Monday, October 16, 2017

Hidden Figures

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization has ever seen, thanks to films like "Moonlight," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures" and "Loving."

It's been cause for celebration, but...

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

The journey from pop star to serious thespian is littered with casualties. For every Justin Timberlake, there are big-name hitmakers whose movie careers have stalled with dubious and disappointing results.

Which is just one reason why Janelle Monae's magical movie ride is so noteworthy....

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Costume designer Mary Zophres won the Costume Designer Guild Award for Excellence in Contemporary Film on the basis of La La Land. Meanwhile Renee Ehrlich Kalfus topped the Period Film category for Hidden Figures, and Alexandra Byrne earned Fantasy Film distinction for...

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

NASA has been part of "Hidden Figures" screenwriter Allison Schroeder's life for as long as she can remember. Not only did a childhood near Cape Canaveral mean that the space program was an ever-present reality - fire drills in school were timed so the kids could see the launches and the...

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

"Hidden Figures" and Taraji P. Henson had a big night at the NAACP Image Awards, where Hollywood glamour shared the stage with somber remarks from the director of Washington's new African-American museum.

"Hidden Figures," the fact-based drama about the contributions of black female...

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

La La Land, Hidden Figures and Passengers won theatrical feature honors at the Art Directors Guild’s (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday night (2/11) in Hollywood. 

Production designer Wynn Thomas topped the Period Film...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

When Theodore (Ted) Melfi was interviewed for SHOOT’s Fall 2016 Director Profile, he discussed what drew him to cinematographer Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, for Hidden Figures.

“I had never met Mandy before but her work in Australia, particularly on the feature Tracks...

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

M. Night Shyamalan's multiple-personality thriller "Split" led the box office for a third-straight week, an unusual streak for a low-budget horror film.

According to studio estimates Sunday, "Split" came out on top again with $14.6 million in North American ticket sales, bringing the...

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

The cast of "Hidden Figures" rocketed to the Screen Actors Guild top award at a fiery, protest-laden ceremony that was dominated by defiance over President Trump's sweeping immigration ban.

An uplifting drama about African-American mathematicians who aided NASA's 1960s space race, "Hidden...

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

Labors of love, one from Martin Scorsese, the other from Ben Affleck, proved costly at a casualty strewn weekend box office where the uplifting NASA drama "Hidden Figures" stayed on top for the second straight week.

"Hidden Figures," about African-American mathematicians in the 1960s...