One of the greatest Walt Disney imagineers ever is saying goodbye, and James Gunn is saying farewell.
2019 was a wonderful year for film, and The Farewell stood near the front of the pack. Written and directed by Lulu Wang, the film stars Awkwafina in a Golden Globe-winning performance as a Chinese-American woman who joins her family in planning one final party for their dying grandmother (Zhao Shu-zhen) — without, y'know, telling her that she's dying. It's a deft, remarkable, tone-blending feature that instantly had me excited for Wang's filmic future — and now we know what that will be. Per Variety, Wang will be directing the family drama Like Father, …
Filmmaker Peter Jackson shared a loving tribute for the late Ian Holm in the wake of beloved actor's passing on Friday, June 19. Holm passed away at age 88, with a statement from his agent reading, "It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88. He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer," adding that his illness was Parkinson’s-related before going on to say, "Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely." [caption id="attachment_805403" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via …
Be aware there are specific spoilers for The Walking Dead S10E13, 'What We Become' below. Well folks, we knew it was coming but that doesn't mean it's easy to say goodbye: Danai Gurira has left The Walking Dead. Michonne's farewell episode 'What We Become' aired on Sunday, and while the character lives on to fight another day (a rarity in the Walking Dead world), Gurira has hung up the sword for now, prompting the actress to share a heartfelt letter on social media thanking her fans, crew and castmates. [caption id="attachment_883845" align="alignright" width="360"] Image …
Like some kind of glorious Oscars pre-game, the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards took place on Saturday, February 8. Hosted by Aubrey Plaza, the historically vivacious, cheeky awards show puts its focus on honoring the best in independent film from the previous year. After a very fun opening monologue from Plaza, the winners were announced in traditional categories (Best Director, Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead, etc.) and categories unique to the Spirit Awards (Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, and the Robert Altman Award). [caption id="attachment_873137" align="alignright" width="352"] Image via A24[/caption] A24 walked away the …
The Farewell was an emotionally moving film about death and loss, and, despite the harsh subject matter, we love many of the movie's characters.
The Farewell takes viewers through a plethora of emotions, but which lines of dialogue hit viewers the hardest?
Major spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. When you wage a Star War, not everyone is going to make it out alive. There have been numerous impactful deaths on all sides of the battle over the years: Jedi, Sith, and non-Force-sensitive alike. So with the end of the Skywalker Saga comes the conclusion of a 42-year story--and likely the start of a new one--and a number of significant deaths that bring iconic character arcs to a close. So far, the new trilogy of films has seen the deaths of icons like Han …
John Williams has crafted Star Wars's score for years. Will Alan Menken or Alexandre Desplat replace the iconic musician after The Rise of Skywalker?
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill and his fans say goodbye to Luke Skywalker as the saga comes to an end.
Jordan Peele is behind a "spiritual sequel" to Candyman, but Candyman 2 was remarkably worthy despite its poor reviews.
On this week’s For Your Consideration, Collider’s awards experts Scott Mantz and Perri Nemiroff offer their Best Actress predictions. Ever since Judy debuted at the Telluride Film Festival and then played again at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Renee Zellweger has been considered the frontrunner for her performance as Hollywood legend Judy Garland. Also firmly in the mix right now is Scarlett Johansson for her work in the Netflix release, Marriage Story. She could also enjoy some added momentum thanks to the record-breaking success of Avengers: Endgame and the fact that she also delivers an excellent …
The taglines for Lulu Wang's heartfelt film The Farewell say that it is "based on an actual lie" – but how much of it actually happened?
Legends of Tomorrow star Brandon Routh pays tribute to his time as fan favorite Ray Palmer/The Atom in a series of photos posted to Instagram.
The 2019 Gotham Awards nominations have arrived, serving as yet another sign that awards season is well underway whether you like it or not. The IFP Gotham Awards are one of the leading awards for independent film, and usually serve as the first major awards ceremony of the season. They traditionally show love to smaller movies and help get the awards trains rolling on underseen gems, as was the case last year with The Rider and First Reformed. How that translates to the awards season as a whole is hit or miss—The Rider didn’t score any Oscar nominations, …
Crazy Rich Asians may have brought the Asian culture into the limelight but The Farewell does so many things better than its counterpart.
Thanks to Wang's deeply personal direction and Awkwafina's subtly profound performance, The Farewell offers a touching and truly authentic experience.
Weddings are the happiest day of your life and perhaps the most stressful. We run through the wedding films worth watching and the ones you can skip.
There are many movies in cinema history that are based on a true story, but Lulu Wang’s The Farewell is really on a different level due to the personal nature of the true story being told.