Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart will open your mind and your heart to one of America's most beloved playwrights who has inspired generations with her play, "A Raisin in The Sun", but the woman behind those words was a well-rounded human being with a wealth of knowledge, heart and activism.
The Handmaids Tale, Netflix People of Color nods in Guest Categories take the top spots as the 2018 Emmys rolled in this morning. The NBC-TV televised concert of Jesus Christ Superstar grabbed nods for all their leads John Legend, Brandon Victor Dixon and Sara Bareilles. People of Color dominated the Guest Actor/Actress categories with nods for Viola Davis (Scandal), Kelly Jenrette and Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), Katt Williams (Atlanta), Sterling K. Brown (Brooklyn 99), Donald Glover (Atlanta), Cicely Tyson (HTGAWM), Tiffany Haddish (SNL), Maya Rudolph (The Good Place) and Wanda Sykes (Black-ish). Besides nods for Samira Wiley and Kelly Jenerette, The Handmaid’s Tale literally garnered accolades for nearly every…
Before Star Wars, E.T. and Close Encounters, Stanley Kubrick released 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968. Kubrick earned a reputation in Hollywood of producing and directing films that were odd and out of the box. To the point, where his reviews would be universally mixed. You either loved him or hated him. When 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968, that result was no different. The film took more than four years to develop and make, at a cost of more than $10 million—a formidable price tag in mid-1960s Hollywood. Some audience members had fidgeted and talked through the movie’s first private screening; a few had walked out. At a…
As a native of Missouri, you all know I couldn’t wait to see this one!!! For the simple fact it was happening in my home state, I knew it would be epic and I was right! After all, my home state has been in the news more than its fair share this year and not in a positive way. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri focuses on a mother who while grieving the loss of her daughter decides to rent three billboards to call attention to the fact that there has been no progress finding her murderer. What ensues afterwards is nothing short of hilarious! Woody Harrelson (Willoughby) as the critically ill…
Gary Oldman is like the Lon Chaney of our generation. He virtually gets so lost in a character that you believe you are watching the real deal. Simply said - Gary Oldman IS Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society has announced the winners of their Inaugural LAOFCS Awards. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water takes home Best Picture as well as Best Actress, Best Male Director, and Best Score. Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird wins Best Independent Film, Best Female Director, and Best Performance by an Actor or Actress 23 and Under.
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.
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.
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).
The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (LAOFCS) is pleased to announce that their Awards Ceremony will be held on January 3rd, 2018, at which time the winners will be announced. Fox Searchlight’s The Shape of Water tops the nominations list with eleven nominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay while Lady Bird earns nine nominations and Dunkirk earns eight. Jordan Peele’s massive hit, Get Out scores nominations for Best Male Director and Best First Feature.