Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Shazam! Fury of the Gods Review: Childish Superheroes Deliver Low-Stakes Magic in DC’s Latest Sequel

The DC Extended Universe, which will come to a close later this year with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, hasn’t done many things right, but director David F. Sandberg‘s Shazam! is one of the few exceptions. The title character is played by a charming Zachary Levi, and his teenage alter-ego is Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who lives in a Philadelphia foster home. He’s gifted magical, god-like superpowers by an ancient […]


Martin Carrier Departs as President of MELS

Martin Carrier, President of MELS, is stepping down from his position on March 24. After three years at the helm of the company, announced by TVA Group. Mr. Carrier has informed management that he wishes to pursue new challenges. Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor, thanked Martin Carrier for his contribution to the company. In addition to his role in developing MELS’ business and extending its […]

Tom Joyner

Tom Joyner, First A.D. on Steven Spielberg’s Jaws and UPM on The Blues Brothers, Dies at 79

Tom Joyner, who served as First Assistant Director on Steven Spielberg‘s Jaws, died last month following a long battle with cancer and heart disease, reports Deadline. He was 79. Joyner began his career in the film industry in 1969 when he was accepted into the DGA’s program for assistant director. He got his start as a Second A.D. on Spielberg’s Sugarland Express and Clint Eastwood’s High Plains Drifter before being bumped up to […]

Cinema Audio Society Board of Directors

Cinema Audio Society Names Peter Kurland President, Unveils New CAS Board of Directors

The Cinema Audio Society has announced its newly elected CAS Board of Directors. Taking the helm as CAS President is Peter Kurland, CAS, while Steve Venezia, CAS, Frank Morrone, CAS, and Lee Orloff, CAS were re-elected to their executive positions as Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, respectively. Kurland previously made headlines last year when he resigned as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the org’s decision […]

Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool Cinematographer Karim Hussain, CSC on His Visual Experiments With Director Brandon Cronenberg

Brandon Cronenberg‘s last two films, Possessor and Infinity Pool, look so unique and distinctive from all other movies out there, genre or otherwise. That’s a direct result of his ongoing collaboration with Cinematographer Karim Hussain, CSC, is a legend among Canadian genre fans, having shot a number of local horror movies such as Ted Geoghegan‘s We Are Still Here and Jay Baruchel‘s Random Acts of Violence. He’s also an involved […]

Michele Imperato Stabile

Michele Imperato Stabile Named President of Worldwide Physical Production at Warner Bros.

Michele “Missy” Imperato Stabile has been named President of Worldwide Physical Production at Warner Bros. Pictures, the studio announced on Friday. She will report directly to Michael DeLuca and Pam Abdy, the co-CEOs of Warner Bros. Pictures Group. Imperato Stabile will join the studio in the coming weeks, and her new role will see her leading the division responsible for all physical production aspects of films from Warner Bros. Pictures, DC […]

Oscars 2023

Oscars Winners List: Everything Everywhere All at Once Dominates as Ruth Carter Becomes First Black Woman to Win Two Academy Awards

The 95th Academy Awards have wrapped up at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, where A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once led the way, winning seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony, which avoided a repeat of The Slap and all other potential controversies, so the Academy didn’t have to rely on […]

Independent Spirit Awards tent

Union Roundup: Strike Chatter Dominates Awards Circuit on Final Kudos Weekend Before the Oscars

So, there were award shows last weekend, in the run-up to Oscar, and you, dear reader, already know this. You know, for example, that Everything Everywhere All at Once won everything that it could win that weekend — from the editors, the writers, the ostensibly Indie folks, et al — cementing its status as this year’s Best Picture frontrunner. Former challengers, like The Fabelmans and The Banshees of Inisherin, appear to have […]

Scream 6

Scream VI Review: New York, New Rules, New Horror Movie Excesses in This Fun But Mindless Slasher Sequel

The Scream franchise is now over 25 years old, surpassing in age most of its current target audience. The latest installment, Scream VI, perfectly encapsulates the new generation it is aimed at — fun and entertaining but also soft, mindless, and noncommittal. Though the old formula still works, surprisingly, the cleverness that made Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson‘s original so brilliant is totally slashed off the screen, as the blade […]

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Casting Society’s Artios Awards Honor The Fabelmans, The Banshees of Inisherin, and Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Casting Society (CSA) honored excellence in casting across feature films, television, and theater at the 38th Annual Artios Awards on Thursday, with ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York, and London. Yvette Nicole Brown hosted in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton, while the New York ceremony was hosted by Amber Ruffin at the Edison Ballroom, and the London ceremony was hosted by Gordon Griffin M.B.E at the Union Club. […]