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‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Atlanta’ and Carrie Coon Big Winners At 2017...

The Television Critics Association wrapped up their long summer soiree of network and streaming provider presentations by holding their annual TCA Awards gala.  Since 1984 the TCA has handed out honors for the best programs and performances of the year and have championed shows such as “The Americans,” “The Leftovers,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Battlestar Galactica,” […]

Oscars 2017: ‘Moonlight’ Surprise Best Picture Winner, ‘La La Land’ Wins...

Well, that was something. As per usual, the Oscars were a marathon, and it was the very last category that provided the biggest spark the show has seen in decades, and maybe the most embarrassing moment in Warren Beatty‘s life. The show trudged along into Best Picture to cap off the night, with Warren Beatty […]

‘Moonlight’ Wins Big At The 2017 Independent Spirit Awards

The 2017 Independent Spirit Awards kicked off with a hilarious opening monologue from “Oh, Hello” duo Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, and from there the evening was handed over to “Moonlight.” READ MORE: The 25 Best Films Of 2016 Barry Jenkins‘ celebrated film dominated the show, taking some six prizes, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best […]

66-Minute Documentary Director Roundtable Talk With Werner Herzog, Ezra Edelman, Kirsten...

Any discussion featuring Werner Herzog describing his filmmaking process is going to be interesting, and The Hollywood Reporter’s documentary roundtable was no exception. In addition to Herzog discussing his two most recent documentaries “Into The Inferno” and “Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World,” filmmakers Ezra Edelman (“O.J.: Made In America“), Kirsten Johnson (“Cameraperson”), […]

The ‘La La Land’ Love Continues As Damien Chazelle Wins 2017...

The Directors Guild of America handed out their annual year-end honors Saturday night and, as expected, the top award went to Damien Chazelle for “La La Land.” And it wasn’t a surprise. READ MORE: How The Oscars Fail Movies Chazelle’s modern movie musical has won every major guild honor it could (oops, except for the ASC […]

‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ And ‘Game of Thrones’ Major 2017 ACE...

The 2017 ACE Eddie Awards Winners were announced Saturday night in Beverly Hills and there were a few surprise winners that deviated from the usual awards season trends (or were creating new trends in the TV categories). READ MORE: New Videos Highlight Whip-Pan Frenzy & Classic Cinema Cues In ‘La La Land’ In the film […]

‘O.J.: Made In America’ Director Ezra Edelman Talks Going Up Against...

There is nothing small about the masterful “O.J.: Made In America” (which topped our list of The 22 Best Documentaries Of 2016). An eight-hour epic, the film is a complex and insightful journey into celebrity and race in America, all told through the story of O.J. Simpson, who reached the highest peaks and lowest valleys […]

Jessica Kiang’s Top 20 Films Of 2016

I don’t think I’m the only person to have wondered about the usefulness of watching, discussing and writing about film — or any art — when it feels like outside the theater, the sky is falling. Great chunks of catastrophe are raining down from the heavens and I’m pondering crucial issues like the mythology of […]

2017 Best Documentary Oscars Predictions

Prediction used on nominees [Feb. 5] NOMINEES 1. “O.J.: Made in America” 2. “13th” 3. “I Am Not Your Negro” 4. “Life, Animated” 5. “Fire at Sea” PREVIOUS CONTENDERS (for historical context) “Cameraperson” “Command and Control” “Fire at Sea” “Gleason” “Hooligan Sparrow” “The Ivory Game” “Tower” “Weiner” “The Witness” “Zero Days” Gregory Ellwood’s Current Oscar Predictions: Best […]

The 22 Best Documentaries Of 2016

We’re deep into the week before Christmas and still cutting a swath through our Best/Worst/It’s Complicated Year-End coverage, most of which we hope you’ve all read and enjoyed, or at least been engaged by (it’s okay, you can disagree). This year, a few documentaries made it onto our collective 25 Best Films of the Year list; in 2016, […]

The 25 Best Films Of 2016

Those of us who call it home can kind of take it for granted, but it’s an honor and a pleasure to be part of a collective effort like The Playlist, and that’s never made more abundantly clear than when we compile our official annual Best Films ranking. As in recent years, we’ve collated our rankings […]

‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’ And ‘Game Of Thrones’ Make AFI’s Top...

The American Film Institute released their yearly top 10 list for both film and television today and there were few true surprises. Before discussing, here are the sections themselves. AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR “Arrival” “Fences” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” “La La Land” “Manchester by the Sea” “Moonlight” “Silence” “Sully” “Zootopia” AFI TV […]

‘O.J.: Made In America’ And ‘Weiner’ Make The 2017 Documentary Feature...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the field of 15 for the 2017 Documentary Feature Academy Award and while there were some notable snubs the only one that is cringeworthy is the absence of “Miss Sharon Jones!” “O.J.: Made In America,” which has taken almost every major critics prize so far, made […]

Celebrating The Films Of 2016

It’s too bad that who dismissively write off 2016 as “a bad movie year” couldn’t find more than a few films to treasure across the last twelve months. Sure, blockbuster movies were pretty terrible all around, but even a glimpse of indie cinema and foreign films this year (South Korea alone yielded the excellent likes of […]

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