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Leaving the Toronto International Film Festival a year ago, multiple films seemed primed to start their Oscar race. La La Land seemed like a clear frontrunner and a smaller film called Moonlight was starting to get a lot of attention. Those films ended...
In 2013, Steven Soderbergh retired from filmmaking. “The worst development in film-making – particularly in the last five years – is how badly directors are treated,” he said in an interview with New York Magazine on his retirement, “…I...
As summer closes, studios prepare to debut their Oscar hopefuls at fall film festivals and then to audiences, which makes now a good time to look back on the year so far. These are the films not to be missed before the heavy hitters of fall and winter...
Colin Trevorrow’s first feature Safety Not Guaranteed was made for $750,000 and found most of its viewers when it arrived on Netflix. Patty Jenkins’ first film Monster was made for $8 million and was met with high critical praise and an Oscar for...
Last month at Vinegar Hill Theater, we were joined by director Bart Freundlich for a screening of his newest film, Wolves. During the Question and Answer portion with Freundlich after the film, he stated that Wolves was “30 years in the making.” It...
The finish line is in sight. The Golden Globes and the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards are behind us and the Academy Awards will take place in just a couple of weeks on February 26th. They announced their nominations earlier this month and, I am proud to...
The Golden Globes are often seen as the more fun awards show, but essentially meaningless when it comes to predicting who will win at the Academy Awards. However, they can work to encourage an Academy member to pick up a screener that they have been ignoring...
It has been exciting to have a year where no clear frontrunner has presented itself in the Oscar race. Birth of a Nation went down in a blaze of controversy and bad reviews. La La Land, often considered the frontrunner, failed to receive a SAG nomination...
The best director race has been one of the more surprising categories to watch. Two of the frontrunners are relative newcomers and some directing veterans have had a harder time building momentum. After the last couple of years of Oscars, it’s good...