| May 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
CANNES, France — For the better part of two decades, director James Gray has been making textured dramas about people, often immigrants and their children, who experience all manner of frustration and struggle.
It prepared him well for the...
| 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...
| 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 12, 2013
| 7:58 AM
An unflinching look at slavery in America and a story about 1970s con men dominated the Golden Globes nominations Thursday morning, with "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" earning seven nods apiece, including best picture, best director and a slew...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Don't get him wrong: Even after more than 50 years in the business, Robert Redford was thrilled early Thursday to hear he was nominated for a Golden Globe award. But that didn't mean he was ready to let the news interrupt his sleep schedule.
| May 20, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Bad news for those of you eagerly anticipating "We Saw Your Boobs: Part Two." Seth MacFarlane will not reprise his role as the host of the Academy Awards next March, the comedian announced on his Twitter account Monday.
"Traumatized critics exhale: I'...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:53 PM
TORONTO -- Spike Jonze finished principal photography on his upcoming tale of technological love, "Her," 14 months ago and he's been working on it ever since, tinkering, shooting new scenes, a "relentless process" that he says he's gone through on every...
| 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...
| 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...