Drift movie

Drift Review: A Melancholy Examination of Trauma Featuring a Compelling Turn From Cynthia Erivo

“I know what you mean” and “I get what you’re going through” are statements that are meant to express support for someone else but most often serve to undermine the significance and specificity of a person’s experience. Without having been there, it’s not really possible to truly relate. Drift presents a scenario in which one woman is recovering from a devastating ordeal without seeking the support of anyone else, understandably […]

A League of Their Own
Art Direction

A League of Their Own Production Designer Victoria Paul on Paying Homage to the Original Film & Dealing With Pittsburgh Weather

A League of Their Own hit a home run in the eyes of viewers and critics alike, with the Amazon series earning raves for its acting, writing, and cinematography, as well as progressive storylines that Penny Marshall‘s classic film of the same name — which inspired the Prime Video show — couldn’t explore. Also drawing praise is the work of Production Designer Victoria Paul, whose team crafted the physical universe […]

Shortcomings movie

Shortcomings Review: Randall Park’s Directorial Debut Delivers a Very Different Asian-American Story

Every culture wants to see itself reflected positively and accurately onscreen, but that doesn’t always happen. In its opening moments, Shortcomings parodies the way in which Asians are typically portrayed in cinema before zooming out to reveal that it’s all part of a film ripe for mocking by our pretentious protagonist Ben (Justin H. Min), who has more than a few things to say about it and can’t stop himself […]

Yvette Nicole Brown
Art Direction

Yvette Nicole Brown Will Return to Host the 27th ADG Awards

Emmy®-nominated actress Yvette Nicole Brown returns as host of the 27th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards (ADG, IATSE Local 800) on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel. The announcement was made today by Awards Co-Producers Michael Allen Glover,ADG, and Megan Elizabeth Bell,ADG. Yvette Nicole Brown is an Emmy-nominated actress, writer, producer, singer and host. Her numerous movie credits include Disney’s Disenchanted, Avengers: Endgame, Dreamgirls, Tropic […]

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Oscar Nominations 2023: Top Gun: Maverick Up for Best Picture, But Tom Cruise Snubbed for Best Actor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards, and A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the pack with 11 nominations. Michelle Yeoh made history as the first-ever Asian nominee in the Best Actress category, and her co-stars Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Stephanie Hsu were all nominated as well. There was plenty of drama in said Best Actress […]

Please Don't Destroy

Editors Behind Pre-Filmed Segments on Saturday Night Live Threaten to Go on Strike; NBC Ready to Negotiate

If you’ve been paying attention to Saturday Night Live over the past year or so, you’re probably familiar with Please Don’t Destroy, the comedy trio responsible for many (but not all) of the show’s pre-filmed segments — many of which are highlights are week. Those segments also include music videos and commercial parodies, and they are, of course, edited, but while those editors recently formed a union, they still don’t […]

You Hurt My Feelings

You Hurt My Feelings Review: Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tobias Menzies Get Honest in Nicole Holofcener’s Decent Marriage Comedy 

Just how important is honesty in a marriage? Lies tend to be most dangerous when the truth is exposed, and that’s not always an inevitability. You Hurt My Feelings amusingly explores what happens when the last person you want to overhear a secret admission does, and what the road back to an open and honest relationship can look like if that element of trust is threatened. Writer-Director Nicole Holofcener (Lovely and Amazing) […]

Guillermo del Toro
Art Direction

Art Directors Guild to Honor Guillermo Del Toro with ADG William Cameron Menzies Award

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE, Local 800) will honor multi- Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro with the prestigious William Cameron Menzies Award, celebrating his visually striking and emotionally rich body of work. The ceremony will take place at the 27th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The announcement was made today by Guild President […]

Cat Person

Cat Person Review: Emilia Jones Is Fantastic in This Strange, Enthralling Dating Story Based on the Viral New Yorker Tale

Dating isn’t easy, and cell phones and the internet have only further complicated what to many is a drawn-out and unpleasant process. It’s possible to analyze the meaning of a text message for hours on end, and some relationships take shape through that form of communication before the phone owners ever meet in real life. Cat Person is a peculiar but resonant story of what might have initially seemed like […]


L.A. Area Filming Maintains Pre-Pandemic Levels Thoughout 2022 (Q4 Research Report)

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity. Local on-location film production declined sharply in the fourth quarter of 2022, finishing -19.5 percent behind its record-breaking equivalent logged just one year ago. The 8,674 Shoot Days (SD)* recorded from October through December brought the year to a lackluster finish, with 36,792 Shoot Days […]