| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Jonah Hill is a perfect host for "Saturday Night Live." He performs the show's youthful, bawdy -- sophomoric, if you prefer -- humor so well.
You can hear echoes of John Belushi and Chris Farley in Hill's hosting. In an above-average episode this...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in an apparent drug overdose Sunday leaves behind a diverse and impressive body of work cut tragically short. From his pornographer turn in "Boogie Nights" to his Oscar-decorated turn as Truman Capote to his...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Because there were so many strong acting contenders, campaign frenzy has been unprecedented, with strategists piling on Q&A screenings and "in honor of" parties on 24-hour notice. One actor confided to Variety he'd done more than 200 Q&As. Sometimes...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Todo o nada. Esa parecía la máxima de Philip Seymour Hoffman a la hora de actuar, sin opción para medias tintas. Intérprete comprometido y valiente, brillaba igual en papeles pequeños que en grandes, a los que le costó llegar, y no tuvo reparos en aceptar...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Philip Seymour Hoffman was always one of my favorites. It always seemed to me that he didn't make bad movies, and I've always attributed that to a belief that Hoffman's talent elevated everyone around him.
Like a lot of appreciators of film, upon...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:23 PM
As smoothly as it plays on the screen, making “Her” was hardly an easy feat. As our interviews with the Spike Jonze film’s costume designer, production designer, cinematographer and assistant director over the past week suggest, there...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Much has been made of the vocal performance that Scarlett Johansson delivers as the title character in Spike Jonze's latest film, "Her," about a computer operating system named Samantha who falls for her human owner Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix)....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Awards season enters a new phase Sunday with the Golden Globes, then accelerates Jan. 16 when Oscar nominations are announced.
The Globes, at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC, will offer clues to the Oscar race and, more importantly for viewers, the zany...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Add another awards show to keep an eye on to the list: The 265 members of the Online Film Critics Society, an org focused on Internet-based film journalism, announced their nominees for the 17th annual OFCS Awards. Several winners of past years have...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:55 AM
In a season when many favorites have shone through, Oscar voters held up their end, choosing some juggernauts for nominations Thursday morning. Still, there was more than a fair share of snubs and surprises. Here are the nine biggest:
Philomania. After a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Representing one of the most heated Oscar races in years, the Academy Award lead actor nominees announced Thursday are Christian Bale for "American Hustle," Bruce Dern for "Nebraska," Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Wolf of Wall Street," Chiwetel Ejiofor for...