| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Film critic Roger Ebert didn't cover the inaugural Toronto International Film Festival in 1976. But he came the second year and for more than 30 years after that, helping, festival director and Chief Executive Piers Handling believes, put the festival...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:53 PM
TORONTO -- Spike Jonze finished principal photography on his upcoming tale of technological love, "Her," 14 months ago and he's been working on it ever since, tinkering, shooting new scenes, a "relentless process" that he says he's gone through on every...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced five minutes ago and the awards won't be announced for another month. But let's take a wild stab at predicting the winners anyway. Not that this group is that hard to read. SAG voters have...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Golden Globes. Sunday night. Imagine this scenario at the Beverly Hilton:
Sometime after co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler engage in a little wordplay about gravity and their formal wear and belt out a parody of some song from "Mary Poppins" (maybe "I...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:55 PM
"12 Years a Slave," which led the way Tuesday in Spirit Award nominations, has been screening for film academy members since its strong debut earlier this fall at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Despite a wealth of opportunities, many Oscar...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Apparently awards season gives with one hand and takes away with the other. In one of the season's unlikelier stories, Scarlett Johansson has been building momentum with a performance in "Her" in which she is heard but never seen as the artificial...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:45 AM
"Searching for Sugar Man," the absorbing investigation into the whereabouts of an elusive '70s singer-songwriter, won the Academy Award for feature documentary last year. It was the first time that the entire body of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The Academy Awards are still more than three weeks away, and, by this point, there's the feeling that everyone involved should be looking (or at least feeling) like Cate Blanchett's desperate, fallen socialite at the end of "Blue Jasmine" — bleary-...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:34 AM
TORONTO — There are those Oscar pundits making a mad dash, arms flailing, to cry "first" and annoint "12 Years a Slave" the certain best picture winner, and the gala Toronto screening of the historical drama did little to dissuade those forecasters....