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  • Writer’s Guild nominates ‘Please Give,’ ‘Black Swan,’ ‘The Fighter’ and ‘Inception’

     
    Very interesting break from the pack for the Writer's Guild of America, whose screenwriting members recognized Nicole Holofcener's very fine “Please Give” and nominated it as one of the best written films of 2010. They also went for the...
  • Oscar nominations: ‘King’s Speech’ dominates, ‘True Grit’ and ‘Social Network’ do well

     
    The usual suspects' named were trotted out when the nominations for the 83rd Academy Award were announced this morning. We're talking “The Social Network,” “Black Swan” “The King's Speech” (12 nominations, leading the...
  • Cover story: 2011 Oscars: And the winners might be...

     
    This Oscar race pits classic academy taste against the new. “The King's Speech,” “The Fighter” and “True Grit” represent more traditional Oscar fare like “The English Patient,” “Rocky” and &#...
  • Matt Damon talks ‘The Adjustment Bureau’

     
    If you’re going to make a movie that wrestles with the philosophical conflict of “free will” versus “determinism,” you could do a lot worse than having Matt Damon star in it. It helps to have a bright guy explain “The...
  • Oscars: Best Picture? Gotta be ‘The King’s Speech’

     
    You think they knew this was the winner weeks ago, and thus had all the nominees clips set to “The King's Speech” by Colin Firth? By the way, SPOILER. Firth's last big scene in the movie, the BIGGEST scene. That was what they showed. The...
  • 12 things you didn't know about the 2011 Tony Awards

     
    Tony Awards: 12 things you probably didn't know about Broadway's biggest night...
  • Comments & Curiosities: The 'King' of all award shows

    "Hooray for Holly." Come on, everybody, "Hooray for Hollywood, that screwy bally-hooey Hollywood, where any office boy or young mechanic, can be a panic." No, wait, stop, please. That was awful. We try that every year and it never gets any better....
  • Paul Newman: A Legend Dies At 83

    Paul Newman was a stage actor who became a movie star. A sex symbol who celebrated 50 years of marriage with his second wife. A grieving father who turned to philanthropy after the death of his only son. A citizen activist who campaigned for liberal...
  • Outsiders are in with Oscar

    Outsiders are in with Oscar
    When I took a bleary-eyed glance at the nomination results early yesterday morning, I have to admit that my first reaction was -- is this the Oscars or the Independent Spirit Awards? Four of the five nominees for best picture are films released by studio...
  • Richard Jenkins, 'The Visitor'

    Richard Jenkins, 'The Visitor'
    A longtime character actor with one of those "Don't I know you?" faces, Richard Jenkins has been building award buzz for his role in "The Visitor" since it first appeared on the festival circuit more than a year ago. If not exactly his "big break," for...
  • Coens' 'Reading' to open Venice Film Festival

    Coens' 'Reading' to open Venice Film Festival
    A spy comedy by Oscar-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen starring George Clooney, John Malkovich and Brad Pitt will open this year's Venice film festival, organizers said on Monday. The film, whose working title is "Burn After Reading", tells the...