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  • 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...
  • Movie 'Foxcatcher' wrestles with John du Pont tragedy

    Filmmaker Bennett Miller was attending a DVD signing at Manhattan's Tower Records about eight years ago when a stranger approached him with a manila envelope. The man, who turned out to be producer Tom Heller, handed the director a package filled with...
  • TIFF 2014: Is Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' headed for bigger things?

    TIFF 2014: Is Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' headed for bigger things?
    Jon Stewart was on his way to introduce the fourth sellout screening of his movie "Rosewater" at the Telluride Film Festival when a fan popped out of the concession line to introduce herself. "I hate to jump in, but I loved your piece on Ferguson,"...
  • The Biblioracle: Hanks, but no thanks, New Yorker

    The Biblioracle: Hanks, but no thanks, New Yorker
    Condensed version of this week's column: Tom Hanks, get off my lawn! The full story: In the Oct. 27 issue, The New Yorker featured a debut short story called "Alan Bean Plus Four" by a previously unpublished, apparently up-and-coming fiction writer...
  • Randy Newman, coming to Easton, talks of long road after 'Short People'

    Randy Newman, coming to Easton, talks of long road after 'Short People'
    For the past 25 years, singer and songwriter Randy Newman has been primarily known for his film scores, and for good reason. Newman has written the music to such iconic films as "Ragtime," "Awakening" and "The Natural," but he's gotten the most...
  • Epix and L.A. Times team up on 'Hollywood Sessions' interview series

    Epix and L.A. Times team up on 'Hollywood Sessions' interview series
    Premium movie channel Epix and the Los Angeles Times have teamed up to co-produce a new series featuring interviews with award-contending film actors and directors. The five-part series, called "Hollywood Sessions," debuts on Epix at 8 p.m. Dec. 8....
  • Malloy Overlooked 'Permanent Fiscal Crisis'

    Malloy Overlooked 'Permanent Fiscal Crisis'
    That didn't take long. Only two weeks after winning a second term, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his chief budgetmeister acknowledged that Connecticut's finances are not what months of 30-second campaign ads claimed they are. This suggests some hard going...
  • Ethan Hawke on life, films and experimenting

     Ethan Hawke on life, films and experimenting
    If you think you've had an eventful year, consider the one Ethan Hawke is having. Since 2014 began, Hawke has unveiled the 12-year epic "Boyhood," shot the drone drama "Good Kill," prepared for the release of his sci-fi picture "Predestination" and has...
  • Songs meant to empower girls can backfire on them

    Songs meant to empower girls can backfire on them
    What if she lets the wrong stuff go? This is my fear (one of them) for my daughter, who, like millions of other girls, absorbs daily doses of pop psychology via "Frozen's" "Let It Go" and Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off." I don't need to tell you how...
  • For Oscar-seeking filmmakers, World War II never ends

    Moviemakers love war. Make a war picture, you get explosions, high drama, death, sacrifice, heroism, villainy. Studios love war too because war is great for box office: More than half of the 10 best-grossing films of all time are filled with humans,...