The Scene at ShortList 2018: TheWrap’s 7th Annual Short Film Festival (Photos)

The Scene at ShortList 2018: TheWrap’s 7th Annual Short Film Festival (Photos) “The Goodnight Show” actress Ellie Dubin and director Charlie Schwan join the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival. TheWrap founder and CEO Sharon Waxman and awards editor Steve Pond join the ...

‘Blindspotting’ Star Rafael Casal Explains Why We Shouldn’t Doubt Short Filmmakers (Video)

Should short films be able to stand on their own? It’s a question that always comes up when critics debate the merits of short filmmaking and whether its an art form worthy of its own medium or if a ...

How Nazis, Drunk College Kids and Stubborn Goats Shaped This Year’s ShortList Finalists (Video)

The filmmakers competing in TheWrap’s 2018 ShortList Film Festival had to contend with children, Nazis, drunk college students, financial challenges, peer criticism — and in the case of one of the ...

‘The Driver Is Red,’ ‘Magic Alps’ Take Top Prizes at TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival 2018

Randall Christoper’s “The Driver Is Red,” a gripping hybrid documentary and animation short about the hunt for a Nazi war criminal, won the Industry Prize at TheWrap’s Shortlist Film Festival. Andrea ...

Daveed Diggs stars in new trailer for Blindspotting

After its Grand Jury Prize-nominated debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the trailer for Blindspotting has been released by Lionsgate. Longtime friends and collaborators, Daveed Diggs and ...

Sundance Fave ‘Blindspotting’ Gets New UK Release Date

After its Grand Jury Prize-nominated debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and critically acclaimed Us theatrical release, Carlos López Estrada’s Blindspotting is set for release in selected UK ...

Can ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Save the Rom-Com by Embracing Diversity?

Can ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Save the Rom-Com by Embracing Diversity? It’s no secret that a lot was riding on the opening weekend of “Crazy Rich Asians.” That’s because Warner Bros.’ romantic comedy is the first movie backed by a major studio in a quarter of a century ...

Exploring ‘Blindspotting’ and Its Harrowing, Sobering Portrait of Privilege

Exploring ‘Blindspotting’ and Its Harrowing, Sobering Portrait of Privilege When watching Blindspotting, it’s hard to tell that it is the first major film from co-writers/co-stars Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal and the feature directorial debut for director Carlos Lopez ...

‘Blindspotting’ Co-Writer and Star Rafael Casal on His Hothead Character and the Gentrification of Oakland [Interview]

‘Blindspotting’ Co-Writer and Star Rafael Casal on His Hothead Character and the Gentrification of Oakland [Interview] Rafael Casal has a lot to say in limited time. His film Blindspotting premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and was released in theaters in late July. The Oakland artist, in every sense of ...

‘Scotty And the Secret History of Hollywood’ Seduces L.A.; ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Crosses $20M: Specialty Box Office

‘Scotty And the Secret History of Hollywood’ Seduces L.A.; ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Crosses $20M: Specialty Box Office Greenwich Entertainment tell-all documentary Scotty And The Secret History of Hollywood lured crowds to the Arclight in Los Angeles in its opening weekend, grossing $30,941, which gives it bragging ...

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ Rocketing to $59 Million Debut

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ Rocketing to $59 Million Debut Tom Cruise’s latest, “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” is on its way to a No. 1 debut at the North American box office with an estimated $59 million. Should predictions hold, Paramount’s sixth ...

‘Blindspotting’: How Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal Made the First Buddy Comedy About Gentrification and White Privilege

‘Blindspotting’: How Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal Made the First Buddy Comedy About Gentrification and White Privilege Gentrification is a problem in most major American cities, but nowhere has the shift been more palpable than in Oakland, California. Limited housing stock combined with an infusion of money from ...

Win Run-Of-Engagement Passes To See Blindspotting In St. Louis

Wamg’s Michael Haffner says in his review that Blindspotting is “a film that you see, smell, and hear. Its portrayal of Oakland is so sincere and earnest that it practically explodes off the screen. ...

Blindspotting – Review

When is it okay to forgive someone for the sins of their past? More importantly, if they served their time and took the time to make changes in their ways, is it okay to turn a blind eye to their past ...

For ‘Blindspotting’ Creators Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, There Are No Easy Answers

If there is one thing to take away from Blindspotting (opens nationwide July 27th), the forthcoming film from co-writers, co-stars, and longtime friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, it is that a ...

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Targets $50 Million-Plus Opening

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Targets $50 Million-Plus Opening Tom Cruise’s mission, should he choose to accept it, is to steal the box office crown. Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” looks to easily win the weekend, where the franchise’s sixth ...

'Blindspotting' Stars Discuss Why Oakland Is Having a "Moment" at the Movies

'Blindspotting' Stars Discuss Why Oakland Is Having a First features are always special for their directors, but for Rafael Casal, his debut, Blindspotting, held extra resonance because it was shot in his hometown. “The thing about the Bay Area is we ...

Rafael Casal Explores The “Hometown Pride” of ‘Blindspotting’

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal have been friends and collaborators since high school. That union has lead to their labor of love project Blindspotting, a feature that centers on Collin (Diggs), a guy ...

‘Blindspotting’: Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal on the Devastating Alternate Ending Audiences ‘Couldn’t Take’

‘Blindspotting’: Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal on the Devastating Alternate Ending Audiences ‘Couldn’t Take’ [Editor’s note: The following article contains spoilers for “Blindspotting”] “Blindspotting” performed well in its 14-theater debut this weekend — good news for its stars/writers/producers, who nixed ...

‘McQueen’ Stylish And ‘Blindspotting’ Solid In Debuts, ‘Eighth Grade’ Gets High Marks In Week 2 – Specialty Box Office

‘McQueen’ Stylish And ‘Blindspotting’ Solid In Debuts, ‘Eighth Grade’ Gets High Marks In Week 2 – Specialty Box Office Bleecker Street was looking to capture the nonfiction zeitgeist of this spring and summer’s robust runs of popular documentaries like Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, RBG and Three Identical Strangers, and ...

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