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  • 'Inside Llewyn Davis' wins National Society of Film Critics honors

    'Inside Llewyn Davis' wins National Society of Film Critics honors
    "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...
  • Martin Scorsese and Steve McQueen among DGA award nominees

    Martin Scorsese and Steve McQueen among DGA award nominees
    Martin Scorsese earned his ninth Directors Guild of America Award nomination Tuesday morning for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for  "The Wolf of Wall Street," his controversial dark comedy about a hedonistic stockbroker. Scorsese,...
  • Analysis: Directors Guild nominees likely to repeat with academy

    Analysis: Directors Guild nominees likely to repeat with academy
    When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
  • Golden Globe Awards set Matt Damon, Ben Affleck as presenters

    Sixteen years after Matt Damon and Ben Affleck first won their Golden Globes, for co-writing "Good Will Hunting," the two stars will again take the stage — this time separately, as presenters. Damon and Affleck join previously announced presenters...
  • Noor Iranian Film Festival highlights a different view of Iran

    Noor Iranian Film Festival highlights a different view of Iran
    Iranians have been portrayed on the big screen as pre-Revolution radicals in “Argo,” scary, bare-chested villains in “300” and video game characters come to life in “Prince of Persia.” While these depictions can be...
  • The Best Picture Race: Will Academy Rise to New and Bolder Challenges?

    Back in March, I wondered aloud if the Academy, clearly stuck in a feel-good groove after having awarded best picture to "The King's Speech," "The Artist" and "Argo" the past three years, would ever see fit to honor a film that dared to challenge an...
  • Awards Race: Voters' Emotional State Determines What's 'Best'

    This year, quality isn't enough. The current campaign has already offered more than a half-dozen pictures that could have blown away the competition in a weaker year, with two dozen other fi lms also jostling for the up-to-10 nomination slots. So the...
  • 'American Hustle' builds character from the scalp down

    'American Hustle' builds character from the scalp down
    At first I thought it was merely a result of not having had to run a comb across my own scalp since the first Bush administration that I found David O. Russell’s  “American Hustle” so follicularly fascinating — just watching the...
  • Will an FBI Sting Stymie Efforts to Supersize California's Production Tax Incentives?

    As Sacramento was shaken by news of an "Argo"-esque FBI sting operation aimed at State Sen. Ron Calderon's support for film tax incentives, it raised concerns that it will make a planned push to expand the California credits all the more difficult....
  • Awards Race: Politics Re-Enters Campaigns for Oscar Films

    It's started already. Every few years, awards strategists offer some innovations to the campaign formula. In the late 1980s, it was screeners. Then it was Q&A's and "in honor of" receptions. Last year, politics became a campaign tool, and that appears to...
  • Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys,' Ben Affleck's 'Live By Night' Get Release Dates

    Warner Bros. announced today the release dates of two high-profile film adaptations, the Clint Eastwood-directed "Jersey Boys" and Ben Affleck's "Live By Night." "Jersey Boys" will be released June 20, based on the Tony-winning musical of the same name...