| Apr 4, 2013
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...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:46 AM
"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.
| Jun 30, 2011
| 7:13 PM
"Blue Valentine" star Michelle Williams was spotted at Oak Tree Restaurant & Bakery in the 900 North Michigan Shops Thursday afternoon. The two-time Oscar-nominated actress ordered tea during her visit.
After performing at the Chicago Theatre Wednesday,...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2011
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...
| Jan 6, 2011
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?"
| Nov 18, 2010
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...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart's movie "Rabbit Hole," which has hopped around the festival circuit starting with a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and including AFI Fest in L.A., had its New York premiere Thursday night. Eckhart and.....
| Dec 8, 2010
| 9:34 PM
The Weinstein Co. received good news Wednesday when the MPAA agreed to downgrade its rating for "Blue Valentine" from NC-17 to R, reports Steve Zeitchik on 24 Frames. Why the MPAA originally gave "Blue Valentine" an NC-17 rating when it......
| Dec 30, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Editor's note: Our intrepid critic is off this week, so we'll leave you with L.A. Times critic Betsy Sharkey's take on the much-discussed drama. Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine," starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, is a beginning and an...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:32 PM
You gotta hand it to Harvey Weinstein. Knowing all along that âBlue Valentine,â though loaded with great acting and filmmaking, was a serious downer of a marital drama, he decided he had to sell the sizzle. Weinstein cagily picked an......