Vocativ Hands out Awards for Film Critics, Uses Faulty System

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Someone was bound to, sooner or later, come down on the critics for one thing or another. So these two writers, Adam K Raymond and Matan Gilat, decided to gather up all of the Metacritic scores and rank the critics from most agreeable to least. I wouldn’t ordinarily mind this particular method of ranking critics if it weren’t based on the premise: who most agrees or disagrees with the fully…

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What it Feels Like for a Girl: Olivia Wilde on the “New Normal” of Sexism in Hollywood

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Summer Preview Part Two: Outsider Art

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by Jordan Ruimy A few weeks back I wrote a Summer Movie Preview in which I tried to pin down the studio films that looked the most promising this summer. That piece was met with mixed approval – some thought I should have included more big name blockbusters. It was indeed a mistake to leave out the new “Godzilla”, which finally gives Bryan Cranston a long overdue leading role in…


Fluffers Unite: Star Wars Cast Announced

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If you’re in the fluffer business you aren’t really allowed to gripe about the lack originality in Hollywood anymore, the dependence upon tent poles and franchises – we’re just supposed to stand back in awe of the double rainbow — look at all that money fly by. But this is supposed to be good because it’s JJ Abrams and it’s supposed to be good because look at this cast, just…


Tony Award Nominations

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Congratulations to Scott Rudin for A Raisin in the Sun! How cool. Nominations for the 2014 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing Best Play Act One Author: James Lapine Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Adam Siegel, Hattie K. Jutagir All The Way Author: Robert Schenkkan Producers: Jeffrey Richards, Louise Gund, Jerry Frankel, Stephanie P. McClelland, Double Gemini Productions, Rebecca Gold,…


Oscar Podcast Preview: Marty Finally Wins Big

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2006 stands apart as one of my favorite Oscar years because it was like this past year in a way. It’s rare that the film I personally WANT to win actually wins. It was made all the sweeter by my own instincts about it winning being right on the money, as opposed to what many of my colleagues thought – that it was too dark to win, that a movie…

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Chef and Keep on Keepin’ On win big at Tribeca

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The New York Times reports that the Tribeca Film Fest handed out awards for Best Narrative feature to Chef, and best documentary to Keep on Keepin’ on. The winners were chosen by audiences who voted after watching all of the films. Chef is not faring so well over at Metacritic, not that it means much at this stage but if even some of these guys, many of whom used to…

2014 Cannes Jury Announced

2014 Cannes Jury Announced

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(thanks to Paddy at screenonscreen) Jane Campion – (Sweetie, The Piano, Bright Star) 9th female jury president in Cannes’ 67 year history. Carole Bouquet – (That Obscure Object of Desire, Day of the Idiots, Too Beautiful for You) Sofia Coppola – (Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette) First came to Cannes with her father to premiere Apocalypse Now — when she was 8 years old. Willem Dafoe –…


Danielle Henderson Savages The Other Woman in Best Review Ever

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Oh how I love a good bad review but in this case a female writer unleashes her pent up fury against not just The Other Woman but the whole concept of the suffocating genre known as the rom-com, defined here as product to lure female kind into man-hating mode — but only because they are drawn to cads who hurt them repeatedly. This is a revenge fantasy that many women…


Spielberg and Mathison Reteam for Dahls’s BFG

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EW reports that Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison will join up for the first time in 32 years, since E.T., for this tale of a young girl stopping the “Big, Friendly Giant.” The pic is to be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and will be Spielberg’s first directorial project since Lincoln. Pic is slated for release in 2016.



The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American...

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Here’s a vintage 1980s thriller nobody remembers because it won’t open till next month. Based on an ’80s espionage novel. Directed by Roger Donaldson...