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  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • Oscar Best Pic Contenders Reflect America's Anxiety

    "Art is not a mirror to reflect the world," said Bertolt Brecht. And angst may be in the eye of the beholder. Still, this season's best picture contenders seem to be serving up equal parts entertainment and very modern anxiety, whether the films are set...
  • Review: The Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' doesn't miss a beat

    As much as any directors working today, the brothers Coen, Ethan and Joel, are unmistakable auteurs, filmmakers who place their own distinctive stamp on everything they do. But while the bleak, funny, exquisitely made "Inside Llewyn Davis" echoes...
  • Justin Timberlake knows his music on 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

     Justin Timberlake knows his music on 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
    "It's fun to use my singing voice as part of a character," says pop superstar Justin Timberlake, describing how he toned down his vibrato and adjusted his guitar-strumming to portray clean-cut, early '60s folk singer Jim Berkey in the Coen brothers'...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Her,' 'Gravity' Get Online Film Critics Society Noms

    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...
  • '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globes nominations

    '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globes nominations
    Slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" and 1970s con-artist caper "American Hustle" led the Golden Globe Awards nominations announced on Thursday with seven nods each, fortifying their frontrunner positions ahead of the Oscars. In the coveted best drama...
  • Australian Awards Laud 'American Hustle'

    HONG KONG -- The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has given pride of place in its international awards category to David O. Russell's "American Hustle." The picture was nominated in seven categories, including best film, ahead of "12 Years...
  • John Goodman finds kindred spirits in Coen brothers

    John Goodman finds kindred spirits in Coen brothers
    John Goodman has long been the go-to guy for Joel and Ethan Coen when they need a big man to negotiate long, twisty monologues and blow his stack when necessary. (And it inevitably is.) In "Raising Arizona," "Barton Fink," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"...
  • First photos from Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken'

    First photos from Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken'
    With the time-skipping rom-com "About Time" opening this weekend in theaters, photos were just released that include its rising star, Domhnall Gleeson, on the set of "Unbroken." The second feature directed by Angelina Jolie, the film began production...
  • Entertainment Education: America's Film School Programs

    American Film Institute, Los Angeles Graduate students in AFI's production-based program make 4-10 films in two years under the guidance of master filmmakers led by artistic director James L. Brooks. AFI alumni number 4,500, with an impressive 81% of them...
  • Director Jim Jarmusch on the Challenges of Financing Indie Films

    About eight years ago, Tilda Swinton received a call from her director pal Jim Jarmusch on New Year's Eve, saying, "Hey man, let's make a vampire movie." "I would make any movie that Jim would propose to me, frankly," Swinton said on Wednesday night...