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Berlin International Film Festival Reveals 2020 Lineup

The Berlin International Film Festival on Wednesday morning revealed the main competition lineup and gala selections for festival’s 70th edition.The festival, which begins February 20, will screen 18 films in competition, including movies from Sally Potter, Kelly Reichardt, and Eliza Hittman. Six are from female directors.Among the gala presentations is Pixar’s” Onward.” The Dan Scanlon-helmed […]

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‘Lost Girls’: Film Review

It’s exciting, and fascinating, to see a great director of documentaries try his or her hand at a dramatic feature, since in theory the essential skill set should all be there. The best documentarians possess an acute visual sense, and they are all, of course, potent storytellers. Yet for every attempt at this sort of […]

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Superhero Bits: ‘Arrow’ Finale Marks the End of an Era, James Marsden Down to Enter the McU & More

Which Marvel Comics villain is coming to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 on Nintendo Switch? Where did Birds of Prey star Jurnee Smollett-Bell draw inspiration for the Canary Cry? Which Marvel Comics character may be coming to the McU in Thor: Love & Thunder or Loki? Want to see some alternate designs for the quantum realm […]

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‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Knives Out’ & ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Big Winners At 2020 Costume Designers Guild Awards

The compacted awards season has seen an almost a nightly cavalcade of awards shows this month. Tonight, in a ceremony hosted by Mindy Kailing, the Costume Designers Guild Awards honored the best in costumes in film, television and commercials. The big winners of the night were Jenny Egan in the Contemporary Film category for “Knives […]

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‘Run Sweetheart Run’ Review: Latest Blumhouse Thriller Comes Up Way Short | Sundance 2020

A Spoiler Warning lurks below… tread carefully, dear readers! Run Sweetheart Run is what I’d tell you to do if I saw you standing in line for the latest Blumhouse movie, which hails from writer-director Shana Feste (Country Strong). Feste wastes an intriguing setup — a woman tries to get home alive after her blind […]

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‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Masked Singer’ and ‘Maleficent’ Win Top Honors at Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild handed out its trophies for the 22nd annual Cdg Awards with “Jojo Rabbit” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” receiving top honors among the costumers.In the TV category, the hit “The Masked Singer” and designer Marina Toybina beat out reigning designer Zaldy (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) for excellence in variety, reality-competition, live television.Mindy […]

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Andy Samberg’s ‘Palm Springs’ Breaks Sundance Sales Records — By 69 Cents

Andy Samberg’s Palm Springs just broke the nicest records at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival this year. Hulu and Neon acquired the romantic-comedy for $17.5 million…and 69 cents. The number broke Sundance sale records for the biggest acquisition deal, sailing past Nate Parker’s 2016 film The Birth of a Nation by, yes, 69 cents. And […]

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Peter Sarsgaard’s ‘The Batman’ Role Is Revealed, and It’s Not Who You Think it Is

When The Batman director Matt Reeves announced the latest cast members joining his upcoming superhero film, he did so with a confirming tweet revealing the character they’d play. But when Peter Sarsgaard (Interrogation) was added to the cast, Reeves kept it close to the chest, simply paraphrasing Tommy Wiseau by tweeting, “Oh… Hi, Peter…” His […]

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