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Kate McKinnon Joins Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’

Kate McKinnon is set to join the cast of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” individuals with knowledge of the casting confirmed to TheWrap.McKinnon’s role and the film’s plot are being kept secret, though Gerwig is expected to put a new spin on the classic Mattel toy character given her previous work on “Lady Bird” and “Little Women.” […]

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Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell Make Oscars History as Two Women Nominated for Best Director

It’s about time. For the first time in its nearly hundred-year history, the Oscars have nominated a pair of female filmmakers in its Best Director category, with both Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell earning nominations for their films “Nomadland” and “Promising Young Woman,” respectively. Both filmmakers also received screenplay nominations for their films, and each […]

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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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Oscar Nominations 2020: Biggest Snubs and Surprises, From Greta Gerwig to ‘Klaus’ (Photos)

Hollywood awards gurus have gotten Oscar prognostication down almost to a science. But that doesn’t mean that the Academy doesn’t throw us a curveball every year. Here are the nominations that were the biggest surprises, and the snubs that burned the most.Snub: Greta Gerwig, “Little Women” (Best Director) — The Academy failed to nominate any […]

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Listen: Greta Gerwig ‘Was Hell Bent on’ Directing ‘Little Women’

There was no chance that Greta Gerwig was not going to direct “Little Women.”She was originally hired to write the screenplay, but then insisted on directing, too. “I told them no one else could direct it; I must direct it,” Gerwig recalls on Thursday’s episode of “The Big Ticket,” Variety and iHeart’s movie podcast. “They […]

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The 10 Decisions That Turned ‘Little Women’ Into a Modern Movie Classic

It seems obvious now, after the 2018 success of auto-fiction “Lady Bird” — which earned five Oscar nominations, including the fifth nod for a woman for Best Director — that Greta Gerwig was the perfect match to write and direct Sony’s latest movie adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 19th century classic “Little Women.” But back […]

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: No 4 – Little Women

Greta Gerwig’s freewheeling adaptation is the definition of a festive spirit-raiser, sending the sisters on a giddy and moving march to womanhoodI hadn’t really been looking forward to Little Women. I didn’t love the book, nor the other four film versions, nor the innumerable times it’s been adapted for telly. Even more sacrilegiously, I didn’t […]

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Golden Globes 2020 Shut Out Female Filmmakers in 4 Major Film Categories

The Golden Globes have shut out female directors in four major categories, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and both Best Motion Picture categories. It’s par for the course for the annual event, which has only ever nominated five women for Best Director in its 77-year history, with only Barbra Streisand (a two-time nominee) going home […]

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New York Film Critics Circle Announces 2019 Winners

The New York Film Critics Circle will be announcing its yearly awards Wednesday morning.The 85th ceremony will be held Jan. 7 at the New York Film Critics’ annual gala.Last year, “Roma” was named best film with Alfonso Cuarón taking the top directing prize. Other best film winners have included “Lady Bird,” “La La Land,” “Carol,” […]

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