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  • Russia Offers Oscar Surprise, Names 'Leviathan' as its Entry

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - According to news service TASS, Russia has picked "Leviathan" as its foreign-language entry for the Oscars, an artistically smart but politically surprising choice. Director Pavel Chukhrai, who sits on the Russian Oscar...
  • Radar Pictures Gears Up 'All Quiet on the Western Front' with Roger Donaldson (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Roger Donaldson ("The November Man") has come on to direct an adaptation of the iconic World War I novel "All Quiet on the Western Front." Donaldson will direct from a script by Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson, who are...
  • French Oscar Entry 'Saint Laurent' to Play at St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Bertrand Bonello's biographical drama "Saint Laurent," which France submitted as its entry in the Oscars' foreign-language film category, will have its Russian premiere at the St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum. The...
  • Grotesque, quirky 'Boxtrolls' find home on margins of animation

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the hipsters of animation, Portland, Oregon-based Laika studios is not afraid to play on the fringe with its latest film "The Boxtrolls," and its lead stars are not your average cute animated monsters. "We're never going to...
  • 'Still Alice' Lands Oscar-Qualifying Run for Julianne Moore

    Even if "Maps to the Stars" won't open in theaters this year, Julianne Moore is back in the Oscars race. Sony Pictures Classics announced on Friday that it would be releasing the drama "Still Alice," where Moore plays a woman diagnosed with early...
  • Film Review: 'Gone Girl'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A lady vanishes and is soon presumed dead, but it's her marriage that winds up on the autopsy table in "Gone Girl," David Fincher's intricate and richly satisfying adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 2012 mystery novel. Surgically...
  • Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone

    Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone
    As sommeliers poured a 2011 Malbec into wine glasses and suited waiters greeted guests, Geeta Bansal stood behind a stainless steel counter and delicately sprinkled a mix of black rice, rye and black salt atop an elk, foie and radish appetizer. "This is...
  • 12 Foreign-Language Oscar Entries You Should Know

    Can't tell the players without a scorecard? So far, about 60 countries have submitted entries for Oscar's foreign-language race, with the Oct. 1 deadline looming. Most of the titles are unseen outside their country of origin or the festival circuit. So...
  • New Zealand Picks 'Dead Lands' For Oscar Consideration

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG - New Zealand has picked the Maori-language "The Dead Lands" as its contender for the Academy Awards foreign-language Oscar section. Directed by Toa Fraser ("Giselle), the film is an action picture about a young...
  • Oscar Race: Bangladesh Selects 'Firefly' for Foreign-Language Contention

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Bangladesh's Oscar selection committee has chosen director Khalid Mohammed Mithu's "Glow of the Firefly" ('Jonakir Alo') as the country's contender in the Academy Awards foreign language category. September 24 was...
  • For Shonda Rhimes, a TV empire built on high drama

    For Shonda Rhimes, Thursday is Thursday. For much of America, Thursday might as well be renamed Shondaday in recognition of the TV savant's prime-time conquest. As if the back-to-back helping of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" weren't enough Rhimes-...