The Fabelmans is Spielberg’s most personal film

The current ads for iconic director Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical film, The Fabelmans, tout, “This is the film we have been waiting for Spielberg to make.” The ads are not wrong. Spielberg’s newest film is not only a grand masterpiece, but a personal love letter to artists, urging them to follow their hearts. Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel … Continue reading “The Fabelmans is Spielberg’s most personal film”

Spielberg’s The Fablemans will close AFI Fest 2022

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced that Universal Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s The Fablemans, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, will close AFI FEST 2022. The semi-autobiographical film is co-written by Spielberg and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer-winning playwright Tony Kushner and is produced by Academy Award nominee Kristie … Continue reading “Spielberg’s The Fablemans will close AFI Fest 2022”

Spielberg, Campion, Miranda among 2022 DGA Feature noms

Directors Guild of America President Lesli Linka Glatter announced the nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2021. “The power of film, in all its many facets, shines through in the work of these exceptional directors representing the highest standards of filmmaking, artistic achievement and innovative storytelling,” said … Continue reading “Spielberg, Campion, Miranda among 2022 DGA Feature noms”

Interview: Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner’s fresh take on ‘West Side Story’

Directed by Academy-Award winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, 20th Century Studios’ West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. Since it debuted on Broadway over 60 years ago, the musical has often been revived both professionally and in amateur productions throughout the … Continue reading “Interview: Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner’s fresh take on ‘West Side Story’”

Watch the trailer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story

West Side Story is my favorite musical. Shut up. It is. And I can’t lie, Steven Spielberg made me almost… saying ALMOST… tear up with this first trailer. The Walt Disney Company released the very first teaser trailer for Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg’s new film adaptation of the musical West Side Story, which will open … Continue reading “Watch the trailer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story”

Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ pushed to 2021

There will be no I want to Live in America being sung this year. Steven Spielberg’s big screen remake of West Side Story has been delayed a year from Dec. 18 of this year until Dec. 10, 2021, Disney announced on Wednesday. The studio also pushed back Black Widow from Nov. 6 to May 7, … Continue reading “Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ pushed to 2021”

Steven Spielberg kicks off AFI free virtual movie club

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the launch of AFI Movie Club – a daily virtual gathering to leverage our collective love of film on behalf of optimism in this time of global uncertainty.AFI Trustee Steven Spielberg introduced the inaugural film, The Wizard of Oz, in a video that reminds in a timely manner, “There’s no place like home.” AFI – … Continue reading “Steven Spielberg kicks off AFI free virtual movie club”

Everything, Top Gun, Menu nominated for WGA Screenplay Awards

Coming on the heels of yesterday’s Oscar nominations, the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2022. Everything Everywhere All at Once, Top Gun: Maverick, Women Talking and The Fabelmans are among the films nominated in the film categories for … Continue reading “Everything, Top Gun, Menu nominated for WGA Screenplay Awards”

Everything, All Quiet, Banshees lead Oscar noms

And let the Oscar race begin. Oscar-winning actor-producer Riz Ahmed and actor Allison Williams (M3gan, Get Out, Girls) announced the 95th Oscars nominations today (January 24), live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org and the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media. Ahmed and Williams announced the … Continue reading “Everything, All Quiet, Banshees lead Oscar noms”

Gallery: AFI Awards celebrate Fabelmans, Avatar, Top Gun, Bear and more

Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for those attending the American Film Institute’s (AFI) 2022 AFI AWARDS at an exclusive invite-only luncheon. At the event, AFI revealed its official rationales (below) for all 21 honorees, providing the cultural and artistic context to mark these outstanding creative endeavors as the year’s notable milestones. Celebrating film and … Continue reading “Gallery: AFI Awards celebrate Fabelmans, Avatar, Top Gun, Bear and more”

Fabelmans, Abbott, White Lotus among Golden Globe winners

Hosted by comedian Jerrod “I’m here ’cause I’m Black,” Carmichael, The Golden Globes returned to NBC and Peacock last night. Amid the designer gowns, created for the red carpet experience, and Carmichael’s jokes, many of which didn’t land, ABC’s Abbott Elementary and HBO’s The White Lotus were winners in TV while The Banshees of Inisherin … Continue reading “Fabelmans, Abbott, White Lotus among Golden Globe winners”

2022 in Review: The 10 best films of the year

2022 was a contradiction of sorts when it comes to film. The box office, for the most part, underperformed. While films such as The Batman, Top Gun: Maverick, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way of Water did very well, there was a slew of very good movies which didn’t. For every Jurassic World … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The 10 best films of the year”

Chicago Film Critics Association announces 2022 nominees

The Chicago Film Critics Association announced nominees for their top film honors of 2022; winners will be announced at the organization’s annual awards ceremony to be held in Chicago on Wednesday, December 14. Leading with a new record of 12 total nominations (over 2021 record-holder WEST SIDE STORY) is EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE; other … Continue reading “Chicago Film Critics Association announces 2022 nominees”

Golden Globes 2023: See full list of nominations

The nominees of the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The Banshees of Isherin and Abbott Elementary lead the nominees with 8 and 5 respectively. Searchlight Pictures led all studios with 12 nominations and HBO Max and Netflix tied at 14 apiece. The nominations were announced … Continue reading “Golden Globes 2023: See full list of nominations”

SPOILERS: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny teaser released

The Reel 360 News Team wonders if there will be snakes. You know, Indiana Jones famously hates snakes. The Walt Disney Company released the teaser and poster for Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the highly anticipated fifth installment of the iconic Indiana Jones franchise. Starring Harrison Ford as the legendary hero archaeologist, and directed by James … Continue reading “SPOILERS: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny teaser released”

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me takes a candid look at mental health

I never really knew that much about multi-talented actress and entertainer, Selena Gomez. When my daughters were younger, I knew her as the cute and quirky co-star of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and then, the lead of Wizards of Waverly Place. Then as Gomez grew into adulthood, she joined the long line of young women … Continue reading “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me takes a candid look at mental health”

John Williams on scoring The Fabelmans

For Steven Spielberg and five-time Academy-Award winner, John Williams, The Fabelmans is their 28th film together, and their last collaboration as director and composer. In June 2022, the 90-year-old Williams announced he will be retiring from writing film scores with the fifth Indiana Jones film, to be directed by James Mangold and produced by Spielberg. … Continue reading “John Williams on scoring The Fabelmans”

Camp K Winners celebrated at virtual and live events

The Camp Kuleshov trailer competition for emerging creative artists in post-production – aka Camp K – handed out its awards and honors at three events last week, recognizing outstanding achievement in the categories of Editing, Sound Design and Graphics. Designed to give emerging talent a chance to heighten their creative and craft problem-solving skills while … Continue reading “Camp K Winners celebrated at virtual and live events”

Fabelmans make debut at AFI

Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans is written by Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Caroline, or Change), who has earned Oscar nominations for his screenplays for Spielberg’s Lincoln and Munich. The film is produced by three-time Oscar nominee Kristie Macosko Krieger p.g.a. (West Side Story, The Post), Steven Spielberg p.g.a. and Tony Kushner p.g.a. The film is executive produced … Continue reading “Fabelmans make debut at AFI”

Director Reynald Gresset will have the Caviar

Caviar welcomes back a director to their roster—Reynald Gresset. The versatile French-born director, who has done everything from international news broadcasting and documentary films to Cannes Lion-winning commercials, brings to Caviar a keen sense for storytelling and a penchant for on-site immersive work. “We could not be happier to be working with Reynald again, his … Continue reading “Director Reynald Gresset will have the Caviar”