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Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
The 27th annual Gotham Awards appeared headed for a sweep for Jordan Peele's social thriller "Get Out," but the sensual coming-of-age tale "Call Me by Your Name" swooped in to take best feature film at the first major soiree of Oscar season.
Luca Guadagnino's film about a 17-year-old's...
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Perhaps it's a sign of the times that after seeing an epic story as poetically told as Dee Rees' "Mudbound," feelings of awe and admiration are quickly replaced with frustration that Hollywood hasn't traditionally embraced the artistic visions of people who aren't white and male. Maybe it's...
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Gary Oldman received a career achievement honor at the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday (11/5), headlining a crop of artisans, many of whom are in this season’s Oscar conversation.
Oldman, an Oscar-nominated ("Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy") British actor, has taken on numerous memorable roles...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Director Dee Rees’ Mudbound has put Netflix squarely in this season’s Oscar conversation. Rees also wrote the screenplay—in tandem with producer Virgil Williams, based on the novel by Hillary Jordan.
The story centers on two families—one black, the other white—in the rural...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced that AFI Fest 2017 will open with the Netflix film Mudbound. Directed by Dee Rees and co-written by Virgil Williams and Rees, the historical period drama features cinematography by AFI Conservatory alumna Rachel Morrison (Class of 2006)....
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
Films by Greta Gerwig, Sean Baker and Agnes Varda are headed to the 55th New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the selections of 25 films for its main slate on Tuesday, including eight directed by women.
The festival, held annually at Lincoln Center, is one...
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017
Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound." Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn't fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had audiences raving...