Special Movie Report: Producers Guild Award Winners

The film “Green Book” followed up its Golden Globes success Saturday with another big win.

During its annual ceremony, the Procucers Guild of America honored the period piece dramedy with its top honor, the award for outstanding producer of a theatrical motion pictures. The win was another strong result for “Green Book,” which is having a good award season run.

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Monday Movie Report: Critics’ Choice Award Winners

Weeks after awards were handed out by regional film critic groups, such as those in New York and Los Angeles,  the Broadcast Film Critics Association joined the party.

On Sunday, the BFCA held the Critics’ Choice Awards and gave its top honor to “Roma.” Other pictures having a good night included “The Favourite,” winning Best Ensemble and “Black Panther” snagging awards in several tech categories.

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Monday Movie Report: 2019 Golden Globe Winners

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association selected its top films of 2018 Sunday, with “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book” coming away with the top two prizes.

Aside from those movies, another film having success at Sunday’s Golden Globe ceremony was “Roma,” taking Best Director. Winning for Best Drama Actor and Actress, meanwhile, were Rami Malek and Glenn Close.

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Top 10 Movies of 2018

The new year is here and with 2018 wrapped up, it’s time to take a look back at the best filmmakers had to offer the last 12 months.

Before getting into my top 10, though, here are some honorable mentions that didn’t make the cut.

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Monday Movie Report: Globes select Jeff Bridges for Cecil B. DeMille award

Acting legend Jeff Bridges has been selected as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The honor will be given to Bridges during the 76th Golden Globe Awards, scheduled for Jan. 6, 2019. Bridges is well known for his work in pictures such as “The Big Lebowski,” “True Grit” and “Crazy Heart.” For the latter, Bridges won a Golden Globe and later, an Academy Award.

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Monday Movie Report: Critics make their choices

The Critics’ Choice Awards, organized by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, announced their nominations Monday, with “The Favourite” leading the pack.

From Fox Searchlight and director Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite” picked up a whopping 14 nominations including Best Picture. Following that film was “Black Panther” with 12 noms and “First Man” with 10.

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Special Movie Report: American Film Institute announces 2018 honors

The American Film Institute announced its annual honorees Tuesday, listing what it considered the best movies of the year.

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REVIEW: While its heart is in the right place, ‘Green Book’ is largely average

I knew Peter Farrelly directed this picture going in, but it still seemed strange seeing the name of the person who helmed movies like “The Heartbreak Kid” and “Hall Pass” attached during the end credits.

“Green Book” is titled after a sort of brochure used decades ago in the Jim Crow era which listed hospitality businesses that were safe and/or open to African Americans, mainly in the southeastern United States. The movie follows a lower-middle class Italian nightclub bouncer-turned driver named Tony (Viggo Mortensen), whose latest job is driving Dr. Don Shirley (Maherhsala Ali), an African American pianist.

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Special Movie Report: Gotham Awards, National Board of Review honors announced

Award season is in full swing.

Last night the Independent Filmmaker Project’s Gotham Awards, which exclusively honors indie movies and low-budget productions took place. Today, meanwhile, the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures organization announced its best picks in film from 2018.

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Monday Movie Report: Mortensen, Jackman and Close earn fest honors

Viggo Mortensen, whose latest work in the new movie “Green Book” is getting noticed this award season, will be honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Taking place from Jan. 30-Feb. 9, the fest will give its American Riviera award to Mortensen. The festival’s website states that the award is given for outstanding achievement in American Film.

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