The last time a film starring a woman who was also a Best Actress contender won Best Picture was in 2004, with Million Dollar Baby. Since the advent of the preferential ballot, it has seemingly become impossible for a film starring a woman who drives the narrative to win. There are two ways to look
Whether he’s playing troubled, complex men in Six Feet Under and Olive Kitteridge, or as Senator Rusell in LBJ, Richard Jenkins is a face you’ve seen before. You’re about to see a lot more of him in Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape Of Water. As Giles, Elisa’s lonely neighbor, he rises to the occasion to
Two films that won the New York Film Critics Circle went on to win Best Picture in the preferential ballot era: The Artist in 2011 and The Hurt Locker in 2009. Only one NYFCC winner in that era did not earn a Best Picture nomination and that was, unfortunately, Todd Haynes’ brilliant Carol. The last
Brilliant cinematographer and photographer Svetlana Cvetko has made her directorial debut with Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber. Produced by Elizabeth Banks, Lois Weber is a sweet, nostalgic look back at a trouble maker whose film “Hypocrites” caused quite a stir when a woman playing “truth” appeared fully naked in it. Her story is interesting and Cvetko
Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Hong Chau (Downsizing), John Boyega (Detroit), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) will all receive the 2018 Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The award presentation, which will be moderated for the eighth year
I always try to remind people that hope springs eternal until the shit rains down. Remember how it seemed too good to be true that female-driven movies like The Shape of Water, Battle of the Sexes, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, along with Lady Bird, The Florida Project, and The Post were astonishing in terms
The National Board of Review is always the first canon fire out of the gate. They can’t really predict the Oscars in terms of winners, but they can tell us a few things that are good to know heading in. What they do best is give a “prestige hit” to movies that are borderline. Some
Best Film The Post Best Director Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird Best Actor Tom Hanks, The Post Best Actress Meryl Streep, The Post Best Supporting Actor Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project Best Supporting Actress Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird Best Foreign Language Film Foxtrot Best Animated Feature Coco Best Documentary Jane Best Original Screenplay Paul Thomas Anderson,
NBR Winners: Top Ten Films: BABY DRIVER, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, THE DISASTER ARTIST, DOWNSIZING, DUNKIRK, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, GET OUT, LADY BIRD, LOGAN, PHANTOM THREAD Best Director: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Post Best Actor: Tom Hanks, The Post Original Screenplay: Phantom Thread!! Adapted Screenplay: Disaster Artist Best Documentary:
The Director’s Guild of America in Hollywood was packed to the brim last night in anticipation of Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks were in attendance for the post-screening Q&A, along with screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, production designer Rick Carter, and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. Spielberg humbly told the
Melissa Silverstein flew to London to celebrate Women and Hollywood’s 10th year. I’ve been online for almost double that and I don’t believe I’ve come anywhere near having the kind of impact she’s had. Her site’s brand, Woman and Hollywood, remained intact whether it was part of Indiewire or not. She is not just a
James Lipton scored his 20th Emmy® nomination for Inside the Actors Studio. We turn the tables on him to talk about the season and his latest invention. James Lipton did not spend Emmy morning awaitin...
Royalty Returns To Netflix on December 8 Netflix teased the season two trailer for its royal drama, The Crown. The show starring Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II will return on December 8 for a second...
HBO revealed a full trailer for its upcoming drama The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The Deuce premieres September 10. Courtesy of HBO Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon...