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  • Films worth seeking on the indie circuit

    Films worth seeking on the indie circuit
    We're heading into Oscar-bait season for Hollywood, when the biggest movies tend to suck up all the oxygen. Just as worthy are the offerings from the local art house scene, which reliably features smaller films — indie features, classic films and documentaries — that may lack studio marketing muscle but can be just as worth your time. A quick sampling of what's on offer.
  • Meet the man who just wanted to 'have a catch'

    Meet the man who just wanted to 'have a catch'
    Dwier Brown was on screen for about five minutes. It was enough to help create one of the movies' greatest moments. And we’re giving you the chance to meet him, hear his stories and answer your questions. I’m sure he’ll also sign an...

    Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars

    Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars
    Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At...

    To the screen, and back again

    To the screen, and back again
    I'm 51 and Bilbo-free. Somehow "The Hobbit" has eluded me my entire reading life. What was I reading in junior high when I first noticed everyone else was reading it? "Big A: The Story of Lew Alcindor," maybe. Or William K. Everson's book on Laurel &...

    Oscars: Seth MacFarlane is an Academy guy

    Oscars: Seth MacFarlane is an Academy guy
    When Seth MacFarlane takes the stage Sunday as host of the 85thAcademy Awards, chances are a large portion of the viewing audience will look at their TV screens and wonder: Who is this guy? He might just be the least famous Oscar host ever , with a resume...