Tag Archives: Ryan Coogler

Could we see “Creed” make a dent in the Oscar race?

I love a good cinematic surprise, and boy oh boy did I get one last week when I saw Creed. This sixth sequel in the Rocky franchise is also a spinoff, focusing on the son of Apollo Creed as opposed to just Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa. It’s also one of[...]

J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve: Ten potential first time writer/director nominees for Oscar in 2015

Much like I’ve been saying, of the many storylines that begin during awards season, few are usually as compelling as the ones centered around who’s most due for an Academy Award. I think that it’s usually pretty satisfying to see a former bridesmaid finally become a bride, as it were.[...]

“Creed”: An under the radar Oscar contender?

Ladies and gentlemen, I know it sounds silly, but a sequel/spinoff from Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky films might be in awards contention this year. Yes, the upcoming movie Creed is another installment in the franchise centered around fighter Rocky Balboa, but this one takes a U-turn. Instead of being about Stallone’s[...]

Sundance Film Festival: “Fruitvale” Recounts BART Police Shooting, Doremus Premieres “Breathes In” – Day 3

Day Three of the Sundance Film Festival ushered in three highly-anticipated premieres, appearances from Michael B. Jordan and Kaya Scodelario at Cinema Café, and the annual Directors Brunch at Sundance Resort. Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale and Drake Doremus’ Breathe In made their world premieres, while Valentine Road emerged as another important[...]