The AFI Fest is in full swing. The Governors Awards are coming this weekend. And Christopher Plummer might end up getting an Oscar campaign.
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AFI Fest offers moviegoers a vital destination
The annual AFI Fest opened last night with Dee Rees’ excellent “Mudbound” and will offer other high-profile awards-season contenders including “The Disaster Artist” and “Call Me By Your Name.” (Ridley Scott’s thriller “All the Money...