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Olivia Colman comedy ‘Joyride’ acquired for UK-Ireland (exclusive)

Filming to begin in Ireland from July 2021.Vertigo Releasing has acquired UK and Ireland rights to Irish comedy Joyride, starring Olivia Colman, from UK sales outfit Embankment Films.Directed by Emer Reynolds, filming is set to begin in County Kerry, Ireland next week and Vertigo is planning a theatrical release in 2022.Sony Pictures Worldwide Entertainment previously […]

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Supernova review – a touching long goodbye from Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci

Firth and Tucci trade barbs as a couple on a nostalgic last-chance road trip in this enjoyably bittersweet dementia dramaWhile all awards-season eyes were on Anthony Hopkins’s showy turn in the psychological melodrama The Father, Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci received scant attention for their more underplayed roles in this similarly dementia-themed drama. It’s easy […]

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China Box Office: ‘The Father’ Lumbers to Eleventh With $1.21 Million

The Anthony Hopkins-starring Oscar winner “The Father” debuted in China to a $1.21 million opening weekend, coming in eleventh despite a slow box office weekend, according to data from the Maoyan platform.The first feature from helmer Florian Zeller received six Academy Award nominations and two wins — one for Hopkins as best actor and one […]

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Oscars 2021: no real upsets but Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland triumph is a wonderful coup | Peter Bradshaw

With best picture also in the bag, it was a great night for Zhao – but Korean veteran Youn Yuh-jung ended the night as queen of this year’s awards seasonOscars 2021 – as it happenedHistoric wins for Nomadland – and surprise victory for Anthony Hopkins – at odd OscarsSo this strangest of years was matched […]

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As Oscar Voting Closes, Members Indicate ‘Father’ Upsets, Actress Race Down to Viola Davis and Frances McDormand

The final voting for the Academy Awards officially closed at 5 p.m. Pt today. Speaking with multiple Academy voters, there’s something that needs to be stressed: this upcoming Oscars is a nail-biter and very close in multiple categories. With voting open for six days, it’s estimated and believed that anywhere from 20% to 30% of […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Production Design Predictions

This season’s Oscar race for production design pits David Fincher’s mighty black-and-white “Mank” (the Adg period winner) against Florian Zeller’s mind-bending “The Father,” Christopher Nolan’s time-inverted “Tenet” (the Adg fantasy winner), Paul Greengrass’ first western, “News of the World,” and the sweltering Chicago period trappings of George C. Wolfe’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”“Mank” is the […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Editing Predictions

This season’s editing race features five Best Picture nominees with very visceral stories: Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” (serving as her own editor), Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Darius Marder’s “Sound of Metal,” Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” and Emerald Fennel’s “Promising Young Woman.” However, “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ is now the favorite, […]

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