| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:30 AM
By mid-November, when most directors of holiday movies were unwinding with their work largely completed, filmmaker David O. Russell was pulling 18-hour days and seven-day weeks, rushing to finish "American Hustle."
The mad dash was worth it: "American...
| Dec 21, 2013
Opening on Christmas day, along with "Grudge Match" and a few other films with which it has nothing in common, writer-director Spike Jonze's "Her" is the most beguiling and imaginative picture of 2013, the one I'd miss the most if it hadn't been made....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
As wild and unscripted as the Golden Globes are on TV, the ceremony feels even looser inside the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. That's why the star-studded ceremony hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has a reputation as the year's...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The Golden Globes are lauded for being the award season's greatest party, and, from the Beverly Hilton ballroom Sunday night, you could see -- and hear -- why. Every time the show went to commercial, there was an explosion of movement as A-listers...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:37 PM
In honor of the delicate future of Spike Jonze’s “Her,” we’ve been chatting with the team that helped him realize those not-so-far-off days. (You can read previous installments, on costumes and production design, here and here)....
| Dec 20, 2013
**** (out of four)
At BeautifulHandwrittenLetters.com, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) pours out someone else's heart, using submitted photos and e-communication to craft anniversary cards and more. He speaks to the computer, the program writes in lovely...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Olivia Wilde is pregnant and proud!
The "Her" actress, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Jason Sudeikis, is back in the spotlight since announcing her pregnancy in October. In recent days, she's made several appearances and hasn't been afraid...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
After already reaping notice for his performance in "Her," Joaquin Phoenix could be working with Warner Bros. again on the studio's biggest property.
Sources tell Variety that the studio wants the Oscar-nominated actor for a role in the upcoming untitled...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Paramount Pictures' "Anchorman" sequel is on its way to a solid opening. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," is poised to gross around $45 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada over the five-day period ending Sunday, after taking in more than...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Since taking the Telluride and Toronto film festivals by storm in the early fall, "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" have dominated the Oscar conversation. Three months of screenings and cocktail receptions and glad-handing have done little to alter the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:12 PM
As a film critic, I spend many hours thinking and writing about performances each year. Yet when the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced that it would not consider Scarlett Johansson's work in "Her" for a Golden Globes award, it stopped me.