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  • Oscars 2014: Blanchett, Nyong'o wins show female resilience is victor

    Oscars 2014: Blanchett, Nyong'o wins show female resilience is victor
    Cate Blanchett was grateful and defiant in picking up the lead actress Oscar for her devastating performance in "Blue Jasmine," suggesting those who dismiss a film with a female star as "niche" are the cliche. Lupita Nyong'o's gracious words on her...
  • Film Review: 'The Bag Man'

    The titular satchel in "The Bag Man" is one of those coveted carry-ons, like the glowing briefcases of "Kiss Me Deadly" and "Pulp Fiction" fame, that everybody wants, nobody seems to know the contents of, and which makes a world of trouble for all who...
  • Critic's Pick: 'American Hustle,' Oscar's biggest loser, deserved better

    This is the weekend people are usually encouraged to go see the Oscar winners they missed during the lead-up to last Sunday's awards show. Not me. I say make time for the Biggest Loser: "American Hustle." Boo, academy. The film went into the night...
  • '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud

    '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud
    A week after "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley and director-producer Steve McQueen both refrained from thanking one another after winning Oscars — the former for adapted screenplay, the latter for best picture — Ridley downplayed rumors of...
  • AFI Fest Set for Nov. 6 to 13 in Hollywood

    The AFI Fest has set its 28th edition for November 6 to 13 in Hollywood. AFI has also opened filmmaker submissions through its website or through Withoutabox.com. June 27 is the early submission deadline and August 8 is the final submission deadline...
  • Movie musicals deserving of a remake

    Movie musicals deserving of a remake
    Earlier this month Steven Spielberg expressed strong interest in remaking "West Side Story," and my first thought (via Twitter) was a quick gut reaction: Why not "Gypsy" instead? I've been second-guessing that tweet ever since. So many major Broadway...
  • Movies that never got made

    Movies that never got made
    Make no small plans. Said Alejandro Jodorowsky. Probably. Certainly, at some point, in the mid-1970s, while the Chilean filmmaker was trying to get his gargantuan Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel "Dune" off the ground,...
  • TV pilots are still on the networks' radar

    Spring is the time of year when much of the TV business slaves away on pilots, with actors and crews often pulling 14-hour-plus workdays to deliver sample episodes in hopes that, come May, the networks will add their series to their fall lineups. But...
  • Cloud Computing Brightens Indies' Outlook

    Cloud computing was once an esoteric tech tool, something for visual-effects companies and tech-forward filmmakers. But as they've come down in price, cloud services -- like such once-exotic tools as CGI and digital intermediate -- have been adopted by...
  • Meet the woman who pumps up Chicago Bulls crowds

    Meet the woman who pumps up Chicago Bulls crowds
    Walking out of a cramped, stuffy United Center boardroom two weeks ago, Michelle Harris told me that when she was younger and growing up in Chicago, "I dreamed of being a part of corporate America." She said this unequivocally, without a hint of guile,...
  • Dinner With Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Joe Torre Raises $1M for Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night

    "I had to show my voter registration and passport to get in here," joked Robert De Niro as he accepted the 2014 Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Award on April 12 in Phoenix. "And to get a drink at the bar, I had to prove I was not gay. Which is why I...