Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021

Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney's "Encanto" and the Lady Gaga-led "House of Gucci" both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas. 

"Encanto" led the box office...

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021

Everything in "House of Gucci" is over the top. The accents. The performances. The fashion. The settings. The runtime. The music. The greed. This movie knows exactly what it is and, sweetie, it is gloriously decadent, ridiculous fun.

There is an alternate universe in which " House of...

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

On its mud-and-blood surface, "The Last Duel" seems like a familiar slog.

The film, directed by Ridley Scott, begins with all the expected medieval trappings: gory battlefields, imposing stone castles, the clop of horses. The skies are gray, the terrain muddy and, considering this film is...

Monday, Jul. 26, 2021

The Venice International Film Festival unveiled a starry lineup of world premieres for September — including Pablo Larrain's "Spencer," starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and Ridley Scott's medieval drama "The Last Duel," featuring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver. 

The...

Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021

The great-grandchildren of Guccio Gucci, who founded the luxury fashion house that bears his name nearly a century ago in Florence, are appealing to filmmaker Ridley Scott to respect their family's legacy in a new film that focuses on a sensational murder. 

"The House of Gucci," starring...

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021

January 15, 2016    The Revenant landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards. The strong showing for The Revenant sets director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his sweep for...

Monday, Jul. 13, 2020

From a godfather of cinema to Kermit the Frog, the U.S. government's small-business lending program sent money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. 

While legendary names like Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Henson hardly evoke the image of "small" business, the leaders of...

Saturday, Mar. 14, 2020

The Walt Disney Co. will release “Frozen 2” on Disney Plus several months early to give families cooped up by the coronavirus a welcome distraction — and give its streaming service a boost. 

Disney announced Friday that “Frozen 2” will begin streaming on Disney Plus Sunday, three months...

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

One, two, three.

One--a number of firsts marked this year’s DGA Awards competition.

Two--a couple of those firsts saw nominees make career imprints on both the feature and commercialmaking fronts.

Three--and one director scored a rare trifecta, giving him career nods in the...

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

This year’s field of nominees for the DGA Award recognizing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials, unveiled earlier this month (SHOOT, 1/6), is marked by career firsts--even for a pair of veteran directors, Sir Ridley Scott and Spike Jonze, who are no stranger to Guild...

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