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Monday, Mar. 4, 2019
When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend. It has found the...
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Ironically just two days after John Bailey, ASC, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, extolled the artistry of DPs, presenting the marquee American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award for feature achievement to Lukasz Zal, PSC for Cold War (it was accepted...
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
The Directors Guild of America unveiled the nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018, as well as the nods for the First-Time Feature Film Director honor.
Earning nominations in both categories was Bradley Cooper for his feature...
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018
The phrase "world creation" gets thrown around casually and frequently in cinema, but few modern directors are better at fashioning a totally transportive experience than director Alfonso Cuaron. He has taken us to space, to the edge of desire, to a bleak future and back to the wistful anxiety...
Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2018
Alfonso Cuaron's last movie, the dazzling space thriller "Gravity," won seven Oscars and grossed more than $720 million worldwide. His new movie, "Roma," is based on his childhood memories and was shot in black and white in the Mexico City neighborhood he grew up in.
Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018
"Roma," Alfonso Cuaron's intimate, black-and-white portrait of the women who raised him in Mexico City's turbulent 1970s, has won the top prize at the 75th Venice Film Festival.
Cuaron accepted the Leone d'Oro on Saturday, which he said was the birthday of the woman who inspired the lead...
Monday, Mar. 21, 2016
The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has set its lineup of panels and conversations with some of the industry’s most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives including J.J. Abrams, Andrea Arnold, Anthony...
Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
Movie buffs in Mexico are abuzz with the possibility native son Alejandro G. Inarritu could snag this year's directing Oscar for "The Revenant," which would be an unprecedented third in a row by Mexicans.
If that's not enough for Mexicans to cheer...
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
It was a year ago that Lupita Nyong'o, shortly before winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress, gave a speech about what she called "dark beauty."
Nyong'o, who so dazzled Hollywood and the Oscar-viewing public through awards season,...
Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014
Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron was looking for an anti-"Gravity" follow up to his blockbuster space film, and he found it with a rare excursion into television.
Cuaron and sci-fi auteur J.J. Abrams ("Lost," the "Star Trek" movies) are...