A Kenyan film about the suicide of Judas Iscariot

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The Nairobian has a fascinating article on a new movie about Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene that was produced in Kenya and had its premiere there last month.

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Oscar nominations — my own two bits, and a complete list

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu beat the odds last year when Birdman became the first film to win Best Picture without at least being nominated for its film editing since 1980’s Ordinary People. Now, with 12 nominations for The Revenant — the most of any film released last year — Iñárritu may be poised to do something similarly rare, by becoming the first director to win back-to-back awards for his directing since Joseph L. Mankiewicz won for 1949’s A Letter to Three Wives and 1950’s All About Eve.

Then again, maybe he won’t.

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King Saul’s daughter recast in Of Kings and Prophets

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New script, new director, new Philistine king. Now Of Kings and Prophets has a new actress playing King Saul’s elder daughter Merav (also known as Merab).

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