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Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
Oscar Nominees Shed Light On "Joker," "Parasite," "Les Misérables," "1917," "American Factory," "Jojo Rabbit"

Todd Phillips, speaking after a screening of Joker (Warner Bros.) last week in Hollywood, noted that he didn’t view its 11 Oscar nominations as somehow vindicating in light of the earlier criticism the film received in some circles for its violent content. Garnering the most nominations...

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
The Nearly Annual DGA Award, Best Director Oscar Discrepancy Continues

The awards season norm has seen the nearly annual emergence of at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominees lineups. In only five of the 72 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.

This time...

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020
Designers With Oscar Pedigree Delve Into "Joker," "Jojo Rabbit"

Costume designer Mark Bridges is a three-time Oscar nominee, twice winning Academy Awards--in 2012 for The Artist, and in 2018 for Phantom Thread. His other career nod came in 2015 for Inherent Vice. The Artist was directed by Michel Hazanavicius while both...

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020
DP Ed Lachman, Editor Affonso Goncalves Navigate Director Todd Haynes' "Dark Waters"

Collaborative waters run deep for director Todd Haynes, cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC, and editor Affonso Goncalves, ACE. Lachman’s working relationship with Haynes dates back to the 2002 release Far from Heaven. Lachman earned Academy Award nominations both for that film and for...

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019
Fitzerman-Blue, Harpster Crack Toddler Language Code For "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"

It took nearly a decade to get their movie made--or from another perspective, to gain an understanding of a “foreign” language that’s overlooked by, if not invisible to many. Either way, the film was worth the wait for writers Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, promoting a deeper...

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
Directors Turn To Key First-time and Repeat Collaborators For "Bombshell," "Little Women"

Director Jay Roach first saw the script to Bombshell (Lionsgate) when actress/producer Charlize Theron sent it to him to provide notes. “I was so hooked by the story. After, I spoke so passionately about why it mattered and encouraged her to do it,” recalled Roach who added, “I cared so...

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
Delving Into "Little Women," "The Irishman," "Joker," "Just Mercy" and "The Two Popes"

Last year when accepting her DGA nomination medallion for Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig said to her peers in the audience, “Storytellers are healers and I am so honored to be included among you.”

Storytelling can indeed be healing--by raising awareness of peoples’ circumstances or...

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
Wyatt Smith Connects With Director Kasi Lemmons On "Harriet"

Editor Wyatt Smith, ACE was finishing up director Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns when he got the chance to connect with filmmaker Kasi Lemmons. “I was coming off a big Disney film looking for a smaller character-driven drama,” recalled Smith who acknowledged that on the surface he...

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019
Kave Quinn Takes Us To 1930s' Hollywood, 1960s' London In "Judy"

While Renée Zellweger has deservedly received widespread acclaim for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Judy (Roadside Attractions)--and Darci Shaw for playing Garland as a child star--production designer Kave Quinn deserves “supporting actors” consideration as both of those performances...

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
Two-Time Oscar Winning Composer Alexandre Desplat Reflects On "Little Women"

Composer Alexandre Desplat, a 10-time Oscar nominee and two-time winner (for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2015, and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water in 2018), is once again in the awards season conversation--this time on the strength of Little Women...

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