| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
How do you give a lifetime achievement award to a director still very much in motion, to an artist who refuses to settle down, to someone who actively does not want one?
Woody Allen is in the midst of a run of box-office successes and critical acclaim....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:13 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding if I should get a vanity plate.
The Skinny: Just got my car registration renewal notice. Maybe I should get a vanity plate that says "MorningFix." That way my groupies (I know you're out there) will have an easier time...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The Golden Globes offered a tribute to Woody Allen on Sunday night, presenting the filmmaker with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, though he was not there to pick it up himself. Allen's longtime collaborator Diane Keaton, accepting the...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:00 AM
So Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the 86th Academy Awards next week. Nothing against her or, for that matter, Billy Crystal (who has hosted nine telecasts), Whoopi Goldberg (who has hosted four) or Steve Martin (who has done three), but when was it...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
So I'm waiting at a stoplight when another piece of techno-pop skitters across the car radio, and the notion hits me: Is romance dead?
Better suited perhaps to a Time magazine cover or an article in New York magazine, the question nonetheless is soon...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
June Squibb, 84; Judi Dench, 79; Meryl Streep, 64; Oprah Winfrey, 59; Emma Thompson, 54; Sandra Bullock, 49; Julia Roberts, 46; Cate Blanchett, 44; Lupita Nyong'o, 30; Jennifer Lawrence, 23.
These 10 actresses received either a leading or supporting...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Mixing mainstream and specialty titles, the Writers Guild of America has nominated Tracy Letts for "August: Osage County," Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke for "Before Midnight," Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," Peter Berg for "Lone...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 12:30 AM
It would probably be horribly reductive to describe Desiree Akhavan's "Appropriate Behavior" as a lesbian Persian-American "Girls" knockoff, but it wouldn't be entirely inaccurate, either. A debut feature from the writer-director-star, this tart, sexually...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
From the romantic quirkiness of "Annie Hall" to the Machiavellian ladder-climbing of "Wall Street" to the gritty desperation of "Dog Day Afternoon," New York has long served as a character in cinematic storytelling. But, as a slew of this year's awards-...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:14 AM
After the coffee. Before second-guessing the Golden Globe nominations.
The Skinny: I'm playing beat the clock today as I try to get this done in time to watch the FCC get grilled on Capitol Hill. Oh the exciting life I lead. Today's Fix includes a look...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When it comes to awards-season stumping, you won't catch Woody Allen making the rounds of the guild and Academy screening circuit, showing up at cocktail receptions in his honor, or otherwise doing much of anything to remind people that, yes, he made a...