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‘Bad Boys for Life,’ ‘1917’ Blast Past $100 Million at Box Office

Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life” and Universal’s “1917” continue to drive the box office, as both films will cross $100 million domestic this weekend.“Bad Boys for Life” will take No. 1 again with an estimated $30 million second weekend, a 52% drop from the threequel’s $62.5 million 3-day opening that would give it a domestic […]

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Netflix Commits To Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Film; Scorsese, Spielberg, Todd Phillips Producing

Exclusive: After launching two Oscar Best Picture nominees in The Irishman and Marriage Story, Netflix is re-stocking its star-driven prestige film arsenal with a big one. Netflix has acquired all rights to the untitled Leonard Bernstein film that Bradley Cooper will direct, star in and produce from the script he co-wrote with Oscar-winning Spotlight scribe […]

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Oscars 2020: Best Cinematography Predictions

This year’s Oscar race for cinematography is dedicated to period pieces: Roger Deakins’ tour de force, continuous-shot experiment for “1917,” Sam Mendes’ bold World War I thriller; Robert Richardson’s colorful look at Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Rodrigo Prieto’s digital/Kodak 35mm film saga of mob life in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Lawrence […]

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‘1917’ Wins the PGA Award; Is the Oscar for Best Picture Next?

The Producers Guild Association awards were tonight, and Oscar prognosticators were tuned to what the guild would choose as Best Picture. Since the PGA and the Oscars have expanded the Best Picture category, there have only been two times when the PGA winner didn’t line up with the Oscars: La La Land (the Oscar went […]

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‘Parasite,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ & ‘Fleabag’ Top 2020 Ace Eddie Awards

The 70th Annual Ace Eddie Awards were handed out in a ceremony on Jan. 17 in Beverly Hills, CA and on the film side, it may be a hint of what’s to come in the Best Picture Oscar race. “Parasite,” edited by Jinmo Yang, stunned by taking the top Drama Film editing honor over “The […]

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Superhero Bits: Karen Gillan Wants to Direct ‘Batgirl’, ‘Spider-Man 3’ Shooting Locations & More

Could Titans and Doom Patrol air first on DC Universe and then go to HBO Max the next day? What did Marc Guggenheim have to do to get Ezra Miller as The Flash in Crisis on Infinite Earths? Ready for the 80th anniversary of The Joker with a 100-page commemorative issue? When and where will […]

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How long can this nonsense of the Oscars failing to nominate female directors go on? | Ellen E Jones

This year’s Academy Awards show that diversity drives will only get us so far. Filmgoers and the industry must question what makes a film award-worthyCongratulations to those men – I guess? Issa Rae summarised the mixed feelings of many when yet another all-male list of best director Oscar nominations was announced yesterday. It’s possible to […]

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‘Little Women’ Oscar Nominees Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh Speak Out on Gerwig Director Snub

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated “Little Women” for six Oscars, and yet Greta Gerwig was shut out of the Best Director race despite the Academy believing her movie has some of the best writing and acting of the year. “Little Women” picked up noms for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress […]

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