‘Emancipation’ Review: Will Smith Slavery Saga Challenges Audiences With Grueling Cruelty

The script focuses on the physical and spiritual brutality endured by Smith’s real-life character without addressing the man’s actual humanity If there’s anything unexpected about the depiction of slavery in director Antoine Fuqua’s “Emancipation,” it’s the unflinchingly grim imagery that populates its frames. The intent seems to derive from the photographs of the real-life subject… Read More ‘Emancipation’ Review: Will Smith Slavery Saga Challenges Audiences With Grueling Cruelty

Oscars: ‘Roma,’ ‘Favourite’ Top Nominations With 10 Apiece

The 91st Annual Academy Awards will air Feb. 24 on ABC. The Academy unveiled its 2019 Oscar nominations early Tuesday morning, with The Favourite and Roma leading all films with 10 nods apiece. Both movies are nominated for best picture for the 91st Oscars alongside BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, A Star Is… Read More Oscars: ‘Roma,’ ‘Favourite’ Top Nominations With 10 Apiece

Why Kevin Hart Shouldn’t Have Played a Victim on ‘Ellen’ (Guest Column)

His interview tried to diminish the actor’s critics as “trolls” and “haters” rather than spotlighting the real-world consequences of his own words, ‘The Fosters’ and ‘Good Trouble’ writer Kris Rehl writes for The Hollywood Reporter. Watching Kevin Hart’s interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show, I was shocked to see Ellen throw her weight behind his… Read More Why Kevin Hart Shouldn’t Have Played a Victim on ‘Ellen’ (Guest Column)

Updated Oscar Projections As Wave of Top Contenders Are Released

THR’s awards columnist updates his projections. These projections reflect Scott Feinberg’s personal impressions (from screenings), publicly available information (release dates, genres, talent rosters and teasers/trailers often offer valuable clues), historical considerations (how other films with similar pedigrees have resonated), precursor awards (some awards groups have historically correlated with the Academy more than others) and consultations… Read More Updated Oscar Projections As Wave of Top Contenders Are Released

Why Denzel’s Already Won (And He Doesn’t Need An Oscar To Prove It)

If Denzel Washington wins the best actor Oscar this month, it won’t break any obvious records; the actor won his first Academy Award in 1990. However, his role as Whip Whitaker in “Flight” (now available on XFINITY On Demand™) stands out for a reason made plain by the film’s review in the New York Times: “Flight Stars… Read More Why Denzel’s Already Won (And He Doesn’t Need An Oscar To Prove It)