| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:41 AM
The Steve McQueen period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," the acclaimed, unflinching look at the brutality of slavery in America, earned the most nominations Tuesday for the 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards. The film received seven nominations including, best picture,...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:27 PM
This year's Academy Awards ceremony promises to feature a Grammy-worthy lineup of musical performers, with indie rocker Karen O, Broadway star Idina Menzel and arena-rock veterans U2 now set to join previously announced singer-producer-rapper Pharrell...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Like politicians on a whistle-stop tour before a big election, this year's Academy Award nominees have flocked to TV talk shows in recent weeks. But no day may have seen as much of that flocking as Wednesday, when everywhere one looked — morning,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Patton Oswalt's wings have been clipped. A week after the actor, comedian and Spirit Awards host declared his intention to replace the ceremony's usual avian-themed trophies with live birds, show organizer Film Independent announced that those plans...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2013
At 85, Besedka Johnson was discovered by Hollywood in the locker room of a Los Angeles gym.
An executive producer of the movie "Starlet" was also working out at the YWCA when "she recognized some sort of star quality in Johnson" and asked her to...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
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...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It almost seemed like a typo when the Sundance Film Festival announced not one but two films made by Sebastián Silva in Chile with American actor Michael Cera. Yet it was no mistake, as the pair have indeed collaborated twice, with "Crystal Fairy" an...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Though Sundance may be more typically thought of as the place for young and emerging filmmakers, it also has a space for its own veterans. Writer-director Ira Sachs won the festival's grand jury prize in 2005 with "Forty Shades of Blue" and 2012's "Keep...