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  • Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar

    Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar
    In the end, Oscar voters couldn't truly avert their gaze from "12 Years a Slave." Even though many Oscar voters found filmmaker Steve McQueen's searing chronicle of enslavement almost too harrowing to watch, "12 Years a Slave" prevailed Sunday to win...
  • Eclectic mix of movies takes off at Los Angeles Film Festival 2013

    Eclectic mix of movies takes off at Los Angeles Film Festival 2013
    The Los Angeles Film Festival occupies a unique and challenging middle ground. It comes after the annual opening festival rounds of Sundance, Berlin, South by Southwest and Cannes but before the fall circuit that includes Telluride, Venice, Toronto, New...
  • Oscars 2014: Matthew McConaughey wins for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

    Oscars 2014: Matthew McConaughey wins for 'Dallas Buyers Club'
    Matthew McConaughey has won the lead actor Oscar for his performance in the drama "Dallas Buyers Club."  It was the first Oscar nomination and win for the 44-year-old actor, who lost more than 40 pounds for the movie directed by Jean-Marc Vallée....
  • SAG Awards 2014: Robert Redford, 'Saving Mr. Banks' among snubs

    SAG Awards 2014: Robert Redford, 'Saving Mr. Banks' among snubs
    A little bit of vintage Hollywood was left off the list of Screen Actors Guild nominations Wednesday morning. Robert Redford was snubbed from the best actor list for his turn as a laconic sailor in “All Is Lost,” while “Saving Mr....
  • Academy Awards 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar

    Academy Awards 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar
    “12 Years A Slave” won best picture at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night, a poignant victory for the harrowing look at slavery in the United States. Brad Pitt, one of the producers and stars, accepted the honor and then handed off...
  • Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence and the name game

    Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence and the name game
    When nominee names are called out at Sunday's Academy Awards, audiences will quickly recognize them--Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Spike Jonze, to name three favorites. But what to actually call them? In Hollywood, a name is just a name, until...
  • In 'American Hustle,' the costumes are practically characters

    There's a bright shot of star power in David O. Russell's period film "American Hustle," and it's not just from its celebrated cast. Veteran designer Michael Wilkinson's late-1970s costumes have something of a starring role of their own. Loosely based...
  • 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...
  • Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle' rides high with three awards

    Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle' rides high with three awards
    Continuing its late surge through Hollywood's never-ending awards season, director David O. Russell's con game story "American Hustle" won a leading three trophies at the Golden Globes — including best musical or comedy — while the slavery...
  • 'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man

    'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man
    Matthew Rhys was slightly hesitant to play a Soviet spy working undercover in the U.S. on FX's "The Americans." "I'm not the big, macho, butt-kicking person," the Welsh actor said, "but I think as a cover we work well in that we blend into Americana...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' dominate Critic's Choice nods

    '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' dominate Critic's Choice nods
    Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and David O. Russell's "American Hustle" dominated the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s 19th Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations on Monday morning. Both films, which also tied for the most Golden Globe nods last...