Oscars On My Mind – To Worry About Them in This Age of Greater Anxiety
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Oscars On My Mind – To Worry About Them in This Age of Greater Anxiety

Oscars On My Mind – To Worry About Them in This Age of Greater Anxiety The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony Dolby Theatre Los Angeles Feb. 9th, 2020 airs live on ABC starting at 8 pm Yes, I have been anguishing over the upcoming Oscars far more than I should in light of all the other … Continue reading

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino & Martin Scorsese – Cinematic Icons Bring The Irishman to Life Adding to Their Catalog of Mob Mayhem
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Robert De Niro, Al Pacino & Martin Scorsese – Cinematic Icons Bring The Irishman to Life Adding to Their Catalog of Mob Mayhem

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino & Martin Scorsese Cinematic Icons Bring The Irishman to Life Adding to Their Catalog of Mob Mayhem by Brad Balfour While master actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese have separately established voluminous and highly praised careers, their work together has stirred hurrahs that have made them Olympians of … Continue reading

Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix – Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit
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Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix – Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit

Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit by Brad Balfour Attending a Joker screening a second time – thanks to Deadline‘s Awardsline screening series – not only provided further insight but also a chance to hear director Todd Phillips explain himself, just as he … Continue reading

Pink Carpet Inside – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Sequel Hollywood Premiere!
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Pink Carpet Inside – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Sequel Hollywood Premiere!

Pink Carpet Inside – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Sequel Hollywood Premiere! To All the Boys I Loved Before, a star-studded pink carpet evening happened in Hollywood California on February 3rd at the Egyptian Theater. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo walked the pink carpet along with their co-stars and many other fan favorites for … Continue reading

Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom
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Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom

by Brad Balfour Thanks to director Dexter Fletcher, Elton John’s successes and travails are transformed into the mega-pop star’s redemption song through the film Rocketman. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25th, 1947, Elton went from being a shy child prodigy to outrageous stardom and survived. This English singer / songwriter / pianist / composer … Continue reading

Greta Gerwig Makes Little Women with Big Characters and Award Ambitions
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Greta Gerwig Makes Little Women with Big Characters and Award Ambitions

Greta Gerwig Makes Little Women with Big Characters and Award Ambitions by Brad Balfour Of the controversies associated with this year’s Oscars, the absence of women among many of its categories – especially Best Director – have highlighted the inequity of this award’s process. Of the many women creators considered, Little Women director Greta Gerwig’s … Continue reading

Dan Blank – Taking Podcasts for the Long Haul with Carrier
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Dan Blank – Taking Podcasts for the Long Haul with Carrier

Dan Blank Taking Podcasts for the Long Haul with Carrier by Jay S. Jacobs It’s late at night. A truck is driving across the highways and byways of this land. The driver is trying to stay awake, wishing that they were home. The truck is making some weird noises. The trucker decides to listen to … Continue reading

Jim Carter, Kevin Doyle, Imelda Staunton and Michael Engler – Going Back to Downton Abbey
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Jim Carter, Kevin Doyle, Imelda Staunton and Michael Engler – Going Back to Downton Abbey

Jim Carter, Kevin Doyle, Imelda Staunton and Michael Engler Going Back to Downton Abbey by Jay S. Jacobs Downton Abbey was served at the Philadelphia premiere party for the movie of the beloved TV series. Show favorites Jim Carter and Kevin Doyle, new cast member (and legendary British actress) Imelda Staunton and director Michael Engler … Continue reading

Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock & Oona Yaffe – On the Big Screen Before They Know It
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Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock & Oona Yaffe – On the Big Screen Before They Know It

Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock & Oona Yaffe On the Big Screen Before They Know It by Jay S. Jacobs It makes sense that Hannah Pearl Utt and Jen Tullock’s first film looks at the downtown New York theater world, because that was where it all began for them. The two met years ago in … Continue reading

Jillian Bell and Paul Downs Colaizzo Get a Runner’s High with Brittany Runs a Marathon
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Jillian Bell and Paul Downs Colaizzo Get a Runner’s High with Brittany Runs a Marathon

Jillian Bell and Paul Downs Colaizzo Get a Runner’s High with Brittany Runs a Marathon By Austin Gomberg It was a long run – a marathon, I guess – for the indie film Brittany Runs a Marathon to get out from the starting line. A sweet, funny and soulful look at an out-of-shape thirty-something woman … Continue reading