A scene in Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma features Marco Graf (from left), Daniela Demesa, Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey and Carlos Peralta. Something changed in 2018. It has been coming for some time, but now it's clear, at least for those of us here in the provinces, that there's no bright line border between movies we see in the theater and movies we can watch on our devices. Because most of you did not really have an opportunity to see the year's best movie in a theater. Because it is streaming on Netflix. Sure, there was a token theatrical release, but it didn't play in Arkansas because the distributor had no real interest in making it available. Even if it had, it's difficult to imagine a local exhibitor picking up a movie that anyone with a Netflix password could watch at home. Even if the film in question is one that benefits from being shown in the most immersive environment possible. This created a problem for me, as someone who covers movies for … [Read more...] about The Year in Film: Some of the year’s best movies never made it to theaters
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LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Brie Larson and John Cho to Receive Honorary Awards at the 2nd Annual LAOFCS Awards Ceremony on January 9, 2019. The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. Along with the Trailblazer Award, this year the LAOFCS will be introducing their Achievement Award which will honor excellence in acting. These two awards will be presented to the winners at the ceremony on the 9th of January. The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society is thrilled to announce that actress and filmmaker Brie Larson will be receiving their 2nd annual Trailblazer Award. In 2018, Jessica Chastain was the first recipient to receive the award. The Trailblazer Award was created to highlight and celebrate actors and filmmakers who not only speak out about important topics but are advocates for change. The members of the Los Angeles Online Film … [Read more...] about Brie Larson and John Cho to Receive Honorary Awards at the 2nd Annual LAOFCS Awards Ceremony on January 9, 2019.
The news of Penny Marshall's death was jolting, not just for its suddenness, but for the realization that we lost a bona fide Bronx-born talent so rare that she conquered television and the movies alike - no mean feat in the fickle world of show business.Marshall died Monday at her Hollywood Hills home following complications from diabetes, according to the report.Marshall rocketed to fame in the 1970s for her role as the titular Laverne DeFazio in the TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley, for which she earned three Golden Globe nominations.Later on, Hanks would go on to star in A League of Their Own, yet another successful film from Marshall about two sisters who join the first female professional baseball league.Marshall become widely known for her starring turn in Laverne & Shirley, where she starred for 178 episodes from 1976 to 1983. There will be a lot more laughs up in heaven. The cheerful theme song that opened the show included the lyric "We're gonna make our dreams come true", … [Read more...] about ‘Laverne & Shirley’ actress Penny Marshall dead at 75
Ben Zauzmer, The Washington Post Published 8:50 am, Friday, June 29, 2018 Photo: Barry Wetcher, Warner Bros. Pictures Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in "Ocean's 8." Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in "Ocean's 8." Photo: Barry Wetcher, Warner Bros. Pictures Men vastly outnumber women in film criticism: Here are the movies affected most 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Film critics often point out the flaws in Hollywood, but lately, Hollywood has been pointing out the flaws in film criticism. On June 13, actress Brie Larson spoke out against the lack of women and minorities in film criticism while receiving a prize at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards: "If you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance that a woman of color would … [Read more...] about Men vastly outnumber women in film criticism: Here are the movies affected most
Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announced the winners of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2017. The awards were initiated with the aim to recognize and appreciate professional journalists and students who have produced accurate, informative and compelling stories about infertility, infertile women or couples. The award ceremony will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on the 9th of July 2018. It will be attended by top fertility experts, eminent media personalities, policy makers, infertile women and other distinguished media people from across Africa. “I strongly believe that media has the power to bring in desired behavior change in the society. Media plays an important role in educating people around sensitive issues such as infertility stigma and raise awareness about male infertility and infertility prevention. We will define a call for action for all invited African Journalists for addressing the … [Read more...] about Merck Foundation announces the winners of “Merck More Than a Mother” Media Recognition Awards 2017 and calls for applications for 2018