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  • Oscar nominations 2014: McQueen, Russell in strong director field

    Oscar nominations 2014: McQueen, Russell in strong director field
    In a strong year for directors, Oscar voters took notice. The academy's directors branch chose a veritable who's who of English-language filmmakers, nominating Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), David O. Russell ("American...
  • Film Review: 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

    Stepping back into the spotlight just a few months after Tom Clancy's death, the author's famed CIA-analyst hero gets a spiffy new avatar but a fairly routine assignment in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit." Crisp, efficient and appreciably modest in scale...
  • '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...
  • The Golden Globes as Oscar's crystal ball

    Golden Globes. Sunday night. Imagine this scenario at the Beverly Hilton: Sometime after co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler engage in a little wordplay about gravity and their formal wear and belt out a parody of some song from "Mary Poppins" (maybe "I...
  • 'Desolation of Smaug' reinvigorates 'Hobbit' trilogy, critics say

    Last year, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had film critics wagging their fingers over Peter Jackson and company's decision to stretch J.R.R. Tolkien's slim children's novel "The Hobbit" into a movie trilogy, one that got off to a plodding start....
  • Golden Globe Awards: Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore to present

    Golden Globe Awards: Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore to present
    Leonardo DiCaprio will be pulling double duty at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, as a nominee and now as a presenter. Alongside "The Wolf of Wall Street" star, who is up for best actor in a musical or comedy, Drew Barrymore has also been tapped to hand...
  • 'Gone Girl' Ending Rewritten for David Fincher's Adaptation

    The polarizing ending of Gillian Flynn's bestselling thriller "Gone Girl" has been completely reworked for David Fincher's screen adaptation. In fact, Flynn herself wrote an entirely new final act for the screenplay. Flynn revealed the twist in this...
  • 'Divergent' 2014: Assigning factions to some of the new year's biggest movies

    'Divergent' 2014: Assigning factions to some of the new year's biggest movies
    In “Divergent,” the Chicago-set adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel that’s also the most-anticipated movie of early 2014, society is divided into factions emphasizing bravery (Dauntless), honesty (Candor), intelligence (Erudite),...
  • 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...
  • 'Downton Abbey' still thrills!

    "THERE CAN be too much truth in any relationship." So quipped Maggie Smith, in one of her dry, delicious asides, on the season four premiere of "Downton Abbey" last Sunday. These days, after the success of any series, people love to be argumentative and...
  • 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...