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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie — and that might be a good idea since he has two up for best picture at the Oscars — you'd better proofread the script before you send it.
Letts, who has supporting roles in "Lady Bird" and "The Post," is also a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
Saoirse Ronan is eyeing the lobster salad at Spago in Beverly Hills and has a difficult decision to make regarding cherry tomatoes. She doesn't like them, but she also doesn't like asking for special accommodations.
"It's so Irish," Ronan explains. "In Ireland you feel so guilty for...
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
Directors Greta Gerwig, Martin McDonagh, Joe Wright Reflect on "Lady Bird," "Three Billboards," "Darkest Hour"
For her first turn as a solo director—the already widely acclaimed Lady Bird (A24)—Greta Gerwig benefited from having had an extensive, thorough “pre-pro,” one which spanned many years as a writer, producer and actress as well as an experience co-directing (Nights and Weekends...
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, topped the field of SAG Award nominations with four--for Best Cast, Leading Female (Frances McDormand) and a pair of Supporting Male nods (Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell). Lady Bird was next, scoring three nominations--Best Cast,...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Lady Bird and The Florida Project each won two honors at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. The marquee Best Picture mantle went to Lady Bird which also scored Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan.
Meanwhile The Florida Project earned Best...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Two of Greta Gerwig’s collaborators on Lady Bird--which marks her solo directing debut--are on opposite ends of the working relationship continuum. First, we have cinematographer Sam Levy who’s teamed with Gerwig on several occasions, shooting, for example, Frances Ha and ...
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama "The Post" was named the year's best film by the National Board of Review, which also lavished its top acting honors on the film's stars, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
The group announced its picks Tuesday on Twitter. Though the organization spread its...
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Greta Gerwig has been an actress in 25 films, a co-writer on five and co-director of one. She's assembled wardrobes, done make-up and — thanks to her 5 ft.-9 in. height— held the boom mic. She has, in a sense, been building up for a long time to her directorial debut: "Lady Bird."
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Lady Bird is obsessed with place. Her place in the world, in her Catholic high school, in her school play, in her own family and in her unglamorous hometown of Sacramento ("the Midwest of California") and the even more unglamorous part she lives in. She craves sophistication in a way that she...
Friday, Sep. 29, 2017
Ninety-nine feature films will dot the sparkling lineup at the 55th New York Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night with Richard Linklater's "Last Flag Flying." There is no way, really, to take as a whole an 18-day festival that will include new films from Todd Haynes, Woody Allen, Agnes...