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  • 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...
  • Pop culture: empowering women or stereotypes?

    Today's question: Over the last few years, there's been a mini-trend of popular culture that deals with pregnancy, relationships and other traditional "women's issues," but with a greater emphasis on frankness and empowerment. Is that just pop froth or is...
  • Sydney Pollack, 73; Oscar-winning director and producer

    Sydney Pollack, 73; Oscar-winning director and producer
    Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73. Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...
  • Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival has scores to settle

    Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival has scores to settle
    Carl St.Clair can clearly recall being in the third grade in his hometown of Yoakum, Texas, and being "marched down to the Grand Theater where we all got to see 'Ben-Hur.' I was totally captivated," he says. "The score was overwhelming to me." Fifty...
  • Oscar luncheon: muted glamour and subtle cheer

    Oscar luncheon: muted glamour and subtle cheer
    There was muted glamour and subtle cheer at Monday's Oscar nominee luncheon. The otherwise official tone of the affair -- underscored with weapons detectors and a very involved credentialing process -- was lightened by the small things: Julie Christie's...
  • Oscar nominees are eating lunch in this town again

    Oscar nominees are eating lunch in this town again
    THE Oscar nominees' luncheon -- a long-held tradition at the Beverly Hilton Hotel that usually kicks off the giddy weeks before the televised ceremony -- couldn't quite shake the long shadow cast by the 13-week writers strike, despite news that a...
  • Toronto touts prestige pics

    Toronto touts prestige pics
    The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a lineup of prestigious films on Wednesday bound to attract awards and critical attention. The festival's 32nd annual slate includes 349 films from 55 countries. Among the highlights is the world premiere...
  • Movies look to SXSW for a breakout gig

    Movies look to SXSW for a breakout gig
    Soon after its 1987 founding, South by Southwest emerged as one of the nation's top showcases for off-the-beaten-track music. Now the festival has turned into a very different kind of launchpad -- for the often raunchy youth-appeal comedies that have...
  • 'State of Play'

    Like Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic," "State of Play" compresses a British television miniseries into a stand-alone American thriller and does a pretty good job of it. It's best to see the remake first and catch up with the 2003 BBC miniseries afterward....
  • Superstars storm Globe noms

    Superstars storm Globe noms
    Though some awards seasons leave voters wondering whether there's enough talent to warrant nominations, let alone awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. apparently had so many favorites it gave nods to them all. Vying for the 65th annual Golden...
  • Tilda's tilt-a-whirl style

    Tilda's tilt-a-whirl style
    There's nothing conventional about Tilda Swinton, who plays the stuffy, uptight corporate exec Karen Crowder in "Michael Clayton." Not her looks, her personal life, nor her career, which took another leap forward this week when she was nominated for a...