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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF contenders from Cambodia, South Korea and China

Our fifth piece on this year’s Foreign Language Oscar race turns to Asia, a region that has been regularly absent come nominations day in this category. The reason for this Asian underperformance isn’t quite clear – but it looks like the nominations committee leans towards more European fare as opposed to African and Asian films which may be seen as ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (November)

Just as Frances McDormand did in Best Actress, we have a new leader in Best Picture and it’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The margin may be slim (it’s just a single point ahead of Dunkirk) but something impressive to note is that it essentially flip-flopped with The Shape of Water, Fox Searchlight’s other top contender. Last month Dunkirk and ...

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Official Trailer for Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

From Academy Award-nominated writer/director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha), The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is the emotional and comic intergenerational tale of adult siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel) contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father (Two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman) has cast over their lives.  With an original screenplay by ...

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Trailer for Jim Crow era ‘Mudbound’ from Dee Rees starring Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell

The trailer for the highly anticipated fall release Mudbound from acclaimed director Dee Rees (Pariah, HBO’s Bessie) chronicles a tale of two families; one black, one white, in the Jim Crow era of post-World War II America. Mudbound follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the ...

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Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle Heads to Netflix with Paris-set Musical Drama

The youngest Best Director Academy Award winner in Oscar history, Damien Chazelle (La La Land), is teaming up with Netflix for a musical drama set in Paris. Executive produced by Damien Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes, and written by five-time BAFTA Award-winning and Olivier-winning writer Jack Thorne (National Treasure, This is England, Wonder), The Eddy is an ...

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