I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language, and brief nudity)  Released: Limited in 2016; wider release in February 2017 Runtime: 93 minutes Directed by: Raoul Peck Starring: James Baldwin, Dick Cavett, the voice of Samuel L. Jackson My review of I Am Not Your Negro, for The Tulsa Voice. This Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary [...]

Scorsese/De Niro Reunion Scooped By Netflix: Why This Is A Bad Thing (ANALYSIS)

A big budget Martin Scorsese crime epic is being day-and-dated to stream online, with limited theatrical play - starring Robert De Niro in a long-overdue 9th collaboration, no less. And a part of me just died inside. Paramount Pictures is screwing up a lot of things lately, and Netflix is having a dubious track record as savior. [...]

2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY (Movie Review)

Released: February 24, 2017 Runtime: Program A - 76 minutes
; Program B – 85 minutes Program: Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts for 2016 (Some material may not be not suitable for younger viewers) I’ve been watching the Short Film Oscar nominees for several years now – every one – in the Animated, Live Action, and Documentary categories. This year, one [...]

Awards Chatter Podcast: 22 Episodes With 22 Oscar Nominees (AWARDS 2016/LINKS)

The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast - hosted by Scott Feinberg - has another full season of Awards Season interviews under its belt: 22 in total for the 2016 race. Nominees interviewed include Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Barry Jenkins, Casey Affleck, Damien Chazelle, Andrew Garfield, and many many more. These are serious conversations about the actual craft, process, and art of filmmaking, not the gossip fluff. It's [...]

First Cast Photo For The YOUNG HAN SOLO Star Wars Anthology Movie (IMAGE)

On set in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, but not yet in costume, here's our first look at the (mostly) assembled cast of the as-yet-to-be-titled Young Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Movie. Pictured with co-diretors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, this is who they are left-to-right: co-director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson (as Solo's mentor), Phoebe [...]

First Clip From Live Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Intro To “Belle” (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT1VQkTTT7M Bonjour! Bonjour! Bonjour bonjour bonjour! As good as all of the trailers have been for the live action Beauty and the Beast, this first full clip - which covers the opening minute of the song "Belle" - shows as much promise for this adaptation as anything we've seen yet. Director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) has a [...]

“Lost Brothers”: MOANA Deleted Scene (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_oOnDS0THQ At one point, Moana had six older brothers. In this deleted scene extra from the upcoming Moana blu-ray release, we see an early sequence from the story's development before Moana became an only child. Moana, nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, is playing in theaters. It’s available via Digital HD on February 21 and [...]

Trailer For KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/jIM4-HLtUM0 More like Kings of Anarchy. Here's the official trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, director Guy Ritchie's take on the King Arthur legend that mixes styles both modern (no Old English spoken here, aside from the random "behold") and Middle Earthian (CGI armies, et al). Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, and [...]