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DGA Criticized for Women Director Shut Out: Lenny Abrahamson, Julia Hart, and More Speak Out

Directors and film journalists are reacting in fury to the film nominations for the 2019 Directors Guild of America Awards. The DGA announced nominees earlier today for Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film, and all 10 contenders are men. Nominees for Feature Film are Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”), Peter Farrelly […]

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Writers Guild Awards Nominees Include ‘Green Book,’ ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman’

The original screenplays for “Green Book,” “A Quiet Place,” “Roma,” “Vice” and “Eighth Grade” have been nominated by the Writers Guild of America, which announced its nominations on Monday morning.In the adapted-screenplay category, the nominees were “BlacKkKlansman,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”Among the […]

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Olivia Colman Wins Golden Globe For Actress in Film Comedy

Olivia Colman has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, beating Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”), Charlize Theron (“Tully”), and Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”). Fisher and Wu were first-time nominees, while the other three all have previous Globe wins: Blunt for […]

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Sundance London Sets 2019 Dates, Returns To Picturehouse Central

Sundance London will return to the UK capital for a fifth edition from May 30 – June 2, 2019.The Sundance Film Festival offshoot will once again be held at Picturehouse Central by Piccadilly Circus. This year’s event screened 12 features from the Utah festival, including surprise film American Animals.The programme featured the UK premieres of […]

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2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: ‘We the Animals’, ‘Eighth Grade’ and ‘First Reformed’ Lead the Pack

Awards season is officially in full swing as the folks at Film Independent have officially announced the nominations for the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards, honoring achievements in independent film for the year 2018. Jeremiah Zagar‘s film We the Animals led the indie pack with five total nominations. But coming in close behind are two wildly […]

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‘Free Solo’ Sets Documentary Record at Indie Box Office

While “Fahrenheit 11/9” wasn’t was box office analysts expected, this weekend saw The Year of the Documentary strike again with the arrival of National Geographic’s “Free Solo” in the indie box office, and with it, a new per screen average record for docs.Telling the story of climber Alex Hannold’s quest to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan […]

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‘Free Solo’ Documentary Climbs Indie Box Office With Best Screen Average of 2018

“Free Solo,” National Geographic’s exhilarating adventure documentary about the first free solo rock climb of Yosemite’s El Capitan, notched the best screen average of the year to date. It picked up $300,804 when it debuted this weekend on four screens, translating to $75,201 per location.That distinction previously belonged to Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade.” The A24 […]

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‘Eighth Grade’ Rules Indie Box Office With Top Screen Average of 2018

“Eighth Grade” is already scoring high marks.The feature debut from writer-director Bo Burnham launched this weekend with $255,000. Its debut was especially noteworthy given the film opened in just four theaters, translating to a per-screen-average of $63,071. That was enough to top the record previously held by Fox Searchlight’s “Isle of Dogs.” Wes Anderson’s stop-motion […]

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‘Eighth Grade’ Graduates to Best Opening Per Theater Average of 2018 at $63K; ’Sorry To Bother You’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office

Bo Burnham’s Sundance debut Eighth Grade opened with the best debut weekend per theater average of the year. Released via A24, the feature grossed over $252K in four locations, giving it a robust $63,071 PTA. The figure tops Searchlight’s Isle Of Dogs, which now holds the second-highest opening weekend average of 2018 at $60,011. Amazon […]

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