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  • Sundance 2014: first look at Molina & Lithgow in 'Love is Strange'

    Sundance 2014: first look at Molina & Lithgow in 'Love is Strange'
    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...
  • Festival Alternatives Exist for Indie Filmmakers

    The Sundance Film Festival remains the quickest way for American indie filmmakers to win big. Like landing on Boardwalk and Park Place, it can often pave the way for fortune and success. But as the entertainment industry evolves and marketplace grows more...
  • Sundance: Festival Suffers From Too Much Brooklyn

    Robert Redford had said that he wanted this year's Sundance film festival, which celebrated its 30th anniversary, to go back to its independent roots. But even as some of the films felt smaller and took bigger risks, that didn't mean they struck a chord...
  • Fox Searchlight Re-releasing '12 Years a Slave' in Theaters

    Oscar hopeful "12 Years a Slave" will get a big push next month when Fox Searchlight re-releases it into theaters. The film will return in select cities beginning Jan. 17. "We are honored to re-release this incredible film to theaters after it debuted...
  • Awards campaign for James Franco is suitably Alien

    Awards campaign for James Franco is suitably Alien
    The line between the real and the surreal is a thin one for James Franco. The actor's persona has become such a carefully cultivated hall of post-postmodern mirrors that it can often be hard to tell what's true and what's a put-on. So naturally, when...
  • Why Editing Nominations Predict the Best Picture Oscar

    Gamblers and Academy Award handicappers have long known that Oscar has a "tell": There's a strong connection between editing and the best picture winner. Since editing became an Oscar category in 1934, only nine films have won best picture without at...
  • Analysis: 'Osage' and 'Butler' Get SAG Nom Boost; 'Her,' 'Wolf' AWOL

    Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" regains ground in the awards race with its four nominations for SAG Awards, while "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" boosted their Oscar stock with three noms apiece, including...
  • Why the Oscars Best Supporting Actor Race Is a Hot Mess

    This year's Oscar race has had bloggers buzzing about the most cutthroat best actor category in years-with at least seven "locks" for five slots-but there's an even bigger logjam in the supporting actor contest. When the nominees are announced in January,...
  • 'Best Man Holiday,' 'Black Nativity,' Madea are merrily diverse

    Time was when Christmas movies were as reliably white as a North Pole winter. Such holiday classics as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" came to define the American cultural psyche during the holidays for decades. Later films set around...
  • Sundance Unveils 2014 Competition, Next Lineups

    In some respects, the 30th annual Sundance Film Festival offers a snapshot of the ways in which the independent film scene has dramatically shifted over the past three decades, said fest director John Cooper, from an ever-widening talent pool to an...
  • Could James Gandolfini Win a Posthumous Oscar?

    In awards consideration, a voter tries to be objective. But when any human watches a film or TV show, they bring along all their thoughts and feelings about life -- and death. By any standard, James Gandolfini's performance in "Enough Said" is a gem. But...