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Alfonso Cuarón on ‘Disappointing’ Oscar Inclusion Rules and Supporting a Rising Indian Filmmaker

As a Mexican filmmaker who makes movies with Hollywood money, Alfonso Cuarón is no stranger to conversations about diversity. However, the “Roma” director has mixed feelings about the Academy’s recent inclusion standards for Best Picture, two years after his own movie was nominated in the category.“Everybody is trying to figure out ways of making more […]

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Hans Zimmer Extended the Netflix ‘Ba-Dum’ for Theaters, and You Gotta Hear It

Just looking at the Netflix logo puts a sound in your ear, right? “Ba-dum.” The iconic two-note pop of sound that accompanies the splashy, colorful Netflix logo before a Netflix original starts streaming away for your pleasure. It’s simple, quick, to the point, and originally had a goat bleat attached to it (a wonderful fact […]

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Criterion to Release Box Set of Federico Fellini Films

Classic movie buffs with $200 to burn, take note: The Criterion Collection has announced “Essential Fellini,” a box set of 14 films from legendary film director Federico Fellini.The Blu-Ray set, which will release on November 24,will include several features, including 4K restorations of 11 of the films, as well as uncompressed monaural soundtracks for each […]

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Netflix Film Publicity Vice President Julie Fontaine Stepping Down (Exclusive)

Veteran Hollywood communications executive Julie Fontaine is exiting her post at Netflix, insiders told Variety.Fontaine joined the streamer in 2017 as vice president of film publicity, where she worked closely with a group of executives including motion picture head Scott Stuber, indie film and documentary head Lisa Nishimura, vice president Tendo Nagenda, and awards and […]

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Film News Roundup: Participant Expands ‘Roma’ Social Impact Campaign for Domestic Workers

In today’s film news roundup, Participant has expanded its social impact campaign on behalf of domestic workers, Concordia Media bulks up and documentary “Funny Pains” gets distribution.Participant CampaignBuilding on its social impact campaign for “Roma,” Participant Media has launched the Care For The People Who Care For You campaign in partnership with the National Domestic […]

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How Joaquin Phoenix and Rebel Wilson Blew Up the BAFTAs, and What It Means for the Oscars

Heading toward the Oscars next Sunday, the BAFTAs mark the last of the Oscar precursor award shows, timed right when Oscar voters are filling out their ballots (due February 4). Behind the scenes, Oscar campaigners took full advantage by having their winners send messages to the Academy, both overt and subliminal. But it’s not all […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Marriage Story’ Added to Criterion Collection

Four Netflix titles will be released on Blu-ray through the Criterion Collection — Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story,” documentary “American Factory” and Mati Diop’s “Atlantics.”The streaming service had announced last year that Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” would be the first Netflix film to receive a home video debut via the Criterion Collection. Criterion […]

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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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