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The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations were unveiled today, and as it always goes, there were some surprises and snubs. However, before I get too far along, here’s quick reminder about one of the official eligibility requirements for…

The nominations for the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards were announced on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. Tessa Thompson and Lily Collins revealed this years honorees which were lead by “Call Me By Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” &#8220…

The first time I met Sean Baker, director of the vibrantly heartbreaking “The Florida Project,” was two years ago, in a noisy Berlin bar after a screening of his last, justly celebrated film, “Tangerine.” It occurred to me as I …

Before we get into this let’s make one thing absolutely clear. Everything that has transpired regarding the floodgates of victims coming forward about sexual harassment, abuse or rape with specific men in the entertainment industry is something t…

We all know the big, starry prestige pictures that are elbowing each other for Oscars this year, but as the clock winds down on 2017, it’s always worth remembering the smaller pictures that might be overlooked. This year’s nominees for the …

IFP announced the 2017 Gotham Awards nominations this morning and it was filled with the usual amount of surprises and snubs that you’d expect for juried honors determined by committees of just five or so critics and media members. “Get Out…

It’s the middle of October, do you know where your Academy Award frontrunner for Best Picture is? Newsflash: no one really cares. The aftermath of the deluge of sexual misconduct and rape accusations against Harvey Weinstein is all Hollywood is t…

Things are tough out there. At least it’s a good time to be going to the movies… On this episode of Adjust Of Your Tracking, Joe and I gush about two wildly different movies and find solace in simple pleasures, like enjoying weird movie day…

It has been the talk of the movie world for the past week or so, but all the buzz and rave reviews in the world could only do so much for “Blade Runner 2049,” which topped the box office, but with some rather underwhelming numbers. Denis Villeneuve‘s sequel earned a rather tepid $31 million from over 4000 screens in North America. So, it wasn’t for lack of availability that the figures are so small. Continue reading ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Underwhelms In Debut Weekend [Box Office] at The Playlist.

If there is any movie I’m rooting for this season it’s Sean Baker‘s stunning emotional roller coaster “The Florida Project.”  Set in contemporary Orlando, the drama follows a young girl, Moonee (Brooklynn Kimberly Prince), as she spends her summer having fun with her friends in the Florida sun (or those late afternoon rain showers). Sounds like the story of almost any girl anywhere, right? The difference with Moonee is that her home is an extended stay motel where many families try to avoid living on the streets paying for a roof over their heads on a week to week basis. Continue reading ‘The Florida Project’s’ Sean Baker On His ‘Little Rascals’ Inspired Oscar Player [Podcast] at The Playlist.