New CAPTAIN MARVEL Special Look Hones In On Fun (VIDEO/POSTERS) Marvel's well-oiled marketing machine rolled out a new special look at Captain Marvel, the latest and newest addition to their Cinematic Universe. The 90-second promo - which debuted during coverage on Disney's corporate cousin ESPN of the NCAA College Football Championship - offers a fresh take rather than a remixed rehash of previous trailers. [...]

Writer’s Guild Nominees Cue Up Oscar Contending Screenplays (AWARDS 2018)

Of all the industry guilds, the Writers is the biggest wild card. Snubs aren't only normal; they're ingrained into the legalese of the org's eligibility rules. Due to arcane requirements in their "Minimum Basic Agreement", the Writers Guild of America annually overlooks some of the season's major Academy Award contenders. Those most often snubbed are [...]

What The Oscars Should Learn From Another Low-Rated Golden Globes (ANALYSIS)

A decade-low viewership for the Golden Globes reveals a reality that the Oscars should finally accept: Your ratings aren’t coming back. You couldn’t have had a better case study, actually, than this year’s Globes because it had everything going for it. Not only did it boast coveted popular nominees like Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, [...]

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Rocks And Shocks At 76th Annual Golden Globes (AWARDS 2018)

The two best films of the year according to the Golden Globes are Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book. Don't bet on the Academy agreeing with either. From the middlebrow Green Book pick to the lowbrow Bohemian shocker, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association went decidedly populist with their two biggest prizes -- Best Motion Picture Drama and [...]

National Society Of Film Critics Buck Trends; Name THE RIDER Best Picture (AWARDS 2018)

Now this is a critics group putting their awards where their sophistication is. Critics Groups are, in a sense, like any other group. Their cumulative opinion often falls into a conventional wisdom or common narrative. Rarely does it result in a truly elitist pick, but such was the case this year as the National Society [...]

SHOPLIFTERS (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated R (for some sexual content and nudity) Released: November 23, 2018 NY/LA; expands December 28 Runtime: 121 minutes Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki, Kirin Kiki My review of Shoplifters, for The Tulsa Voice. From acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, it won the Palme [...]