As a cinephile, the Academy Awards is one of my favorite times of the year. When films are having their Oscar push, the pundits are all analyzing the chances of performers and craftsmen winning, and some of the year’s best films are getting their time in the spotlight. And, by the end of the Oscars each year, we have the “Best Picture” winner. Over … Read More Collection: Academy Award Best Picture Winners
FRIENDSGIVINGLionsgate Films | 2020 | 95 min | Rated RDirected by Nicol Paone BUY: $9.99RENT: $5.99 BR: $14.96DVD: $13.99 BR: $14.99DVD: $13.99 BR: $14.96DVD: $12.96 OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS Abby (Kat Dennings) is looking forward to a laid-back Thanksgiving with her best friend, Molly (Malin Akerman). But the friends’ plans for a quiet turkey dinner go up in smoke when they’re joined by Molly’s new boyfriend … Read More Tuesday Releases: Friendsgiving
“Parasite” and Bong Joon-Ho won big at the 92nd Academy Awards, taking home a total of four awards including Best Picture, Best Directing, Best International Feature Film, and Best Original Screenplay. That makes this a historic night, as a non-English film has never won the top prize in the past 92 years. Add to that the fact that South Korea has never even been … Read More Oscars Watch: 92nd Academy Awards Winners
Let’s just bask in the fact that absolutely no one nominated for this film has ever been nominated for an Academy Award before. Even the country of South Korea had yet to even gain a nomination. Now Bong Joon Ho and the rest of his crew can get their names in the history books. And “Parasite” is actually one of the Big Three, with runner-up status as we speak. The only reason it’s not front and center is because “1917” has been cleaning up the awards, from the PGA to the DGA to the Globes. “Parasite” has done well in its own right, winning the SAG Ensemble award as well as Best International Film at the Globes. It simply depends where the Academy leans.
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Parasite”Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin WonStory by Bong Joon HoNeon ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “Jojo Rabbit”Screenplay by Taika WaititiBased on the book “Caging Skies” by Christine LeunensFox Searchlight DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley”Written by Alex GibneyHBO Documentary Films TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES “Succession”Written by Jesse Armstrong, Alice Birch, Jon Brown, Jonathan Glatzer, Cord Jefferson, Mary Laws, Lucy … Read More Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Writers Guild of America Awards
EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGNFOR A FEATURE FILM PERIOD FEATURE FILM “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”Production Designer: Barbara Ling FANTASY FEATURE FILM “Avengers: Endgame”Production Designer: Charles Wood CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM “Parasite”Production Designer: Lee Ha-Jun ANIMATED FEATURE FILM “Toy Story 4”Production Designer: Bob Pauley EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGNFOR TELEVISION ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”Episodes: “Ep. 305, Ep. 308”Production Designer: Bill … Read More Oscars Watch: 24th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards
TERMINATOR: DARK FATEParamount Pictures | 2019 | 128 min | Rated RDirected by Tim Miller BUY: $19.99RENT: $5.99 4K: $27.96BR: $21.78DVD: $17.95 4K SB: $34.994K: $29.99BR: $22.99DVD: $17.99 4K: $29.99BR: $22.99DVD: $17.99 4K SB: $34.994K: $27.96BR: $21.78DVD: $17.95 OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS Decades after Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) prevented Judgment Day, a lethal new Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance. In … Read More Tuesday Releases: Parasite & Terminator: Dark Fate
BEST PICTURE “Parasite” BEST DIRECTOR Bong Joon Ho“Parasite” BEST ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix“Joker” BEST ACTRESS Awkwafina“The Farewell” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Brad Pitt“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Jennifer Lopez“Hustlers” Best Voice or Motion Capture Performance Rosa Salazar“Alita: Battle Angel” BEST ANIMATED FEATURE “Toy Story 4” BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE “Parasite”Bong Joon Ho(South Korea) BEST DOCUMENTARY “Knock Down the House” BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Parasite”Bong … Read More Oscars Watch: 2019 Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Awards
“Parasite” wins the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award and suddenly, the Best Picture landscape for the 92nd Academy Awards is much tighter. “1917” may have cleaned up at the Golden Globes and PGA Awards, but “Parasite” winning here definitely puts it back in the conversation. The individual acting awards, however, seemed more than locked, as all four are exactly who have been sweeping the awards season.
“Parasite” and “Jojo Rabbit” were honored by the American Cinema Editors with their annual ACE Eddie Awards. Both films are nominated for an Academy Award, so this could mean they’ll be the ones to beat for the Oscar.
“Parasite” continues to flex its supremacy, this time with the Georgia Film Critics Association Awards, winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Foreign Language Film.
Even the Alliance Of Women Film Journalists are honoring “Parasite” with their Best Film category, along with Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Non-English Language Film.
“Parasite” continues its sweep of the Awards Season, winning Best Film of the Year and Best Director of the Year along with Best Supporting Actor, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Screenplay of the Year at GALECA’s Dorian Awards.
The Austin Film Critics Association continue the sentiment of this end of the Awards Season, awarding “Parasite” with Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, and Foreign Language Film.
The Online Film Critics Society picked “Parasite” as their Best Picture of the year, along with Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Film Not In The English Language.
“Parasite” is on a bit of a hot streak lately, this time winning Best Picture and Best Screenplay from the National Society Of Film Critics. Greta Gerwig gets a big win here for Best Director with her film “Little Women.”
“Parasite” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” were the big winners at the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts International Awards, with “Parasite” winning Best Film while “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” director Quentin Tarantino won Best Direction and Brad Pitt won for Best Supporting Actor.
“Parasite” swept the North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards, winning Best Narrative Film (their top prize), Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Original Screenplay. “Little Women” picked up a few, including Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Columbus Film Critics Association named “Parasite” Best Picture and Best Director of the year. They also named it Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film. There was also a lot of love for Florence Pugh and “Knives Out.”
“Parasite” wins yet another award, this time from the Houston Film Critics Society, winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Foreign-Language Film. Also winning three awards was “1917,” which won Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Visual Effects.
“Parasite” is the Online Association of Female Film Critics’ Best Film, along with Bong Joon-Ho taking Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
The Utah Film Critics Association named “Parasite” the Best Picture of the year, where it also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Non-English Language Film. “1917” won a few awards as well, including Best Director and Best Cinematography, while “Marriage Story” took both Leading Actor and Actress awards. “Apollo 11” won three awards, including Best Documentary, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing.
The International Feature category (formerly the Foreign Language Feature category) has been narrowed down to ten contenders.
The Vancouver Film Critics Circle awarded “Parasite” their Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Foreign Language Film awards while “Marriage Story” took three of the four acting awards along with Best Screenplay.
“Parasite” wins yet another Best Picture critics award, this time from Seattle Film Critics Society. Not only that, it won Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Ensemble Cast, and Best Foreign Language Film.
“Parasite” racks up some more wins, this time from the Boston Online Film Critics Association. They awarded it Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Foreign Language Film, while “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” matched it with three awards, earning Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography.
The Chicago Film Critics Association may have awarded “Parasite” their Best Picture of the year, along with Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Foreign Language Film, but “Little Women” tied it for the most wins, grabbing Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score.
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“The Irishman” leads with six nominations while “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” has five and “Joker” and “Parasite” both have four.
The Southeastern Film Critics Association named “Parasite” their Best Picture of the year, also awarding it Best Foreign-Language Film and Best Original Screenplay. Just behind it was “The Irishman,” which took Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Last year they awarded “Roma” with the honors of Best Picture.
Even though “Marriage Story” swept three of the four acting awards plus the Best Screenplay category and “The Irishman” won Best Director and Best Supporting Actor, it was “Parasite” that ultimately was award the Best Picture of 2019 by the Detroit Film Critics Society at their annual awards.
Established in 2016, the Seattle Film Critics Society formalizes an already robust network of film critics and reviewers in Seattle and surrounding areas of Washington State. The society is represented by members in print, radio, television and online mediums.
The Toronto Film Critics Association awarded “Parasite” with Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Foreign-Language Film, grabbing more awards than anything else. “Marriage Story” took two acting awards with Adam Driver and Laura Dern both winning.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association picked “Parasite” as the Best Picture of the year, along with Best Director and Best Supporting Actor.
Last year, the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association awarded “Roma” with Best Film. This year, that honor was given to “Parasite,” which also was awarded Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film.
The New York Film Critics Online, is an organization composed of 38 top online film critics in New York City. It has a rich mix of reviewers who have carved out original, innovative spaces on the internet for critical illumination. The group meets once a year, in December, and votes its film awards for that year.
“The Irishman” has the most nominations with seven, while “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” and “Marriage Story” has the second most with six nominations each.
NEW YORK TIMESTop Ten Films of 2019 “Honeyland” “The Souvenir” “Parasite” “The Irishman” “Marriage Story” “Little Women” “Peterloo” “The Edge of Democracy” “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” “Atlantics” NOTABLE MENTIONS “American Factory” “Ash Is Purest White” “Birds of Passage” “Booksmart” “The Chambermaid” “An Elephant Standing Still” “Ford v Ferrari” “I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians” “Gloria Bell” … Read More Oscars Watch: New York Times & USA Today — Top Ten Films of 2019 Lists
AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR “1917” “The Farewell” “The Irishman” “Jojo Rabbit” “Joker” “Knives Out” “Little Women” “Marriage Story” “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” “Richard Jewell” AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR “Chernobyl” “The Crown” “Fosse/Verdon” “Game Of Thrones” “Pose” “Succession” “Unbelievable” “Veep” “Watchmen” “When They See Us” AFI SPECIAL AWARD “Parasite” AFI SPECIAL AWARD “Fleabag”
The New York Film Critics Circle is an organization of film reviewers from New York-based publications that exists to honor excellence in U.S. and world cinema. Founded in 1935, the Circle’s membership includes critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, and qualifying online general-interest publications. Every year in December the organization meets in New York to vote on awards for the previous calendar year’s films.
This is the National Board of Review’s 91st year of giving out awards. This year, “The Irishman” grabbed the Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay awards, as well as Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Al Pacino being awarded the NBR’s Icon Award. Right there with it was “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” which grabbed Best Director for Quentin Tarantino, something that could easily happen at the Oscars this year and Brad Pitt grabbing Best Supporting Actor.
The British Independent Film Awards highlight and reward the best, most innovative and creative independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the UK. They identify and encourage emerging talent, support and celebrate the independent film community and promote British film and talent to the public.
The AFCC is comprised of 26 film critics and journalists representing Atlanta-based publications and electronic outlets committed to reviewing and commenting on local, regional, national and international film and the film industry.
Game Of Box Offices: “Joker” the Clown King of the Box Office for the second weekend, scares up more than “The Addams Family”
As someone who loved “Joker” and want it to do nothing but succeed (that means Oscar season as well as Box Office), there’s something comforting in seeing it land as the King of the Box Office for the second straight weekend. Falling only 41.9%, it brought in another $55.8 million to its already huge $193.5 million domestic haul. Remind you, that’s on a reported … Read More Game Of Box Offices: “Joker” the Clown King of the Box Office for the second weekend, scares up more than “The Addams Family”
<Click film’s poster to see info/trailer> GEMINI MAN Directed By: Ang LeeStudio: Paramount Pictures Official Synopsis: Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong Genre: Action | Drama … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Addams Family, Gemini Man, & Parasite
Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature Film at 92nd Academy Awards
The 2018-2019 Oscar Season is officially upon us, as 93 countries have submitted their entries into the newly dubbed Best International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. Among the entries are front-runners like “Pain and Glory,” which debuted in America last weekend and “Parasite,” which has been receiving rave reviews and has its American debut this upcoming weekend. Animated films “Weathering With … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature Film at 92nd Academy Awards
PARASITE OCTOBER 11, 2019 DIRECTED BY: BONG JOON-HO Official Synopsis: All unemployed, Ki-taek’s family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident. Starring: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam Screenplay By: Bong Joon-ho Han Jin-won Cinematography By: Hong Kyung-pyo Music By: Jung Jae-il Edited By: Yang Jin-mo … Read More New Trailer: Parasite — Official Trailer #1