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    Why Matthew Warchus Returned to Film to Direct Surprise Golden Globe Nominee 'Pride'

    'Pride' is a universal story about humans, and some of those humans happen to be gay. While Matthew Warchus' rousing sophomore feature confronts gay issues, and issues of British working class strife, this is really a movie about tolerance and decency.

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    10 Underdog Actresses Who Deserve Oscar's Attention This Year

    Instead of dipping into the already repetitive waters of November Oscar talk (it's basically a waiting game until that last batch of films begins screening), how about taking an opportunity to discuss a few names that aren't getting as much talk as they may deserve?

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    'Pride' Reviews: 'A Crowd-Pleaser That Actually Pleases'

    Just because it's simplistic doesn't make it enormously effective.

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    Watch: The Gays Have Arrived in Exclusive 'Pride' Featurette

    In this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette, the director and stars of "Pride" explain just how surprised they were to learn the true story behind the film.

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    Watch: Trailer And 3 Clips From 'Pride' Making Its North American Premiere At TIFF

    "Pride" may not be on your radar, but it should be. It debuted this spring at the Cannes' Directors' Fortnight where the film swept us off our feet, with Oliver Lyttelton calling it in his review, "a prime display of a rousing crowd-pleaser done right." The movie is headed stateside to the Toronto I...

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    CBS Films Acquires Matthew Warchus Cannes Crowdpleaser 'Pride' for Fall Release

    Another Cannes entry has found a buyer: CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus's "Pride" and is wasting no time opening the well-reviewed dramatic comedy starring Bill Nighy ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"), Imelda Staunton ("Maleficent"), Dominic West ("The Ho...

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    Cannes Review: Matthew Warchus' Moving, Progressive Crowd-Pleaser 'Pride' Starring Bill Nighy, Dominic West & Paddy Considine

    It sometimes feels that the British film industry only makes about three or four different kinds of movies: dreadful gangster films that rarely get a release abroad, gritty social realism pictures, period costume dramas, and semi-quirky comedies with a tearjerking side, exemplified by something like...

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    BBC Films Unveils Lavish Film Slate Ahead of Cannes

    Before closing Cannes Directors' Fortnight with Matthew Warchus' "Pride," about gay activism in the time of Margaret Thatcher, BBC Films has unveiled its upcoming roster of star-studded films.

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