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  • 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...
  • The New England Underground Film Festival Comes To Hartford on Oct. 5

    The New England Underground Film Festival Comes To Hartford on Oct. 5
    The appeal of independent film has always been about more than the quality of the movies themselves. The term "independent" carries a mystique of its own — a suggestion of home-grown, organic creativity unleashed to the world against the odds. Think...
  • 'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen

     'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen
    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...
  • 'Fruitvale Station' arrives, and thoughts turn to Oscar

    You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
  • Oscars 2013: Can Jennifer Lawrence be stopped?

     
    Jennifer Lawrence has gone from being “the girl on fire” in “The Hunger Games” to Hollywood's golden girl for her ......
  • Will Golden Globes raise the red carpet out of its doldrums?

    Will Golden Globes raise the red carpet out of its doldrums?
    Hollywood's annual awards season kicks into high gear with the unfurling of the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday. From afar, it will probably all seem the same as usual — cheering fans in the bleachers, photographers and TV crews by the yard,...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Pariah' star Adepero Oduye

    Video/Q&A: 'Pariah' star Adepero Oduye
    Michelle Williams. Elizabeth Olsen. Adepero Oduye? Yep, the star of “Pariah,” who doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page, has joined those big names as a nominee for best female lead actress at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards. Oduye,...
  • Getting ready for Oscars weekend

    Getting ready for Oscars weekend
    Looking for backstage access to this year's Academy Awards? You've come to the right place. All weekend, I'll be blogging about what is being said backstage, as Hollywood takes the time to pat itself on the back for whatever good work it did in 2011....
  • 'The Artist' wins three top Oscars, including best picture

    'The Artist' wins three top Oscars, including best picture
    "The Artist," the black-and-white silent film about Hollywood’s rocky transition to the “talkies,” took the biggest honors at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday night, including best picture, director and lead actor. It was a night...
  • Oscars: 'The Artist' wins best picture; Jean Dujardin best actor, Meryl Streep best actress

    Oscars: 'The Artist' wins best picture; Jean Dujardin best actor, Meryl Streep best actress
    For the first time since 1929, when the clubby, self-promotional and studio-driven Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized “Wings” and “Sunrise” in the first Academy Awards ceremony, a black-and-white silent...