Just Getting Started
Just Getting Started never really gets going. It only kept me thinking, “Is this ever just going to finish?”
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An article about this year's nominees for the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
An article about female actors and directors in contention for Oscars this year.
Matt writes: With so many potential Oscar contenders vying for one's attention this season, I'd like to take a moment and recommend one that I absolutely loved. It is "Novitiate," a brilliantly acted and provocative drama written and directed by Margaret Betts. It revolves around a group of young women training to be nuns while under the strict guidance of their Reverend Mother (played by Melissa Leo in an Oscar-worthy performance). The ensemble includes some of the finest emerging talent in modern cinema, including Margaret Qualley, Liana Liberato, Morgan Saylor and Maddie Hasson. The film is currently in limited release and should definitely be sought out.
"Mudbound," "Darkest Hour," "Lady Bird" and other exciting new films received special presentations at the Virginia festival.
Odie Henderson shares his favorites and highlights from this year's New York Film Festival.
A column on the lack of diversity in this year's potential Oscar nominees.
Matt writes: The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival just wrapped this past weekend, and screened an enormous array of enticing titles set for release this awards season. Click here for our complete festival coverage, including dispatches from Chaz Ebert, Brian Tallerico, Tina Hassannia, Vikram Murthi and Nick Allen.
A recap of Sundance 2017 that focuses on five films not getting as much buzz as they deserve.
A piece on the first Sundance Film Festival during the Trump administration.
An interview with Dee Rees, the director of "Mudbound."
A review of the fantastic "Mudbound."
A preview of what's playing at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, including some recommendations from what we've seen so far.
Premieres, Midnights, Special Events and more have been announced for next month's Sundance Film Festival.
A report by FFC Seongyong Cho about Andrew Ahn's "Spa Night," which recently played the Jeonju International Film Festival.
The latest and greatest on Blu-ray, DVD, Netflix, and On Demand, including "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Two Days, One Night," "I'll See You in My Dreams," and "The Walking Dead".
An interview with the director of Pariah and Bessie.
A piece on the wave of new Black women directors, including Gina Prince-Bythewood, Amma Assante, Ava DuVernay and Dee Rees.
By all accounts, 2013 has been a striking year for black film directors. But is the real story about black directors working in television?
SANTA MONICA, Ca. -- "The Artist," a nearly silent film, made most of the noise here Saturday at the Independent Sprit Awards, wining for best picture, best actor, best director and its cinematography. It was the latest in a series of good omens for the surprise hit, which seems headed for victory at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.
"I realize that most of the turning points in my career were brought about by others. My life has largely happened to me without any conscious plan. I was an indifferent student except at subjects that interested me, and those I followed beyond the classroom, stealing time from others I should have been studying. I was no good at math beyond algebra. I flunked French four times in college. I had no patience for memorization, but I could easily remember words I responded to. In college a chart of my grades resembled a mountain range. My first real newspaper job came when my best friend's father hired me to cover high school sports for the local daily. In college a friend told me I must join him in publishing an alternative weekly and then left it in my hands. That led to the Daily Illini, and that in turn led to the Chicago Sun-Times, where I have worked ever since 1966. I became the movie critic six months later through no premeditation, when the job was offered to me out of a clear blue sky."Visit "I was born inside the movie of my life" to read the opening pages from Roger's forthcoming memoir to be published September 13, 2011.