Parasite: Breaking History Records in Many Major Ways

Parasite made history at Sunday’s Oscar Awards on five significant fronts.

Juniper: Matthew Saville’s Dark Comedy, Starring Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling, the British iconic actress will star in the dark comedy Juniper, from Australian director Matthew Saville (Hitch Hike, Dive), playing a feisty alcoholic grandmother alongside Marton Csokas (Loving, Into the Badlands, Kingdom of Heaven). Rampling  won the 2015 Silver Bear award for her performance in Andrew Haigh’s drama 45 Years.   Share this:

Oscar 2020: Visual Effects–Spoofing Cats (James Corden, Rebel Wilson)

Dressed as their characters from Cats, Bustopher Jones and Jennyanydots, James Corden and Rebel Wilson joked about how they, more than most, understand the value of great special effects.

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (BBC) – Trailer

Staring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Carlyle. The mini-series will air on BBC.

Pick of the Week

Oscar 2020: Board of Cesars (French Oscars) to Resign

The board overseeing the Cesar Academy, which hands out France’s equivalent of the Oscars, will resign after the Cesar Awards ceremony on February 28.

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Oscar Impact: Parasite Box-Office Hit after Best Picture Win

Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite benefited immensely at domestic and international the box office after its groundbreaking Oscar best picture win.

Reviews

Shock Corridor: Samuel Fuller’s Emotioally Raw Baroque Melodrama

Samuel Fuller wrote and directed Shock Corridor, an emotional raw and powerful baroque melodrama, about a journalist who intentionally commits himself to mental hospital in order to solve a murder committed within the institution.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Jeff Fowler’s Video-Game Movie Dominates Box-Office

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog dominated the Presidents Day box office with a three-day domestic opening of $57 million, a record for a video game adaptation.

Shooting, The (1966): Monte Hellman’s Powerful, Existential Western, Starring Jack Nicholson and Warren Oates

One of Monte Hellman’s best films, the Western The Shooting was penned by Carole Eastman (Adrien Joyce is a pseudonym), starring Warren Oates, Jack Nicholson (before he became a star), and Millie Perkins.

An American Dream (aka See You in Hell, Darling) (1966):

Adapted from Norman Mailer’s novel of the same name, An American Dream is poorly directed by Robert Gist, wasting the talents of the entire cast, headed by Stuart Whitman and Janet Leigh.