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Monday, Jan. 13, 2020
Once again, it was #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars.
"Congratulations to those men," said presenter Issa Rae pointedly, after the announcement of an all-male directors slate. Denied were contenders like Greta Gerwig, director of "Little Women," and Lulu Wang of "The Farewell."
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020
The box office in 2020 started off where last year left off: with "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" still on top.
After a historic year, the Walt Disney Co. opened the new year approaching one milestone and surpassing another. With $33.7 million over its third weekend in U.S. and Canada...
Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
Hollywood kicked off the year's compressed awards season with an emotional night in the desert.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival's annual opening gala is often treated by honorees as a businesslike, pro forma stop on the industry's self-congratulation circuit. But Thursday...
Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019
"Star Wars" was still rising in the last weekend of the year, while "Little Women" broke big at the box office.
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" brought in $72 million over the weekend to remain the top-earning film in North America by light-years, according to studio estimates Sunday...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
Director Jay Roach first saw the script to Bombshell (Lionsgate) when actress/producer Charlize Theron sent it to him to provide notes. “I was so hooked by the story. After, I spoke so passionately about why it mattered and encouraged her to do it,” recalled Roach who added, “I cared so...
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019
USC Scripter Awards' Finalists: "Dark Waters," "The Irishman," "Jojo Rabbit," "Little Women," "Two Popes"
The USC Libraries named the finalists for the 32nd-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award, which honors the year’s most accomplished film and television adaptations, as well as the works on which they are based.
The finalist writers for feature films are:
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019
There is a wild urgency to Greta Gerwig's "Little Women" that hardly seems possible for a film based on a 150-year-old book. But such is the magic of combining Louisa May Alcott's enduring story of those four sisters with Gerwig's deliciously feisty, evocative and clear-eyed storytelling that...
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
Last year when accepting her DGA nomination medallion for Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig said to her peers in the audience, “Storytellers are healers and I am so honored to be included among you.”
Storytelling can indeed be healing--by raising awareness of peoples’ circumstances or...
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, Dec. 4, 2019
"The Farewell," "The Irishman," "Little Women," "Richard Jewell" Among AFI's Best Pictures of the Year
The American Film Institute (AFI) revealed the recipients of AFI Awards 2019. Unique in its celebration of the film and television arts’ collaborative nature, AFI Awards--now in its 20thyear--is the only national program that honors creative teams as a whole, recognizing those in front of and...