At rehabbed Globes, 'The Fabelmans,' 'Banshees' triumph
Spielberg’s autobiographical coming-of-age film “The Fabelmans” won best drama film and the dark friendship tale “The Banshees of Inisherin,” captured best film, comedy or musical. The Globes’ would-be comeback ended like many Globes ceremonies before it: with a triumphant Spielberg. Nominated 14 times by the Globes for best director, Spielberg also won the honor for the third time. Angela Bassett, a likely Oscar frontrunner, won best supporting actress for her performance in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." Quinta Brunson, the show's creator and star, won best actress in a comedy series, and Tyler James Williams won for his supporting role.wftv.com
Spielberg, 'Top Gun' feted by National Board of Review
NEW YORK — (AP) — The prize for best film of the year at the National Board of Review Awards went to “Top Gun: Maverick." Despite the lack of a broadcast from Cipriani's 42 Street in midtown Manhattan, the National Board of Review Awards have long been a regular and starry stop in Hollywood's awards season. The National Board of Review makes it easier, too, by announcing winners in advance and pairing each with a lavish introduction from a collaborator or friend. Spielberg, who won best director for his movie-memoir "The Fabelmans," was introduced by "West Side Story" star Ariana DeBose. "Top Gun" star Tom Cruise didn't attend Sunday, but producer Jerry Bruckheimer applauded him while accepting for best film.wftv.com
New this week: 'Banshees,' Whitney Houston, 'High on Life'
In her review, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr called it "an aching reverie about friendship and fulfillment that is one of the very best films of the year." — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Rapper Ab-Soul returns with the album "Herbert" on Friday, his first full-length studio in six years and a follow-up to "Do What Thou Wilt." — Brazilian global pop superstar Anitta will perform as part of the new weekly concert series Amazon Music Live streaming live Thursday night. They are hosted by Grammy-winning hip-hop star 2 Chainz and air on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch. And some just want to get "High on Life" — because it turns out human flesh can be quite intoxicating.wftv.com
Taylor Swift Is Facing Intense Backlash After It Was Announced That She’ll Take Part In An Interview With An Oscar-Winning Director To Discuss Their Experiences Of The Job
“So many talented directors who are there because of years of struggles in honing the craft of filmmaking and then there is Taylor Swift being parachuted thanks to some sort of privilege.”View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
'Top Gun' named best film by National Board of Review
NEW YORK — (AP) — “Top Gun: Maverick,” 2022's biggest box-office hit, has been named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review. The National Board of Review, which announced its picks Thursday, additionally awarded best cinematography to Claudio Miranda for the “Top Gun” sequel. Steven Spielberg was awarded best director for his autobiographical family portrait, "The Fabelmans." Michelle Yeoh took best actress for her lauded performance in Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's "Everything Everywhere All at Once." Last year, the group awarded Paul Thomas Anderson's "Licorice Pizza" best film.wftv.com
New York Film Critics Circle names ‘Tár’ best picture
The New York Film Critics Circle has named " Tár " as its best picture of the year, with Todd Field's contemporary drama about a renowned conductor and composer also nabbing best actress for Cate Blanchett's leading performance. Laura Poitras' Nan Goldin documentary " All the Beauty and the Bloodshed " was named best nonfiction film and "EO," a Polish drama about a donkey, won best foreign language film. Farrell, Blanchett, McDonagh and Poitras all also won awards at the Venice Film Festival in September. Other winners included Charlotte Wells' " Aftersun," selected as best first film, and Dean Fleischer-Camp's " Marcel the Shell with Shoes On " for best animated film. The New York Film Critics Circle, founded in 1935, is the oldest critics group in the country, with members from newspapers, magazines and online publications.wftv.com
McDonagh, Farrell, Gleeson get 'Bruges' band back together
It's a sentiment shared by McDonagh and his two stars, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, who have reteamed 14 years after McDonagh's pitch-black feature debut, "In Bruges." McDonagh wrote it with Gleeson and Farrell in mind. McDonagh, Gleeson and Farrell's pleasure in each other's company was easy to see when they convened at a hotel on the Upper West Side shortly after Gleeson's skateboard-shredding "Saturday Night Live" hosting stint. “The pilot light got ignited by ‘In Bruges.’”“Banshees” preserves some of the “Bruges” dynamic between Farrell and Gleeson. That’s why I’m leaning toward movies.”With that kind of long-term plan, a trilogy for Farrell and Gleeson could be natural.wftv.com
Poitras documentary wins top prize at Venice Film Festival
"All the Beauty and the Bloodshed," Laura Poitras's epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their art connections has been awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival. Poitras thanked the festival for recognizing that “documentary is cinema” at the ceremony Saturday evening in Venice. “I’m shocked to get this and thrilled,” Farrell said in a live video message broadcast at the festival Saturday night. Premiering in competition at Venice has launched many successful Oscar campaigns in recent years, leading to nominations and even wins. —-Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahr___For more on the Venice Film Festival, visit: www.apnews.com/VeniceFilmFestivalCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Blanchett, Farrell win acting honors at Venice Film Festival
Cate Blanchett and Colin Farrell won the top acting prizes at the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday. “I’m shocked to get this and thrilled,” Farrell said in a live video message broadcast at the festival Saturday night. “Bones and All” star Taylor Russell won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young actress for her turn in the cannibal love story co-starring Timothée Chalamet. Premiering in competition at Venice has launched many successful Oscar campaigns in recent years, leading to nominations and even wins. —-Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahr___For more on the Venice Film Festival, visit: www.apnews.com/VeniceFilmFestivalCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Poitras documentary wins top prize at Venice Film Festival
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras’s epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their art connections has been awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
Farrell and Gleeson reunite with Martin McDonagh in Venice
VENICE, Italy — (AP) — Martin McDonagh has returned to the Venice International Film Festival with "The Banshees of Inisherin," which is having its world premiere Monday night in competition. It’s his first film since “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and a reunion with his “In Bruges” stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. It tells a story about longtime friends Padraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson) at a fraught moment when Colm suddenly decides to end the relationship. The 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival runs through Sept. 10. ___Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahr___For more on the Venice Film Festival, visit: www.apnews.com/VeniceFilmFestivalCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.