Category: News

Rachel Morrison & Mudbound Might Make Oscar History Next Week

Two years ago, Creed’s Maryse Alberti was on the shortlist of potential nominees for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Twas not to be. The Academy went with Carol, Hateful Eight, Mad Max: Fury Road, […]

Dread Central Presents: A Promising New Idea for Indie Film Distribution

Over the years, I have written far too many “the sky is falling” articles about the state of the film industry. Yes, attendance is dwindling, movie theaters are closing, studios big and small are being […]

Is Disney Going to Push Back Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Release Date?

It’s January 15th. Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out a little over four months from now. We haven’t seen a teaser or trailer or even one of those newfangled trailers for the trailer. Beyond […]

How Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri Became the Year’s Most Divisive Critical Darling

This is a spoiler-filled discussion of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the current Oscar front-runner and a film that a lot of people have a lot of problems with.  When I saw Martin McDonagh’s Three […]

Cinematic Disasterpieces: The Room & The Current Era of So Bad, It’s Good

Last night was the beginning of the next phase of Tommy Wiseau’s already improbable career. The ageless, country-less, talentless writer-director-actor gave his cinematic disasterpiece The Room its widest theatrical release ever in a one-night event […]

Now That Fox Made Its Own Unofficial Black Widow Movie Marvel’s Making an Official One

This was me on Twitter a couple of days ago: #RedSparrow trailer reaction: Did Marvel Studios totally shit the bed on this one? Because someone else moved in and made their own Black Widow movie […]

And Now, Thanks to the BAFTAs, We Have to Talk About The “All-Male Nominees” Again

Well, that didn’t take long. It’s barely been 24 hours since Natalie Portman threw serious shade at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for its “all-male” selection of Golden Globe Best Director nominees. Now, the BAFTAs […]

“The All-Male Nominees”: Here’s What Natalie Portman Was Talking About

Natalie Portman made her feature-length directorial debut two years ago with A Tale of Love and Darkness, an all-Hebrew adaptation of Israeli author Amos Oz’s autobiography. Very few people know this film even exists, but […]

Why the Golden Globes Mean Everything and Nothing at the Same Time

Tonight marks the Globes’ 75th anniversary and as per usual a parade of half-drunk actors, writers, directors, and producers will take the Beverly Hilton stage to tell jokes, plug their latest product, give the internet […]

What Does Logan’s Surprising WGA Nomination Mean for Its Oscar Chances?

Well, that wasn’t supposed to happen. When the Writers Guild of America announced their annual nominations today if there was going to be a superhero movie among the adapted screenplay nominees Wonder Woman was going […]