Will Smith Vehicle ‘Emancipation’ Is Officially Crashing This Oscar Season

Will Smith may not be able to attend next year’s Oscars, but that won’t stop Apple TV+ from releasing his new awards vehicle in time for consideration. The streamer confirmed on Monday that Emancipation, Antoine Fuqua‘s portrait of a man who escapes from slavery in 19th-century Louisiana, will be released in theaters on December 2 … Read more

Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, and Adam Driver Bring an Intentional Cloud of Dread to New York Film Festival’s Opening Night

“I wanted this to have more jokes, but it’s fairly sincere,” Noah Baumbach said about his introductory remarks at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall Friday Friday night before the North American premiere of white noise. The surreal (or is it hyper-real?) meditation on media saturation, academic absurdity, and a looming cloud of existential poison had … Read more

Russia Is Reportedly Boycotting Next Year’s Oscars

Russia’s deadly invasion of Ukraine rages on, the Russian Film Academy announced Monday that it will not submit any of its country’s films for contention at next year’s Oscars. First reported by news outlet AFP and later confirmed by Varietythis news appears to reflect a boycott of the Academy Awards amidst escalating tensions between Russia … Read more

In ‘Bros,’ Billy Eichner Subverts the Hollywood Status Quo

As the release approaches for Universal’s bros—the first studio-backed gay rom-com to receive theatrical distribution—let no one say Billy Eichner didn’t do everything he could for its success. The film’s star and cowriter, riding high off of excellent reviews and buzz out of its Toronto International Film Festival premiere, has been everywhere in support of … Read more

Michelle Williams’s Best Actress Switch Isn’t Category Fraud— It’s Rebellion

moments after Steven Spielberg‘s The Fabelmans premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, the verdict was clear: Michelle Williams gave a “tour de force performance” and “may finally take home an Oscar” for her role as Mitzi Fabelman, the free-spirited mother of the film’s Spielberg-inspired main character. In a supporting actress field that was still … Read more

The Golden Globes Are Coming Back—For Now

After just a year in awards-show exile, the Golden Globes will return to their prime-time TV home of NBC and—following the Emmys’ lead—stream on Peacock in 2023. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the news on Tuesday, marking Tuesday, January 10, 2023, as the ceremony’s day of return. “We recognize the HFPA’s commitment to ongoing … Read more