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The last couple years have been advantageous to women in the entertainment industry, with the release of female-led films, female directors recognized with awards, and the reverberations of the #MeToo Movement still moving through Hollywood. Although films like Wonder Woman and Black Panther opened the door to a world of inclusion, most of the industry still has yet to enter.
The 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, running from April 24 to May 5, is set with the world premiere of Academy Award-winning director Roger RossWilliams and HBO’s feature documentary Apollo. The film debut will be held at the historic theater itself, the Apollo theater.
How did Marvel Studios become the most successful movie franchise in film history? It certainly didn't happen overnight.
She’s running. The bad guys are close behind her. She sees a motorcycle that she can use for her to get away. She hops on, gets it started, and right before she can take off, the director yells “CUT!” Who do you call when Wonder Woman needs to leap from a building? Who is the one that makes the Black Widow’s moves so fluid? Who’s that person under the Power Rangers suit during the backflip?
The other day I decided to open Twitter because for some reason I convinced myself that would be a valuable way to use my time. I was greeted by a large picture of Spielberg and the headline "Film fans debate Steven Spielberg's proposed changes for Oscars qualification." As a film fan and lover of many of Spielberg's films, I decided to see what this was all about.
“Film criticism (like any other form of art criticism) is important because it helps inform filmgoers about any given film and whether it's worth their time. It also informs filmmakers as well, allowing them the opportunity to avoid the same pitfalls that plague bad films and put more emphasis on the elements that worked in previous films. This helps improve the quality of the industry overall, and leads to more diverse and interesting films being made.” - The Odyssey Online
Often I am told that the reason most films to hit the box office are flops is that the market now is tailored towards an international audience. This might be so, but the question that I have is, "Why?" Were the movies somehow less popular before this trend towards global cinema took hold? I hardly think so. I went to the movies a total of once in 2018. Why? Because it is seldom if ever that the movies provide something that is story driven. Today, it's about explosions, CGI, and lackluster sequels that seldom if ever live up to their poor predecessors.
We’ve all heard of it before, the plot device, the McGuffin, or the Deux Ex Machina. It’s that one story element that the protagonists are searching for, trying to activate, kill for, or even destroy. But in the end, it ultimately serves one purpose, to move the story forward.
Sunday’s 76th Golden Globes had one of the most interesting slate of winners yet. Between Alfonso Cuaron’s win as Best Director for Roma, Olivia Colman’s big win as Best Actress in The Favourite, and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s "Shallow" pulling away with Best Original Song, the Golden Globes really put into perspective how the rest of awards season could go. Unless the trends from past years hold true, and the Globes end up being “the constantly drunk Uncle” of awards shows and aren’t actually indicative of the big winners for the PGA Awards (Producers Guild of America) and the Oscars.