"Green Book" is a crowd pleaser of the highest order and a definite Oscar contender                Steve McQueen and a phenomenal ensemble cast help make "Widows" look effortless                "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" offers something for every type of Coen Brothers fan                Updated Academy Award predictions for early November                Review Round-Up: "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch", "El Angel" "The Long Dumb Road", and "Outlaw King"                Taking a look at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders                "The Front Runner" is a terrific and timely film for right around Election Day                Hollywood Film Awards Marked the Launch of Awards Season                Taking a first crack at Golden Globe predictions                “The Favourite” and “The Front Runner”: Films to see in November                Awkwafina to Host 22nd Hollywood Film Awards                Review Round-Up: "Bodied", "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", and "The Other Side of the Wind"                Rosamund Pike is a force to be reckoned with in "A Private War"                Black Panther, Incredibles 2 to Receive Hollywood Film Awards                "Boy Erased" has Joel Edgerton stretching himself as a prestige filmmaker        

Tag Archives: Alexandre Desplat

Ewan McGregor steps behind the camera with “American Pastoral”

Later on this week, Ewan McGregor officially becomes the latest actor to turn filmmaker when his directorial debut American Pastoral hits theaters. In the lead up to its debut at the Toronto Film Festival, the buzz suggested that McGregor had a potentially Academy Award friendly movie on his hands. In[...]

“The Light Between Oceans” is a bold new step for Derek Cianfrance

When I first saw Blue Valentine, I was absolutely bowled over by the talent of Derek Cianfrance. My favorite film of that year, I still consider it a masterpiece. Since then, he has challenged himself with ambitious fare like The Place Beyond the Pines, though this week he has something[...]

Meryl Streep goes for the gold again in “Florence Foster Jenkins”

There often seems to be two different types of Meryl Streep movies. One type is the serious awards vehicles, where she’s consistently nominated for Oscars. The other type is when she seems to be letting her hair down and having a good time, usually to be ignored by Academy members.[...]

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ drops a thrilling Teaser Trailer

Earlier today, the first Teaser Trailer was dropped for the initial foray into anthology stories for the Star Wars universe. Yes, we got a look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and it was quite compelling. Coming to us at the end of the year, sandwiched between Episode VII[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl” hopes for the rare back to back Best Actor win

As we all know, biopics are catnip for Oscar voters, and tomorrow one of the most baity of the year opens in theaters…Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, the film is sure to be considered by Academy members across the board. Having seen it a[...]

Living Legends John Williams and Ennio Morricone Compete for the Oscar for Best Original Score

The Academy Award for Best Original Score rewards those musicians who compose the original music for our films. It is without question one of the most recognized crafts categories. It is not difficult to think of examples of film scores that are simply iconic, from “Gone With the Wind” to[...]

The Hollywood Film Awards Series: “Amy”, “Black Mass”, “Jurassic World” and more are the latest honorees

Continuing on with the Hollywood Film Awards Series, we have a ton of new honorees to take a look at. Yesterday’s press release cited films like Amy, Black Mass, Bridge of Spies, Cinderella, The Danish Girl, Furious 7, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Suffragette at the Hollywood Film[...]

Alicia Vikander is a Supporting frontrunner for “The Danish Girl”

Earlier this week, I got a chance to check out The Danish Girl, which is sure to be an Academy Award player. I’ll save my thoughts on the film itself for another time, but I wanted to talk a little bit about Alicia Vikander and her performance. She was always[...]

“Godzilla” won’t contend for a Best Picture nomination…but it should

Last night I finally saw the reboot of Godzilla at a press screening here in New York and boy oh boy was I blown away. The once campy monster has gotten a serious, Christopher Nolan-esque treatment from up and coming filmmaker Gareth Edwards, and the results are insanely satisfying. Much[...]

Roman Polanski’s ‘The Ghost Writer’ sweeps European Film Awards

By GoldDerby News Desk hollywoodnews.com: “The Ghost Writer” won six of its seven European Film Awards bids at the 23rd annual edition of the kudos which were held Saturday in Tallinn, Estonia. The political thriller won Best Picture, Director (Roman Polanski), Actor (Ewan McGregor), Screenwriter (Robert Harris & Polanski), Production Design[...]
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