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Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
At a Film Independent Spirit Awards that often stood in stark contrast to Sunday’s Academy Awards, Lulu Wang’s family drama “The Farewell” took the top prize, while Adam Sandler and the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems” also landed awards.
The win Saturday for “The Farewell” was a surprise,...
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019
By now, we shouldn't be too surprised by this cultural contradiction known as Adam Sandler.
It's obvious that Sandler, the actor, is capable of extraordinary range — not in the traditional, Meryl Streep sense, but a range of incredibly good ("Punch-Drunk Love") to painfully bad (the...
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
Adam Sandler was waiting to be thrown into a midtown fountain on Sixth Avenue for a scene in Josh and Benny Safdie's "Uncut Gems" when he noticed a familiar face on the sidewalk.
The Safdies like to capture as much authentic New York energy as possible in their films and frequently plant...
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman was named Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle, with Joe Pesci also nabbing Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Netflix movie.
Best Director distinction went to Benny and Josh Safdie for Uncut Gems while Quentin...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems each scored five Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, topping the field. They were followed by Give Me Liberty and Honey Boy which earned four nods apiece.
Nominated for Best Feature are A Hidden Life, Clemency,...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
"The Farewell," "Hustlers," "Marriage Story," "Uncut Gems," "Waves" Score Gotham Best Feature Nominations
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has unveiled the nominees for its 29th annual IFP Gotham Awards. Nominated in the marquee Best Feature category are The Farewell, Hustlers, Marriage Story, Uncut Gems and Waves.
Up for Best Documentary are American Factory,...