2019 Sundance Film Festival: 10 Films To Watch

We’re a month away from the Oscars, where the top films of 2018 will be recognized with Hollywood’s top honors, but this week amidst the snowy mountains of Park City, Utah, the table is being set for ...

Academy members vote with their hearts, critics with their heads

Academy members vote with their hearts, critics with their heads Par for the course on Oscar nomination day, critics are lambasting the academy for overlooking such gems as “The Rider,” “Leave No Trace” and “Private Life,” all directed by women, while nominating ...

2019 Oscar Nomination Snubs: So Many Great Movies Failed to Make the Cut

2019 Oscar Nomination Snubs: So Many Great Movies Failed to Make the Cut The 2019 Oscar nominations have been revealed and, while there were some pleasant surprises in the bunch, as per usual, there were plenty of snubs to go around. Certain movies, that were beloved by ...

Oscar nominations 2019: the key talking points

Big day for Netflix; Academy changes make impact; is ’Green Book’ a dark horse? Oscars 2019: full list of nominations A big day for Netflix Netflix has finally secured its coveted first best picture ...

Top 20 Oscars snubs of movies, directors and screenwriters: ‘First Man,’ Bradley Cooper, ‘Black Panther’ script …

Top 20 Oscars snubs of movies, directors and screenwriters: ‘First Man,’ Bradley Cooper, ‘Black Panther’ script … The 2019 Oscar nominations went pretty much as we predicted although there were several surprises included on the roster of contenders and even more shocking omissions. With only eight Best Picture ...

Female Directors Shut Out of Oscar Nominations

Female Directors Shut Out of Oscar Nominations It was an anticipated takeaway from this year’s Oscar nominations announcement, but that doesn’t make it any less unfortunate: Despite a number of worthy contenders to choose from, female filmmakers ...

The Oscar Nominations Are Today!

In just a few short hours, the Academy Award nominations will be announced. It’s truly an exciting time. A year’s worth of predictions will come to a head when this first phase of the Oscar season ...

Will Debra Granik (‘Leave No Trace’) become only the 6th woman nominated at Oscars for Best Director?

Will Debra Granik (‘Leave No Trace’) become only the 6th woman nominated at Oscars for Best Director? Can you believe that only five women have nominated for Best Director at the Oscars? (See who made the cut in our photo gallery above.) Despite a strong slate of female-helmed films, it looks as ...

Which source material is the most likely to bring an Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination?

Which source material is the most likely to bring an Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination? A screenplay could be adapted from many different forms of existing works — everything from a novel or a memoir to a newspaper article. The academy’s ruling also means that remakes/sequels/prequels ...

Fionn Whitehead, Anya Taylor-Joy & more: 2019 Critics Circle Winners and Red Carpet Interviews

This evening the 2019 Critics Circle Award were held at the May Fair Hotel in London. Each year the ceremony brings together the finest in modern film and 2019 continues to focus a wider spotlight ...

Roma named Film of the Year at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

The 39th annual London Critics Circle Film Awards took place in the capital this evening, with Alfonso’s Cuaran’s Mexican drama Roma named as Film of the Year and Cuaron collecting the Director of the ...

Sundance 2018 Box Office Recap: Winners and Losers

While the independent specialty market is in decline, Sundance’s strong release track record continued last year. Sixteen movies that world premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival grossed over $2 ...

Oscar Experts’ Top 9 dark horse Supporting Actress picks: Michelle Yeoh, Elizabeth Debicki, Linda Cardellini …

Oscar Experts’ Top 9 dark horse Supporting Actress picks: Michelle Yeoh, Elizabeth Debicki, Linda Cardellini … There may be no Oscar acting race where the Expert journalists we’ve polled are more divided than Best Supporting Actress. Most of them currently agree on the front-runner, Regina King (“If Beale ...

Sundance: ‘The Tomorrow Man’ Foreign Rights Sell to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Exclusive)

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired all international rights to “The Tomorrow Man,” a romantic drama with John Lithgow and Blythe Danner, Variety has learned. The deal is in advance of ...

The Most Anticipated Films By Female Filmmakers In 2019

2018 may have revitalized the “Year of the Woman” in politics, but it was also an outstanding year for female filmmakers. Auteurs like Karyn Kusama (“Destroyer”), Debra Granik (“Leave No Trace”), and ...

Film News Roundup: Jeff Bridges Wins American Society of Cinematographers Honor

Film News Roundup: Jeff Bridges Wins American Society of Cinematographers Honor In today’s film news roundup, Jeff Bridges is honored by cinematographers, the “Arctic” filmmakers get a first-look deal and releases are set for “Vault,” the Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron comedy and ...

‘The Tomorrow Man’ Lands At Bleecker Street Ahead Of Sundance World Premiere

‘The Tomorrow Man’ Lands At Bleecker Street Ahead Of Sundance World Premiere Bleecker Street has acquired North American rights to The Tomorrow Man, the debut feature film from writer-director Noble Jones that stars John Lithgow and Blythe Danner. The move comes ahead of the ...

Topic Studios Inks First Look Deal With ‘Arctic’ Filmmakers Joe Penna & Ryan Morrison

Topic Studios has signed a first look film and television deal with filmmakers Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison, whose feature Arctic made its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last May as an official ...

‘Leave No Trace,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Sharp Objects’ Earn 2019 USC Scripter Nods

The 31st USC Scripter Awards nominees were announced by the USC Libraries this morning and they made the race for Oscar’s Adapted Screenplay even more intriguing than previously thought. Read More: ...

USC Scripter Awards Nominations Often Tip Adapted Screenplay Oscar Race

The USC Libraries has revealed the finalists for the 31st-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award, which honors the year’s best film and television adaptations, as well as the works on which they are ...

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