| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Will academy voters reward or reject your favorite movies and performances? Time again to consult the Oscar 8 Ball for answers.
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It is certain: The movie's one slam-dunk nomination comes from Jared Leto's supporting turn as the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Apparently awards season gives with one hand and takes away with the other. In one of the season's unlikelier stories, Scarlett Johansson has been building momentum with a performance in "Her" in which she is heard but never seen as the artificial...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Deep in post-production on his weird but wonderful sci-fi romance "Her" this past March, Spike Jonze made the difficult decision to — as the old editing edict goes — kill one of his darlings.
The nuanced vocal performance turned in by...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
It’s not easy, in the noisy burble of modern cinema, for actors to capture our attention — let alone the attention of award voters — when they’re keeping silent on screen. When it does happen, it’s usually because the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do you meet the "Fockers" guy? Or do you like Spike? How about a biopic and a chance to shake hands with the daughter of the film's subject? Or perhaps you'd like to listen to some toe-tapping musical performances from the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths.
Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:30 AM
When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Even though he’s been nominated twice now for Academy Awards, it’s still a little hard to stop thinking of Jonah Hill as that roly-poly comedic acolyte of Judd Apatow (specifically, as this guy.) Perhaps it’s time to admit he’s a...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends.
At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The setting: a gloomy metropolis in the not-too-distant future. Endless rows of identically clad proles sit before a giant screen, watching Big Brother rant about the virtues of group think. "We are one people with one will, one resolve, one cause!" he...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Warner Bros. has set Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" for release on Dec. 12.
The big question now is whether the film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, as has been rumored. Anderson's "The Master" wasn't ready for Cannes in 2012 and...