| Aug 12, 2011
| 11:09 AM
Trained as an assassin by her CIA-veteran father (Eric Bana), a youngster (Saoirse Ronan, reteaming with "Atonement" director Joe Wright) becomes the target of an intelligence agent (an appropriately steely Cate Blanchett) in this well-staged action tale....
| Mar 30, 2012
The Liverpool-bred writer-director Terence Davies is best known for deeply felt, meticulously controlled reveries "The Long Day Closes" and "Distant Voices, Still Lives" and the gorgeous personal essay "Of Time and the City." Now 66, he sees the past...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival this morning announced some of their key selections for the Sept. 6-16 event. Here's a look at five trailers to get you in the mood for the fest.
"Argo": Ben Affleck is back behind the camera,...
| Jan 22, 2008
| 2:37 PM
When I took a bleary-eyed glance at the nomination results early yesterday morning, I have to admit that my first reaction was -- is this the Oscars or the Independent Spirit Awards?
Four of the five nominees for best picture are films released by studio...
| Mar 28, 2010
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday:
294 pp., $26.95
In 2006, Ian McEwan survived a minor scrape with the plagiarism police. A British newspaper pointed out the resemblance between passages in his celebrated 2001 novel, " Atonement," and...
| Jan 12, 2009
In a ceremony alternatively as solemn and celebratory as the movie that won a leading four prizes -- the rags-to-riches drama "Slumdog Millionaire" -- Sunday night's Golden Globe awards helped focus the Oscar race as it honored the late Heath Ledger for...
| Dec 10, 2008
"Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story.
At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...
| Jan 11, 2009
| 5:40 PM
It was a night for underdogs.
"Slumdog Millionaire" continued its Cinderella ways at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards tonight, winning four statuettes: dramatic film, director for Danny Boyle, original score for A.R. Rahman and screenplay for Simon...
| Dec 8, 2007
It's been a frantic, festive and fashionable week.
From L.A.'s sizzling party scene -- GQ's Man of the Year bash at the Chateau Marmont and the "Movies Rock" fest at the Kodak Theatre -- to New York's upper-crust "Atonement" premiere and exclusive...
| Oct 19, 2007
If you've watched the red carpets this year, you may have noticed a new alignment of the stars.
No longer content to dress a star for a particular event, design houses are now trying to lock them in for the entire awards season.
| Nov 12, 2008
It pays to be early, or so that was the thinking behind Sony Picture Classics' decision to send out the academy screener of the Sundance hit " Frozen River" back on Sept. 24.
Yes, that was five months before the February 2009 Oscar ceremony, and way...