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God’s Country DP Andrew Wheeler on Shooting the Sundance Film in Montana — Twice

January 28, 2022 | By
<i>God’s Country</i> DP Andrew Wheeler on Shooting the Sundance Film in Montana — Twice

One of the most visually arresting films I saw at Sundance this year was Julian Higgins’ promising directorial debut God’s Country, which was shot by Higgins’ longtime DP Andrew Wheeler. Wheeler has been working with Higgins since their days at AFI together, and their 2011 short film Thief won a Student Academy Award. He... »

Resurrection Review: Marvelous Rebecca Hall Can’t Save Sundance Thriller From Self-Inflicted Wounds

January 27, 2022 | By
<i>Resurrection</i> Review: Marvelous Rebecca Hall Can’t Save Sundance Thriller From Self-Inflicted Wounds

A good murder mystery asks the question of “who done it?” but the psychological version of a whodunit asks whether “it” was done at all. Resurrection isn’t a murder mystery at all, but it is one of those movies where you’re not quite sure whether the protagonist is suffering from some kind of mental illness... »

DGA Awards Nominees Include Steven Spielberg and Lin-Manuel Miranda

January 27, 2022 | By
DGA Awards Nominees Include Steven Spielberg and Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has announced the nominees for the 74th Annual DGA Awards for Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2021. The biggest difference between the DGA nominees and this year’s Golden Globe nominees is that Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza) was nominated instead of Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Lost Daughter), though Gyllenhaal was... »

Writers Guild Unveils Nominees for WGA Awards, Including CODA and Licorice Pizza

January 27, 2022 | By
Writers Guild Unveils Nominees for WGA Awards, Including <i>CODA</i> and <i>Licorice Pizza</i>

The Writers Guild of America has announced its motion picture nominees for the 74th Annual Writers Guild Awards, which will take place on Sunday, March 20. Apple’s CODA continued its hot streak on Thursday, adding an Adapted Screenplay nomination to the PGA Award nod it received earlier in the day. The original screenplay category... »

ACE Eddie Awards Announce 2022 Nominees, Including King Richard and Cruella

January 27, 2022 | By
ACE Eddie Awards Announce 2022 Nominees, Including <i>King Richard</i> and <i>Cruella</i>

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced the nominees for its 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which recognize outstanding editing in film, television and documentaries. Winners will be announced on March 5 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The half-capacity show originally was set for Feb. 26. As previously announced, the Sundance... »

Producers Guild Announces Nominees for 2022 PGA Awards

January 27, 2022 | By
Producers Guild Announces Nominees for 2022 PGA Awards

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the nominations in its Motion Pictures and Television categories for the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards, which will take place on March 19  at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City, California. The nominated producers in the Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture, Television Series/Special, Limited Series Television, Televised... »

2nd Chance Composer T. Griffin and His Bassoon Get “Medieval” on Sundance Documentary

January 26, 2022 | By
<i>2nd Chance</i> Composer T. Griffin and His Bassoon Get “Medieval” on Sundance Documentary

Ramin Bahrani, the acclaimed filmmaker behind Man Push Cart, once again returns to the documentary format with the Sundance entry 2nd Chance, which premiered to strong reviews this past week. The film chronicles the life of Richard Davis, the colorful-yet-controversial man who invented the concealable bulletproof vest. Remarkably, Davis shot himself 196 times over the course... »

The Accidental Turitz: Rival Streamers Smell Netflix Blood in the Water — Finally

January 26, 2022 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Rival Streamers Smell Netflix Blood in the Water — Finally

Last week was interesting for anyone paying attention to the streaming world. And by that, I mean anyone who pays any attention at all to the entertainment industry these days, since that’s where all the action is. Even with the enormous success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the theatrical model is still in a state... »

Call Jane Review: Elizabeth Banks Shines in Quiet Abortion Movie at Sundance

January 26, 2022 | By
<i>Call Jane</i> Review: Elizabeth Banks Shines in Quiet Abortion Movie at Sundance

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court made abortion legal across the country, and 49 years later, the Sundance Film Festival hosted the world premiere of Call Jane, which tells the story of the women who ran underground abortion facilities that were necessary prior to that landmark decision. The film has limited commercial appeal beyond the... »

Costume Designers Guild Awards Unveil Nominees, Including Three Musicals

January 26, 2022 | By
Costume Designers Guild Awards Unveil Nominees, Including Three Musicals

Feast your eyes on the nominees for the 24th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, which honor excellence in film, television, and short-form costume design. High-profile musicals such as West Side Story, In the Heights, and Cyrano scored nominations this year alongside blockbusters such as Dune, The Matrix Resurrections, and No Time to Die, as well as the... »