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  • High hopes, low notes for film world's NC-17 rating

    In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...
  • A 'Place Beyond the Pines' where two actors shine ★★★ 1/2

    A 'Place Beyond the Pines' where two actors shine ★★★ 1/2
    In director Derek Cianfrance's previous feature, "Blue Valentine," pretension found itself in a stern deadlock with dramatic honesty. Thanks to the performance of Michelle Williams, opposite the flashier, more contrived flourishes of Ryan Gosling, the...
  • Valentine's Day gift guide: Totally her

    Beyond the sappy cards and seemingly endless rows of heart-shaped chocolate boxes, there are, indeed, some stylish ways to celebrate the woman in your life this Valentine's Day. Win points in the romance department by moving beyond grocery store floral...
  • The plain truths of Oscar winners

    The plain truths of Oscar winners
    Ozark waitresses turned boxers. Los Angelenos battling over racial and social inequality. Boston's criminal element and a do-gooder detective. A West Texas cowboy and a satchel of money. A slum kid from India and a game show. Bomb specialists in Iraq...
  • 'Blue Valentine'

    'Blue Valentine'
    Michelle Williams was a recent Oscar nominee for her intense work in director and co-writer Derek Cianfrance's drama about the arc of a relationship. She and Ryan Gosling play a couple who experience many changes, from the time they meet as teenagers...
  • Movie Review: Blue Valentine

    "I don't ever want to be like my parents," a teenage Cindy ( Michelle Williams) tells her aged grandmother in the new "Scenes from a Marriage" melodrama "Blue Valentine." Did those parents ever love each other? Did they once, and just get it out of the...
  • 'Rabbit Hole,' other films place marriage in Oscar spotlight

    'Rabbit Hole,' other films place marriage in Oscar spotlight
    We've had Johnny and June in "Walk the Line," Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda's grouchy old-timers in "On Golden Pond" and real-life marrieds Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bickering their way through "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" But they'...
  • 'The King's Speech,' 'True Grit' top Academy Award nominations

    'The King's Speech,'  'True Grit' top Academy Award nominations
    "The King's Speech" dominated the Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, earning 12 nods including best picture and best lead actor for Colin Firth as King George VI, who battles to eradicate his stammer before he unexpectedly takes the throne. Joel and...
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  • Oscar oversights include some Hollywood heavyweights

    Oscar oversights include some Hollywood heavyweights
    In writer-director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a dream-time cat burglar who smuggles ideas in and out of people's minds. But on Tuesday, many Oscar prognosticators felt that "Inception" itself had gotten...
  • Sundance 2011: The six biggest stories of this year's festival

    Sundance 2011: The six biggest stories of this year's festival
    As the last publicists, filmmakers and reporters made their way out of Park City, Utah, on Sunday and turned the land back over to its rightful owners (snowboarders and ski bums), we decided to take a look back at the 11 days just passed at the 2011...