Record 170 Documentary Features Submitted for 2017 OSCAR® Race

One hundred seventy features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 90th Academy Awards. That’s 25 more than 2016. Assuming they all book their qualifying runs in New York and Los Angeles, the members of the documentary branch have just a few more weeks to see as many films as possible and file their votes for the shortlist of 15 to be announced in December. They’re each supposed to watch an assigned list of about 20 films, plus as many more as they can. Read more

World Isn’t Going to Stand for Abuse of Women Anymore – Priyanka Chopra

Washington DC (John) In the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein that the New York Times and the New Yorker reported, Priyanka Chopra told a crowd at Marie Claire’s Power Trip 2017 that Weinstein is only the beginning, not the end, of men abusing their power in the movie industry and beyond. Read more

‘The Foreigner’ Review: It’s Jackie Chan Vs. Pierce Brosnan In A Fine Action Thriller

STX Entertainment will open The Foreigner in North America following a relatively successful release in China. The Huayi Brothers Pictures and Wanda Pictures production comes with a budget of $35 million, meaning it’s already a hit since it has made at least $78m in China as of Wednesday. The question is whether this (mostly) English language action thriller will give Jackie Chan another North American hit, as this is his first movie to get a wide theatrical release since The Karate Kid back in June of 2010.
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