Daily Archives: January 7, 2020

PGA Awards Nominees 2020 List leaves “Uncut Gems” in the dust

Ten nominated feature films made the Producers Guild Awards cut, including the usual suspects, from “Little Women” and “1917” to “Ford v Ferrari,” “Joker,” “Jo Jo Rabbit,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Irishman,” “Parasite,” “Knives Out” and “Marriage Story.” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/pga-awards-nominees-2020-list-full-1267527

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2020 DGA Awards nominations leave out Gerwig, Baumbach, but tap Bong Joon Ho, Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Taika Waititi

“1917” has quite a bit of momentum, now, I’d say. The Directors Guild gave Sam Mendes a Best Director boost, along with the directors of “Parasite,” “Jo Jo Rabbit,” “Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.” An embarrassment of riches … Continue reading

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Series preview: “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez”

Not the most beloved University of Florida alumna, just another Urban Meyer recruit made…bad. Premieres on Netflix Jan. 15.  

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Documentary Review: Can the “American Factory” survive?

  In their documentary short “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant,” filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert captured the failure and closing of a Dayton, Ohio General Motors plant that closed in 2008. Some ten thousand longtime GM … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A lawyer, a client and a race seek “Just Mercy” from the Alabama legal system

The Monroeville, Alabama of “Just Mercy” is a barely-repentant racist town coasting on the righteousness of its most famous resident, Harper Lee — who wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird.” “Hav’ya BEEN to the Harper Lee Museum?” every white person in … Continue reading

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Next screening? Haddish, Hayek and Byrne tangle “Like A Boss”

The first R-rated comedy of the new year could pay off handsomely for this trio — no fresh comic competition, a rare bird in terms of January subject matter. People need a laugh. January isn’t always a dumping ground for … Continue reading

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