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  • First Look: John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as Gay Grooms in 'Love is Strange'

    John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are headed to the chapel in this first released image of the upcoming dramatic comedy "Love is Strange," provided exclusively to Variety. Lithgow and Molina play a gay New York couple who finally decide to tie the knot...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends. At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
  • Lisa Cholodenko Set as Guest Director for L.A. Film Festival

    The Los Angeles Film Festival has tapped filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") as guest director. The festival, now in its 20th anniversary, takes place June 11-19 in downtown Los Angeles. Past guest directors include David O....
  • '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud

    '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud
    A week after "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley and director-producer Steve McQueen both refrained from thanking one another after winning Oscars — the former for adapted screenplay, the latter for best picture — Ridley downplayed rumors of...
  • 20 Feet From Patton Oswalt: Singers to Rev Up Spirit Awards

    Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton and Tata Vega, subjects of the documentary "20 Feet From Stardom," will sing at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, the only musical act to perform. The RadiuS-TWC film is nominated for a Spirit Award...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work

    Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work
    For most Oscar viewers, the red carpet is little more than a fluffy delight — a few hours filled with insanely expensive dresses, over-caffeinated commentators and false modesty. But for Joe Lewis, whose job is to make sure the red carpet is ready...
  • Femme Indie Spirit Nominees Make Movies On Their Own Terms

    If the movie industry is "geared for (women) to fail," as Sony Pictures' Amy Pascal said in a recent interview, female filmmakers must work that much harder to succeed. It's simply not enough to go to the best film school, snag a competition spot at...
  • Oscar Parties: Lupita Nyong'o, June Squibb, Sally Hawkins, Anna Kendrick Celebrate in the Rain

    Although Los Angeles only recorded 1.53 inches of rain over the course of 12 hours on Friday according to the National Weather Service, it was enough precipitation to cause a rather sizable and particularly deep tidal pool outside West Hollywood's Fig &...
  • Watch: Live Stream of Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

    With Santa Monica drenched from heavy rain, the red carpet for this Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards is being held in a beachside tent. The 29th annual awards will be live streamed above until 1:30 p.m. PST. Comedian Patton Oswalt will host the...
  • Oscars 2014: Companies hope to lure celebs with products at swag bag event

    Oscars 2014: Companies hope to lure celebs with products at swag bag event
    From beauty products to designer clothes, celebrities are showered with free, lavish gifts during awards season. But swag bags and events organized around them don't just benefit celebrities. They help companies that put together the luxury events and...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Feature at Spirit Awards

    "12 Years a Slave" has dominated the Independent Spirit Awards, winning best feature and four other awards including director for Steve McQueen, supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o, screenplay for John Ridley. Matthew McConaughey won the best actor...