| Jul 30, 2008
Big Hollywood studios will take a back seat at this year's Venice film festival, with the competition lineup highlighting independent U.S. cinema, Italian productions and Japanese animation movies.
Festival director Marco Mueller said the lighter...
| Dec 13, 2007
| 6:51 AM
The 65th annual Golden Globes will air on NBC, but they'll have a distinct cable-TV feel.
Cable series dominate the major television categories, with seven of the 11 nominated comedy and drama series hailing from non-broadcast networks. The series...
| Jan 8, 2008
Joel and Ethan Coen made history Tuesday becoming the first sibling directing team to be nominated for a Directors Guild of America award for outstanding directorial achievement in a feature film.
The iconclastic brothers were nominated for their dark...
| Jan 22, 2008
"No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood," two stark dramas about obsessed men, are the top nominees for the 80th annual Academy Awards.
The two films earned eight nominations apiece, including nods for best picture, best director (Paul Thomas...
| Jan 23, 2008
THIS year's nominations for original and adapted screenplay ask the question why -- as in, why do we need a Y chromosome? In an unprecedented surge of recognition for female creative forces, the academy chose to nominate four women for individual...
| Jan 22, 2008
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Jan 27, 2008
The Directors Guild of America named Joel and Ethan Coen the best directors of 2007 for "No Country for Old Men" Saturday night. It marks the first time a sibling team has won the guild award in this category. The last time a directing team took the...
| Feb 4, 2008
Saturday evening was a busy one for writer-director Joel Coen.
The iconoclastic filmmaker arrived around 8 p.m. at USC's Doheny Library to pick up the 20th anniversary USC Libraries Scripter Award for "No Country for Old Men."
The award honors both...
| Feb 10, 2008
AS "No Country for Old Men" star Josh Brolin said in accepting the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble cast, "The Coen brothers are freaky little people, you know, and we did a freaky little movie."
Indeed, sitting down with the notoriously press-shy,...
| Feb 17, 2008
THE six nominees for this year's best director Academy Award have made a total of 23 feature films. To put that meager number into perspective, consider this: "The Departed," which finally won Martin Scorsese his directing Oscar last year (on his sixth...
| Feb 19, 2008
SCOTT RUDIN met one of the key role models for his life when he was a teenager. In the early 1970s, when other kids were playing guitar, shooting hoops or just seeing how long their hair could grow, the 15-year-old Rudin spent his days working for theater...