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Netflix’s ‘Marriage Story’ Lands China Release With Road Pictures

Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, a Netflix original feature, has secured theatrical release in China after the streamer cut a deal with Road Pictures.Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, the pic chronicles a marriage breaking down. It premiered at Venice and Netflix gave the film an awards-qualifying release stateside. It’s up for six Golden Globes and […]

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’47 Meters Down: Uncaged,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Marriage Story’ To Hit China, But Local Animation Yanked

U.S. shark survival horror film “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” will be unleashed on China January 10. Chinese reports say that three other Golden Globe nominees with Oscar buzz — “Marriage Story,” “Little Women” and “Jojo Rabbit” — are supposed to hit the country as well, but their release dates have yet to be set and […]

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Nadine Labaki Talks Her Golden Globe-Nominated Film ‘Capernaum’ And Life Intersecting With Art In Lebanon [Interview]

If it’s hope you seek in the new Lebanese film “Capernaum,” you have to look deeply. It lives mostly in the characters’ minute actions, which reveal kindness and care that long ago departed their eyes and demeanor. Look, for instance, to the pots and pans our pre-teen protagonist Zain has rigged into a rattling cart […]

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Among Screenplays Not Eligible for WGA Awards (Exclusive)

Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite,” Annapurna’s “Sorry to Bother You” and “The Sisters Brothers” and A24’s “Hereditary” are among the films that will not be competing for the upcoming Writers Guild Awards nominations, Variety has learned. They and a slew of other titles are not eligible due to the guild’s strictures stipulating conformity to the its […]

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Among Screenplays Not Eligible for WGA Awards (Exclusive)

Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite,” Annapurna’s “Sorry to Bother You” and “The Sisters Brothers” and A24’s “Hereditary” are among the films that will not be competing for the upcoming Writers Guild Awards nominations, Variety has learned. They and a slew of other titles are not eligible due to the guild’s strictures stipulating conformity to the its […]

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‘The Favourite’ Dominates the British Independent Film Awards

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” definitely lived up to its name at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday, where it won 10 awards, including best director, best screenplay and best British independent film of 2018.The awards were handed out at Old Billingsgate in London.Lanthimos’ twisted period piece won in a category whose other nominees were […]

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Cannes: ’Burning’ Wins Fipresci Top Prize

Strengthening even more its standing as this year’s Cannes Competition frontrunner, South Korean Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning,” starring “The Walking Dead’s” Steven Yeun, snagged the Fipresci International Critics’ Prize for best film in the section.Spike Lee’s “Black Klansman” won a special mention in the Ecumenical Awards, won by Nadin Labaki’s “Capernaum.”In other plaudits from the jury […]

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