A few major things happened in the two weeks since we last dropped our Awards Daily Oscar Squad rankings. Most seismically, Steven Spielberg stunned the world with his critically acclaimed reimagined take on West Side Story. Then, many finally saw and loved Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley. Finally, two major critics groups weighed in on the 2021 film scene, surprising with their unexpected selections....Read more
“Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.” – Oscar Wilde Aaron Sorkin has made his best film to date with Being the Ricardos, a rapid-fire glimpse into one week in the lives of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz where everything will either hold steady or fall completely apart. Making a movie like this is a tough sell in 2021 because there are things you have to know walking in. Like the postwar pervasive fear of communism, like the fear of being called a communist, like the real-life story of Lucy and Desi, like the utopian mirage television shows delivered...
Palm Springs, CA (December 7, 2021) – The 33rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced that the festival’s opening night will be the screening of Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over, directed by Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner, on Friday, January 7. Both directors will be in attendance along with Dionne Warwick. The festival will close with The Duke, directed by the late filmmaker Roger Michell on Sunday, January 16. The festival will screen 129 films from 70 countries, including 32 premieres (4 World, 7 North American, 2 International and 19 U.S.) from January 6-17, 2022. The line-up includes Talking Pictures, International Feature Film Oscar® Submissions, New...
The Academy has released their list of submitted films in the categories of International Feature, Documentary and Animated. Here are the 26 animated films: “The Addams Family 2” “The Ape Star” “Back to the Outback” “Belle” “Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People” “The Boss Baby: Family Business” “Cryptozoo” “Encanto” “Flee” “Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko” “Josee, the Tiger and the Fish” “The Laws of the Universe – The Age of Elohim” “Luca” “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” “My Sunny Maad” “Paw Patrol The Movie” “Pompo the Cinephile” “Poupelle of Chimney Town” “Raya and the Last Dragon” “Ron’s Gone Wrong”...
Scott Aharoni's Leylak is timely and quietly devastating. Colman Domingo, most recently seen in his Gotham Award nominated performance in Zola, has joined as an executive producer for the short film, and he sat down with the cast and crew with Elvis Mitchell to discuss the film's impact. Leylak is one of the most immediate films in this season's Oscar race, and Domingo was anxious to be part of a project that reminds us of our humanity. The group also talks about feeling safe in a time of so much uncertainty. Watch and Q&A below, and make sure to check...
Palm Springs, CA (December 6, 2021) – The Palm Springs International Film Awards has announced that the cast of King Richard is the recipient of the Ensemble Performance Award. The award will be presented to Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal and Tony Goldwyn, who are all expected to attend. The Film Awards will take place in-person on January 6, 2022 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with the festival running through January 17, 2022. The event will be presented by American Express and sponsored by Entertainment Tonight. “King Richard is a wonderful film that tells the emotional story of Richard William’s...
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