OSCARS: Taking A Look at the 2017 Hopefuls for the Academy

We’re already moving to a new Oscar season. As proven by the shocking Oscar win for Barry Jenkins’ masterpiece “Moonlight” at this year’s Academy Awards, the demographic and tastes of AMPAS is changing. While there are still hindrances and biases against certain films and genres (like superhero films, comedy or sci-fi), we could see some […]

Five Came Back

Netflix Announces Hollywood and WWII Docuseries With Spielberg, Coppola & More

An exciting new three-part docuseries about Hollywood and WWII, based on Mark Harris’ bestselling book “Five Came Back,” will debut on Netflix, the streaming giant announced today. In “Five Came Back,” Harris tells the untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and vice versa, through the eyes of five film directors who served: […]

The BFG

Cannes Review Round-Up: ‘The BFG’ Lands But Not With the Big Thud It Intended

At the Cannes Film Festival today, Steven Spielberg‘s highly anticipated “The BFG” premiered, and the early word seems to be mixed. From an awards standpoint, we were looking for this to possibly run the gauntlet in some of the technical races like Visual Effects, Cinematography, and even perhaps Score by 50-time nominee John Williams.  With […]

Steven Spielberg to present John Williams with AFI Life Achievement Award June 9; TNT to televise special June 15, with encore on TCM Sept. 12

Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the American Film Institute’s (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award. This marks the first time in AFI history that America’s highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. Williams’ career will be celebrated at the private Gala Tribute on June 9, 2016, at the […]