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  • Unseen at the cinema — my Oscar score of zero

    Unseen at the cinema — my Oscar score of zero
    And the award for fewest Oscar-nominated pictures seen by an American citizen goes to ... Aw, shucks. Me? Not that I'm bragging. This does not make me proud. Honestly, I feel a little sheepish that my Oscar score, which is always low, has fallen...
  • Israeli soldiers battle boredom in satiric 'Zero Motivation'

    Satiric, surreal, unexpected and at times wildly funny, "Zero Motivation" is a savage black comedy that eviscerates an unexpected target: the Israeli army, officially known as the IDF. Whatever your image of the Israel Defense Forces is, heroic or...
  • Oscars 2015: Inside the nominations announcement

    Oscars 2015: Inside the nominations announcement
    On screen, Thursday's Oscar nominations played out as a brief, polished affair, airing for just a few moments before segueing into regularly scheduled programming with pundits hypothesizing about the potential winners of this year's 87th Academy Awards....
  • Songwriter Robert Sherman's house sells in Beverly Hills

    The longtime home of Robert B. Sherman, who wrote songs for many memorable animated films, has sold in Beverly Hills for $9.4 million. The stately two-story had come on the market in late November at $9.95 million. Built in 1924 and later expanded,...
  • 'American Sniper' poised to pull in $50 million over four-day weekend

    Fresh off several Oscar nominations, Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” will likely rise to the top of the box office over the busy Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend. The war drama, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller,...
  • Oscars 2015: Nominee reactions, complete list, photos and more

    Oscars 2015: Nominee reactions, complete list, photos and more
    Anyone who has ever practiced an Oscar speech in front of the bathroom mirror knows it's an honor just to be nominated, even if they don't know how to say your name. But what else do the nominees for the 87th Academy Awards have to say?
  • Academy Awards 2015: Let's talk about the Oscar nominations

    Academy Awards 2015: Let's talk about the Oscar nominations
    Another year of Academy Award nominations means another round of winners, losers, snubs, surprises and those happy just to be nominated. Join Times staff writers Mark Olsen and Rebecca Keegan for a video chat about who's up for an Oscar at noon PST...
  • Oscars 2015: Costume design nominations favor the fantastical

    Oscars 2015: Costume design nominations favor the fantastical
    The 2015 Academy Award nominees in the costume design category are heavy on the fantastical fashion -- and the familiar faces -- with all but one film on the list also up for a Costume Designers Guild award. Costume designer Milena Canonero, nominated...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Composer Alexandre Desplat scores twice

    Oscar nominations 2015: Composer Alexandre Desplat scores twice
    The prolific French composer Alexandre Desplat has vied for Oscar gold against some imposing names over the course of his career, including John Williams, A.R. Rahman, Thomas Newman and Danny Elfman. This year he faces a formidable new rival: himself....
  • Oscars: 'CitizenFour' on HBO; 'Last Days in Vietnam' on PBS

    Oscars: 'CitizenFour' on HBO; 'Last Days in Vietnam' on PBS
    If you want to see an Oscar-nominated documentary, you can look to television. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 22 on ABC. At 9 p.m. Feb. 23, HBO will present "CitizenFour," the favorite to win the prize. Laura Poitras directed the film, which...
  • The 'Boyhood' awards season campaign comes of age, delicately

    The 'Boyhood' awards season campaign comes of age, delicately
    — Hanging on the wall of IFC Films' President Jonathan Sehring's office is a huge banner showing a tableau at a county fair. The cloth creation is a tribute to the executive's childhood in small-town Ohio, where such gatherings were common....