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The Saddest Movies, from ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ to ‘On the Count of Three’

If watching a movie can be compared to taking your emotions for a walk, then sad films challenges audiences with a full-on sprint. Since before Rose said goodbye to Jack or even Bambi lost his mother, tragedy has played a vital role in cinema’s most well-loved stories of every ilk.For romance, the possibility of heartbreak […]

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‘Lion King’ Prequel Gets Official Title, Footage Shown at D23

Barry Jenkins is heading to Pride Rock. At D23, the acclaimed “Moonlight” director appeared on stage to officially announce “Mufasa: The Lion King,” a new prequel to the 2019 “Lion King” film.Originally announced in 2020 as a sequel to the 2019 film, “Mufasa” tells the origin story of the iconic Disney father, exploring his childhood […]

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‘Blade’: Marvel’s Mahershala Ali-Starring Vampire Hunter Film Dated For November 3, 2023

Marvel Studios hasn’t had a big Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con since 2019 but is back this year. Flashing back to 2019, the shocking thing the studio announced was that they would be pursuing a “Blade” reboot with two-time Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) in the role of the vampire hunter, Eric Brooks.Read More: […]

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‘Coda’ Has Changed Oscar Movies’ Release Strategies Forever

In analyzing how “Coda” achieved its Best Picture win, we must face a discomfiting reality: Beyond Oscar qualification, theatrical play had very little to do with its success.Most years, winning Best Picture includes a careful effort by its distributor to make it hit. Recent winners such as “Parasite” and “Green Book” played theaters during the […]

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‘True Detective’ Season 4 Set at HBO with Executive Producer Barry Jenkins

More “True Detective” is in the works at HBO — and even as the series shakes up its creative team, the property continues to attract Hollywood’s top talent.According to a new report in Variety, “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins has signed on to executive-produce Season 4 of the crime anthology, currently subtitled “True Detective: Night Country.” […]

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Naomie Harris Says She Was Groped by ‘Huge Star’ During Audition: ‘No One Said Anything’

Naomie Harris is speaking out about an incident of sexual assault that occurred during an audition earlier in the “No Time to Die” star and “Moonlight” Oscar nominee’s career.In an interview with the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine (via Insider), Harris said that the incident involved a “huge, huge star” though she declined to name […]

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Queer Films Could Sweep Awards as ‘The Power of the Dog’ and ‘Flee’ Gain Momentum

While the years following 2016’s “Moonlight” have been surprisingly fruitful for high-quality queer film, one might not know it from glancing at Oscar nominations from years past. Last year, Céline Sciamma’s luminous period romance “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” was not even selected as France’s official entry for Best International Feature, despite provoking universal […]

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Jennifer Lawrence Fangirled Over Ariana Grande on ‘Don’t Look Up’: ‘I Went Full Radio Contest Winner’

Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up,” the last shoe to drop this awards season, was unspooled before a crowd of BAFTA voters at the Harmony Gold Theatre on Wednesday night. In attendance for a Q&a with the Oscar-winning stars Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”), Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”) and Meryl Streep, along with director, writer and producer […]

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