Oscars: A Fantastic Woman makes Foreign Language shortlist

A Fantastic Woman, starring actress Daniela Vega, was among nine films that advanced to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the Oscars.  The nine films were narrowed down from 92 submissions. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Chile, “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, director Germany, “In the Fade,” Fatih Akin, director Hungary, “On Body and Soul,” Ildikó Enyedi, director Israel, “Foxtrot,” Samuel Maoz, director Lebanon, “The Insult,”…

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24th SAG Awards: Nominations announced for Screen Actors Guild

The nominees for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2017, as well as the honorees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.  The SAG Awards actor nominations were announced by a very enthusiastic pairing of Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn. The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild…

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Women Film Critics Circle announces 2017 Nominations

The Women Film Critics Circle announced the nominations for the best movies of 2017 by and about women, and outstanding achievements by women, who get to be rarely honored historically, in the industry.  The WFCC is comprised of women film critics and scholars who came together in 2004 to form the first women critics’ organization in the United States, in the belief that women’s perspectives and voices in film criticism need to be recognized fully.  A presentation…

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23rd Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Announced

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced  the nominees for the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards this morning. The winners will be revealed live at the Critics’ Choice Awards gala on Thursday, January 11, 2018.  The ceremony will be broadcast live on the CW from 8-10 PM ET. FILM NOMINATIONS FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS  BEST PICTURE The Big Sick Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk…

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The Light of the Moon: A Timely Film about Surviving

With a story about surviving sexual assault, The Light of the Moon may perhaps be one of the most timeliest films of the year. The long awaited directorial debut from writer/director Jessica M. Thompson is a very important film with a cast includes Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Stahl-David, Conrad Ricamora, and Catherine Curtin. The Light of the Moon takes place over the span of six weeks after Latina architect Bonnie (Beatriz) makes her way back home after…

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A Bad Idea Gone Wrong: A Heist Comedy

A Bad Idea Gone Wrong offers Matt Jones the chance to show what he can do in a feature film as a major supporting player. The film marks the feature film directorial debut for writer/director Jason Headley.  It went on to take the Grand Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Cast for a Narrative Feature at the SXSW Film Festival.  As feature debuts go, this one is pretty solid.  Headley works with a very minimal cast…

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2018 Sundance Film Festival: Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival was just announced this afternoon.  The Festival will be hosting screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28, 2018. Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute, said, “The work of independent storytellers can challenge and possibly change culture, illuminating our world’s imperfections and possibilities. This year’s Festival is full of artfully-told stories that provoke thought, drive empathy and allow the…

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National Board of Review names 2017 Award Winners

Yesterday, the National Board of Review announced the winners of their 2017 awards for film. “The Post is a beautifully crafted film that deeply resonates at this moment in time. We are so thrilled to award it our best film as well as to honor the wonderfully talented Greta Gerwig as our Best Director.” National Board of Review President Annie Schulhof said in a statement. Willie Geist will host the National Board of Review Awards Gala…

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Get Out is a Psychological Thriller, not a Comedy

Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is not a comedy but a psychological thriller that–if anything–delves into satirical territory. The whatever-genre-film-it-is stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield and Catherine Keener.  The film kicked off a hell of a year for Caleb Landry Jones, who can also be seen in American Made; The Florida Project; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; and a few episodes of Twin…

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Slamdance Film Festival: The 2018 Lineup

The 24th Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for the 2018 installment of the film festival taking place Jan. 19 to Jan. 25, 2018, in Park City, Utah.  Next year’s festival will feature 18 movies (10 world premieres, two North American premieres, and four U.S. premieres). The fest will also see the inaugural Russo Fellowship named for festival alumni Joe and Anthony Russo.  It includes $25,000 cash prize and mentorship from the brothers. “The Russo brothers exemplify our…

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