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  • 'Desolation of Smaug' reinvigorates 'Hobbit' trilogy, critics say

    Last year, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had film critics wagging their fingers over Peter Jackson and company's decision to stretch J.R.R. Tolkien's slim children's novel "The Hobbit" into a movie trilogy, one that got off to a plodding start....
  • Best of 2013: Kenneth Turan picks 'Captain Phillips,' 'Frances Ha'

    Best of 2013: Kenneth Turan picks 'Captain Phillips,' 'Frances Ha'
    An unusually strong year with numerous candidates combined with a draconian ukase mandating that choices fit in Twitter format (O brave new world!) have led me to a number of extreme stratagems. First, I am limiting my 10-best list to English-language...
  • River Phoenix's final film, 'Dark Blood,' to play in Santa Monica

    River Phoenix's final film, 'Dark Blood,' to play in Santa Monica
    This Halloween marks the 20th anniversary of the death of actor River Phoenix, who succumbed to an accidental drug overdose outside a West Hollywood nightclub in 1993 at the age of 23. On Tuesday, two days before the anniversary, the actor's unreleased...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • Scarlett Johansson found her Siri-esque character in 'Her' liberating

    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...
  • The Best Picture Race: Will Academy Rise to New and Bolder Challenges?

    Back in March, I wondered aloud if the Academy, clearly stuck in a feel-good groove after having awarded best picture to "The King's Speech," "The Artist" and "Argo" the past three years, would ever see fit to honor a film that dared to challenge an...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    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...
  • Oscars 2014: So what are you doing tonight?

    Oscars 2014: So what are you doing tonight?
    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...
  • Rome Film Fest Rebuilds, Adds Focus on China

    Former Venice Film Festival topper Marco Mueller (pictured) has finally gotten the chance to put his stamp on the Rome Film Fest this year. Technically, this is Mueller's second season atop the metropolitan festival, but last year, forced to pick out a...
  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    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....
  • AFI Fest 2013 wraps up a memorable, star-studded scene

     AFI Fest 2013 wraps up a memorable, star-studded scene
    With a calendar date falling just as studios are desperately trying to secure some awards-season traction for their Oscar hopefuls, the AFI Fest has no trouble booking its share of glamorous galas and high-profile events. This year's festival, which...