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Christian Bale, David O. Russell in Talks to Team on New Regency Movie

Christian Bale and David O. Russell are in talks to team on an untitled film that’s being developed at New Regency through its overall deal with Disney and Fox, Variety has confirmed.New Regency executives are aiming for a spring production start. If the project comes together, Russell would direct from his own script. Plot details […]

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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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Distributor Filmink Presents Launches in Australia

Industry veterans, Dov Kornits and Lou Balletti have announced the launch of a new theatrical distributor operating in Australia. The company pitches itself as a one-stop shop straddling distribution and media promotion, and will begin operations with a Friday 13 December release of horror title “Wrinkles the Clown.”Kornits is publisher of Australian film magazine and […]

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Adam McKay Takes on Attorney General William Barr After He Refers to ‘Vice’ as ‘Horrible’

In Adam McKay’s satirical Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” the character spends years plotting to render the executive power of the presidency limitless. This concept — dubbed “the unitary executive theory” — paved the way for Cheney’s ability to expand presidential powers beyond congressional oversight after 9/11.While Cheney himself never responded to his characterization in the […]

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Adam McKay’s Next Film Is A Dark Satire About An Impending Meteor Strike Called ‘Don’t Look Up’

Filmmaker Adam McKay has come a long way from directing films like “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers.” That isn’t to say those films are bad (they’re not), but it does show that McKay has been more interested in stepping away from straight comedies and working in something a bit more dramatic with his last two films, […]

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Cinematographer Greig Fraser to Shoot ‘The Batman’

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Greig Fraser, known for his grounded approach and broad range, has signed on to shoot Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman installment.“The Batman,” planned for a 2021 release by Warner Bros., will be Fraser’s second Reeves movie, a studio spokeswoman confirmed. He was Dp on the acclaimed 2010 “Let Me In,” a remake of the […]

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Actors Who Haven’t Won an Oscar

After Olivia Colman upset the heavily favored Glenn Close to win the best actress Oscar on Sunday, Close became the new record-holder among actresses for most Oscar nominations without a win.Colman gave a gracious acceptance speech, admitting she wished the veteran actress took home the big prize: “Glenn Close, you’ve been my idol for so […]

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Oscar Categories That Almost Didn’t Make It on TV Get Their Time in Spotlight

In the end, Oscar watchers and industry members all seemed relieved that all the categories were handed out on air, reversing the Academy’s original plan to present some categories during commercials.Recipients of the Academy Awards for cinematography, editing, make-up and hairstyling, and live-action shorts all got their time in the spotlight on Sunday night’s Oscar […]

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Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director Oscar for ‘Roma’

Alfonso Cuarón has won the Oscar for Best Director thanks to his acclaimed work on his Netflix-backed Spanish-language drama “Roma.” Cuarón was considered the frontrunner for the Oscar after winning Best Director prizes at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards, and BAFTAs. The Mexican filmmaker won the Oscar over Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”), Adam McKay […]

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Mahershala Ali Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Green Book’

Mahershala Ali has won the 2019 Academy Award for his supporting performance in Best Picture contender “Green Book.” Ali beat a competitive field of contenders that included Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”), Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”), Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), and Sam Rockwell (“Vice”).Read More: 2019 Oscar Predictions: 91st Academy AwardsThis […]

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