| Jan 8, 2009
| 10:24 AM
"The Dark Knight" continues to soar this award season.
Christopher Nolan, the director of the critical and commercial success, was nominated Thursday for the 61st annual Directors Guild of America award. It's the first time a director of a superhero...
| Jan 12, 2009
In a ceremony alternatively as solemn and celebratory as the movie that won a leading four prizes -- the rags-to-riches drama "Slumdog Millionaire" -- Sunday night's Golden Globe awards helped focus the Oscar race as it honored the late Heath Ledger for...
| Feb 15, 2009
In looking at the Oscar category of best supporting actor and actress, I'm reminded of the sort of delicious dinner party that lingers in your memory years later. Although presumably you accept the invitation because you have some affection for the host,...
| Sep 5, 2008
Disaster Movie is the latest and most slap-dash of the movie parodies to atrophy out of the Scary Movie franchise. It shows more signs of the postpartum depression that these movies have felt since the Wayans Brothers gave them to Jason Friedberg and...
| Sep 12, 2008
The best movies by the Coen brothers are deadpan essays in dark comedy, with intricate plots and memorable character performances. Those traits apply to their worst films as well, devilishly dry character studies that can seem like an inside joke...
| Sep 15, 2008
Finally, a weekend to hooray about in Hollywood.
After seven straight weekends of ticket sales below year-ago levels, box-office grosses came out on the plus side, led by an estimated $19.4 million for the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading" and $18...
| Oct 31, 2008
In the late 1990s, a lot of American artists fancied themselves filmmakers. Most got stuck in a no man's land that was not very fun to visit.
On the upside, artists enjoyed the freedom of including feature-length videos in their installations. And they...
| Nov 12, 2008
It pays to be early, or so that was the thinking behind Sony Picture Classics' decision to send out the academy screener of the Sundance hit " Frozen River" back on Sept. 24.
Yes, that was five months before the February 2009 Oscar ceremony, and way...
| Apr 4, 2008
OHKAY OWINGEH, N.M. -- Aspiring screenwriters David and Kevin Linke don't have to go to Hollywood to try to break into the business. It came to them.
"Here, if you want to get on a movie set, you can," said David, 20, fresh off four days' work as an...
| Apr 29, 2008
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...
| Feb 10, 2008
Nothing preempts Hollywood's awards season -- not even a crippling writers strike.
On the same day the West Coast and East Coast branches of the Writers Guild of America gathered to discuss an end to the three-month work stoppage, the union took a...