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Directors Guild Nominees Include Bong Joon Ho, Sam Mendes, Taika Waititi

The Directors Guild of America has nominated Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite,” Sam Mendes for “1917,” Martin Scorsese for “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and Taika Waititi for “Jojo Rabbit.”The DGAs are seen as a stepping stone to the Oscars, where the last six best director winners also went […]

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HFPA President Responds to Golden Globes’ Female Director Shut-Out: ‘We Vote by Film’

Despite gains in the number of films and TV shows helmed by women, female directors were completely shut out of the Golden Globes once again this year.The snub was immediately called out on social media, with filmmakers like “Honey Boy” director Alma Har’el tweeting, “do not look for justice in the awards system.” However, Hollywood […]

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Amazon’s ‘Honey Boy’ Tops Netflix’s ‘Marriage Story’ In Select Theaters

Shia Labeouf flexed his star power at the weekend box office, as his personal drama “Honey Boy” launched bigger than expected in limited theaters. Streaming giant Amazon reported better results than the estimated numbers for Netflix’s well-reviewed festival hit “Marriage Story,” starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. It’s tough to gauge what this means in […]

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‘Honey Boy’: How Shia Labeouf’s Past and Present Found a New Shape in the Editing Room

Much has been made about the therapy-meets-art process of “Honey Boy,” which actor Shia Labeouf wrote while exploring his traumatic childhood in court-mandated therapy and rehab. The writer-actor even went so far as to play his father in the film’s flashbacks. Yet what’s fascinating about the making of “Honey Boy” is how those filmic connections […]

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Shia Labeouf’s ‘Honey Boy’ Set for November Launch

Amazon Studios has set an awards season release of Nov. 8 for Shia Labeouf’s show business drama “Honey Boy.”The story centers on a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade and is loosely based on Labeouf’s life. “Honey Boy” was Labeouf’s childhood nickname. The […]

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‘Premature’ Review: Perceptive and Poetic Writing Elevates Cliched Coming-of-Age Tale — Sundance

Things are already tense between lovers Ayanna (Zora Howard) and Isaiah (Joshua Boone) by the time he blows up at her friends in a crowded restaurant, running out on them (and her), later sniffing to his teenage girlfriend that they’re “so young.” Ayanna, of course, is just as young as they are, but she’s so […]

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Shia Labeouf Turned Court-Ordered Therapy Writing Into ‘Honey Boy’ Screenplay — IndieWire Sundance Studio

Shia Labeouf’s personal life has garnered as many headlines as his performances in recent years, so it only makes sense that he would eventually merge the two. He’s done just that in “Honey Boy,” which the actor wrote and stars in as his own father. Speaking at the IndieWire Studio, presented by Dropbox, director Alma […]

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Film News Roundup: Shia Labeouf to Star in David Ayer’s Thriller ‘Tax Collector’

In today’s film news roundup, Shia Labeouf is starring in “Tax Collector,” Scout Taylor-Compton joins “Abeyance,” and streaming service Docsville is expanding.CastingsShia Labeouf and Bobby Soto are starring in David Ayer’s crime thriller “Tax Collector,” which will be shot in Los Angeles this summer.Cross Creek Pictures is financing “Tax Collector,” a co-production between Cross Creek […]

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