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  • 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards red carpet: Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto and more

     
    While the stars stepped out the day before the Oscars in Santa Monica, Calif. for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Award season darling Lupita Nyong'o dazzled again as she picked up her statue for Best Supporting Female, plus more of the...
  • Los Angeles Film Festival rewards curiosity

    It's L.A.: We're spoiled and we know it. Just about any night of the week, and certainly any weekend, there is a de facto film festival happening in Los Angeles. With the city's revitalized, astonishing rep house scene, commercial first-run cinemas...
  • Is it time for the National Book Awards to change? Yes.

    As a member of the board of the award-bestowing National Book Critics Circle, I tend to look to the National Book Awards as a popular big brother: They are the football to our field hockey, the Oscars to our Independent Spirit Awards, the prizes that tend...
  • Guide to February 2013 TV premieres, specials, movies

    Guide to February 2013 TV premieres, specials, movies
    Every February we celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month, but this one is extra special because we welcome NBC's "Community" back to TV after too long a hiatus. It's also when the high-profile Netflix series, "House of Cards," debuts. Back on...
  • Indie Spirit Awards: Cooper, Lawrence, Wallis' last stop before the Oscars

    The Film Independent Spirit Awards are the penultimate stop before the Oscars -- but with just one day to go before the Academy Awards, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis had reached her red carpet threshold. As her publicist told her she had a few more...
  • Oscars speeches: Honestly sincere, or expertly faked?

    Oscars speeches: Honestly sincere, or expertly faked?
    Los Angeles looks lush. But as often noted, it is actually an arid wasteland where nothing but artifice and self-interest sprouts naturally. That's the cynical, archetypal reading. For instance, two thirds of the way into Nathanael West's cynical,...
  • Besedka Johnson dies at 87; discovered by Hollywood at age 85

    Besedka Johnson dies at 87; discovered by Hollywood at age 85
    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...
  • Patton Oswalt tapped to host 2014 Independent Spirit Awards

    Patton Oswalt tapped to host 2014 Independent Spirit Awards
    Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille," "Big Fan") will host the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. Film Independent, the organization which also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival, will hold the 29th annual...
  • The late James Gandolfini to receive honor at Gotham film awards

    The late Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini will be presented with a posthumous tribute by Steve Buscemi at the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. The awards ceremony takes place Dec. 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. "We are...
  • '12 Years a Slave' leads Film Independent Spirit Award noms

    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,...
  • Spirit Awards nominations: What to look for on Tuesday

    Spirit Awards nominations: What to look for on Tuesday
    This year's Oscar best picture race continues to be defined as a clash between fall festival favorites "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity." "Gravity" has made headlines in recent weeks for its eye-popping box-office numbers with receipts now exceeding $575...