Three Billboards leads SAG Nominations

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leads the SAG nominations with four including the Ensemble category, which is the closest the actors guild gets to Best Picture.

AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION NAMES GET OUT THE TOP FILM OF 2017

Jordan Peele’s seismic thriller GET OUT captured the most wins from the members of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). Released early in 2017, the film earned Best Film, Best Directing, Best Acting and Best Screenplay recognition from the world’s largest group of professional Black film critics.

The Shape of Water Leads 2017 Golden Globe Nom

In what was touted as “The Year of The Woman”, female directors were completely shut out by not acknowledging the exemplary work of Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Dee Rees (Mudbound), Kathryn Bigelow (Detroit), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and Angelina Jolie (First They Killed My Father).

Sammy Davis, Jr. : I Gotta Be Me is the Ultimate Tribute to the Ultimate Entertainer

Sammy Davis, Jr. was the ultimate entertainer.  He could sing.  He could dance.  He could do a killer celebrity impersonation.  He could act.  He was a member of the Rat Pack.  And…he bridged the racial gap of entertainment like no other.  There will never be another.

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a Cinematically Stunning

My love of movies ranges across many genres.  But, I  am a plain old sucker for a love story and that is exactly what director Guillermo del Toro is giving us its his latest cinematic masterpiece The Shape of Water. Taking place in 1952, the attention to detail with this film is quite impressive.  It’s…

Tiffany Haddish, Jordan Peele and Mary J. Blige Nab Critic’s Choice Nominations

As reported by Deadline.com Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” led the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.’s Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominations with 14, including best picture, best director, best actress (Sally Hawkins) and best sci-fi/horror film. The film, which opened in limited release last weekend, was far and away the leader with “Call Me…

AFI FILM FEST 2017: I, Tonya

  In 1991, Tonya Harding was on top of the world!  Holding titles as the 1991 U.S. Women’s Figure Skating Champion and 1991 World Championship Silver medallist. Harding was also a two-time Olympian and a two-time Skate America Champion.  Her achievements in the Women’s Figure Skating history books would simultaneously disappear over one incident in 1994….

AFI FILM FESTIVAL 2017: Noel Wells Moves Center Stage with Mr. Roosevelt

    Everyone has had a pet that they love like family.  Some of us have even had marriages and relationships where a pet was shared.  But, what happens when the honeymoon is over and the couple has to decide who gets to keep the furry four-legged best friend.  Is the doggy parent who bounces…

AFI FILM FEST 2017: Annette Benning is Superb as Gloria Grahame in Film Stars Don’t Die I Liverpool

If you have ever seen It’s A Wonderful Life, then you have seen and are familiar with Gloria Grahame.  Grahame was the femme fatale in many a classic Hollywood Film Noir who always played the chick from the wrong side of the tracks.  Think of her as the unpolished,  white trash version of Marilyn Monroe….

Director Dee Rees bring Hillary Jordan’s Prize Winning Mudbound to Netflix

The more things change…the more they stay the same… Hillary Jordan;s prize-winning 2008 novel brought to the big screen will evoke emotions I am sorry to admit still resonate in the America of 2017.  The post WWII-set Mudbound unearths jealousies, family tension and the ever-present racism found in both the era and the locale (the…

Call Me By Your Name Rules Spirit Award Nominations

This Morning, Film Independent announced nominations for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards and revealed that director Ava DuVernay will be this year’s Honorary Chair. Past Chairs include David Oyelowo, Jessica Chastain, Kerry Washington, Ang Lee and Martin Scorsese.

Darren Aronofsky Tackles Bible, Humor and Horror in mother!

Darren Aronovsky films always leave me asking a zillion questions when the film is over!!!  As many of you know, I am not a fan of the horror genre.  Look, I’m still having very vivid memories and nightmares over Black Swan:) mother! is a different type of film.  It unabashedly attacks Christianity, the Bible and…