Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins to adapt James Baldwin for the screen

Oscar winner Barry Jenkins has announced his first picture post-Moonlight, with Variety reporting that Jenkins will be directing an adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. The 1974 novel focuses on a woman and her family working to clear her fiancee’s name, after he’s framed for rape by a bigoted…

You have Spring Breakers and a gun-shaped bong to thank for beloved indie studio A24

Hollywood is soulless. Everyone knows that. A24, a relatively new entertainment company, isn’t, though. That’s not just because it’s based in New York, but because it seems to genuinely care about the movies it’s putting out. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve likely seen one of the movies the independent studio…

Even the MTV Movie & TV Awards can’t get away from politics this year

The MTV Movie Awards already made a big change this year by becoming the MTV Movie & TV Awards. But apparently that was just the start of the evolution. Today’s announcement of nominees reveals that the show has also become more progressive. For one, there are no gender designations in the acting races any longer, and…

Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins to direct Underground Railroad series for Amazon

Newly-minted Oscar winner Barry Jenkins has found his next project: The Moonlight director is heading to the small screen to adapt Colson Whitehead’s bestselling novel, The Underground Railroad. Amazon announced the one-hour drama via press release today, which will see Jenkins reteam with Moonlight producers Pastel…

These animated maps show exactly how Twitter users freaked out during the Oscars

If you watched the Oscars unfold on Twitter, you saw the twin joys of Gary from Chicago and Moonlight’s win reverberate around the internet. We received an email (courtesy of someone at health2blog.com, of all places) that used geotagged data on Twitter to map those moments as they happened, and they provide a weirdly…

“Moonlight wins” is the latest in a never-ending string of upsets

A fuck-up like last night’s Best Picture switcheroo is not the type of thing that happens too often—or ever, really—an unprecedented disaster on the biggest moment of the biggest night of one of the world’s biggest industries. The fact that a billion-mile outside shot like Moonlight could not only usurp hegemonic…

Here’s what we know about the great Best Picture fuck-up of 2017

We still don’t have a total understanding of what the hell happened when Faye Dunaway read out “La La Land” instead of the actual Best Picture winner, Moonlight during last night’s Oscars. However, some clues are starting to emerge. For one, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that’s tabulated the results for…

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