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                Review Round-Up: "Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer" and "The Mercy"                National Board of Review goes big for "Green Book" and "A Star Is Born"        

Tag Archives: film critic

Roger Ebert was an inspiration to all of us who loved movies

Roger Ebert has died, but the art form he loved is very much alive. We honor him not so much by remembering his reviews of North but rather his and Gene Siskel’s raves for Do The Right Thing during a time when pundits were sure that Spike Lee’s drama[...]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: “Mediocrity has taken over film criticism” Armond White

HollywoodNews.com: Every year the world of film criticism, gutter blogging, and awards campaigning collide. At CityArts, journalist Armond White, expresses his disgust at today’s state of film criticism. He highlights the fiasco that ensued when “The New Yorker” film critic David Denby decided to break the embargo imposed by the[...]

Thoughts on the “Drive” trailer lawsuit

HollywoodNews.com: As sometimes happens, I commented on someone else’s blog (in this case, David Poland’s The Hot Blog) and what was supposed to be a random bit or two turned into a mini-essay. So for those so inclined, here is my ‘official essay on the Drive lawsuit’. Oh,[...]

Jennifer Aniston gets some back-up, others don’t

HollywoodNews.com: While Jennifer Aniston was recently dissed by Rupert Everett for her acting career, some people apparently can’t help but like the actress. British film critic David Thomson recently released ‘The New Biographical Dictionary of Film’ where he described quite a few stars, reports RadarOnline.com. Apparently, he can’t help but be[...]

This Week In Movies – ‘Salt,’ ‘Inception’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: The biggest news in movies this week was made down in San Diego where Comic Con just completed another whirlwind fanboy convention and only one person got stabbed in the eye. Lots of big star power there including a much publicized appearance by fanboy fave Angelina Jolie[...]

Film Independent Announces Jury Award Winners of 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival

hollywoodnews.com: Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced its 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival award winners at a brunch at CHAYA Downtown. Audience award winners will be announced tomorrow afternoon at the Closing Night film, Despicable Me.[...]

Los Angeles Film Festival announces jurors

HollywoodNews.com: The Los Angeles Film Festival has announced its jurors for the festival that kicks off today at L.A. Live. The narrative jury consists of director Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep, The Glass Shield), screenwriter/producer Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt), and LA Weekly film critic Ella Taylor. The[...]

Clint Eastwood curbs his enthusiasm over 80th birthday

Hollywoodnews.com: Go ahead, punk, wish him a Happy Birthday. Clint Eastwood is turning 80 on Monday; however, he really doesn’t want to make a big deal out of his birthday. He’s just fine with a glass of wine with his wife Dina, 44. No need to bring him[...]

Exclusive: Film Critic Armond White Dislikes Baumbach’s Movies

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS New York Press film critic Armond White wants to make one thing perfectly clear: it isn’t that he doesn’t like director Noah Baumbach. It’s Baumbach’s movies he dislikes. “I have no more against Noah Baumbach than I do against Michael Mann,” White told HollywoodNews.com. “I never met either[...]