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From Trump Supporters to Pig Pals, Unconventional Lead Roles Enter the Best Actor Race

The Oscar season may not have officially begun, but three talented leading men — Nicolas Cage (“Pig“), Matt Damon (“Stillwater“) and Winston Duke (“Nine Days“) — are all delivering awards-worthy performances in three very unconventional movies. Likely to face an uphill battle on the awards circuit, the right campaign and support from critics could help […]

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Sony Classics Shuffles Calendar with New Dates for ‘The Father’ and More

Another day, another wrench in the release calendar. Late on Friday, Sony Pictures Classics announced that the specialty arm would be shifting debut dates for three of its awards season titles: “The Father,” “Truffle Hunters,” and “I Carry You with Me.” Earlier this week, Sony Pictures Classics also pushed the Sundance science-fiction favorite “Nine Days” […]

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Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ Selected to Open Denver Film Festival — Film News in Brief

Monday, Oct. 12 Denver Festival Schedules Drive-In ShowingsThe 43rd Denver Film Festival will open on Oct. 22 with a drive-in showing of Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, at the Red Rocks Park.The festival will be mostly virtual but will also hold drive-in showings of “Nine Days” as its Centerpiece title on Oct. 24 and […]

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Zazie Beetz drama ‘Still Here’ heads to Efm with Blue Fox International (exclusive)

Drama shot entirely in New York and is currently in post-production.Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to the crime thriller Still Here with a cast that includes rising star Zazie Beetz from Joker and recent Sundance premiere Nine Days, Johnny Whitworth, and Maurice McRae.The Blue Fox team will launch sales in Berlin on the […]

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‘Nine Days’ Review: Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz Salvage a Literal-Minded Soul-Searching Drama

“Nine Days” takes a ludicrous premise and plays it straight. Writer-director Edson Oda’s innovative drama revolves around the tireless plight of Will (Winston Duke), a jaded middle-manager trapped in a purgatorial cycle of interviewing souls for the opportunity of life. Oda’s script is rich with bold ideas, beginning with the surreal notion of entire lives […]

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Winston Duke Is Incredible In An Imaginative ‘Nine Days’ [Sundance Review]

Park City – Creativity is king at a festival like Sundance. What pops, surprises and sticks with an audience gets the acclaim and, potentially, the big acquisition dollars. There is a difference, however, between a first-time director taking creative risks and the imaginative swing that Edson Oda takes with his directorial debut, “Nine Days.” And […]

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