Vintage '65

Vintage '65 by Nathaniel R Year of the Julies: Andrews and Christie dominated both the Oscars and the box office The Supporting Actress Smackdown 1965 Episode arrives on October 9th, so you have until October ...

Notebook Primer: The Western

Notebook Primer: The Western The Notebook Primer introduces readers to some of the most important figures, films, genres, and movements in film history.Above: The Great Train RobberyThe western has been around since nearly the ...

Underwater!

No, this isn’t a documentary about the sorry situation faced by too many American homeowners. Howard Hughes takes Rko into SuperScope and color for this attractive, somewhat tame sunken treasure ...

Lupita Nyong’o Follows Hollywood’s Tradition of Two Roles in One Film

Lupita Nyong’o Follows Hollywood’s Tradition of Two Roles in One Film Peter Sellers played three roles in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 “Dr. Strangelove.” In December of that year, Variety reported that Columbia was mounting an Oscar campaign for lead actor, but was also ...

Quentin Tarantino on the Movies and Stars That Inspired ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Quentin Tarantino on the Movies and Stars That Inspired ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ “We can have a real ’60s summer here, setting up for it,” said Quentin Tarantino as he settled in for a nearly three-hour conversation about his July programming at his New Beverly Cinema, a survey of ...

Never mind those humans! Let’s give a bow wow for those scene-stealing animals in award contenders [Poll]

Never mind those humans! Let’s give a bow wow for those scene-stealing animals in award contenders [Poll] Yeah, Lady Gaga is hot stuff in “A Star Is Born.” But what about the performance by Bradley Cooper‘s own fluff-ball labradoodle, Charlie, who does his doggy best as Ally and Jackson’s baby-substitute ...

Does sneaking ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ into the drama categories at the Globes boost their Oscar chances? History says yes

One of the oddities of this year’s Golden Globes nominees? That Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Warner’s “A Star Is Born” requested to compete in the drama categories and not as a ...

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the late 1960s, including ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the late 1960s, including ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’ This article marks Part 10 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of ...

Jane Fonda: One of Hollywood’s Strongest Leading Ladies

Jane Fonda: One of Hollywood’s Strongest Leading Ladies It might sound contradictory, but perhaps the greatest testament to Jane Fonda’s six-decade career is how many people are unfamiliar with every facet of it. Not everyone who grew up with Fonda as the ...

Wamg Spotlights Stars of Comedy Book Club

(L-r) Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen in the film, Book Club, by Paramount Pictures. Photo credit: Melinda Sue Gordon © 2018 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. The ...

Night Passage — Die Uhr ist abgelaufen

It’s the great Anthony Mann-James Stewart western that Mann didn’t direct: Stewart goes it alone, over-filling a good western idea with ‘cute’ scenes and conservative messages Mann had no use for. But ...

Exclusive Portraits: Jane Fonda Wows the Crowd in Chicago

Chicago – It was show time for two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda, as she accepted a Career Achievement Award from Cinema/Chicago at the Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel, and participated in a tribute night – ...

Film News: Hollywood Icon Jane Fonda to be Honored by Cinema/Chicago on July 29, 2017

Chicago – Two time Oscar winner Jane Fonda will grace the Windy City, as she accepts a Career Achievement Award from Cinema/Chicago, and will participate in a tribute night on Saturday, July 29th, ...

July 18th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Kong: Skull Island, Resident Evil: Vendetta, The Bat People

For the brand new Blu-ray and DVD offerings coming out on Tuesday, July 18th, we have an eclectic assortment of titles, both new and old. As far as cult classics go, The Bat People, Freeway, Stalker, ...

Dillinger

Guns! Guns! Guns! John Milius' rootin' tootin' bio of the most famous of the '30s bandits has plenty of good things to its credit, especially its terrific, funny cast, topped by the unlikely star ...

King of the Gypsies | Blu-ray Review

A forgotten gem of the late 1970s comes to Blu-ray for the first time, Frank Pierson’s adaptation of the novel King of the Gypsies. Notable for several reasons, namely as the credited debut for actor ...

Diane Warren One of Two Songwriters With (at least) Seven Oscar Noms, Zero Wins

By Anjelica Oswald Managing Editor Songwriter Diane Warren earned her seventh Oscar nomination this year for “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights. The song, which will be performed by Rita Ora at the ...

The Precedent for an Eddie Redmayne or Michael Keaton Oscar Win

By Anjelica Oswald Managing Editor With Michael Keaton winning the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy and Eddie Redmayne winning for best actor in a drama, both men continue ...

From 'Traitor' to Screen Legend: Fonda Still Busy on the Big Screen

Jane Fonda: From ‘Vietnam Traitor’ to AFI Award and Screen Legend status (photo: Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda in ‘This Is Where I Leave You’) (See previous post: “Jane Fonda Movies: Anti-Establishment ...

“I’ll Drink to That…”: Top 10 Alcoholic Movie Characters

Alcoholism in the movies have been played for both dramatic and comical effect. In fact some of the binge drinking done on the big screen have garnered considerable praise and pathos resulting in many ...

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