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“Miles Ahead” showcases Don Cheadle as a filmmaker

Last year at the New York Film Festival, I saw the fest wrap up with the directorial debut of actor Don Cheadle. It was the biopic Miles Ahead, a passion project of Cheadle’s that he’d been trying to get off the ground for years. It played at the Closing Night[...]

Which films have benefitted most from screening at the 53rd New York Film Festival?

On Saturday, the 53rd annual New York Film Festival came to a close. I’ve been at the festival for a number of years now, and I have to say…NYFF is always something special. The 2015 incarnation of the fest was no different, though for my money it wasn’t quite as[...]

“Miles Ahead” closes out the New York Film Festival

Over the weekend, the 53rd annual New York Film Festival came to a close with the World Premiere screening of Don Cheadle’s long brewing passion project Miles Ahead. This biopic of jazz musician Miles Davis has been in the works forever (with Cheadle as the star, co-writer, and director), so[...]

“The Big Short”: An October Oscar predictions update

Happy Friday friends! It’s not only the end of the week, but the beginning of the month of October as well, so obviously it’s time for a new set of Academy Award predictions. It’ll be an interesting new set as well, considering the things that I’ve seen since last time.[...]

“Bridge of Spies” represents one of the few unseen Oscar hopefuls left

As of today, there are only a small handful of titles vying for Oscar consideration that have yet to be seen by anyone. Specifically, I can think of ten films that have awards aspirations, to one degree or another. Some are very likely Best Picture nominees, while others are likely[...]

“The Hateful Eight”: Looking at potential Best Original Screenplay Contenders

Good afternoon folks! Today I’m continuing on down the line of the big eight categories and finishing them off with another writing one…Best Original Screenplay. It’s the last of the big eight categories today, though I’ll continue on in the weeks to come with a few more, at the very[...]

“Bridge of Spies” highlights the NYFF Main Slate

HOLLYWOOD CONTENDERS: Earlier today, the New York Film Festival announced the movies that would be playing in their Main Slate at the 2015 incarnation of the fest. We already knew that the Opening Night film would be The Walk, the Centerpiece film would be Steve Jobs, and the Closing Night[...]

Don Cheadle’s directorial debut “Miles Ahead” will close the New York Film Festival

Last week, the 2015 New York Film Festival gave us potentially another piece of the awards season puzzle when they announced their Closing Night selection for the fest. In a bit of a surprise, it’s Don Cheadle’s directorial debut Miles Ahead, a biopic about musician Miles Davis. Cheadle co-wrote the[...]