Monday, December 5, 2016

Moonlight

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association was captivated by Moonlight, bestowing upon writer-director Barry Jenkins’ film a total of four awards-Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography (for James Laxton) and Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali). La La Land was named...

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the film nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. “La La Land” leads all films this year with 12 nominations including Best Picture, Ryan Gosling for Best Actor, Emma Stone for Best Actress, Damien Chazelle for Best Director...

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles musical “La La Land” was named best film of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle.

The group announced their picks Thursday on Twitter, spreading around their awards to a variety of Oscar contenders. The top award came as something of a twist after the...

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

At a Gotham Independent Film Awards overshadowed by the election of Donald Trump, Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” shined brightest.

A celebrated film about a boy growing up gay, black and poor in Miami, “Moonlight,” virtually swept the night, taking best feature, best...

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

Two distinctly American odysseys, Andrea Arnold’s teens-on-the-road film “American Honey” and Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” led the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations Tuesday with six nods each, including best feature and best director.

Other best-feature...

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

James Laxton first met Barry Jenkins at Florida State University film school. “I shot Barry’s last two student films,” recalled Laxton. “We just got along. Our friendship dates back to 2001 or so. There’s a lot of trust in our relationship.”

That trust extended to their professional...

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) announced its winners in film, TV, videogames, commercials and trailers during a gala ceremony on Thursday evening. Taking the Best Original Score for a Feature Flm was Nicholas Britell for Moonlight. Best Song for a Feature distinction went to...

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Director-screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios) topped the 2016 Gotham Awards with four nominations--for Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Casey Affleck and Breakthrough Actor for Lucas Hedges.

In the running for Best Feature along with...

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

"Moonlight " is as wistful a film as its title might suggest. Director Barry Jenkins, in only his second feature, has created a singularly powerful and masterfully restrained work of art about a young man's coming of age in South Florida told in three different stages - child, teenager and young...

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

The three Chirons of Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight' are sitting around a table, examining each other's eyes.

Trevante Rhodes, 26, Ashton Sanders, 20, and Alex R. Hibbert 12, play the same character across three distant chapters in his life, growing up black, gay and confused with his drug...