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Expect ‘French Dispatch’ to Leave the Oscar Race and Eye Cannes 2021 Instead

What’s left for the Oscars? The telecast will proceed, two months late, on April 25, but as to what might qualify — the only definitive answer will come when we reach the February 28 submission deadline. As a canary in a coal mine, “Tenet” failed to reignite audiences; instead, it revealed the hazards of theatrical […]

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Now Stream This: ‘Under the Silver Lake’, ‘True Grit’, ‘Prince of Darkness’, ‘Minority Report’, ‘Anima’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) It’s a holiday weekend, which means you’re going to need stuff to watch. Sure, you could go to a BBQ, or the beach. But who wants to do that when you […]

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True Grit at 50: the throwback western that gave John Wayne his only Oscar

Released in the same year as The Wild Bunch and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Henry Hathaway’s western was defiantly old-fashioned in comparisonThe year 1969 was a true inflection point for the American western, a once-dominant genre that had become a casualty of the culture, particularly when Vietnam had rendered the moral clarity of […]

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Larraín Brothers Appoint Geoff Stier as CEO of Fabula in North America (Exclusive)

Fabula’s Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín, producers of Academy Award winner “A Fantastic Woman,” have appointed seasoned former Paramount exec Geoff Stier as CEO of Fabula in North America.Paramount Pictures Evp of production from 2009, where he developed and managed feature projects such as “True Grit” and “World War Z,” Stier will begin to […]

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‘Three Billboards’ Composer Carter Burwell to Headline Ghent Film Festival (Exclusive)

American composer Carter Burwell will headline the 18th World Soundtrack Awards with a live concert as part of the Ghent Film Festival, on Oct. 17 in Ghent, Belgium.Burwell, a recent Oscar nominee for his music for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” will attend, as will composer Nicholas Britell, who was named last year’s “Discovery of […]

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