| Jan 18, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Cate Blanchett won the Screen Actors Guild award for female actor in a leading role Saturday for her portrayal of Jasmine, the fallen New York socialite in the Woody Allen film "Blue Jasmine."
It is Blanchett's third SAG win, following supporting honors...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:45 AM
It's mid-December, and everybody's a winner, what with critics' prizes and best-ofs and award nominations being announced seemingly around the clock. Has any of this changed the best picture race? And how are the documentary and foreign-language...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Growing up, Christopher Navarro used to listen to himself talking on a hand-me-down Kmart cassette tape recorder, then re-record his voice until he had perfected the audio clip.
Now 38, the Northern California native channels his childhood pastime in...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:17 PM
"Gravity" cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki won the 28th American Society of Cinematographers Award for feature film Saturday evening at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
Lubezki previously won the top award two years ago for "The Tree of...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
You should have your Oscar pool by now. Twenty-four categories. One hundred and twenty-one choices. And, no, "The Lego Movie" is not among them. (Next year. Next year.)
We've been here for you for the last six months, starting back in September when "12...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Moviegoers who saw the twisty, Charlie Kaufman-penned meta-film "Adaptation" will recall that a hammy, tough-talking screenwriting guru named Robert McKee guided one of the characters to writing a cliche-ridden script that sold for an exorbitant amount of...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Anyone who has seen director Alfonso Cuarón and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki work together might think they spend all of their time arguing like an old married couple, the squabbles punctuated by all manner of Spanish swear words.
"They are very...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Color us delighted if the next faux Hollywood feud is between George Clooney and Tina Fey.
Clooney is doing the rounds for appearing in the Oscar-nominated lost-in-space flick "Gravity" and sitting as producer on "August: Osage County," which received...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:29 AM
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" led the motion picture field by earning four Screen Actor Awards nominations including a nod for cast in a motion picture. "American Hustle," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "August: Osage County"...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The last time Oscar voters surprised with a best picture winner came eight years ago when Jack Nicholson opened the evening's final envelope, arched those famous eyebrows and announced "Crash."
He then mouthed the word "Whoa!"
Most years, Hollywood...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Loneliness, hubris, depression and other fixtures of human frailty get amplified by technology in several of this year's most forward-thinking films. In "Her," "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" and "Gravity," direct person-to-person contact comes...