Critics Choice Awards 2022: Rescheduled, March 13, Same Date as BAFTA Awards

“Our choice is to do a show on March 13 or not do a show,” Critics Choice Association president Joey Berlin says.

Final Cut: Michel (The Artist) Hazanavicius’ Zombie Film Pulled Out of 2022 Sundance Fest

Hazanavicius, the Oscar-winner behind The Artist, wrote and directed the French-language title that follows a small film crew shooting a low-budget zombie movie that then is attacked by real zombies.

Oscar: Best Actress–Age at First Film Vs. Age at First Nomination

Research in Progress (May 7, 2021) Best Actress Winners: 77 (in chronological order) Janet Gaynor Mary Pickford Norma Shearer Marie Dressler Helen Hayes Katharine Hepburn Claudette Colbert Bette Davis Luise Rainer Luise Rainer Bette Davis Vivien Leigh Ginger Rogers Joan Fontaine Greer Garson Jennifer Jones Ingrid Bergman Joan Crawford Olivia De Havilland Loretta Young Jane […]

IRISHMAN, THE- Trailer

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. Netflix releasing in theaters on November 1, and streaming on November 27th.

Pick of the Week

Golda: Helen Mirren’s Controversial Casting as Jewish Prime Minister

Should a Jewish actress have played the role of Israel’s legendary prime minister and committed Zionist Golda Meir? For some, it is deeply offensive and hypocritical by so many to suggest otherwise.

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Dersu Uzala (1975): Kurosawa’s Gloriously Shot, Oscar-Winning Epic (Japanese-Soviet Production)

Filmed in Russia, this japanese-Russian producion was directed by Akira Kurosawa and won the 1975 Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Reviews

Mitchells vs the Machines, The (Netflix): One of Year’s Best Animated Features

Mike Rianda’s original family comedy The Mitchell vs the Machines is a frontrunner to land an animated feature Oscar nomination after winning that category at the New York Film Critics Circle.

Devil’s Backbone, The (2001): Del Toro’s Haunting Ghost Story and Political Thriller, Starring Marisa Paredes

A compelling murder mystery, a haunting ghost story, and a relevant political thriller, The Devil’s Backbone is one of Guillermo del Toro’s best–yet vastly underseen– films.

Oscar: French Best Foreign Language Film (Entries, Nominees, Winners), 1956-Present

France is the only country that has submitted a film every year since the creation of the award in 1956.

Black and White in Color (1976): Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Debut, Oscar Winning Satire of Colonialism

Set during WWI, “Black and White in Color” tells the story of a group of French colonialists in West Central Africa.  Upon the outbreak of hostilities, a French trading post finds itself at odds with a formerly peaceful German post, for the only reason that their respective parent countries are at war.