7th heaven? Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) could join six other directing Oscar champs for their debut films

7th heaven? Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) could join six other directing Oscar champs for their debut films If Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) takes Best Director at the Oscars, it would have many historic connotations, not the least being he’d be the first black directing champ. But he’d also become just the ...

2018 Oscars: Greta Gerwig (‘Lady Bird’) could fly into the record books as the fourth youngest directing winner

2018 Oscars: Greta Gerwig (‘Lady Bird’) could fly into the record books as the fourth youngest directing winner Everyone is (rightfully) focused on Greta Gerwig possibly becoming only the second female Best Director Oscar winner, but that won’t be the only benchmark she’d set with a victory: She would also ...

2018 Oscars: Can ‘Get Out’ or ‘Lady Bird’ win Best Picture without an editing nomination?

2018 Oscars: Can ‘Get Out’ or ‘Lady Bird’ win Best Picture without an editing nomination? The Best Picture Oscar chances for “Get Out and “Lady Bird” took ostensible hits when both failed to get an editing nomination Tuesday. But with so many stats getting broken in recent years, there may ...

October 31st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Dawn Of The Dead (2004) and Land Of The Dead Collector’s Editions, Slaughter High

Happy (almost) Halloween readers! With October 31st falling on the weekly home entertainment release day, that means we have extra reasons to get excited this Tuesday. Scream Factory has put together ...

The Furniture: Death by Excess in What a Way to Go!

"The Furniture," by Daniel Walber, is our weekly series on Production Design. You can click on the images to see them in magnified detail. Any excuse to talk about What a Way to Go! is a good excuse. ...

The Best Movies to Ever Win Cannes’ Palme d’Or — IndieWire Critic Survey

The Best Movies to Ever Win Cannes’ Palme d’Or — IndieWire Critic Survey Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be ...

‘Moonlight’ is the Most Frugal Best Picture Ever: See Analysis of the 10 Lowest-Budget Winners of all Time

‘Moonlight’ is the Most Frugal Best Picture Ever: See Analysis of the 10 Lowest-Budget Winners of all Time With a budget of $1.5 million, 2017 Best Picture winner “Moonlight” cost less than a 30-second ad during the Oscars (reported price: $2.2 million). And, among the category’s 89 winners, it stands as ...

Bad Day at Black Rock

Don’t mess with the one-armed man — did you know that at 56 years, Spencer Tracy could whup Ernest Borgnine to a frazzle? John Sturges knocked this one out of the ballpark and booted his career into ...

‘Network’ Turns 40: Here Are 3 Ways It Changed How We Understand News Media

‘Network’ Turns 40: Here Are 3 Ways It Changed How We Understand News Media Because 2016 cares not for subtlety, this month marks the 40th anniversary of “Network.” Since its release in November 1976 to wide praise and an eventual heap of Oscars, director Sidney Lumet and ...

Rod Serling’s ‘Patterns’

Is this Rod Serling's best teleplay ever? Van Heflin, Everett Sloane and Ed Begley are at the center of a business power squeeze. Is it all about staying competitive, or is it corporate murder? With ...

Dan Fogelman’s Romance ‘Life Itself’ Movie in the Works

FilmNation Entertainment has tapped “Cars” scribe Dan Fogelman to direct his romance screenplay “Life Itself” with shooting starting in March in New York and Spain. FilmNation will fully finance, ...

Cannes Vs Oscar: Why The Palme d’Or And Best Picture Academy Award Don’t Make A Perfect Match

Cannes Vs Oscar: Why The Palme d’Or And Best Picture Academy Award Don’t Make A Perfect Match As we embark on 69th Cannes Film Festival, the eternal question returns: Why is it that the two most prestigious and glamorous events in cinema — the Riviera festival and the Academy Awards — never ...

James Dean's 85th Birthday: 9 Ways His Legacy Lives On After Death

James Dean's 85th Birthday: 9 Ways His Legacy Lives On After Death James Dean would have turned 85 years old on Monday. Feb. 8. Of course, Dean died in an automobile crash on Sept. 30, 1955. He was only 24 years old at the time, meaning that he's been dead almost ...

James Dean's 85th Birthday: 9 Ways His Legacy Lives On After Death

James Dean's 85th Birthday: 9 Ways His Legacy Lives On After Death James Dean would have turned 85 years old on Monday. Feb. 8. Of course, Dean died in an automobile crash on Sept. 30, 1955. He was only 24 years old at the time, meaning that he's been dead almost ...

Superficial 'News,' Mineo-Dean Bromance-Romance and Davis' fading 'Star': 31 Days of Oscar

'Broadcast News' with Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter: Glib TV news watch. '31 Days of Oscar': 'Broadcast News' slick but superficial critics pleaser (See previous post: “Phony 'A Beautiful Mind,' ...

Spotlight, Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, Brie Larson And Alicia Vikander Big Winners At 22nd SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2015 at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ...

SAG Awards Winners; Including Photo Galleries From The Ceremony

SAG Awards Winners: The 22nd annual awards winners were announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles. SAG Awards Winners Last night, the Screen Actors Guild dished out their 2016 awards in a ceremony in ...

‘Spotlight,’ Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brie Larson Lead 2016 SAG Award Winners

In naming Spotlight one of the best ensembles of 2016, we said, “Tom McCarthy’s procedural moves with the precision of a fine timepiece. Rarely does one find a film where all is tune, from the pacing, ...

The Wrong Man

Alfred Hitchcock's true-life saga of a man wrongly accused may be Hitchcock's most troublesome movie -- all the parts work, but does it even begin to come together? Henry Fonda is the 'ordinary victim ...

Screen Actor’s Guild nominations announced

The 22nd Annual Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) nominations were announced yesterday in Hollywood. A very distinct trend is taking place with Carol and Room leading the field in the film categories. The ...

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