Friday, September 21, 2018

Interview: Quincy Jones and Director Alan Hicks Talk “Quincy

How do you capture Quincy Jones' legacy? How do you cover seven decades of music? Seems like an impossible task, but his daughter Rashida Jones and filmmaker Alan Hicks paired up to pull off the task and deliver outstanding insights into the building of a titan in the brand new Netflix documentary Quincy. It's early evening and Quincy Jones has been meeting the press all day to talk with about the documentary. I had the honor of sitting with Quincy Jones and Alan Hicks for a brief sitdown session in Beverly Hills earlier this week to chat about...

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Green Book – One of the Best Films of the Year and a Career High for the Shape Shifter that is Viggo Mortensen

Peter Farrelly's Green Book, which surprised everyone when it won in Toronto, is the kind of movie the gives back more than it takes. It's the kind of thing you didn't know you were missing until the credits roll. I've been covering the Oscars from the end of the Bill Clinton era and into the George W. Bush era, through the Obama era, and now into the Trump era. We're living through some dark days, so much so that many of us feel too tender to the touch, as though just waking up to live through another day...

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Disney Releases Final Trailer For Ralph Breaks The Internet

Get Your Geek On! Disney has released the final trailer to the highly-anticipated trailer for Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph Breaks The Internet. With Vanellope's steering wheel in Sugar Rush broken, Ralph and Vanellope travel into the internet to get her a new one. John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return to voice their characters, joining them are Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jane Lynch and Ali Wong as characters who rally to get Vanellope her new steering wheel. Shank (Gadot) is the tough-as-nails drive from the online game Slaughter Race. It's a place that Vanellope where she realizes there's...

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Paying Tribute to the Singular Dream of a Fallen President – First Man Gets Beautiful New Trailer

I'm so glad they chose to bring back the words of the man whose legacy threads throughout First Man and much of the space program that came after it. JFK never lived to see Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the surface of the powdery soft moon - but he is the force that inspired it. You can't watch First Man and not think about Kennedy, who he was to this country, the legacy he left behind. It is all the more powerful when pinned up next to the current administration. What a come down, huh? Trump...

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Best Picture

Green Book
First Man
Roma
A Star is Born
BlacKKKlansman
The Favourite
Widows
Can You Ever Forgive Me
If Beale Street Could Talk
Black Panther
The Front Runner
8th Grade
First Reformed
Leave No Trace

Best Actor

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Ryan Gosling, First Man
John David Washington, BlacKKKlansman
Hugh Jackman, The Front Runner
Matthew McConaughey, White Boy Rick
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
Lucas Hedges, Ben is Back
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther

Best Actress

Glenn Close, The Wife
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Julia Roberts, Ben is Back
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Thomasin McKenzie, Leave no Trace
Charlize Theron, Tully

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Adam Driver, BlacKKKlansman
Sam Elliot, A Star is Born
Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased
Ben Foster, Leave No Trace

Best Supporting Actress

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Nicole Kidman, Boy Erased
Claire Foy, First Man
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Linda Cardellini, Green Book
Vera Farmiga, The Front Runner
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Kristen Stewart, Lizzie
Anne Dowd, American Animals
Florence Kasumba, Black Panther
Lupita Nyong'o, Black Panther

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Damien Chazelle, First Man
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Spike Lee, BlacKKKlansman
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Marielle Heller, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Ryan Coogler, Black Panther
Jason Reitman, The Front Runner
Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased
Paul Schrader, First Reformed

Cinematography

First Man
Roma
The Favourite
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star is Born
BlackKklansman
The Front Runner
Black Panther

Editing

First Man
BlackKklansman
Green Book
A Star is Born
Roma
The Front Runner
Can You Ever Forgive Me

Original Screenplay

Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly
Roma, Alfonso Cuaron
The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham
First Reformed, Paul Schrader
Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley
Tully, Diablo Cody

Adapted Screenplay

Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Josh Singer, First Man
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Matt Bai, Jay Carson, Jason Reitman, The Front Runner
Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, A Star is Born
Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased
Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, Leave No Trace

Production Design

First Man
Roma
The Favourite
Green Book
The Front Runner
Can You Ever Forgive Me
BlacKKKlansman
Black Panther

Sound Mixing

First Man
The Favourite
Black Panther
A Quiet Place
Mission Impossible
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Avengers: Infinity War
Solo
Deadpool 2

Sound Editing

First Man
The Favourite
Black Panther
A Quiet Place
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Solo
Deadpool 2

Costume Design

The Favourite
First Man
Roma
The Front Runner
BlacKKKlansman
Black Panther

Visual Effects

First Man
Annilhilation
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Deadpool 2
Solo

Original Score

First Man
Widows
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk

Original Song

BlacKkKlansman
A Star is Born

Makeup and Hair

The Favourite
BlacKKKlansman
Black Panther

Animated Feature

Incredibles 2

Documentary Feature

Active Measures
Free Solo
Reversing Roe
Notorious RBG
Whitney
Dark Money
Won't You Be My Neighbor
Three Identical Strangers
Fahrenheit 11/9

Live Action Short

Documentary Short

Animated Short

 

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