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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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Women Directed Record 12% of Top 100-Grossing Films in 2019, Study Finds

A record 10.6% of the directors of 2019’s top 100-grossing movies were women, directing 12% of Hollywood’s biggest hits last year, according to the latest study by Stacy L. Smith and USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.That’s the best gender representation since Smith and her team began studying the prevalence of female directors in 2007 — though […]

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‘Queen & Slim’ Director Melina Matsoukas Says Her Film’s Golden Globes Snubs Represent an “Archaic System”

The 2019 Golden Globe nominations were announced recently, representing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s picks for the best in film and television of the year. But many worthy works were snubbed and shut-out — chief among them Queen & Slim, the acclaimed hit drama from director Melina Matsoukas, writer Lena Waithe, and stars Jodie Turner-Smith […]

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Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas on Making ‘Protest Art,’ Representing Black Culture With ‘Queen & Slim’

“Queen & Slim” is Lena Waithe’s self-professed “battle cry.” And it’s one that’s been heard to the tune of $15.8 million at the box office, outperforming industry projections since opening over Thanksgiving weekend.“It feels like it’s sort of taken on its own life,” Waithe told Variety before the film debuted, sitting down to talk about […]

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Holiday Cheer! ‘Frozen 2’ Is Massive and ‘Knives Out’ Breaks Through

Gambles paid off. That’s the takeaway from this long Thanksgiving weekend, which ends at the start of the final month in a tricky box-office year. While this period didn’t break any records, it still leaves room for real optimism.“Frozen 2” provided about 45% of the ticket sales, but “Knives Out” stunned with $41.7 million and […]

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‘Frozen 2’ Breaks Another Box Office Record Against Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ Over The Thanksgiving Holiday

Despite the debut of two films this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, it’s the same story as a week ago — “Frozen II” has won the box office crown and done so in record-breaking fashion. But this record doesn’t mean that “Knives Out” and “Queen & Slim” were left out in the cold. In fact, all three […]

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Why ‘Queen & Slim’ Star Jodie Turner-Smith Isn’t Sure About Raising a Family in the U.S.

“In the middle of all of this, while this group of people in this country, black people are being oppressed, are being killed, are being murdered, there is still this beauty that cannot be killed and that is also what this movie is about,” says Jodie Turner-Smith.The model-turned-actor is talking about “Queen & Slim.” She […]

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Women and Original Films Rule at the Holiday Box Office, From ‘Queen & Slim’ to ‘Knives Out’

This shouldn’t be noteworthy, but it is: There are three women directors in the top 10 at the box office. “Frozen 2,” directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee; “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” directed by Marielle Heller; and “Queen & Slim,” directed by Melina Matsoukas.Even better: “Queen & Slim” is an original film […]

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