Female Directors on Decline in Hollywood, Study Shows

January 12, 2017

“I would say I’m dumbfounded,” Martha Lauzen, executive director of the group publishing the study, told Variety. “It is remarkable that with all of the attention and talk over the last couple of years in the business and the film industry […]

Meryl Streep Comments on a Donald Trump ‘Performance’

January 8, 2017

“There was one performance this year that stunned me,” said Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes awards broadcast. “It sank its hooks in my heart, not because it was good, it was — there’s nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. […]

Canada’s Actors Union Names New Toronto President

January 6, 2017

Theresa Tova is the new president of ACTRA Toronto, head of the Canadian actors union’s biggest chapter. Tova, who succeeds David Sparrow after a stint as ACTRA’s national treasurer, is best known as Marge on the Canadian TV drama E.N.G. […]

Variety: 5 Box Office Lessons from 2016

January 2, 2017

The story of 2016, when it is written, will be a mixed one. Despite the rise of streaming services and quality television, the movie business continues to be resilient. Yet there are also very real challenges to the business. Fewer films are accounting for an ever greater slice of overall box office revenues and […]

Atkinson: We Hunted Down the 10 Best Films of 2016

December 30, 2016

“My number one and two, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery of Splendour and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster are, in fact, almost inscrutable, and all the more fabulous for it,” writes Michael Atkinson in In These Times. […]

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