As Dwayne Johnson and Joaquin Phoenix Play Disabled Roles, An Overlooked Community Debates Representation

As Dwayne Johnson and Joaquin Phoenix Play Disabled Roles, An Overlooked Community Debates Representation Today is a rare day in Hollywood: We have two major stars, Dwayne Johnson and Joaquin Phoenix, releasing films in which they play disabled characters. In “Skyscraper,” Johnson’s alter ego undergoes a ...

Conecta Fiction: ‘Skam’ Initiates International Rollout

Santiago De Compostela, Spain — With remakes already launched in the U.S., France, Germany and Italy since early 2018, the international rollout of “Skam” (Shame) may be far from over. Germany’s Beta ...

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Based on a novel by Sloan Wilson and directed by Nunnally Johnson, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit follows the lead of The Best Years of Our Lives as it traces the trajectory of a troubled World War ...

Agnès Varda could become 13th person (and first woman!) to win honorary and competitive Oscars in the same year

Agnès Varda could become 13th person (and first woman!) to win honorary and competitive Oscars in the same year If Agnes Varda wins the Best Documentary Feature Oscar for “Faces Places” on Sunday night, she will become just the 13th person, and the first woman, to take home a competitive Oscar and an honorary ...

Five Classic Best Picture Winners You Can Watch Right Now on FilmStruck

Oscar fever is in full effect, and before you watch this year’s Academy Awards, FilmStruck has a great opportunity for you to study some Oscar history with classic Best Picture titles. Thanks to ...

Honorary Oscars: A look back at 90 years, from Charlie Chaplin to Bob Hope to Donald Sutherland

Honorary Oscars: A look back at 90 years, from Charlie Chaplin to Bob Hope to Donald Sutherland Over the decades, special or honorary Oscars have gone to everything from a film series to animated shorts to innovators to a ventriloquist to child performers to foreign films. Tour our photo ...

‘Three Billboards’ would be first to win Best Picture, two acting and writing Oscars without a directing nomination

‘Three Billboards’ would be first to win Best Picture, two acting and writing Oscars without a directing nomination With Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor signed, sealed and almost delivered to Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, and Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture very real possibilities, “Three ...

The 24 Most Accurate Films About Professions: Anthony Bourdain, Penn Jillette, and More Make Their Picks

Film history is home to dozens of space movies, from “2001: A Space Odyssey” to “Interstellar,” but which happens to be the most accurate? If you were to ask a real astronaut, say former Nasa ...

Engaged Filmmakers Follow Tradition of Speaking Truth to Power Via Cinema

When Donald Trump won the presidency in November 2016, it wasn’t just the end of the Obama Era; for the great majority of those in Hollywood, it was the beginning of the Trump Resistance. Hollywood ...

Military-Themed Projects Aim to Raise Empathy for American Vets

Military-Themed Projects Aim to Raise Empathy for American Vets Even before “Wings” won the first Academy Award for best picture in 1929, stories about soldiers and the military were already a staple of the big screen. Nearly ninety years later, the circumstances ...

I’ll Be Seeing You

This unusually sensitive, overlooked WW2 romance skips the morale-boosting baloney of the day. Two people meet on a train, each with a personal shame they dare not speak of. Ginger Rogers and Joseph ...

Review: ‘Thank You For Your Service’ is a Well-Meaning, Blunt Ptsd Drama

For every The Best Years of Our Lives, there are dozens of Act of Valors. Despite fairly few war films concerning the aftermath and coming home, Ptsd has inflicted millions of soldiers and, most ...

‘Thank You For Your Service’ Review: Gripping Drama Of Iraq Vets Fighting The War Within Themselves

‘Thank You For Your Service’ Review: Gripping Drama Of Iraq Vets Fighting The War Within Themselves Hollywood has certainly turned out countess numbers of films of men in battle. The list of war movies is endless, but not so films about what happens when those men come back from the fight. Sure, ...

Miles Teller Commends Vets at ‘Thank You for Your Service’ Premiere

Miles Teller Commends Vets at ‘Thank You for Your Service’ Premiere Miles Teller admitted at Monday’s Los Angeles premiere of “Thank You for Your Service” that he has been seriously affected by going to boot camp. “I think everyone should do a week of boot camp ...

The Promise of Recovery: Close-Up on Robert Aldrich’s "Autumn Leaves"

Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Robert Aldrich's Autumn Leaves (1956) is playing October 22 - November 21, 2017 on Mubi in the United Kingdom. Autumn Leaves is the ...

Topper

They’re non-corporeal cut-ups, rich ghosts on the town with nothing better to do than spice up the love life of Roland Young’s harried, henpecked bank president. Hal Roach’s screwball hit did good ...

Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was ...

Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was ...

They Live by Night

Don’t look to this noir for hardboiled cynicism – for his first feature Nicholas Ray instead gives us a dose of fatalist romance. Transposed from the previous decade, a pair of fugitives takes what ...

Edwards Pt 2: The Pink Panther Sequels and Famous Silent Film Era Step-grandfather Director

'The Pink Panther' with Peter Sellers: Blake Edwards' 1963 comedy hit and its many sequels revolve around one of the most iconic film characters of the 20th century: clueless, thick-accented Inspector ...

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