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  • Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell to host Film Independent Spirit Awards

    Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell to host Film Independent Spirit Awards
    The Film Independent Spirit Awards are doubling down on hosts this year, enlisting Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell to emcee the freewheeling beachside ceremony. The "Portlandia" co-creator and the "House of Lies" actress will preside over the first live...
  • 'Citizenfour,' 'Finding Vivian Maier' among DGA documentary nominees

    'Citizenfour,' 'Finding Vivian Maier' among DGA documentary nominees
    The Directors Guild of America announced its nominations Wednesday for outstanding directorial achievement in documentaries: Dan Krauss for "The Kill Team," John Maloof and Charlie Siskel for "Finding Vivian Maier," Jesse Moss for "The Overnighters,"...
  • 'Grand Budapest Hotel' leads British film award contenders

    'Grand Budapest Hotel' leads British film award contenders
    Comic confection "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is the surprise front-runner for the British Academy Film Awards, while English acting darlings Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch are competing in the best-actor category. Wes Anderson's "Hotel"...
  • Jennifer Aniston's 'Cake' gets Chicago screening

    Jennifer Aniston's 'Cake' gets Chicago screening
    Last Fall, Jennifer Aniston hired a top Oscar consultant to help juice her chances of being nominated for her performance in the film "Cake" — which has yet to receive more than a handful of qualifying public screenings in LA. Starring a...
  • Golden Globes 2015: Five great acceptance speeches

    Golden Globes 2015: Five great acceptance speeches
    Surprisingly, a lot of acceptance speeches Sunday at the Golden Globe Awards were good. Although the ponderous thanking of agents and executives can become numbing and tipsy celebrity wins (who can forget Jack Nicholson faux-mooning the audience in 1998)...
  • More thoughts on Hollywood's 'golden' night

    "I DIDN'T hear anyone asking where Putin was!?" This from my constant reader Brad Berger, referring to all the hoopla criticizing President Obama for not appearing in person with the world leaders in Paris. And here I thought our attorney general,...
  • Critic's conundrum: How well to know people you cover

    Critic's conundrum: How well to know people you cover
    Buried within the splendid Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself" lies a mini-debate over what might be called critical etiquette. Specifically, while Ebert formed close relationships with directors and other talent whose work he critiqued, longtime Time...
  • Golden Globes 2015: Six lessons from Sunday's ceremony

    Golden Globes 2015: Six lessons from Sunday's ceremony
    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler had some solid Bill Cosby and North Korea bits, then, like “The interview’s” box office prospects, magically disappeared. Ricky Gervais tried his Andy Kaufman routine, and almost had us when he tried to re-create...
  • Golden Globes: Surprise wins may throw curveball in Oscars race

    Golden Globes: Surprise wins may throw curveball in Oscars race
    An epic project about growing up and an eccentric comedy about murder in a Central European guesthouse were the big victors at the Golden Globes on Sunday, as Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" and Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won motion picture...
  • Golden Globes: Zings, hugs and coos behind the scenes

    Golden Globes: Zings, hugs and coos behind the scenes
    The Golden Globes are the most reliably fizzy awards show of the year, typically fueled by a mix of the Champagne flowing at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and more irreverent hosting than the Oscars. On Sunday night, even as somber world events and a lack of...
  • Golden Globes: Who will win in key film categories? Our final predictions

    Golden Globes: Who will win in key film categories? Our final predictions
    The Golden Globes are mere hours away. As you read this, Hollywood A-listers are busy primping and plucking and plotting arrival strategies that avoid awkward red-carpet encounters. And then ... the awards themselves, maybe not the most interesting...