| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Barkhad Abdi had never acted before, but his portrayal of a Somali pirate in "Captain Phillips," which on Wednesday earned him a Screen Actors Guild nomination for supporting actor, was drawn from his years living in the dangerous Horn of Africa, where...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Five black actors, ranging from a television superstar to a Somali-born newcomer, have earned Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for their film performances, a reflection of an especially strong year for movies featuring actors of color.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
This year's Academy Awards ceremony clocked in at a hefty 3½ hours, and that's not even counting the red-carpet arrivals or the celebratory aftermath.
Reliving the show, however, will only take a minute, thanks to The Times' Oscars time-lapse, which you...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Finland’s Helsinki-filmi production company said it will be making the authorized movie about the life and work of Tom of Finland, the Finnish artist famous for his groundbreaking erotic images of gay men.
The company said at the Toronto...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Just a few months ago, Brad Pitt and his production company, Plan B Entertainment, were being skewered all over Hollywood, as the actor was personally blamed for every misstep in the making of “World War Z.” Even the celebrity-fawning Vanity...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:53 PM
TORONTO -- As much as I love challenging films, I’m not sure I would recommend starting the day with “The Railway Man,” with Colin Firth as a British World War II vet suffering serious post traumatic stress disorder, and ending it at...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:29 PM
TORONTO -- It was a bittersweet first screening of Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said" this afternoon at the Toronto International Film Festival. The writer/director's new relationship film, a fine one, stars James Gandolfini in his final turn, a fine one...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Steve McQueen's historical drama "12 Years a Slave" earned best picture, and the film's newcomer, Lupita Nyong'o, snagged supporting actress. Meanwhile, David O. Russell's con-artist comedy "American Hustle" picked up several wins, including ensemble,...
| 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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," the acclaimed, unflinching look at the brutality of slavery in America, earned the most nominations Tuesday for the 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards. The film received seven nominations, including best picture,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:58 AM
NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday night's IFP Gotham Independent Awards, host Nick Kroll made an inside "Inside Llewyn Davis" joke. "A common theme in this year's movies," the comedian said, "are the horrors we inflict upon one another -- slavery, war,...