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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Monday, Jan. 6, 2020
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," "1917," "Marriage Story," "Parasite" Among Writers Guild Award Nominees
Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) have unveiled nominations for outstanding achievement in feature screenwriting during 2019. Winners will be honored at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 1, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019
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...
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
Some Golden Globe nominations seemed like locks: Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Hanks, Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy. But others were happy shocks, like Awkwafina nabbing a best actress nomination for musical or comedy. Other notable snubs and surprises:
Only men made...
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Tom Hanks has never played a superhero. But when the actor recently donned a very simple cardigan sweater, and the slacks to go with it, he felt like one.
"I felt like Batman. It felt like I was wearing the cape and the cowl of the Dark Knight detective," Hanks says. "There's only one...
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
Director Marielle Heller frames “ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers, played with clear-eyed purpose by Tom Hanks, introduces the audience to...
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019
Marielle Heller has a talent and affinity for teaming with actors to help nurture tour de force performances from them. Her two last features are prime examples: Can You Ever Forgive Me? with Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant earning Oscar nominations for best lead actress and best...
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
While it may sound cliché, never underestimate the impact of a story on the storyteller. As we enter the current awards season, much is made of how a film resonates with an audience. But there’s also a profound influence being felt by those who bring us the story, a common thread which runs...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
”I read the script and had one of those cliché moments when you say, ‘I have to do this story.’ It was personal for me with all the family stuff in there that drew me in. I wanted to help tell this story,” said cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes in reference to A Beautiful Day in the...
Sunday, Sep. 8, 2019
Ever since it was first announced, the idea of Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers has seemed like dream casting, a match as snug as a warm zip-up sweater.
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," starring Hanks as the host of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," premiered Saturday night at the Toronto...
Friday, Sep. 6, 2019
As another awards season kicks into high gear at the Toronto International Film Festival, one disappointment of last year's Oscar campaign is still on the minds of some.
Despite a number of films that ranked among the most critically acclaimed movies of the year — Debra Granik's "Leave No...