New this week: 'White Noise,' 21 Savage and Kennedy Honors
This week’s new entertainment releases include a streaming concert from 21 Savage, a Netflix film starring Adam Driver made from Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel “White Noise” and a movie marathon on Turner Classic Movies featuring the martini-swilling detectives Nick and Nora Charles from “The Thin Man.”.
Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
Greta Gerwig Tapped To Direct ‘Barbie’ Starring Margot Robbie
WASHINGTON — Oscar-nominated filmmaker Greta Gerwig is set to direct “Barbie,” the highly-anticipated big-screen take on the iconic Mattel doll’s story, starring Margot Robbie. Since then, rumors have swirled that Gerwig had been eyed to direct the project, but the deal wasn’t officially signed. When discussing the movie, the Oscar-nominated actor and producer first acknowledged that Barbie “comes with a lot of baggage! In addition to starring in the movie, Robbie will also produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment production banner. Robbie has appeared in several movies like “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” “Suicide Squad,” “I, Tonya,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and many more.thewestsidegazette.com
Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell make history in DGA nominations
This image released by Focus Features shows Carey Mulligan, left, Emerald Fennell and Laverne Cox on the set of "Promising Young Woman." (Focus Features via AP)NEW YORK – Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell have been nominated for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America, marking the first time two women have ever competed for the guild's top honor. The 73rd Annual DGA Awards, considered a strong indicator of directing honors at the Academy Awards, announced nominees Tuesday. The Directors Guild Awards will be held virtually April 10. ___This story corrects the date of the Directors Guild Awards to April 10.
The 2020 Oscar nominations show the Academy Awards is still a white man's game
Oscar Statue at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on February 23, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Four years after it introduced major changes to its voting and recruitment rules, the organization behind the Academy Awards still has a diversity problem. While the group has made significant strides, this year's list of Oscar nods shows that issues of representation persist a point that actress Issa Rae underscored while announcing the nominees for best director, commenting, "Congratulations to those men." Despite this growth in representation, female directors are still getting left off the Oscar ballot even when they direct Academy-worthy films. A number of female directors could have snagged a nomination this year: Gerwig, whose "Little Women" received six nods, was a top contender heading into the nominations.cnbc.com
Female directors shut out of 2020 Oscar nominations
The slate of 2020 Oscar contenders for the directing prize were Martin Scorsese ("The Irishman"), Todd Phillips ("Joker"), Sam Mendes ("1917"), Quentin Tarantino ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood") and Bong Joon Ho ("Parasite"), five incredibly talented male directors. Scorsese, Mendes and Tarantino are highly regarded in the industry, but the lack of female directors has been a sore spot for many in recent years. This year, several female directors could have snagged a nomination. Gerwig, whose "Little Women" received six nods, was a top contender heading into the nominations. Wang's "The Farewell," which scored numerous nominations at the Golden Globes and led to an acting award for star Awkwafina, was shut out from all Oscar categories.cnbc.com
Trailer for Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' looks delightful
The last time you thought about the novel "Little Women" was probably when you had to read it in high school, but you'll be hearing a lot more about the story because the trailer for the star-studded movie just came out and it looks delightful. Based off of Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel, this will be the eighth time the story has been adapted for film. Director and writer Greta Gerwig is in charge of the newest adaptation. Gerwig, who was nominated for an Oscar for directing "Ladybird," is teaming up with her "Ladybird" muse Saoirse Ronan, who will play the movie's main character, Jo March. The trailer was released on Tuesday and it looks absolutely splendid, with Gerwig writing and directing this version of the film.