| Jan 4, 2014
| 1:55 PM
"Inside Llewyn Davis," Joel and Ethan Coen's study of a struggling New York folk singer in 1961, was the big winner Saturday at the National Society of Film Critics. The film received four awards, including best film, actor for Oscar Isaac, director for...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:15 AM
For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for.
Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Italy‘s “The Great Beauty” won the Oscar for foreign Language film Sunday night.
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, “The Great Beauty” follows a writer, Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), who finds himself at an emotional...
| Jun 20, 2013
If last year's quietly wrenching Oscar-winner "Amour" revealed the artistic heights achievable by a story of lifetime love and imminent death, "Unfinished Song" reveals an all-too-common middlebrow miasma of easy tears and microwaved warmth.
Much like a...
| Jun 27, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
At last, Salt-N-Pepa’s “Let’s Talk About Sex” has been sung the way it was meant to be performed: by a group of randy, British senior citizens.
There’s nothing wrong with that community acknowledging...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Two Los Angeles-based artists -- jazz musician Billy Childs and theater director John Malpede -- are among the 20 recipients of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards for 2013.
The recipients, whose names were announced this week, will each receive an...
| May 2, 2013
"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...
| May 12, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Being the kind of tavern where the sunlight generally is about as welcome as a penniless A.J. Pierzynski, Lou's bar in South Philadelphia is expected to light up when Rhea Perlman walks into the joint in a summer dress.
And, at the Northlight Theatre in...
| May 10, 2013
When the 66th Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday, it'll do so with a big bash of a movie, not in competition, already up and running in the U.S.: Baz Luhrmann's “The Great Gatsby,” based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
| May 15, 2013
| 10:05 AM
“We’re always sitting in personal private judgment of the films we see,” Steven Spielberg said Wednesday, in Wednesday’s Cannes Film Festival press conference introducing this year’s nine-person jury headed by Spielberg....