Darkest Hour

How Three Billboards went from festival fest darling to awards-season controversy

It’s a question of redemption.<p>Martin McDonagh’s <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</i> seemed poised from the start to be an awards-season steamroller. It boasts a bevy of strong performances led by Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson, and a barnburning screenplay by McDonagh, …

Flannery O'Connor

The errors and omissions of Winston Churchill film Darkest Hour

The movie looks terrific and has an air of authenticity, yet it plays fast and loose with the truth.<p>Top-flight performances from Gary Oldman as …

Winston Churchill

2018 Oscar Nominations: Our Final Predictions

How will Lady Bird, Three Billboards, Call Me by Your Name, and The Shape of Water fare come nomination day? Here are our best guesses.<p>By mid-January, awards season has typically settled into a predictable groove. The front-runners have been anointed; their accolades have been accumulating since …

Movies

Smillie: Why Winston Churchill biopics fail to live up to legacy of the man

Gary Oldman has won the Golden Globes’ Best Actor award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the much-praised Darkest Hour, an appreciably …

Winston Churchill

Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 SAG Awards

From the all-female presenters to the nominees and how to stream.<p>The 2018 award season has officially kicked off. Starting with this year's iconic Golden Globes Awards followed by the Critics' Choice Awards, the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards is up next—recognizing the best …

Awards

Gary Oldman (‘Darkest Hour’) at the SAG Awards: Can a real Brit finally win for playing Winston Churchill?

Everything this awards season has been going <b>Gary Oldman</b>’s way. He’s already won the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for his portrayal of</b> …

Awards

Will Gary Oldman be at the SAG Awards?

This year’s award show season is gearing up to be all about female empowerment, as evidenced by the inspiring speeches and strong presence of the …

Gary Oldman

Anupama Chopra's Darkest Hour movie review: Gary Oldman starrer has Oscar bait written all over it

<i>Darkest Hour</i> has Oscar bait written all over it – I’ll be surprised if Gary Oldman who plays Winston Churchill doesn’t win the best actor award this …

Gary Oldman

Megadeth's 'So Far, So Good... So What': Their Underrated Gem

Thirty years ago, metal was in great shape; check out our list of The Best Metal Albums of 1988 to refresh your memory. I'd argue, though, that …

Ozzy Osbourne

The Greatest Showman and Darkest Hour: Showmanship and Leadership

The P. T. Barnum movie soft-peddles exploitation; the Churchill biopic carves out a new approach to true heroism.<p><i>The Greatest Showman</i>, about Phineas …

Conservative View

Darkest Hour movie review: Gary Oldman delivers an Oscar-worthy performance

Darkest Hour movie review: The movie has Churchill talking “blood, tears, toil and sweat”; and vowing to fight “in the sky and on the beaches, land …

Gary Oldman

‘I, Tonya’ Stars Margot Robbie & Allison Janney Set For Santa Barbara Film Fest Honors

A pair of <i>I, Tonya</i> stars will be skating into California’s Central Coast to accept some hardware next month. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, who …

Allison Janney

‘In the Envelope’ Podcast: How Gary Oldman Became Winston Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’

<i>“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a</i> …

Gary Oldman

‘Darkest Hour’ review: Churchill reincarnated

Winston Churchill was a heavyset, almost balding man who spoke with deliberate pauses, as if considering each utterance. A powerful orator with a …

Gary Oldman

ES Views: Like Churchill, Brexiteers understood ‘darker forces’

Matthew d’Ancona completely misconstrues the relevance of the film Darkest Hour to the current situation in Europe [“Churchill is still inspirational …

Brexit

How the SAG Awards Plans to "Create the Cultural Shift We're Looking For"

SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris on how the female host and an all-women presenter lineup — more than a year in the making — came to be: "We're …

SAG Awards

EastEnders star Patsy Palmer has A-list children in America dating supermodels and starring in major Hollywood movies

A far cry from Albert Square, that's for sure.<p>Former <i>EastEnders</i> star Patsy Palmer is best known to British audiences for her role as Bianca Jackson, …

Entertainment

4 pressing questions ahead of Tuesday's Oscar nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nominations balloting might be finished but Hollywood’s “Me Too” moment has kept right on going.<p>When Academy Awards nominations …

The Oscars

Oscars 2018: Nomination predictions in all 24 categories according to Gold Derby Experts, Editors, and Users combined odds

As Oscar nominations day approaches on January 23, everyone is frantically trying to guess what film will win in one of the most wildly unpredictable …

Award Shows

‘The Greatest Showman’ Sings Past Oscar Favorites, Everywhere But Here

On the way to some Thursday appointments, I thought I’d catch up with <i>The Greatest Showman</i> at the Landmark Theaters here; but it was not to be found …

Movies

Where To Watch The 2018 Oscar Nominations, So You Won't Miss A Minute

With the 2018 awards season now officially underway, fans are most likely wondering where to watch the 2018 Oscar nominations. While it doesn't …

The Oscars

Final Nomination Predictions: Picture / Director / Screenplays

by Nathaniel R<p>What a final month this has been in the march towards nominations. What were Oscar voters thinking during the week that stretched from …

The Oscars

Movie Review Round-Up: The New Releases

You're spoilt for choice: the Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep-starring The Post, animated delight Coco and Liam Neeson's new action-thriller The Commuter …

News (Ireland)

2018 Oscars scorecard: ‘Lady Bird’ wins Best Picture from Denver film critics on eve of Academy Awards nominations

Just days before Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 23, “Lady Bird” got a nice boost when it dominated the awards handed out by the Denver Film …

Mad Max

2018 Oscar nominations underdogs: There’s still hope for Judi Dench, Denzel Washington, Hong Chau, Woody Harrelson

With only days to go before the 2018 Oscar nominations are announced on January 23, I’ll readily admit that the four acting races are keeping me up …

The Oscars

Playing spoiler: The hazards of writing movie reviews

The one New Year's resolution our critic always fail to keep, despite good intentions: no major spoilers.

Molly Bloom

5 Things You Didn't Know About Megadeth's 'So Far, So Good ... So What!'

"We wanted people to know we weren't going to let success get to our heads," Dave Mustaine said on <i>Headbangers Ball</i> in 1988, explaining the origin of …

Music

Watch: Gary Oldman Dancing to James Brown in Winston Churchill Makeup Will Brighten Your Day

This one’s a few weeks old but hey, if we’re just now seeing it, some of you may be too. Oscar nominations are due to be announced next Tuesday, at …

Gary Oldman

Album Review: MAMMOTH GRINDER Cosmic Crypt

The best way to start off any year is with some all-out savagery and aggression, and who better to deliver that than <b>Mammoth Grinder</b>. Featuring …

Oscars 2018: 6 Craft Snubs We Don’t Want to See on Nominations Morning

Here's hoping that Rachel Morrison ("Mudbound") becomes the first female nominee for cinematography.<p>With “The Shape of Water,” Blade Runner 2049,” …

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