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NOVEMBER 19, 2022 | SPECIAL ISSUE




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The Fabelmans

Gabriel LaBelle (Actor) Judd Hirsch (Actor)

She Said

Carey Mulligan (Actor) Zoe Kazan (Actor) Maria Schrader (Director)

Babylon

Diego Calva (Actor) Justin Hurwitz (EP/Actor) Mary Zophres (Costume Designer) Florencia Martin (Production Designer)

Top Gun: Maverick

Miles Teller (Actor) Jennifer Connelly (Actor) Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer) Joseph Kosinski (Director)

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Elvis

Austin Butler (Actor) Baz Luhrmann (Co-Writer/Director/Producer) Gail Berman (Producer)

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Armageddon Time

James Gray (Writer/Director/Producer) Jeremy Strong (Actor)

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Corsage

Marie Kreutzer (Writer/Director) Vicky Krieps (Actor)

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The Good Nurse

Eddie Redmayne (Actor) Jessica Chastain (Actor) Tobias Lindholm (Director)

White Noise

Noah Baumbach (Writer/Director/Producer) Greta Gerwig (Actor) Danny Elfman (Composer)

The Wonder

Florence Pugh (Actor) Sebastián Lelio (Writer/Director)

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Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Alejandro González Iñárritu (Writer/Director/Producer) Ximena Lamadrid (Actor) Daniel Giménez Cacho (Actor) Eugenio Caballero (Production Designer) Anna Terrazas (Costume Designer) Martín Hernández (Sound Designer & Supervisor)

Blonde

Ana de Armas (Actor) Adrien Brody (Actor)

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro (Writer/Director/Producer) Mark Gustafson (Director) Alexandre Desplat (Composer)

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Rian Johnson (Writer/Director/Producer) Bob Ducsay (Editor) Kathryn Hahn (Actor) Kate Hudson (Actor) Janelle Monáe (Actor)

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Return to Seoul

Davy Chou (Director)

Living

Oliver Hermanus (Director) Bill Nighy (Actor)

The Son

Hugh Jackman (Actor) Laura Dern (Actor) Florian Zeller (Co-Writer/Director/Producer)

Till

Chinonye Chukwu (Co-Writer/Director) Danielle Deadwyler (Actor) Jalyn Hall (Actor) Keith Beauchamp (Producer)

Bones and All

Luca Guadagnino (Director/Producer) David Kajganich (Writer/Producer) Trent Reznor (Composer/Songwriter) Atticus Ross (Composer/Songwriter)

Women Talking

Sarah Polley (Writer/Director) Claire Foy (Actor) Ben Whishaw (Actor) Dede Gardner (Producer)

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Jennifer Lawrence (Actor/Producer) Brian Tyree Henry (Actor) Lila Neugebauer (Director/EP)

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Nanny

Nikyatu Jusu (Writer/Director)

Thirteen Lives

Ron Howard (Director/Producer) James D. Wilcox (Editor) Oliver Tarney (Supervising Sound Editor) Rachael Tate (Supervising Sound Editor) Benjamin Wallfisch (Composer)

Luck

Peggy Holmes (Director)

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Ryan Coogler (Co-Writer/Director) Kevin Feige (Producer) Angela Bassett (Actor) Danai Gurira (Actor)

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James Cameron (Writer/Director/Producer) Russell Carpenter (Cinematographer) Deborah L. Scott (Costume Designer) Dylan Cole (Production Designer)

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Decision to Leave

Park Chan-wook (Co-Writer/Director)

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Eternal Spring

Jason Loftus (Writer/Director/Producer)

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THE RACE

BEGINS This year’s Contenders line-up is bigger than ever BY J O E U T I C H I

Every year, as the lights dim on the last panel of one of our marathon Contenders events, I think to myself… Well, it can never get bigger than that. And every year, perhaps inevitably, it does. So, it should come as no surprise that we have a record number of titles in this year’s lineup for Contenders LA. And where else will you find a list of names so stellar you could construct an entire galaxy? Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Connelly, Jessica Chastain, Guillermo del Toro and Janelle Monáe are just a small handful of the artists that’ll have visited the Contenders stage before we’ve


even hit the lunch break. And once

extraordinarily accomplished

small, global and personal, fantastical

we’re all fed, Luca Guadagnino, Claire

shoulders that Till rests, as she brings

and grounded, and tragic and funny.

Foy, Jennifer Lawrence, Angela Bassett

us right into the pain and resolve of

and Park Chan-wook will be lifting

Mamie Till-Mobley’s fight for justice.

taking for you, our delightful audience,

us away from any suggestion of an

And Austin Butler so embodies the

this year. And literally the only cost

afternoon slump.

king in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis that it’s as

of your admittance is having to bear

though he lives again—can we start a

the deep indignity of enduring my

petition to get him a Vegas residency?

pallid attempts at comedy as your

But Contenders is about discovery, too, so be on the lookout for the newcomers to the race whose careers

There are so many panels today

All of this and more is there for the

host and emcee. I’m doing my best to

seem poised to flourish. Gabriel

that it’s almost impossible to detail

improve, I promise. But I hope at the

LaBelle is exceptional in his breakout

them all. But what’s clear is that cinema

very least that I’ll be able to make it up

role in The Fabelmans, and we must

is alive and well, in its many forms. From

to you by sending some of you home

spare a thought for the pressure that

the blast and bombast of Top Gun:

with delightful raffle prizes from our

an actor charged with playing the

Maverick, to the surreal serenity of a

sponsors. It’s the least I could do.

young Steven Spielberg—by Steven

donkey’s life in EO, film is an artform

Spielberg—must have felt on his first

that never ceases to demonstrate

cinematic ride with you all. Let’s all go to

day on set. It’s on Danielle Deadwyler’s

an exquisite gamut of stories big and

the pictures… ★

I couldn’t be happier to be on this




Meet the

moderators The Deadline staffers who’ll be guiding you through this year’s Contenders YOUR EMCEE JOE UTICHI EXECUTIVE AWARDS EDITOR

Joe oversees Deadline’s awards coverage, including its dedicated print magazine for the Oscar and Emmy seasons, AwardsLine. He also edits Deadline’s special “Disruptors” edition for the Cannes Film Festival and serves as the emcee for its Contenders events. He has been aboard since 2012. Prior to joining, his work regularly appeared in his native UK—for outlets including The Sunday Times and The Guardian—and around the world. He has also worked extensively in film and television, producing EPK and production notes and working as a unit publicist. He is a member of BAFTA and has sat on multiple juries for the BAFTA Film Awards.

YOUR MO DERATO RS MIKE FLEMING CO- EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, FILM

telepic executive produced by Mel

Columnist covering what is seemingly

Gibson. One of Mike’s early jobs in

now the year-round Oscar and Emmy

Mike joined Deadline in 2010 after

journalism was editor of the well-

seasons. He is also Deadline's Chief

working at Variety for 20 years as a

known Media Industry Newsletter

Film Critic, having previously reviewed

reporter, writer and columnist. He

(MIN). He then joined New York

films for MovieLine, Boxoffice magazine,

was not only nationally recognized

Newsday as a columnist, reviewer

Backstage, Hollywood.com and Maxim,

as Variety's premiere film reporter

and entertainment writer. During his

as well as Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide

but also for his “Dish” and “The

career, he has written for numerous

for which he was a contributing editor.

Buzz” columns. Mike is known for

magazines including Playboy, Details,

In addition to writing, Pete is also host

his industry relationships and his

TV Guide and Esquire.

of both the KCET Cinema Series and the weekly KCET television series, Must

ability to break news wherever it PETE HAMMOND AWARDS COLUMNIST/ CHIEF FILM CRITIC

See Movies. He previously held

Doubleday published his book

Pete, widely considered to be one of

Arsenio Hall Show, The Martin Short

about The Three Stooges, From

the pre-eminent awards analysts for

Show and AMC Networks and is the

Amalgamated Morons to American

both film and television, has for the

recipient of five Emmy nominations for

Icons, which ABC turned into a

past 11 years been Deadline's Awards

writing. Pete is only the second journalist

happens, including on the ground at festivals like Sundance, Cannes and Toronto. He also is an author:

producing positions at Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The


to have received the Publicists Guild of

news, criminal courts and entertain-

She has written a New York Times

America’s Press Award twice, in 1996

ment. He has won a U.K. Press Award

bestselling non-fiction book and regularly

and 2013.

for show business reporter of the year

appears on French television network TF1

and received a special British Indepen-

as an entertainment expert.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE COLUMNIST/ INTERNATIONAL EDITOR AT LARGE

dent Film Award for services to indie

Baz joined Deadline in 2022 after three

allow him to do this.

film. He supports Arsenal FC. On occasion he is known to sing. Please don’t

MATTHEW CAREY DOCUMENTARY EDITOR, AWARDS Matthew Carey joined the Deadline team on a fulltime basis in 2020, after a long

decades as entertainment columnist ANTONIA BLYTH SENIOR AWARDS EDITOR, AWARDSLINE

association as a freelancer, to specialize

New York and Hollywood. Prior to that

Antonia has contributed to Deadline

scape. Matthew is a writer and producer

he was based in New York for three

and AwardsLine’s print magazines

whose work has appeared on CNN, CNN

years for The Sun. He covered crime &

since 2014. A native Brit based in

International and CNN en Español. He

entertainment for the London Evening

LA, prior to joining she covered West

has written extensively about docu-

Standard; before that he worked for

Coast entertainment for ELLE.com,

mentary film for CNN and CNN.com,

local newspapers, and got his start at a

and her work has been featured in The

Documentary magazine, NBCNews.com

London news agency covering general

Guardian, UK Marie Claire and InStyle.

and TheWrap.

for the U.K. Daily Mail, where he covered film, theater and television in London,

in coverage of the nonfiction film land-



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Your MODERATORS

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VALERIE COMPLEX ASSOCIATE EDITOR/FILM WRITER

Deadline in the fall of 2011, where he

talent working in film and TV. He also is

co-edited the site's sister publication

part of Deadline's festival studio team at

Valerie joined Deadline in

AwardsLine, Anthony covered the box

the likes of Sundance, Tribeca and Toronto.

September 2021 from Gizmodo's

office beat for Indiewire's Thompson

Before coming to Deadline he worked at

genre news site io9 and a freelance

on Hollywood. He also co-produced

UTA, 8th Day Pictures and Infinity Manage-

writing career that includes bylines

Matt Walsh's film A Better You.

ment International.

RYAN FLEMING CRAFTS EDITOR, AWARDSLINE

JUSTIN KROLL SENIOR FILM REPORTER

of graphic novels and screenplays

Ryan joined Deadline in March 2021

Justin joined Deadline in July 2020 and

and a lover of all things film, she

as Assistant Editor for AwardsLine. He

covers all aspects of the film industry.

is part of Deadline's reviews team

received his MFA in Studio Art at The

Before Deadline, he had been with Variety

and is co-host of Deadline's New

City College of New York in 2019. He

since early 2008, starting as an intern

Hollywood podcast, where she will

contributes to the awards coverage

before being upped to editorial assistant

continue to amplify voices from

of animation and the craft side of film

in 2009, and joining the film team in

marginalized communities. She is

and television. In his role as Assistant

2010. Before Variety, Kroll worked as a

based in New York

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freelancer for Reuters in Los Angeles. He’s

at Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Collider, Conde Nast, Harper’s Bazaar and many others. A writer

ditor, Ryan also contrib-

utes to the editing of Deadline's

a graduate of Michigan State University.

ANTHONY D’ALESSANDRO EDITORIAL DIRECTOR/ BOX OFFICE EDITOR

AwardsLine magazines and interviews contenders above and below the line.

DOMINIC PATTEN SENIOR EDITOR, LEGAL & TV CRITIC

Anthony covers box office, breaking

MATT GROBAR INTERNATIONAL TV CO-EDITOR

Dominic covers litigious Hollywood’s

and festival news. His first job in the

Matt joined the editors’ desk in March

current Golden Age of television with

film industry was at Savoy Pictures'

2021 after five years as AwardsLine's

his video reviews and more. Before

headquarters in New York where he

Assistant Editor. In that role, he contrib-

joining Deadline in 2012, he wrote for

worked in film distribution. In the

uted to the coverage and editing of the

the New York Times, Los Angeles Times,

summer of 1999, he was hired by

magazines throughout the year, focusing

Washington Times, and the Toronto

Variety and moved to Los Angeles,

on artist interviews revolving around

Globe and Mail. A frequent guest on

and remained in the newsroom

awards season and its big nights includ-

NPR, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC

covering numerous parts of the

ing the Oscars and Emmys. Matt also

and CBS, he also has been a documen-

industry, including box office, for

manages the Production Value video

tary director, TV producer, national news

about a decade. Prior to arriving at

series, which spotlights the premier craft

correspondent and a newspaper editor.

film news, awards-season features

major lawsuits and weighs in on the


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Nanny Anna Diop stars as Aisha, an immigrant working as a nanny for an Upper East Side family in NYC. Her plan to earn enough money to bring her child to the United States goes awry as she becomes haunted by terrible visions. This horror film marks the directorial debut for writer Nikyatu Jusu. Thirteen Lives Based on a true story, Thirteen Lives sees 12 boys and the coach of a Thai soccer team exploring the Tham Luang cave when an unexpected rainstorm traps them in a chamber deep inside the mountain. Entombed behind a maze of flooded cave tunnels, they face impossible odds until a team of worldclass cave divers navigate through miles of dangerous cave networks to find the boys, only to discover they face a dangerous rescue operation. Ron Howard directs the project which stars Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell and Joel Edgerton. APPLE ORIGINAL FILMS

Causeway Director Lila Neugebauer’s feature debut is a somber psychological drama that examines the bonds of budding friendships and shared trauma. After suffering a traumatic brain injury while serving in Afghanistan, Lynsey (Jennifer Lawrence) reluctantly returns to her hometown where she struggles to adjust to a normal life. While grappling with restlessness, Lynsey befriends

James (Brian Tyree Henry), a disabled mechanic with a painful past. Luck Peggy Holmes directs this animated comedy following a young woman plagued by misfortune. When Sam (Eva Noblezada) finds and loses a lucky penny, a black cat named Bob (Simon Pegg) brings her into the mystical Land of Luck where the two must go on a journey to retrieve it. Flula Borg, Lil Rel Howery, Jane Fonda and Whoopi Goldberg lend their voice talents. FOCUS FEATURES

Armageddon Time James Gray wrote, directed and produced this comingof-age drama based on his childhood experiences. In 1980 Queens, a friendship between a young Jewish-American Paul Graff (Banks Repeta) and his rebellious African-American classmate Johnny (Jaylin Webb) leads him to struggle with expectations from his family and growing up in a world of privilege, inequality and prejudice. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong and Anthony Hopkins.

is deemed an old woman. LOFTY SKY ENTERTAINMENT

Eternal Spring Jason Loftus directs this documentary based on the Falun Gong’s 2002 hijacking of the broadcast stations in China. Using the animation of Chinese comic book artist Daxiong, a Falun Gong practitioner who fled China in the aftermath, Loftus retraces the events two decades later with a combination of present-day footage and 3D animation. Eternal Spring brings to life a story of defiance against persecution and the determination to speak up for political and religious freedom. MUBI

Decision to Leave Co-written and directed by Park Chan-wook, this neo-noir mystery follows insomniac detective Hae-Jun (Park Hae-il) as he investigates the death of a retired immigration worker. The investigation initially leads to the victim’s young wife, Seorae (Tang Wei), but becomes complicated as the detective becomes obsessed with her. Park Chan-wook won Best Director for the film at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

IFC FILMS

Corsage Vicky Krieps stars as Empress Elisabeth of Austria in this fictional account of a year in the life of the Empress, written and directed by Austrian filmmaker Marie Kruetzer. On Christmas Eve 1877, Elisabeth attempts to maintain her public image as a beauty icon as she turns 40 and

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Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths This dark comedy, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, documents one man’s cultural rediscovery as he leaves Los Angeles and returns to Mexico. After receiving a prestigious award for his work in journalism


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and documentary filmmaking, Silverio (Daniel Giménez Cacho) is suddenly compelled to reexamine his Mexican roots. Upon arrival, Silverio contends with embarrassing memories from the past and an existential crisis. Blonde Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, director Andrew Dominik’s Blonde offers a fictionalized look at the life of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe (Ana de Armas). From her unstable childhood and humble beginnings as Norma Jeane Mortenson to her superstardom and complicated relationships with men, Blonde aims to unravel the mystery between her public and private personas. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Daniel Craig returns as famous detective Benoit Blanc in Rian Johnson’s second installment of the Knives Out series. After receiving a mysterious invite from tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton), Benoit travels to Greece for a “murder mystery party” that soon becomes an active investigation. The film also stars Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Dave Bautista and Kate Hudson. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Guillermo del Toro directs this warm and wild stopmotion animated adaptation of the classic story Pinocchio from Carlo Collodi with Mark Gustafson. It’s a project del Toro has nurtured for years and marks his first animated

feature film as director. Set in Italy during the reign of Benito Mussolini, Pinocchio filters the original Italian novel through del Toro’s typically gothic lens. Woodcarver Geppetto gets more than he bargains for when his wish to bring a wooden boy to life comes true. The Good Nurse Academy Award winners Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain star in this true crime thriller examining the life and downfall of a serial killer nurse. Nurse Amy Loughren (Chastain) develops a strong friendship with co-worker Charlie Cullen (Redmayne), but a series of mysterious patient deaths forces Loughren to see who Cullen really is. This marks the first English language film for Danish director Tobias Lindholm. The Wonder Sebastián Lelio’s The Wonder is a psychological period drama that follows an English nurse’s immaculate investigation in the Irish countryside. Set in 1862 Ireland, Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) is brought to a small village to investigate the validity of a young girl who has claimed to have survived without eating for months. The film also stars Tom Burke and Elaine Cassidy. White Noise When a terrible accident spawns a toxic plume of smoke that threatens the lives of everyone in a cushy suburban town, Jack Gladney (Adam Driver), his wife Babette (Greta Gerwig) and their children are forced to reckon with the concepts of American

consumerism, environmental disasters and mortality. Noah Baumbach wrote and directed this black comedy based on the 1985 novel by Don DeLillo. The film also stars Don Cheadle, Jodi Turner-Smith and André 3000. PARAMOUNT PICTURES

Babylon Babylon, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, offers a fictionalized look at the decadence and destructive glamor of 1920s Hollywood. Set during the silent era, the film follows a cast of industry players who try to make and maintain a name for themselves during the transition into sound motion pictures. Babylon stars Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Tobey Maguire. Top Gun: Maverick Top Gun: Maverick follows the return of U.S. Navy Pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) as an instructor for the U.S. Navy-Fighter Weapons school. Maverick’s ability to lead the newest Top Gun recruits toward success is challenged when he is tasked to train the son of his deceased best friend, "Goose" Bradshaw. The film also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Glen Powell. SIDESHOW & JANUS FILMS

EO Director Jerzy Skolimowski’s minimalist drama EO follows the story of a Polish circus donkey that discovers the best and worst of humanity during his travels. Along with winning the 2022 Cannes Jury Prize,


EO has been submitted for the Best International Feature Film category at the 95th Academy Awards. EO stars Sandra Drzymalska, Lorenzo Zurzolo and Isabelle Huppert. SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

Living This reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru explores the balance between morality and mortality. Directed by Oliver Hermanus, Living, set in 1950s London, follows Mr. Williams (Bill Nighy), a mundane accountant, who is suddenly diagnosed with a terminal illness. Eager to find meaning to his life before it’s too late, he sets out on a quest to make new memories. One Fine Morning One Fine Morning, written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, centers around a struggling mom caught in the throes of passion. After losing her husband, Sandra (Léa Seydoux) is left raising her 8-year-old daughter and taking care of her ailing father. While trying to find a proper nursing home, she starts an extramarital affair with a married friend. The Son Florian Zeller’s The Son stars Hugh Jackman as Peter Miller, a busy father trying to make amends with his troubled teenage son while grappling with his own disjointed upbringing and his divorce from his ex-wife. The film also serves as a spiritual successor to 2020’s The Father. Starring alongside Jackman is Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath and Anthony Hopkins.

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Bones and All Bones and All is a comingof-age story that follows the unconventional lives of two young adult drifters hungry for love and companionship. Maren (Taylor Russell), an 18-year-old cannibal, embarks on a journey across America with the help of a fellow cannibal named Lee (Timothée Chalamet), in order to track down her mysterious origins. The film is directed by Luca Guadagnino. Till Chinonye Chukwu brings together the true story of civil rights activist Mamie Till-Mobley, played by Danielle Deadwyler. After the brutal lynching of her 14-year-old son Emmett (Jalyn Hall) while he was on a trip to Mississippi, Till-Mobley embarks on a relentless pursuit of justice and becomes a key member of the civil rights movement. The film also stars Frankie Faison, John Douglas Thompson and Whoopi Goldberg. Women Talking In Women Talking, eight women confined to a conservative religious colony conduct secret meetings to discuss a series of sexual assaults they’ve experienced by the men in the community. The film is written and directed by Sarah Polley and based on the novel of the same name by Miriam Toews. Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley and Frances McDormand also star.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES

She Said Based on the 2019 book by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, this film depicts the work of the New York Times journalists as they exposed Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct. Their story helped launch the #MeToo movement and gave a voice to the women whose allegations had been silenced by Hollywood for decades. Carrie Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as Twohey and Kantor. The Fabelmans The Fabelmans is a love letter to cinema and a fictionalized look at director Steven Spielberg’s own childhood upbringing and inspirations. Set in the aftermath of the postWorld War II era in Arizona, a young man named Sammy (Gabriel LaBelle), finds himself enamored with movies that help contextualize the world around him. The film stars Paul Dano, Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen. WALT DISNEY STUDIOS

Avatar: The Way of Water The plight of the Na’vi fighting to protect their seaside oasis from outside invaders sees a new chapter in James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water. Some years after the first film, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) have formed a comfortable family life on Pandora. However, when an ancient enemy resurfaces, the Na’vi must disrupt the peace by waging war against humans.


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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Still reeling from the death of King T’Challa, the kingdom of Wakanda finds itself under attack by world leaders and a seafaring tribe of indigenous warriors. Shuri (Letita Wright), Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) and the Dora Milaje must find the strength to forge a new path for their nation. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is directed and cowritten by Ryan Coogler.

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Elvis Baz Luhrmann’s biopic takes a 20-year walk on the wild side depicting the unprecedented superstardom of the legendary Elvis Presley (Austin Butler). The story is told through the eyes of his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks), as he navigates Presley’s career through rock ’n’ roll, Hollywood movies and a consuming relationship with Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

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Eyepetizer is a luxury Italian brand beloved by the international jet-set. Using the finest ultralight steel frames, in a classic silver, gold and gunmetal finish, these features define the uniqueness of the brand. Eyepetizer is a catchy play on words, but it’s a brand that defines style; being cultured, sometimes irreverent, but always timeless. VI S I T:

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FINAL DRAFT

Final Draft® is the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world – for over 30 years. The software automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards, allowing writers to focus on what they do best – writing scripts. Final Draft Mobile is also offered for iPhone and iPad, making creativity truly portable.

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LOS SIETE MISTERIOS MEZCAL

Inspired by the passion, traditions, and culture of their native Mexico, the Mestres brothers founded Los Siete Misterios in 2010 with the goal of sharing authentic, super premium mezcal. Maestros Mezcaleros craft each expression using ancestral techniques, including often distilling with handmade clay pots. Enjoy Los Siete Misterios neat or in cocktails to celebrate Mexican heritage. VI S I T:

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MICHTER’S DISTILLERY

America’s first whiskey distilling company, Michter’s rich history dates back to 1753 when a farmer in Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain Valley distilled his first batch of whiskey from hardy rye. We continue this grand distilling tradition in Kentucky producing single barrel ryes, very small batch unblended American whiskey, very small batch bourbon, and single barrel bourbon. VI S I T:

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THE WATFORD

A legacy of architectural brilliance nestled in Toronto, Canada. An obsession with quality has been the hallmark of The Watford since its inception. A new classic in bespoke luxury living in the prestigious neighbourhood of Richmond Hill. A private gated community of elegantly appointed residences, featuring “The Penthouse Collection” exclusively styled and furnished in Ralph Lauren Home. VI S I T:

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