Category Archives: Film Features
Even though Sneider didn’t vote for War for the Planet of the Apes as a Best Picture nominee, he thinks it deserves two Oscars this year — one for its jaw-dropping visual effects, the other for Michael Giacchino’s beautiful original score.
It’s been a great year for women on screen, but we’ve still got a lot of work to do! As Hollywood continues to take baby steps in showing greater representations of women, Sabrina Cognata takes a look back at some of the best women in film from 2017.
The Spanish actor has been making a series of bad thrillers and action films for Saban Films and Lionsgate Premiere lately, killing any credibility he had as a serious theatrical draw in the ’90s.
With the success of this year’s Girls Trip and 2013’s The Best Man Holiday, the director has set himself up to direct even bigger movies through his deal with Universal.
Examining what some of the Oscar-winning filmmakers went on to do after winning the Oscar in the foreign language category.
Playing the manager of a run-down Orlando motel is the culmination of an amazing career of film roles for the twice Oscar-nominated actor.
The former President of Columbia Pictures continues to work with Sony producing films like the holiday family action-adventure starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.
One of the more successful newer indie distributors has discovered the secrets of marketing and distribution to the point where they might have their best year yet with Lady Bird and The Disaster Artist.
13 movies you might have missed or maybe some you’ve never even heard of, but hopefully will have a chance to watch before year’s end.
One has to wonder if Disney is interested in spending the money required to help James Cameron see through his ambitious vision for Avatar, which has staked out four December release dates that would coincide with more than a few Star Wars films.
Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy might put Jenkins back in the Oscar race for his supporting role as the friend and neighbor of a mute woman, played by Sally Hawkins.
The actor breaks away from big studio fare to take on his most challenging and satisfying role in Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of André Aciman’s novel, as well as making his first foray on Broadway.
Shelton’s new comedy stars Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones as rivals at a Palm Springs retirement resort.
Five Christmas releases could be on the path to profitability right now if any of their distributors had opted to take advantage of the calm before the Star Wars storm. So why didn’t they? Neil Turitz questions Hollywood’s December release strategy in his new column.
A departure from his earlier martial arts film, the rapper-turned-filmmaker talks about switching gears for Azealia Banks’ acting debut.
Two actors, one a respected veteran, the other a newcomer, not only star in Luda Guadagnino’s acclaimed drama, but also in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and more.
What’s the difference between Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, Jude Law’s Mar-Vell and Zachary Levi’s Shazam, who’s also known as Captain Marvel even though he’s in the DC Comics universe? Neil Turitz, who’s a marvel in his own right, has the answer.
The action-comedy starring Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead is now playing on digital platforms.
The embattled filmmaker is at a career crossroads following Justice League‘s disappointing opening weekend, making his next movie that much more important in the eyes of the industry.
The Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated actor appeared in five very different movies this year, creating interesting and very different characters for each movie.
Recapping some of the movies worth catching up on over Thanksgiving either in theaters or on screeners.
The high school drama stars Ross Lynch as Dahmer during his senior year in high school, setting the stage for the murderer he would become.
“I really like the idea of giving a single, skilled filmmaker the opportunity to oversee a story of this scale. It almost feels like a television-inspired take on things, but on the big screen it’s downright revolutionary, and it gives me hope that this could become an industry-wide trend,” writes Neil Turitz.
“Universal needs to do whatever it takes to keep Bill Condon onboard to direct Bride of Frankenstein and take the time to get the script right before moving forward with someone like Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson or Emma Stone in the title role,” writes Neil Turitz.
Thanks to his friendship with Australian billionaire James Packer, Ratner shifted from Hack Director into Big Time Producer over the past decade, but now his legacy hangs in the balance along with a $450 million co-financing deal.
Ruben Ostlund’s look at the contemporary art world combines every out-of-touch Gen X-er with the emotionally blank attitudes of Xennials for a complex and fascinating journey.
The doc about the Armenian genocide is latest from Oscar-nominated filmmaker who returns to narrative features for the first time in 17 years.
When M&Ms manufacturer Mars turned down Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.,” the Hershey Company stepped in to make movie history with Reese’s Pieces