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  • Academy Awards embrace the unapologetically gay 'Milk'

    Academy Awards embrace the unapologetically gay 'Milk'
    One day this thought won't matter. One day this thought won't be relevant. Today is not that day. Today, the fact that "Milk" received eight Oscar nominations from the academy, including best picture, is significant and says much about where we are...
  • Heath Ledger's role in lawsuit

    Heath Ledger's role in lawsuit
    In the year since his death, Heath Ledger has become a sainted figure in Hollywood, reverently recalled for his superior talent and good humor. The foreign press genuflected before his memory Sunday with a Golden Globe for his acclaimed performance as the...
  • Appreciating the supporting nominees

    Appreciating the supporting nominees
    In looking at the Oscar category of best supporting actor and actress, I'm reminded of the sort of delicious dinner party that lingers in your memory years later. Although presumably you accept the invitation because you have some affection for the host,...
  • Hollywood's gay forays

    Hollywood's gay forays
    Much already has been said, written and blogged about the merits of Sean Penn's performance as Harvey Milk. About his uncanny channeling of Milk's nasally eloquence, his skill in replicating Milk's puckish intelligence and his striking physical...
  • Here's to the casting directors

    Here's to the casting directors
    When casting director John Papsidera commenced work on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" in 2006, he knew that filling the role of the Joker would be among his biggest challenges. After all, no less an actor than Jack Nicholson had played the part...
  • Unlikely front-runners face a still-formidable Clint Eastwood

    Unlikely front-runners face a still-formidable Clint Eastwood
    This year's lead actor and supporting actor categories offer no end of irony. Although certifiable leading men like Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road," Clint Eastwood in "Gran Torino" and...
  • Jane Campion's 'Bright Star' poetry

    Jane Campion's 'Bright Star' poetry
    Jane Campion has been many things, including the only woman to win the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or and an inspiration, she only recently found out, to Quentin Tarantino, who confided that her success with "The Piano" emboldened him to feel "you...
  • Movies may win big over films

    Movies may win big over films
    Rumor has it that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may actually honor some movies at this year's Oscar ceremony. Movies, as opposed to, you know, filmsfilms. Movies are those big, loud, colorful things that play on many cineplex big...
  • The unstoppable 'Slumdog' wins at BAFTA Awards

    The unstoppable 'Slumdog' wins at BAFTA Awards
    The "Slumdog Millionaire" juggernaut continues as the drama dominated the British Academy Film Awards, winning seven Sunday evening. "Slumdog," which revolves around an impoverished Indian teenager, won outstanding film, director for Danny Boyle, adapted...
  • Heath Ledger's family to attend 'Dark Knight' NY premiere

    Heath Ledger's family to attend 'Dark Knight' NY premiere
  • And the Oscar nominees are...

    And the Oscar nominees are...
    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a fable about a man who ages in reverse, dominated the 81st annual Academy Award nominations this morning, earning 13 nods, including best film, best actor for Brad Pitt and best director for David Fincher. This...