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  • Oscar winner Alan Arkin comes to the Florida Film Festival

     
    He's worked with everyone from Orson Welles to Steve Carell, Eva Marie Saint to Amy Adams. Alan Arkin won an Oscar for playing a grumpy grandpa in “Little Miss Sunshine,” but he has been stealing scenes in movies for half a century. He was the...
  • Alan Arkin has car accident, WON’T be flying to the Fla. Film Festival

     
    Oscar winner Alan Arkin has been in a car accident, his spokespeople say. He's “fine,” they stress. Details of the accident are sketchy at this time. But there is an inner ear injury, and when you've just turned 77 years old, you don't fly...
  • Worth It: 'An Improvised Life: A Memoir' by Alan Arkin

     
    Alan Arkin's book about acting and improv is a cut above....
  • Florida Film Festival starts tonight — a “muted” anniversary?

     
    When it launched, twenty years ago, the Florida Film Festival was the only game in town, pretty much the only game in the region and the only festival on its given week on the calendar. A lot has changed in independent film and the Fla. Film Festival in...
  • 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee'

    'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee'
    Perched uncomfortably between flat whimsy and Lifetime movie crescendos, the coming-of-middle-age comic drama "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" is rough going. Writer-director Rebecca Miller, adapting her own novel about a 50-year-old people-pleasing...
  • Second City's first-rate legacy

    Second City's first-rate legacy
    It was born of University of Chicago nerds at the end of McCarthyism, back when cutting-edge comedy meant jokes about your mother-in-law. It fed on the slow Chicago burn of 1960s counterculture, even though the demons of drugs and alcohol took down more...
  • 'Sunshine Cleaning'

    'Sunshine Cleaning'
    Amy Adams ( "Julie & Julia") and Emily Blunt ("The Devil Wears Prada") make an engaging duo as sisters who take up a very specialized profession in director Christine Jeffs' seriocomic tale. Their business is to clean up crime scenes, and the literally...
  • Movie review: Sunshine Cleaning -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Sunshine Cleaning -- 4 out of 5 stars
    In high school, Rose Lorkowski wasn't just a cheerleader, she was head cheerleader. A redheaded looker, she dated the captain of the football team. But "cheerleading," she observes in a moment of sad self-awareness, is "not as marketable as you think."...
  • 'Due Date'

    'Due Date'
    After showing gravitas in such recent projects as "Iron Man" and "Sherlock Holmes," Robert Downey Jr. goes for laughs again in this mildly amusing comedy from "The Hangover" director Todd Phillips. After getting booted off a plane and put on the no-fly...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Fish Tank' leads BIFA noms | 'Up in the Air' no more: Vera Farmiga supporting | Keira Knightley is new 'Fair Lady'

     
    • "Fish Tank" leads at the 12th annual British Independent Film Awards with eight bids including a best picture nod. For that top prize, the film -- set to be released stateside in January -- faces off against "Moon," which has seven noms in all, as...
  • SAG Awards nominations could herald Oscars glory

     
    Last year four of the five SAG-nominated ensembles appeared in films that went on to earn best picture Oscar nominations -- SAG contender "Doubt" was replaced by "The Reader" -- and "Slumdog Millionaire" won both prizes. Two years ago, only one SAG...