| 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....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
METAIRIE, La. — In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:30 AM
TORONTO — Standing ovations for movies playing at the Toronto International Film Festival are as ubiquitous as Benedict Cumberbatch and the food trucks lining the downtown entertainment district. Every film receiving a gala premiere brings the...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Only in Texas could the neo-noir of "Cold in July" be so believable.
I say that as a fan of both the state and the style. This striking new entry in pulp fiction stars Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson in a tangled tale of crime and...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the hopes of finding the next indie film breakout, Hollywood heavyweights annually weather the bitter cold of Park City, Utah, and fly thousands of miles to the South of France. But persuading those same movie executives to brave traffic from the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A flurry of ceremonies over the last 2 1/2 weeks -- the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild prizes and the Screen Actors Guild awards -- has separated pretender from contender in Hollywood's 2012-13 awards season.
According to the L.A. Times HeatMeter,...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Two vastly different films about the scourge of slavery in America, a thriller about the rescue of American hostages in Iran and a study of the dogged quest to capture one of the world's most wanted men -- Osama bin Laden -- were among the top nominees...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:27 AM
Jack Black and Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine don't make the most expected combination of stars, but their teamwork fuels this fact-inspired tale from filmmaker Richard Linklater.
Black plays an assistant funeral director who becomes everything to a...
| 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...