Golden Globes 2018: Variety’s List of Snubs and Surprises

Variety Reports: The Hollywood Foreign Press, made up of about 90 foreign journalists, did not nominate a single woman for best director: Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”), Dee Rees (“Mudbound”). The Globes did not recognize the biggest female-led hits of the year: “Beauty and the Beast,” the most successful movie of 2017 […]

Square: Frontrunner for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

“The Square,” the jury winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Fest, swept the 2017 European Film Awards this weekend. “This chief curator, Christian, can support these humanistic values when it comes to the art museum, but I wanted to make it a little bit harder in his own life,” Ostlund says. […]

Downsizing: Alexander Payne’s New Film

Alexander Payne’s Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to overpopulation, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world. With the promise of a better life, everyman Paul […]

Summer with Monika: Ingmar Bergman Directs Youth Tale Starring the Great Harriet Andersson

Ingmar Bergman directed this Swedish film in 1953, basing his scenario on a 1951 novel of the same title. In its initial release, the film was “scandalous” and controversial due to its depiction of full nudity of the then young actress Harriet Andersson, and explicitly graphic sex scenes between her and her lover. The film […]

Smith, Liz: New York Popular Gossip Columnist Dies at 94

Liz Smith, the gossip journalist whose newspaper column from New York entertained and informed million of readers for more than three decades, has died. She was 94.