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The Hollywood Critics Association Releases Their Initial Wave Of Honorary Awards

A new critics group can potentially struggle to separate themselves from the pack. Thankfully, the Hollywood Critics Association (or HCA, for short) does not have that problem. Chairman and founder Scott Menzel (full disclosure, an industry colleague and friend of mine) has managed to do a lot in a very[...]

Los Angeles Film Critics Spread The Love With Their Awards

Moments ago, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association finished unveiling their 2020 awards on Twitter. As always, some of their choices were a bit out of left field, but also far less so than in years past. Consider it a side effect of the year being so unique, since a[...]

Jim Carrey Is Passing The Role Of Joe Biden On “Saturday Night Live” To Someone Else

One of the longtime hallmarks of Saturday Night Live is political satire, including a prime impersonation of the current President of the United States. In the lead up to the election, Jim Carrey was trotted out as the choice to play Joe Biden, opposite Alec Baldwin’s now iconic portrayal of[...]

New York Film Critics Circle Awards Go For “First Cow”

One of the bigger critics groups gave out their citations today, with the New York Film Critics Circle announcing award winners for 2020. After doling out a Best Picture win last year for The Irishman, they went decidedly smaller this time around, citing First Cow with Picture. Da 5 Bloods[...]

Gotham Awards To Give “The Trial Of The Chicago 7” A Special Ensemble Prize

Earlier today, we learned that the 2020 IFP Gotham Awards are introducing a new special tribute. This year will mark the first instance of a now annual prize, which is the Ensemble Tribute. The Gotham Awards will kick off the citation by honoring Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago[...]

The 2021 Berlin Film Festival Will Be Held Virtually

At one point, the 71st Berlin Film Festival was planning on being held as planned. An in person festival, held in February, was always a long shot, but hope sprung eternal. Well, that hope has been dashed, according to sources. The German pandemic numbers are going in the wrong direction,[...]

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival Reveals Its Lineup!

Earlier today, the Sundance Film Festival revealed its full program for the 2021 incarnation of the fest. Obviously, it won’t be taking place solely in Park City, Utah, as the COVID-19 pandemic is still impacting the industry in a major way. Instead, there will be an online component, which makes[...]

Full Trailer Drops For “Nomadland” Alongside A Release Date In Early 2021

One of the more highly praised films of the year so far, Nomadland is not just a critical favorite, but a surefire Academy Award contender. Before it competes for Oscar love, however, it’s going to need to actually come out. We now know that February 19th is when it goes[...]

Boston Society Of Film Critics Reward “Nomadland,” Sidney Flanigan, And More!

Moments ago, the Boston Society of Film Critics revealed their award winners for the unique year that is 2020. As we enter a whole new section of the precursor season, with critics groups chiming in, we’re going to start to see who and what that element of the industry is[...]

“Wild Mountain Thyme” Is The Strangest Romantic Comedy Of 2020

Oh boy. I have so many questions for John Patrick Shanley. One of which is simply, why? Why was this the story you wanted to tell. Remember, Shanley has previously given us a classic romantic comedy in Moonstruck, penning that screenplay, as well as writing and directing a stirring drama[...]