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‘Shirkers’ Director Sandi Tan To Adapt ‘The Idiot’ Next, Described As ‘Twilight’ Meets ‘Phantom Thread’

You have to imagine that there’s nothing more daunting in the film industry than having your first film be so critically-acclaimed, that now everyone is anxiously awaiting your follow-up film, which they expect to be just as good, if not better. That’s exactly what director Sandi Tan has to deal with, as her 2018 doc […]

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Water Cooler: Magic, Golden Globes, DVD Shelves, Star Wars Archives, Tidying Up, Escape at Dannemora, Vice, If Beale Street Could Talk, Shirkers, Pitchstorm, Perfume, Keyforge

On the January 7, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista, to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on […]

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National Society of Film Critics Names ‘The Rider’ Best Picture

The National Society of Film Critics announced their 2019 award winners Saturday afternoon, with winners including Olivia Colman for “The Favourite” and Ethan Hawke for “First Reformed.”Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” took home the best picture title, with Alfonso Cuaron taking best cinematography for “Roma” and Regina King earning a nod for “If Beale Street Could […]

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Us box office hits ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’, ‘Rbg’, ‘Three Identical Strangers’, ‘Free Solo’ on Oscar docs longlist

Shortlist of 15 films to be announced on December 17.Us box office hits Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Rbg, Three Identical Strangers and Free Solo have made it on to the 166-strong longlist of documentary feature Oscar hopefuls.The shortlist of 15 films will be announced on December 17. Thursday’s (8) longlist includes Fahrenheit 11/9, Crime […]

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San Francisco International Film Festival Announces its 2018 Golden Gate Award Feature Competitions

The San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Gate Awards Feature Competitions were announced today, and the 20 films span many well-received pictures we’ve had our eye on here at Filmmaker over the last year. These include 25 New Face RaMell Ross’s Hale County, This Morning, This Evening, Mila Turajlić’s The Other Side of Everything, Jordana […]

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Film Review: ‘Shirkers’

There’s an alternate universe where Sandi Tan, a movie-crazy teenager from Singapore, burst onto the scene with her two young collaborators in 1992, forging an independent film movement in a country where none had existed. That dream ended when the mysterious director they were working with absconded with 70 16mm film canisters, which only recently […]

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