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  • Michael Shannon to perform next season at A Red Orchid

    Michael Shannon to perform next season at A Red Orchid
    Michael Shannon will return to A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago next season to star in a show, the actor has said. “It’s going to be our 20th anniversary at Red Orchid next season, so I’m going to come back and do a show,”...
  • Andy Samberg to host 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards

    This year, raunchy comedian Seth Rogen took aim at everyone from Mel Gibson to Chris Brown as the host of the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Next year, one of Rogen's buddies will try his hand at the gig: Andy Samberg. The "Saturday Night Live" veteran...
  • 'Artist' win is a tribute to Harvey Weinstein's tenacity, vision

    'Artist' win is a tribute to Harvey Weinstein's tenacity, vision
    "The Artist" has won the Oscar for best picture and I'm speechless. It's not lack of passion for the film that has robbed me of the power of words; it's that I felt so strongly that my thoughts were geared to how I would react should the worst happen,...
  • Is it time for the National Book Awards to change? Yes.

    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...
  • 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...
  • LACMA film program to be headed by Elvis Mitchell

     
    LACMA film program to be headed by Elvis Mitchell...
  • "Beginners," "Tree of Life" tie for Gotham Film Awards

     
    Mike Mills' semi-autobiographical drama "Beginners," about a young man whose widower father comes out of the closet, and Terrence Malick's mystical family epic "Tree of LIfe" tied for best film of 2011 at the 21st annual Gotham Film Awards....
  • 'Take Shelter,' 'The Artist' top contenders for Spirit Awards [Updated]

     
    Writer-director Jeff Nicols' apocalyptic drama "Take Shelter" and the black-and-white silent film "The Artist" emerged as top contenders for Film Independent's 2012 Spirit Awards Tuesday morning, earning five nominations each. Both films were nominated in...
  • Golden Globes: What do they mean for the Oscars?

     
    The Envelope's Gold Standard film awards columnist looks at how this week’s nominations from the Golden Globes voters, SAG and Critics Choice have changed the landscape for best picture and the other Oscar categories....