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  • Franklin Leonard's Black List can help green-light screenplays

    Franklin Leonard's Black List can help green-light screenplays
    Franklin Leonard wasn't looking to upend the system. He just wanted some good vacation reading. In 2004, Leonard was working as a development executive at Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, charged with sifting through piles of...
  • Oscar race shapes up for best director, cinematography nominees

    Since the film academy began handing out the best director Oscar in 1929, you can count the number of women who have been nominated on one hand — Lina Wertmüller for "Seven Beauties" (1976), Jane Campion for "The Piano" (1993), Sofia Coppola for...
  • Ben Affleck gets the manipulated man's every twist and turn right

    Ben Affleck has played virtually every style of loser lug on-screen, each lug better than the last. Even when his character appears to be in charge, like his CIA agent in "Argo," you're not surprised that the Americans he's supposed to be saving in Iran...
  • 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' has a definite bite

    'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' has a definite bite
    A vampire is such a handy creature for filmmakers in search of a metaphor or two. Mortality is usually the first bite, and Ana Lily Amirpour's stunning first feature, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," definitely takes a stab at that. But it is the way...
  • Rachel Marsden: Will Obama finish as a statesman or a politician?

    PARIS -- U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as a politician, and he's on pace to finish his presidency as one, rather than as the statesman many presumed he would become. As it currently stands, his accomplishments aren't likely to remain...
  • Watch: Amazon Releases Full Trailer for Cop Drama 'Bosch' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Amazon Studios has released the first trailer for "Bosch," its forthcoming original series based on Michael Connelly's best-selling books about an LAPD homicide detective. In the series, Hollywood detective Harry Bosch works to solve the murder of a 13-...
  • Oscars: Will Christopher Nolan Finally Land a Director Nomination?

    This year's best director race is all about the Oscar virgins. Most of the contenders in the running -- starting with frontrunner Richard Linklater ("Boyhood") -- have never been nominated in the category before. But one caveat to remember: predictors...
  • Billion Dollar Composer: Alexandre Desplat Has Ears of World's Top Auteurs

    It all started a little over 10 years ago, when "Girl With a Pearl Earring" opened and everyone who heard its haunting, magical waltz theme asked, "Wow, who wrote that?" The "who," as everyone in the business knows by now, is French composer Alexandre...
  • Box Office: 'Gone Girl' Becomes David Fincher's Highest-Grossing Film in U.S.

    "Gone Girl" has overtaken "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" as director David Fincher's highest-grossing film in the U.S. Fox's martial thriller earned $1.8 million on Friday at the box office, increasing its cume to $129.6 million and thereby edging...
  • 'Imitation Game's' outsiders plot lured Morten Tyldum

    'Imitation Game's' outsiders plot lured Morten Tyldum
    "The Imitation Game" could appear at first glance to be the product of some algorithm designed for maximum impact as a year-end prestige picture. For starters, it's a biopic about British mathematician Alan Turing, who was instrumental in cracking...
  • Oscars: 9 Under-the-Radar Performances that Deserve Buzz

    If you believe the awards season chatter, the Oscar race is practically over--even if it's only just beginning. There's already been a lot of talk about the frontrunners this year (from "The Imitation Game's" Benedict Cumberbatch to "Wild's" Reese...