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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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2020 BAFTA Nominations Omit Actors of Color as ‘Joker’ Leads the Field

In this foreshortened, speedy awards schedule, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards arrived mere hours, rather than a week, before Oscar voters hand in their nominations ballots. BAFTA’s February 2 Awards show comes two days before Academy ballots are due on February 4. BAFTA has […]

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‘1917’ Starts Strong, ‘Just Mercy’ Shows Promise, But ‘Uncut Gems’ Dominates Box Office

“1917” (Universal) is the standout new limited release, placing it among the best of the year and boosting its upcoming dates and awards chances. “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros.) and “Clemency” (Neon), both serious dramas focusing on the death penalty, weren’t as strong but each performed at the levels expected.“Uncut Gems” (A24), hardly typical wide-release holiday […]

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The Truth About Oscar’s Reality-Based Films

In the first 72 years of the Academy Awards (1927-99), 14 fact-based movies won the best-picture prize, or 19%. In the 21st century, fact-based films have won 33% of the time.Last year, three of 2018’s four acting winners were playing real-life characters. And six of the eight best-picture contenders were fact-based, including winner “The Green […]

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Upcoming Netflix Movie Release Dates

If it seems as though Netflix is releasing a new original film each week it’s because, well, they nearly are. Director Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation marked the first “Netflix Original Film” back in 2015, and since that time Netflix has ramped up both production and acquisition of original films to debut exclusively on […]

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