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Golden Globes Slammed as ‘Racist’ for Placing ‘Minari’ as Foreign Language Film Over Best Picture

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“Minari,” an A24 drama directed by Lee Isaac Chung, has been categorized as a foreign language film for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards in February, and social media is accusing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association of racism.

The HFPA has kept “Minari,” which won awards following screenings at the Sundance and Middleburg film festivals, from being nominated for the Best Picture categories, a similar decision faced by Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” last year.

Lulu Wang Slams News of Ron Howard Directing Lang Lang Biopic

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Lulu Wang has slammed the announcement of Ron Howard as director of an upcoming biopic about a famed Chinese pianist.

The biographical drama, which is yet to receive a title, will focus on Lang Lang — the first Chinese pianist to perform with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and top American orchestras, and one who has played for multiple international dignitaries, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, former Chinese President Hu Jintao, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Queen Elizabeth II.

How Ang Lee ‘Cast’ a 23-Year-Old Will Smith in ‘Gemini Man’

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Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee makes his directorial return with “Gemini Man”, a groundbreaking action-thriller that highlights the notion that our own worst enemy is ourselves.

The film follows assassin Henry Brogan, played by Will Smith, as he is “targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move,” Paramount Pictures notes.

The Rebels in ‘Star Wars’ Were Inspired By the Viet Cong, George Lucas Reveals

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“Star Wars” might have been set in a galaxy far far away but the characters who played in its fantastical settings possess very human qualities.  

This was how “Star Wars” creator George Lucas intended his heroes and villains to be. That’s why each of the main characters remained relatable despite the supernatural elements that surround them.