Barry Jenkins cements himself as an essential voice with "If Beale Street Could Talk"                "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is the best animated film of the year                Snubs and surprises mark the Screen Actors Guild nominations as "A Star Is Born" leads the way                2018 Critics Choice nominations led by Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite"                Nicole Kidman: Boy Erased and Destroyer - Hollywood Film Tribute                “Beautiful Boy” – Timothée Chalamet: Hollywood Film Tribute                “First Man” by Damien Chazelle: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy - Hollywood Film Tribute                Natalie Portman shines in the otherwise confounding "Vox Lux"                Golden Globe nominations announced! "Vice" leads the charge!                “Green Book” - Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali: Hollywood Film Tribute                "Mary Queen of Scots" can't live up to its royal lineage                "Ben Is Back" sees father and filmmaker Peter Hedges direct his son Lucas Hedges to a brilliant performance                Hollywood Film Tribute: GLENN CLOSE for her excellent performances                A final crack at Golden Globe nominations before Thursday's announcement                “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Once Upon a Deadpool”: Films to see in December        

Tag Archives: Asghar Farhadi

85 countries will be competing for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations at the Oscars

Yesterday afternoon, the long list of countries submitting films for contention in Best Foreign Language Feature at the Oscars was revealed. With 85 movies in play, this is a record breaking group. Honestly, from what I could see, only three snubs seemed to be here, which was Belgium not choosing[...]

Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake” wins the Palme d’Or at Cannes

Yesterday, the 2016 Cannes Film Festival wrapped up with the distribution of a number of awards. Of course, the jury, this time around led by George Miller, threw us some real curveballs, but Cannes surprises when the Palme d’Or is given out is more or less par for the course.[...]

Oscars: Billy Crystal Was Far From His Best

By Michael Russnow HollywoodNews.com: The Academy Awards was a lot better than last year’s offering and generally moved along pretty well. However, Billy Crystal’s performance was mixed. Sometimes he was spot on and in other instances resorted to forced humor that missed its mark. After Morgan Freeman’s opening we saw Billy in[...]

London Critics nominate “Tinker, Tailor” and “Drive” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The London Critics’ Circle split their attentions between two films when announcing their year-end honors: one very British in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy;” and another that’s positively American in “Drive.” The two films each scored six nominations, including Best Picture, where they’ll compete against Terrence Malick’s “The Tree[...]

“The Descendants” takes Los Angeles Film Critics

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The Los Angeles Film Critics’ Association are revealing their year-end selections Sunday afternoon, handing out Best Picture honors to Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.” The director has had a ton of success with the LAFCA over the years, so the win comes with little surprise. At least it[...]

Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” picked to open the Plus Camerimage – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Organizers of the 19th Plus Camerimage film festival – held each year in Bydgoszcz, Poland – have selected Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” as their opening night film. The adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning stage play, will kick off the fest on Nov. 26. Polanski’s uncomfortably comedic drama stars Jodie[...]

Telluride program includes “The Descendants,” “The Artist,” more – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: UPDATED: The full Telluride program has been posted at the bottom of this story! It has begun. Now that Venice has opened, and with 98% of Hollywood heading to the mountains for the 38th Telluride Film Festival, the 2011 awards season officially is underway. Telluride begins screenings on[...]

The Awards of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: The Awards of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival were bestowed yesterday in Berlin. Below all the awards – official and independent juries – of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY GOLDEN BEAR FOR THE BEST FILM Jodaeiye Nader az Simin Nader And Simin, A Separation by Asghar[...]