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Tarantino, Scarlett Johansson to attend French Oscars

A file photo taken on January 4, 2013 shows US director Quentin Tarantino posing during the photocall of his movie "Django Unchained" in Rome. Alain Terzian, president of the Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, announced on February 23, 2014 that American director Quentin Tarantino would be invited to the Cesars 2014 ceremony on February 28 to present American actress Scarlett Johansson with an Honorary Cesar award. AFP

Quentin Tarantino is to attend France’s equivalent of the Oscars – its Cesar awards – in Paris on Friday along with actress Scarlett Johansson, organizers said.

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Banner year for PH indie films in Cannes

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LAV DIAZ . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Once a year, this sleepy resort town south of France transforms into a “mecca for cineastes,” in the words of internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz.

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China pulls ‘Django Unchained’ on day of premiere

In this Saturday, March 2, 2013 photo, actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses for a photo call during a press conference to promote his new film "DJango Unchained" in Tokyo. The Hollywood film "Django Unchained" has been pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day, despite weeks of promotion for director Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge saga. AP

The Hollywood film “Django Unchained” was pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day Thursday, in a rare move despite weeks of promotion in the country for director Quentin Tarantino’s violent slave-revenge saga.

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Christoph Waltz wins 2nd best supporting actor award

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Best Supporting Actor winner Christoph Waltz arrives for the Oscars. RUBEN NEPALES

Christoph Waltz, the Austrian-German actor who successfully broke into Hollywood in recent years, has won his 2nd best supporting actor award on Sunday’s Oscars (Monday in Manila).

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Has politics weighed on Oscars race?

Gun-control advocates find Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” politically insensitive to what’s happening in the United States, in the wake of senseless shootings and deaths. Tarantino is prepared if it won’t win any award in the Oscars but “the recognition, being invited to the party, is a lot of fun." INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Perhaps it is no surprise, given that 2012 was a US election year, but this year’s Oscars crop includes a heavy dose of politics—which has arguably influenced Hollywood’s top awards race.

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How Tarantino lost and found the acting bug

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QUENTIN Tarantino is a fan of Filipino B movies. RUBEN NEPALES

“Cinemanila!” Quentin Tarantino exclaimed in our recent encounter. “That was fun!” He was, of course, referring to the film festival in the Philippines that honored him in 2007.

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Tarantino wins best screenplay Globe for ‘Django’

US director Quentin Tarantino poses with fans as he arrives on the red carpet for the UK premiere of the film Django Unchained in central London on January 10, 2013. AFP/LEON NEAL

Quentin Tarantino won the best screenplay Golden Globe on Sunday for his blood-spattered spaghetti Western tribute “Django Unchained.”

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Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ eyes Golden Globes glory

Presenter Melissa Leo (R) looks on as actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Best Actor Award for "Lincoln" onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.   Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Steven Spielberg is hoping for Golden Globes glory for his political drama “Lincoln” on Sunday, as Hollywood hits the red carpet for its biggest pre-Oscars awards show.

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Tarantino: Slavery far worse than brutal ‘Django’

Austrian born actor Christoph Waltz smiles during a photo call ahead of tonight's premiere of his movie "Django Unchained" in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. AP

Quentin Tarantino says the brutal abuse of black slaves shown in his latest movie “Django Unchained” pales in comparison to the violence that was commonplace during the slavery era.

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Samuel Jackson predicts ‘some controversy’ when Tarantino’s ‘Django’ is released

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“I LEAD by example. I show up on time, I know my lines, I hit my marks.”

LOS ANGELES—Samuel Jackson predicted that “Django Unchained,” which reunites him with director Quentin Tarantino, may stir “some amount of controversy.” The fuss might come from Quentin’s take on racism and slavery in the revenge film, which is set two years before the US Civil War. In our recent interview, Samuel also talked about his current [...]

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