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Terry Gilliam Liked All of ‘The Irishman’ Except the Last 30 Minutes

Love it or hate it, Netflix’s “The Irishman” has dominated the awards-season conversation. Martin Scorsese’s elegiac, sprawling, three-plus-hour mafia epic unspooled on the streamer over Thanksgiving weekend after a healthy theatrical run that found sold-out showings across the nation. While the film is a slam-dunk for a Best Picture nomination and a surfeit of other […]

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2019 Diversity Scorecard: Change Remains Slow for People of Color, But That’s Not the Whole Story

Last year was a watershed moment for diversity in the film industry: Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to direct a film that grossed over $100 million with “A Wrinkle in Time”; “Crazy Rich Asians” was a huge hit, grossing over $238 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing romantic comedy in a decade; and […]

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Crowded Field Marks Below the Line Kudos Races

With less than eight weeks to go before the Academy Awards, it’s a scramble to the finish line for the artisans who create the looks, sounds and visual effects of this year’s awards contenders.This year, these craftspeople used visual-effects technology in surprising ways. VFX artists turned back time for Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and […]

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U.S. Government Briefly Listed ‘Black Panther’s’ Wakanda as a Free Trade Partner

Unfortunately for Wakandians, the U.S. government will no longer partner with the fictional kingdom.Until yesterday, Wakanda, the main setting of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” was listed as a free trade agreement partner of the U.S. on the agricultural tariff tracker maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.Francis Tseng, a research fellow at the […]

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SAG Awards Nominations: ‘Bombshell’, ‘The Irishman’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Top Film List, ‘Fleabag’ Scores In TV – Complete List Of Noms

The SAG Awards nominations are underway his morning for its 26th edition, with America Ferrera and Danai Gurira revealing the list in 15 film and TV categories in a ceremony at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center. Winners will be revealed in an ceremony January 19 live on TNT and TBS.SAG AFTRA’s annual awards are a […]

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Influencers: Ruth E. Carter Is Preserving Black History Through Fashion

Backstage at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, after she received the Oscar for costume design for “Black Panther,” Ruth E. Carter talked about the significance of her win for other costume designers of color coming behind her. “Finally the door is wide open and I’ve been struggling and digging deep and mentoring and doing whatever […]

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‘Americanah’ TV Series Reunites Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira at HBO Max

Last year, Lupita Nyong’o (right) and Danai Gurira starred in the massive blockbuster hit Black Panther at Marvel Studios. But soon they’ll team up for something much different on the small screen. HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia, has announced a straight-to-series order for an adaptation of Americanah, the best-selling novel written by […]

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The Russo Brothers Are Stumping Hard For A Robert Downey Jr. Oscar Nomination

With all due respect to “Black Panther,” 2019 feels like the year we need to start having a serious conversation about comic book movies and award season. With Robert Downey Jr. already a popular pick among fans for his performance in “Avengers: Endgame,” and Joaquin Phoenix and “Joker“ coming on strong after their surprising Venice […]

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