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  • Oscars 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Oscars 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    "12 Years a Slave" took top honors at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday by winning the Oscar for best picture. Added to Lupita Nyong'o's win for supporting actress and John Ridley's for adapted screenplay, the film took three awards total. The top...
  • Academy Awards 2014: 'American Hustle's' imperfect 10 at the Oscars

    Academy Awards 2014: 'American Hustle's' imperfect 10 at the Oscars
    It tied with "Gravity" for most Oscar nominations — 10. But when all was said and done Sunday night, David O. Russell's "American Hustle" came away with zero gold statuettes. In a roller-coaster season, "American Hustle" rode more highs and lows...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Lessons of campaign season

    Academy Awards 2014: Lessons of campaign season
    The Oscars are over, Twitter has recovered, the pizza has been devoured and the delivery guy is probably still waiting for the money to make its way from Pharrell Williams' hat to his pocket. But everyone else, host Ellen DeGeneres tells us, is a winner...
  • Miller: Not much to be disappointed about on Oscar Sunday

    Miller: Not much to be disappointed about on Oscar Sunday
    Twenty years ago, film critic Danny Peary released a wonderful book called "Alternate Oscars," which compared his own choices for Best Picture, Actor and Actress to the Academy's for every year from 1928 to 1991. Not surprisingly, he agreed with Best...
  • Sharing a name with an Oscar nominee isn't all glamour

    Sharing a name with an Oscar nominee isn't all glamour
    Jonah Hill had an unremarkable Oscar Sunday. Perhaps you heard: He won nothing; he did nothing. He woke up early and drove to a Starbucks in the suburbs outside Naperville, where he bought a coffee, then he drove home and shoveled the snow from his...
  • 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...