| 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
| 10:58 AM
An untethered astronaut, a sexy hustler, a rich woman stripped of possessions and the persnickety creator of Mary Poppins are among the roles in which their creators earned nominations in the Golden Globes lead actress categories in drama and musical or...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The Golden Globes have a long and often amusing reputation for nomination-morning howlers. But when the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. unveiled its 2014 nominees Thursday morning, there was no “Tourist,” no “Burlesque,” no “...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:41 PM
TORONTO -- Over his first four films, Jason Reitman became known for sharply observed social comedy — a look at modern teenagers in over their heads (“Juno”), or a road-warrior corporate downsizer with a surprisingly poetic view of his...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:40 PM
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will honor Benedict Cumberbatch with the Britannia Award for British artist of the year at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Nov. 9 at the Beverly Hilton.
The 37-year-old ...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:27 PM
NEW YORK — Cate Blanchett has played a queen, a dancer, a Russian villain and Katharine Hepburn. But she took a more direct approach on a stage Wednesday night being herself.
The "Blue Jasmine” star, who in the summer art-house hit plays a...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A man adrift at sea. A woman adrift in space. And a young girl all by herself in the desert.
If there's a theme at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival, it's that solo travel may have its benefits but also carries more than a few risks.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In a season of outstanding performances wrapped up in awards possibilities, the little gems can too easily be overlooked. So once again, it is time to appreciate some of the actors whose gifts have shone bright in big films this year, even if only for a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:45 AM
— Kate Winslet will be the first to admit that the backdrop and framing of her upcoming movie, "Labor Day," is "utterly insane."
The film finds Winslet playing Adele, an emotionally fragile single mother of a 13-year-old son. She meets and then...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In Sunday's Golden Globes, "12 Years a Slave" looks to be the clear favorite (1-4) among dramas. Meanwhile, "American Hustle" (1-5) appears to be an easy pick over "The Wolf of Wall Street" (4-1). "Inside Llewyn Davis" is the longshot at 30-1.