent respectability, don't expect any surprises in the nominations

Where have all the weirdos gone in the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the ones who’d nominate “Burlesque” for best motion picture or think that Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie both deserved nods for the complete lack of chemistry they displayed in “The Tourist”?

The last few years, the Golden Globes have been far too respectable. And where’s the fun in that?

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For 'Blade Runner 2049,' cinematographer Roger Deakins only had to film the future

“I jog on the beach every morning — except today because I had a hangover,” says Roger Deak-ins, on the morning after the world ‘premiere of “Blade Runner 2049.”

What’s Deakins also feeling besides post-celebratory? “Relief,” says the English cinematographer known for his breathtaking, painterly style as well as his advice-filled blog, Looking at Light. “It’s two years of your life.

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