Tag Archives: Jeff Nichols

Hollywood Contenders – The State of The Race: Looking at potential Best Original Screenplay contenders

Good afternoon folks! It’s that time again. Yes, today I’m continuing on down the line with the last of the big eight categories and finishing off with the other writing one…yes, Best Original Screenplay. It’s the final one of the big eight categories today, but not the final installment of[...]

“Loving” announces itself as an awards player with a great Trailer

Last week, we got two big Oscar friendly Trailers. The one I’m going to be talking about today is Loving, coming to us from filmmaker Jeff Nichols. He’s a writer/director who has been growing in stature the last few years, though this is his first overt play at awards. From[...]

Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Director contenders

As you fine folks all know from last year as well as my return article late last week, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions at this point in the year in order to see what folks like myself think will happen six or so months from now,[...]

Potential Academy Award players from Cannes

Now that the 2016 Cannes Film Festival is safely in our rearview mirror, we can do what always happens a few days after the fest concludes…try and find some Oscar buzz! Yes, Cannes this year had some definite movies that will be in the conversation for Academy Award nominations, though[...]

Woody Allen’s ‘Cafe Society’: 2016 Cannes Film Festival lineup announced

Late last week, the Cannes Film Festival unveiled their lineup at long last. The upcoming 2016 incarnation of the fest looks to be a potentially strong one, with some Cannes favorites returning alongside a whole bunch of possible awards contenders. There’s no guarantees that the festival translates to Oscar, but[...]

“Midnight Special” is the latest effort from emerging master Jeff Nichols

Slowly but surely, filmmaker Jeff Nichols is becoming one of the more popular names in independent cinema. In fact, some pundits already claim that he’s one of the new masters of the medium. This week, he takes his first step towards the mainstream with the science fiction film Midnight Special,[...]

Matthew McConaughey starts 2013 with another great performance

A close backwoods cousin to Stand By Me (1986), Jeff Nichols’ Mud is an often moving and unpredictable coming of age story that benefits from some striking visuals and all around strong acting from its cast. Much like in Take Shelter (2011), Nichols is very interested in masculinity and[...]

Oscars: The prospect of Matthew McConaughey sneaking in

HollywoodNews.com: Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike received some of the most surprising and welcoming reviews of 2012 so far. At first, the film emotes a trashy, boy-stripper film with no brains and the distant cousin of Paul Verhhoeven’s Showgirls (1995). However, this sensitive and smartly written film has been one of[...]

Fantastic Fest adds Comic-Con doc, “Human Centipede” sequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Only the folks at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin would try and use the words “Fantastic” and “Human Centipede” in the same sentence. Yet it’s that unique taste in spectacular genre cinema that keeps thousands flocking to Fantastic Fest in Austin each fall, and this year’s slate[...]