Bruce Jay Friedman Dies: Oscar-Nominated Screenplay Writer, Author And Playwright Was 90

Bruce Jay Friedman Dies: Oscar-Nominated Screenplay Writer, Author And Playwright Was 90 Bruce Jay Friedman, an author, playwright and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer for Tom Hanks’s 1984 film Splash, died today in New York City. He was 90 and no cause of death was given by his son, ...

Donald Trump Complains About “Attitude” Of Two CBS News Reporters: “It Wasn’t Donna Reed, I Can Tell You That”

Donald Trump Complains About “Attitude” Of Two CBS News Reporters: “It Wasn’t Donna Reed, I Can Tell You That” President Donald Trump complained about the way that two CBS News correspondents asked questions during the nightly coronavirus press briefings, telling the New York Post, “It wasn’t Donna Reed, I can ...

Natalie Wood movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

Natalie Wood movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best The life and career of Natalie Wood is explored in HBO’s new documentary, “Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind,” premiering on May 5. A former child actress who racked up three Oscar nominations before ...

Natalie Wood’s Daughter On Her HBO Documentary About Her Famous Mother’s Career, Life And Death: “It Was Healing To Share The Story”

Natalie Wood’s Daughter On Her HBO Documentary About Her Famous Mother’s Career, Life And Death: “It Was Healing To Share The Story” “I feel that this documentary is definitive documentary of her life you know, and my book is the definitive deep dive into our relationship, but I also talk about the night she died and the sheriff’s ...

Marc Maron’s Netflix Special Predicted the Pandemic Panic, but He’s Doing Just Fine

Marc Maron’s Netflix Special Predicted the Pandemic Panic, but He’s Doing Just Fine Marc Maron is having a productive quarantine. Holed up in his home in Los Angeles, Maron subscribed to the Criterion Channel, most recently watching “A Place in the Sun,” “From Here to Eternity,” “The ...

Final Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win in the Major Categories?

Final Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win in the Major Categories? The 92nd Academy Awards are almost here… For films like “Joker” and “Marriage Story,” the journey to the Oscars began five months ago with their premieres in Venice. “1917” had the least amount of ...

Quiz: how much do you really know about the Oscars?

Are you a Raging Bull or a Joker? Try our fiendishly difficult quiz to find out Modern Toss on Oscar nominated film 1917 Which nominated film contains the line: “Anybody order fried sauerkraut?” ...

Why Hollywood Rarely Depicts World War I in Film

Why Hollywood Rarely Depicts World War I in Film World War II has been a favorite subject of Hollywood since 1940, before the U.S. even entered the fighting. But the industry has been less interested in World War I, aka The Great War or The War to ...

‘Marriage Story’ could be only the 16th film to sweep the Oscar acting nominations, but does that mean it’ll win?

‘Marriage Story’ could be only the 16th film to sweep the Oscar acting nominations, but does that mean it’ll win? “Marriage Story” looks like the only Oscar contender this season with a plausible shot at earning nominations in all four acting races, in large part because it’s one of the few films in the ...

Marrakech Honoree Bertrand Tavernier on How Hollywood Movies Influenced Him

Marrakech Honoree Bertrand Tavernier on How Hollywood Movies Influenced Him French director Bertrand Tavernier (“Round Midnight”) – who recently concluded a major TV documentary series, “My Journey Into French Cinema” – received a career tribute award Sunday at the Marrakech ...

20-year itch: Sam Mendes could set record for the longest gap between directing Oscar wins with ‘1917’

20-year itch: Sam Mendes could set record for the longest gap between directing Oscar wins with ‘1917’ Sam Mendes really knows how to end a decade on a high note. Twenty years ago, he made his feature film directorial debut with “American Beauty” (1999), which went on to win the Best Picture Oscar, ...

Jennifer Lopez (‘Hustlers’) is a growing Oscar threat, but can she win it?

Jennifer Lopez (‘Hustlers’) is a growing Oscar threat, but can she win it? Ever since “Hustlers” — a fact-based tale of larcenous strippers who cheat their wealthy Wall Street male customers by drugging their drinks before maxing out their credit card — opened on September ...

‘Making Montgomery Clift’ Film Review: Doc Liberates Screen Icon From His Gloomy Reputation

‘Making Montgomery Clift’ Film Review: Doc Liberates Screen Icon From His Gloomy Reputation Montgomery Clift has been viewed as a tragic case since at least the publication of Patricia Bosworth’s 1978 biography, where his image became set as an innovative and very beautiful gay or bisexual ...

NYC Weekend Watch: Machiko Kyō, Abbas Kiarostami, Godzilla & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. ...

Natalie Wood movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Splendor in the Grass,’ ‘Miracle on 34th Street,’ ‘Rebel Without a Cause’

Natalie Wood movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Splendor in the Grass,’ ‘Miracle on 34th Street,’ ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ Natalie Wood would’ve celebrated her 81st birthday on July 20, 2019. A former child actress who racked up three Oscar nominations before she was 25, Wood’s life ended in a tragedy that often ...

NYC Weekend Watch: 21st-Century Debuts, Barbara Hammer, Burt Lancaster & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. ...

Remembering Alvin Sargent, the Extraordinary Screenwriter Behind ‘Ordinary People’

Remembering Alvin Sargent, the Extraordinary Screenwriter Behind ‘Ordinary People’ How many screenwriters in Hollywood can claim to have written a popular film that connects with a new generation each decade for half a century? Alvin Sargent — who passed away on May 9 at the age of ...

Oscar-winning screenwriter Alvin Sargent passes away

Academy Award winner Alvin Sargent, who wrote films like Paper Moon, Ordinary People and Spider-man sequels of the 2000s, is no more. He died on Thursday, his talent agency Gersh told variety.com. He ...

Alvin Sargent Dies: ‘Ordinary People’ & ‘Julia’ Oscar Winner Who Also Penned Three ‘Spider-Man’ Films Was 92

Alvin Sargent Dies: ‘Ordinary People’ & ‘Julia’ Oscar Winner Who Also Penned Three ‘Spider-Man’ Films Was 92 Alvin Sargent, who won Oscars for writing Ordinary People and Julia and was nominated for Paper Moon, has died of natural causes in Seattle. He was 92. Sargent also won WGA Awards for all three of ...

Alvin Sargent, Oscar-Winning ‘Ordinary People’ Screenwriter, Dies at 92

Alvin Sargent, Oscar-Winning ‘Ordinary People’ Screenwriter, Dies at 92 Alvin Sargent, the storied screenwriter best known for his Academy Award-winning script for “Ordinary People” and his Oscar-nominated “Paper Moon,” died Thursday of natural causes in Seattle. He was ...

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