If you’ve been paying attention to the awards circuit over the past few months, you’ve probably noticed that one Netflix show keeps popping up again and again: The Kominsky Method, which stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. The series hails from creator Chuck Lorre, the guy behind Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, so naturally I ignored it when it premiered late last year. But the show has been slowly racking up awards and appearing on “best of” lists, and now Netflix has officially announced it’s returning for a second season. Read More »
This morning, the nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced. This is the ceremony where Hollywood’s actors nominate their own, ultimately voting on the winners. This year’s roster features quite the diverse array of performances across film and television…and suggests who may be suiting up for the Oscars in a few months.
Let’s run through the 2019 SAG Awards nominations below. Read More »
The long march through awards season continues today with the announcement of the 24th Critics Choice Awards nominations. It might seem predictable that a period film like The Favourite came out on top of the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and nominations for the three stars, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, you might be surprised that the Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther wasn’t far behind with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Get the full roster of the 2019 Critics Choice Awards nominations below. Read More »
The American Film Institute, the film school and film history organization famous for alumni like Darren Aronofsky, Patty Jenkins, Terrence Malick, and David Lynch, has announced the honorees of this year’s AFI Awards. The organization voted on ten movies and ten television series that are “artistically significant” and represent “the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image”, and the winners include movies like If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, Eighth Grade, and shows like Atlanta and Barry. But they also honored a couple of surprises in each category, too. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we get to know Ingmar Bergman a little better, go on the hunt for our twin, understand how violence begets violence, and get ourselves a cold one. Read More »
When most people hit that age where they can easily be called elderly, they usually get their comedy from CBS. But Netflix is looking to grab the attention of those older folks who are technologically savvy enough to use the streaming service with a new comedy series from Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory producer Chuck Lorre.
The Kominsky Method is a new comedy series starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin as two longtime best friends dealing with their increasingly unreliable bodies and all the other trials and tribulations of getting older in a city like Los Angeles. Surprisingly, this doesn’t look like the usual mediocre sitcom that Chuck Lorre usually produces, and it just might be good. Read More »