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Trust Exercise by Susan Choi review masterly study of power and its abuses

The Pulitzer-nominated novelist develops the issues raised by #MeToo within the setting of a suburban American drama school Sarah and David, 15-year-olds at an elite and unconventional drama school in 1980s suburban America, fall in love. An early misunderstanding is manipulated by a charismatic teacher, Mr Kingsley, who sets a series of emotionally exposing improvisations known as trust exercises to confuse and divide them, using adolescent emotion as the raw material of his art. Then visiting teacher Martin arrives from England: he seduces Sarahs best friend Karen with a callousness…

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The Shape of Water wins best picture at Oscars 2018

Guillermo del Toros creature feature, starring Sally Hawkins, takes the top prize of the night at the Academy awards Guillermo del Toro, it led to the Mexican film-makers first nomination for best picture though Del Toro was also nominated in 2007 for best original screenplay and best foreign language film for Pans Labyrinth. Having led the nominations list with 13, The Shape of Water had been considered a strong candidate for the best picture Oscar, and it also won best film at the Critics Choice awards and the Producers Guild…

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Faye Dunaway says she felt ‘very guilty’ about Oscars envelope fiasco

Actor tells NBC she was stunned after incorrectly announcing La La Land as best picture instead of Moonlight Faye Dunaway has opened up about her role in the best picture envelope scandal at the Oscars, two months after the awards ceremony. Speaking to Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News on Monday, Beatty spoke with Graham Norton about the incident, which he said felt like chaos. Two PwC accountants were

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