| May 7, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Hollywood couldn't have come up with a plot twist as unusual as the latest development in the case of Bernie Tiede, the east Texas assistant funeral director whose killing of his closest confidante, a reclusive 81-year-old millionaire, inspired Richard...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:10 PM
The killing was so shocking, so unexpected and so downright weird that it became a Texas Monthly magazine story and then a popular motion picture, "Bernie."
In 1996, beloved east Texas assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede — a darling to those...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
We could, on our own, diagram the ups and downs of Matthew McConaughey's acting career. But, to borrow a line from "Dazed and Confused," it'd be a lot cooler if he did. He obliges.
'Dazed and Confused'
" 'All right, all right, all right!' First...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It may not be to most actors' tastes, but Matthew McConaughey is sounding oddly happy about his smaller paydays.
"For the first time in my career, I lost money! No joke!" the actor says.
Then again, McConaughey has reason to smile; his choice to...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Matthew McConaughey has won the lead actor Oscar for his performance in the drama "Dallas Buyers Club." It was the first Oscar nomination and win for the 44-year-old actor, who lost more than 40 pounds for the movie directed by Jean-Marc Vallée....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Today's New York Film Critics Circle prizes are a big boost to Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" and Warner Bros.' "Gravity." Not because they won big -- "12 Years" won director for Steve McQueen, while there were none for "Gravity" -- but because...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Matthew McConaughey likes to turn things over in his mind. And since we've just uncorked a good bottle of Pinot Noir at a corner table in the Beverly Hills Four Seasons bar ("We'll give that just a little air and we're good," he says in that musical Texas...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Since their inception 23 years ago, IFP's Gotham Independent Film Awards have experienced their share of growing pains and gains. For years, the low-key kudofest, which takes place at the outset of awards season, was truly independent and unconcerned...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
As an aspiring North Carolina filmmaker, Dreambridge Films founder Todd J. Labarowski literally broke into the business. "I went down to Carolco Studios (in North Carolina), finagled my way past the guard and unknowingly walked into a casting director's...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:50 AM
The revival of Matthew McConaughey's career continues apace with the announcement he will be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film festival.
The awards gala will be Jan. 4, during the festival...
| Jun 19, 2013
Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, co-founder and former owner of The Second City, the influential Chicago comedy venue that pioneered rapid-fire comedy sketches using ideas plucked from the audience, died Sunday at his home in Chicago. He was 90.
His wife, Jane...