‘Roma,’ ‘Cold War’ among foreign-language Oscar nominees
LONDON (AP) — Five movies about individuals and families confronting social and historical tumult are competing in the Academy Awards' race for best foreign-language film.
Oscar nods honor ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther’
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but...
The list of nominees for the 91st Academy Awards
The list of the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards:
Best picture: Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''The Favourite," ''Green Book," ''Roma," ''A Star Is Born," ''Vice."
Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"; Spike Lee, "BlacKkKlansman"; Pawel Pawlikowski, "Cold War"; Yorgos Lanthimos, "The Favourite"; Adam McKay, "Vice."
‘The Favourite’ leads race for British Academy Film Awards
LONDON (AP) — Wickedly funny royal comedy-drama "The Favourite" lived up to its name Wednesday, leading the race for the British Academy Film Awards.
Yorgos Lanthimos' film received 12 nominations for the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars, including best film, best director and best actress, for Olivia Colman. Colman won a Golden Globe on Sunday for her performance as Britain's 18th-century Queen Anne.
Cuaron, Cooper, Lee among Directors Guild nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron and Spike Lee are among the nominees for the Directors Guild of America award for outstanding directorial achievement.
The DGA announced its five nominees Tuesday in one of the most closely watched guild awards leading up to next month's Academy Awards. Cuaron is nominated for his personal black-and-white drama "Roma," Cooper for his "A Star Is Born" remake and Lee for his white supremacist tale "BlacKkKlansman."
Gaga, ‘A Star Is Born’ poised to dominate Golden Globes
NEW YORK (AP) — When the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards get underway Sunday night, who takes home statuettes is only a small part of the intrigue.
What the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Beverly Hills, California, ceremony lacks in gravitas it usually makes up for in freewheeling frivolity and fun. The free-flowing booze helps.
- Review: Cuaron crafts a neorealist masterpiece in 'Roma'
- Review: A delicious, vicious acting feast in 'The Favourite'
- Review: 'Black Panther' is dazzling grand-scale filmmaking
- Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' won't rock you, but Malek will
- Review: Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' is daring and essential
- Review: 'Green Book' is sure to put a smile on your face
- Review: 'A Star Is Born' is dizzyingly wonderful
- Review: 'Vice' is exhausting, but Bale's something to behold
Stone’s ‘hilarious and brilliant’ time on ‘The Favourite’
New York Film Festival opens ‘The Favourite’
NEW YORK (AP) — For a festival that prides itself on remaining outside of the fray, the 56th New York Film Festival kicked off with a royal feast of savagery and scheming.
Mexican director Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ wins top prize at Venice
ROME (AP) — "Roma," Alfonso Cuaron's intimate, black-and-white portrait of the women who raised him in Mexico City's turbulent 1970s, has won the top prize at the 75th Venice Film Festival.
Cuaron accepted the Leone d'Oro on Saturday, which he said was the birthday of the woman who inspired the lead character Cleo, a young domestic worker with her own troubles amid political strife in the city's Roma neighborhood.
Coens, Cuaron, Jenkins heading to New York Film Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — The 56th New York Film Festival will feature films from the Coen brothers, Barry Jenkins and 88-year-old documentarian Frederick Wiseman.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center on Tuesday announced its main slate, including the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner "Shoplifters," by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Most of the festival's 30 selections will be making their United States premiere after debuting at either Cannes, Venice or Toronto.
Mysteriously, almost maddeningly cool, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” exists to give you the chills. Its eerie first shot is an extended closeup of open-heart surgery shown in morbid detail. After that negative note, things in this heartless drama get much worse.
The latest from 'Lobster' director Yorgos Lanthimos is a maddeningly twisted tale that will leave scars
"The Killing of a Sacred Deer" is a darkly comic, deeply disturbing, dastardly twisted psychological thriller that crawls under your skin and infects from the inside out.
Q&A: Kidman, Farrell on the surrealism of ‘Sacred Deer’
TORONTO (AP) — Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' movies aren't the sort that typically attract a stampede of Hollywood A-listers.
His films, which he writes with Efthymis Filippou, are deadpan, midnight-black comedies that carry out grim allegorical absurdities to extreme ends. Characters speak stiltedly in cliches while an intensifying menace envelopes them. Things get weird and then they get brutal.
Farrell and Kidman star in new.... comedy?!
CANNES, France (AP) — It's a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Oscar campaigns.
Standing ovations at Cannes, which concludes Sunday with the Palme d'Or presentation, appear likely to lead to awards consideration for a number of big names, including Adam Sandler, Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson.
CANNES, France (AP) — Unveiling a new chapter in her already-considerable career, Nicole Kidman has brought four projects to Cannes this year, making her almost ubiquitous at the French Riviera festival.
"I'm at that place in my life where I'm trying to pretend I'm 21 and starting my career," Kidman, who turns 50 next month, told reporters on Monday. "I want to try new things and support the filmmakers I believe in."
Eyebrow inspiration: low-key Lanthimos directs Kidman
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone
Colin Farrell tapped to play Oliver North for Amazon
Colin Farrell is slated to star as Oliver North in a limited series from Amazon.
Yorgos Lanthimos, who directed Farrell in the film "Lobster," will direct the untitled, one-hour series that will cover the Iran-Contra scandal. Ben Stiller is among the executive producers.