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GLAAD Media Awards: ‘Tár,’ ‘Bros,’ ‘Nope,’ ‘Hacks,’ Demi Lovato and Omar Apollo Among Nominees

GLAAD is gearing up to give out some trophies. The organization has revealed nominations for the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards, a roster that features high-profile awards season contenders like Tár, A Man Called Otto, Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Inspection; acclaimed series like The White Lotus, Abbott Elementary, Hacks, Harley Quinn, Only […]

Feinberg Snapshot: 10 Oscar Contenders That Have Been Overlooked and Undersung

Best Picture Thirteen Lives Ron Howard’s masterful portrait of the 2018 Thai cave rescue may have been hindered by a summer release and/or following the 2021 doc The Rescue. It deserves another look. Best Director Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick Maverick is one of 2022’s most critically and commercially successful films. It didn’t direct itself. […]

Debut Directors of ‘Smile’ and ‘Causeway’ Compete for a DGA Honor

Eric Appel (Weird: The Al Yankovic Story) Famous parody musician “Weird Al” Yankovic co-wrote the script of his own satirical biopic, which stars Daniel Radcliffe in the title role. Appel’s film charts Yankovic’s rise to fame as well as his fictionalized relationship with Madonna (Evan Rachel Wood). Elegance Bratton (The Inspection) Bratton’s first narrative feature […]

Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, Brendan Fraser, Jeremy Pope, Ke Huy Quan, Adam Sandler and THR’s Actor Roundtable

The six participants on this Oscar season’s edition of THR’s Actor Roundtable can speak to a wide variety of showbiz experiences. Ranging in age from 30 to 56, some started out as child actors (Everything Everywhere All at Once’s Key Huy Quan and Elvis’ Austin Butler), others have anchored big studio blockbusters (Hustle’s Adam Sandler […]

‘The Inspection’ Star Gabrielle Union on Her Game-Changing Performance: “I’m Being Treated as an Ingenue at 50”

When Gabrielle Union realized she could take on a role like she does in A24’s The Inspection, playing the homophobic mother of a gay Marine, she felt “cheated,” she says. “I spent so much of my career thinking that I could do only one or two things.” Over Zoom, she refers to an axiom she […]

‘Glass Onion,’ ‘Till,’ ‘The Woman King’ and More Producers on Their Most Challenging Moments: “It Took Me Over 35 Years to Get a Movie Like This Made”

Keith Beauchamp (Till) The struggle to make United Artists’ Till began, for producer Beauchamp, decades before the cameras started rolling. The film chronicles the life of Mamie Till-Mobley, mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Black boy who was brutally tortured and murdered by white supremacists in 1955 Mississippi. After his killers went unpunished, Till-Mobley became […]

How Being a Combat Filmmaker Helped Create ‘The Inspection’

While making The Inspection, Elegance Bratton and his filmmaking team had to contend with shooting during the Mississippi summer in 100-degree-plus heat and a mid-production COVID shutdown that resulted in a four-month hiatus and a loss of a week’s worth of production days, straining an already tight timeline. “Filmmaking requires a lot of focus, but […]

Gotham Awards: ‘Tár,’ ‘Aftersun’ Lead Nominees

The nominations for the 2022 Gotham Awards have been revealed. Tár leads the film nominees with five nods, followed by Aftersun with four nominations. Meanwhile, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Inspection and Women Talking each scored three nominations. Tár, Aftersun and Everything Everywhere All at Once are all nominated for best feature along with […]

‘The Inspection’ Writer-Director Elegance Bratton on Making Films With “Radical and Defiant Empathy”

Elegance Bratton, writer-director of A24’s The Inspection and the inaugural recipient of NewFest’s Breakthrough Queer Visionary Award, says the cast and crew were “fighting the elements” during the filming of his narrative directorial debut about a young Black gay man who joins the Marines under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. “We were shooting in […]

‘The Inspection’ Review: Jeremy Pope Is Stellar in Elegance Bratton’s Stirring Account of His Experience as a Gay Marine

Jeremy Pope stars with Gabrielle Union, Bokeem Woodbine and Raúl Castillo in Elegance Bratton's autobiographical drama of a resilient spirit rising above entrenched homophobia.