Magazine article Variety

DRAMA: Film Preview

Magazine article Variety

DRAMA: Film Preview

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BlacKkKlansman

Focus

Spike Lee's hard-hitting, and sometimes funny, true story of an African-American cop infiltrating the KKK is trenchant and speaks directly to the present times.

Boy Erased

Focus

Joel Edgerton's gay-conversion drama is earning top marks for its stars Nicole Kidman and Lucas Hedges, while delivering a timely and humane message.

First Man

Universal

Damien Chazelle's follow-up to the multiaward-winning "La La Land" brings the goods: drama and a (literally) uplifting story about the ingenuity of man.

If Beale Street Could Talk

Annapurna

Barry Jenkins' follow-up to Oscar-winner "Moonlight" is gaining traction after its strong debut on the fall festival circuit.

A Star Is Born

Warner Bros.

A revelation on several levels - from Bradley Cooper's direction to Lady Gaga's star turn - this may be the one to beat on Jan. 6.

Black Panther

Disney

The Globes snubbed breakthrough blockbuster "Wonder Woman," but can reward the breakthrough blockbuster "Black Panther" with a nom. …

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