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Academy Awards

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  • 'The Circle' a richly absorbing docudrama about Swiss gay couple

    'The Circle' a richly absorbing docudrama about Swiss gay couple
    "The Circle," Switzerland's official foreign-language film submission for the Academy Awards, is a richly absorbing historical docudrama revolving around Ernst Ostertag and Robi Rapp, who in 2003 became the first same-sex couple to enjoy legal recognition...
  • Kevin Costner's 'Black or White,' a labor to produce, explores gray areas

    Kevin Costner's 'Black or White,' a labor to produce, explores gray areas
    No studio wanted to make it. And once he had spent $9 million of his own money to produce it, no one stepped up to distribute the thing. Passion project, albatross, conversation starter? Just don't let Kevin Costner hear you call his new film...
  • The 'Interview' controversy highlights Sony's Amy anomaly

    The 'Interview' controversy highlights Sony's Amy anomaly
    As Sony made the decision Wednesday to scrap the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview,” casual observers found themselves asking some logical how-could-this-happen questions. A broad and benign Seth Rogen comedy causes an international incident...
  • Oscars: 20 animated features submitted for consideration

    Oscars: 20 animated features submitted for consideration
    Twenty films have been submitted for consideration in this year's animated feature Oscar category, a large and diverse group that could potentially be winnowed down to five. According to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rules, the size of the...
  • China reportedly picks 'The Nightingale' for Oscars foreign-language category

    China reportedly picks 'The Nightingale' for Oscars foreign-language category
    "The Nightingale," a modest and heartwarming story about an elderly man and his spoiled granddaughter who embark together on a journey with a caged bird, has reportedly been selected by China as its official foreign-language film entry for the Academy...
  • Neil Patrick Harris, in Oscars' 'perfect storm,' faces ultimate hosting test

    Neil Patrick Harris, in Oscars' 'perfect storm,' faces ultimate hosting test
    After years spent calling for Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars, fans of the star got what they asked for Wednesday when Harris was named emcee of the 2015 ceremony. The actor playfully hinted at the announcement in a video distributed on social...
  • The long goodbye after the loss of an actor

    The long goodbye after the loss of an actor
    When a film actor leaves us before his final work becomes available, it makes for a long, strange goodbye indeed. The most recent example of this comes from the latest "Hunger Games" movie, "Mockingjay — Part 1." The late Philip Seymour Hoffman,...
  • Nip, tuck, click: Demand for U.S. plastic surgery rises in selfie era

    Nip, tuck, click: Demand for U.S. plastic surgery rises in selfie era
    Dental hygienist Jennifer Reynolds was always self-conscious about her looks, never took selfies and felt uncomfortable being tagged in photographs posted on social media. The 34-year-old from Costa Rica who lives in New York opted for plastic surgery on...
  • Bob Hope gets little thanks for all the memories

    To the boomer generation, seeing Bob Hope on TV or in the movies was like spending time with cranky relatives. Sure, there were a lot of great memories — the World War II shows, the "Road" movies with Bing Crosby — but it also was a little...
  • DVD Review: Winning Capra classic gets Criterion treatment

    DVD Review: Winning Capra classic gets Criterion treatment
    Thanks to the popularity of “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and “It's a Wonderful Life,” few viewers remember that filmmaker Frank Capra arose from what was then a “minor” studio,...
  • 'Boyhood' wins best film of 2014 honor from N.Y. Film Critics Circle

    'Boyhood' wins best film of 2014 honor from N.Y. Film Critics Circle
    "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's acclaimed coming-of-age drama shot over a 12-year period, was named best film of 2014 on Monday by the New York Film Critics Circle. "Boyhood" also won awards for director Linklater and supporting actress for Patricia...