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WATCH: Three clips from Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ featuring John David Washington, Topher Grace, Adam Driver and Laura Harrier

Focus Features has dropped three clips from the upcoming Spike Lee joint BlacKkKlansman and I’ve got them here for you. BlacKkKlansman tells the 1970s era true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington),the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate …

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Bille August to head 40th Cairo International Film Festival Jury

Photo Credit: Photo AGF s.r.l./REX Shutterstock Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) announced that Cannes-winning Danish director Bille August will be Jury President of the International competition of the festival’s 40th edition this November from the 20th – 29th. August is one of only eight directors throughout history to receive the Palme d’Or twice – for 1987’s Pelle the Conqueror and …

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2018 Fall Festivals: Where We Are in the Oscar Race

The main fall festivals, Venice, Telluride and Toronto, always clue us in on how the studios position their 4th quarter films in terms of box office and/or awards contention. The past decade has seen every Best Picture Oscar winner since 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire play at Telluride and is the last stat standing in terms of using history to predict a …

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