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Moxie review – upbeat defiance wins out in Amy Poehler’s rebel girl comedy

A quiet student finds her voice in print, battling everyday sexism at her high school in Poehler’s forthright but fun #MeToo dramaA breezy tale of riot grrrl power passed down from mother to daughter, Amy Poehler’s return to the director’s chair (after 2019’s Wine Country) is a winningly optimistic high-school romp with timely #MeToo-era themes. […]

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Maria Herrera and Rachael Reiss Go to Narrative

Narrative has hired publicists Maria Herrera and Rachael Reiss, who were recently vice presidents at Rogers & Cowan Pmk.Together, Herrera and Reiss’ client list include Olivia Wilde, James Gunn, Chris Miller and Phil Lord. They also represent Hiro Murai (“Atlanta”), producer Brad Fuller (“A Quiet Place”), producer Andrew Form (“A Quiet Place”), Nahnatchka Khan, John […]

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Dakota Johnson Joins Olivia Wilde’s Film ‘Don’t Worry, Darling’

Dakota Johnson is in negotiations to join the starry ensemble of “Don’t Worry, Darling,” a psychological thriller from director Olivia Wilde, sources tell Variety.Johnson will appear alongside the previously announced cast of Florence Pugh, Shia Labeouf and Chris Pine. Wilde has a key supporting role onscreen.Though little is known about the movie’s plot, “Don’t Worry, […]

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‘How To Build A Girl’ Trailer: Beanie Feldstein Turns Into Dolly Wilde In The Upcoming Coming-Of-Age Comedy

Thanks to great performances in 2017’s “Lady Bird” and last year’s “Booksmart,” Beanie Feldstein has become one of the most interesting up-and-coming actors in Hollywood. And it appears that she’s going to continue that streak of interesting films going with the upcoming IFC Films release “How to Build a Girl.”Read More: IFC Films Celebrates 20 […]

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Searchlight Aggressively Pursuing World Rights to Olivia Wilde’s ‘Perfect’ at Efm

Searchlight Pictures has emerged as the frontrunner for the Olivia Wilde-directed gymnastics movie “Perfect,” amid a days-long bidding war out of Berlin’s Efm.Variety understands that the studio is ‘heavily pursuing’ world rights to the hot title — one of a crop of female-led projects at the market — with A24 and Warner Bros. also in […]

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Writers Guild Awards 2020 Winners: The Complete List (Updating Live)

The Writers Guild of America Awards is just getting underway at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. This year’s host at the celebration of the best in film, TV, online, and radio writing is “Saturday Night Live” alum Ana Gasteyer.With a week to go before the Oscars, four Best Original Screenplay nominees are also up […]

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Sbiff: Virtuosos Cynthia Erivo, Taron Egerton, and Aldis Hodge Sing Favorite Karaoke Songs

Eight actors were honored for their breakout roles in film with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s (Sbiff) Virtuosos Award event held at the historic Arlington Theatre on Saturday night. The annual award is presented to “up-and-coming” actors with noteworthy performances in film.This year’s award recipients were Awkwafina for her first dramatic leading role in […]

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27 Great Movies Completely Rejected by the Oscars in 2020

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced, and movies such as Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Sam Mendes’ “1917,” Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” all walked away with multiple nominations as expected. As is the case every Oscar season, a handful of […]

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‘1917’ Wins Best Picture at 3rd Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards

The members of the Hollywood Critics Association celebrated 2019 and the end of the decade at the 3rd Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 9, 2020.Sam Mendes’ “1917,” which, in a surprise move, took home the Golden Globes’ best picture award, also snagged the best picture award from the Hca. It was […]

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Writers Guild Film Nominations: ‘Joker’, ‘Parasite’, ‘1917’, ‘Irishman’, ‘Knives Out’, ‘Booksmart’ & More

Big commercial hits and a number of awards-season regulars were written in today as the WGA announced its 2020 Writers Guild Awards nominees for outstanding achievement in screenwriting writing during 2019. Check out the full list below.The Original Screenplay category covers comedy, drama, mystery and more as the scribes behind Universal’s 1917, UA’s Booksmart, Lionsgate’s […]

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