Friday, January 19, 2018

Three Billboards

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for the British Academy Film Awards in 2018. Leading the way with a dozen nominations is The Shape of Water. Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received nine...

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018

With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge.

“For too long women have not been heard or believed if...

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

Composer Alexandre Desplat is an eight-time Academy Award nominee, winning in 2015 for Best Original Score on the strength of director Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Now in the new year, Desplat is once again in the Oscar conversation, this time for The Shape of Water...

Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

For her first turn as a solo director—the already widely acclaimed Lady Bird (A24)—Greta Gerwig benefited from having had an extensive, thorough “pre-pro,” one which spanned many years as a writer, producer and actress as well as an experience co-directing (Nights and Weekends...

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Cinematographers Masanobu Takayanagi, ASC, and Ben Davis, BSC, enjoy close collaborative relationships, respectively, with writers/directors Scott Cooper and Martin McDonagh. Most recently, Takayanagi teamed with Cooper on Hostiles (Entertainment Studios) while Davis lensed Three...

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, topped the field of SAG Award nominations with four--for Best Cast, Leading Female (Frances McDormand) and a pair of Supporting Male nods (Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell). Lady Bird was next, scoring three nominations--Best Cast,...

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

Welcome to the most unwelcoming gift shop you’ve ever seen. It’s not overtly so. And it’s not a pivotal but rather a briefly seen setting in writer/director Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight). But that’s what makes it all the more intriguing...

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017

Martin McDonaugh's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" took the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award on Sunday, an early bell-weather for Hollywood's coming awards season.

Piers Handling, chief executive and director of the festival, announced the awards for...

Monday, Sep. 4, 2017

In a year of strong women on screen, Frances McDormand plays one of the strongest: a bereaved mother who resorts to drastic action to bring her daughter's killer to justice in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

It's a slight surprise to learn she drew inspiration from John Wayne...