VES Awards: ‘The Lion King’ & ‘The Irishman’ Take Top Film Honors – Winners List

Disney’s The Lion King ruled the 18th annual VES Awards, winning a pack-leading three trophies including the marquee Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature during Wednesday night’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. The Jon Favreau-directed “live action” remake of the … Read more…

‘The Irishman’ Takes Bows At New York Film Festival World Premiere – Update

UPDATED at 12:15AM PT with reactions and detail. In The Irishman, mobbed-up characters in need of protection talk about needing “bodies” – shorthand slang for bodyguards – to watch their backs. Plenty of bodies patrolled Friday’s after-party for director Martin … Read more…

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’: A Bloody, Epic Masterpiece—and Al Pacino’s Greatest Performance in Years

Between its gargantuan runtime (209 minutes), its reunion of his signature stars (Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, alongside Al Pacino), and its reality-based gangster story—involving the mysterious 1975 disappearance of International Brotherhood of Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa—The Irishman … Read more…