|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||2||$22,481,559||$46,968,299||$69,449,858|
|Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $69,449,858 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,492)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Conan the Barbarian (Screenwriter), Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (Screenwriter), The Act of Killing (Director), The Act of Killing (Producer), The Look of Silence (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jason Momoa, Marcus Nispel, Thomas Dean Donnelly, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang|
February 15th, 2014
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Feature-Length Documentary, which is probably the hardest category to predict, because some of the previous winners of major awards were not even nominated for an Oscar. When the nominations were this unpredictable, the winner could be any of the five films.
January 16th, 2014
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises.
January 14th, 2014
The Directors Guild of America finished its theatrical nominations yesterday with the Documentary category. I'm of two minds with the list of nominees. On the one hand, I feel like I should be surprised, because a number of documentaries thought to be Oscar favorites were left off the list. On the other hand, they've been left off the list a number of times. I think it is time to rethink who is and is not an Oscar favorite.
July 19th, 2013
Every week we try and find a limited release with potential to expand significantly. This week there are two such films that appeared to be contenders: Girl Most Likely and Only God Forgives. Then the reviews came in and the chances of limited release success became a lot more limited. There are a few films earning stunning reviews: The Act of Killing, Blackfish, and Ways to Live Forever. I'm not sure any will expand significantly. Grabbers' reviews are not quite as strong, but it is the film I'm looking forward to seeing the most.
|7/17/2015||The Look of Silence||Director||$109,089||$223,621||$332,710|
|7/19/2013||The Act of Killing||Director,|
|8/19/2011||Conan the Barbarian||Screenwriter||$21,295,021||$42,061,112||$63,356,133|
|4/29/2011||Dylan Dog: Dead of Night||Screenwriter||$1,186,538||$4,907,187||$6,093,725|