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Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
On one fateful European trip in 2013, director/writer Barry Jenkins wrote two scripts: "Moonlight," from Tarell Alvin McCraney's play, and "If Beale Street Could Talk," from James Baldwin's novel. "Moonlight" came together over just 10 days in Brussels. "If Beale Street Could Talk" was written...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
When Moonlight was awarded the Best Picture Oscar just moments after it had been erroneously given to La La Land, media coverage centered on what went wrong to lead to the biggest gaffe in Academy Awards history.
But somewhat lost in the immediate shuffle was what the...
Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017
The R-rated "X-Men" spinoff "Logan" slashed into the weekend box office, opening with a massive $85.3 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday, while best-picture winner "Moonlight" got a significant, if far from superhero-sized, Oscar bump.
The debut of...
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017
The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday's Academy Awards will never work the Oscars again.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs said Brian Cullinan, the PwC representative responsible for handing over the errant envelope that led to "La La...
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017
Long before Barry Jenkins made his way to the podium through the bewildered throng that packed the Dolby Theatre stage at the Academy Awards, he sat in a Toronto hotel room explaining his movie's quiet power.
"There's something in the way black men grow up in this country," said Jenkins...
Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
Yes, the Great Mistake of Oscars 2017 made history in all the wrong kinds of ways. But a day later, advocacy groups and others overjoyed by the Cinderella win of "Moonlight" were saying, let's forget the snafu and move on - because "Moonlight" made history in all the right kinds of ways.
Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
Oscar winner, take two.
Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" - not, as it turned out, "La La Land" - won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech.
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Sunday might be dominated by “La La Land,” but Saturday (2/25) belonged to “Moonlight.”
Barry Jenkins’ luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking home six awards including best feature. “Moonlight” won every award it was nominated for at the 32nd...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
"Moonlight," "Fences," "Hidden Figures," "Loving" Contribute To A More Diverse Oscars--But Issues Remain
After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization has ever seen, thanks to films like "Moonlight," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures" and "Loving."
It's been cause for celebration, but...
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
The journey from pop star to serious thespian is littered with casualties. For every Justin Timberlake, there are big-name hitmakers whose movie careers have stalled with dubious and disappointing results.
Which is just one reason why Janelle Monae's magical movie ride is so noteworthy....