| Mar 23, 2009
Joel and Ethan Coen are headed west again.
The Coen Brothers, directors of the 2007 neo-Western "No Country for Old Men," will remake the classic John Wayne movie "True Grit," according to Variety. While the 1969 movie followed Rooster Cogburn (Wayne, in...
| Sep 21, 2008
What I feared most was the screaming. Desperate cries from a freaked-out pig might ruin bacon for me forever.
I'd spent the previous two days hanging out with happy hogs at the idyllic Newman Farm on the Arkansas- Missouri border. I watched them trot...
| Dec 15, 2009
Things were looking up for the seriocomedy "Up in the Air," which led the field with six nominations this morning at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.
George Clooney was nominated for best performance by an actor in a drama for his role as a corporate...
| Feb 28, 2011
Hollywood's coronation of "The King's Speech" culminated Sunday night when the story of stuttering King George VI and his speech therapist won four Academy Awards, including best picture. But if the Oscars completed the historical drama's ascension, the...
| Nov 11, 2010
Who doesn't want to be relevant? It's a step toward contentment, a way to stay charged and, in this season, a key to predicting the Oscars.
FOR THE RECORD:
Oscar voting: The Oscar Watcher's Notebook in the Nov. 11 edition of The...
| Nov 18, 2010
Ozark waitresses turned boxers. Los Angelenos battling over racial and social inequality. Boston's criminal element and a do-gooder detective. A West Texas cowboy and a satchel of money. A slum kid from India and a game show. Bomb specialists in Iraq...
| Jun 16, 2010
Veteran stage and screen actor Beth Grant gives her most wickedly funny performance to date in the Colony Theatre's fantastic new play "Grace & Glorie." In the 70-plus feature films she's co-starred in ("No Country for Old Men," "Donnie Darko," and...
| Feb 8, 2010
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Oscar-winning filmmaking brothers Ethan and Joel Coen ("Fargo," "No Country for Old Men") bypass big stars in favor of Michael Stuhlbarg, a relative unknown given a star-making turn, in this comedy-drama about a professor whose marriage is threatened by...
| Oct 23, 2009
It's not all Fargo Oscars and No Country for Old Men box-office glory for the filmmaking Coen Brothers. Sometimes they stumble and give us a bad movie that's deliriously watchable -- a Big Lebowski. Sometimes they drop a challenging, worthwhile film...
| Apr 27, 2011
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Javier Bardem already owns an Oscar (for "No Country for Old Men"), but he rightfully was in the running for another one for his fine work in director and co-screenwriter Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's profile of a man trying to get his affairs in order....
| Dec 30, 2010
As director Alejandro González Iñárritu remembers it, he and Javier Bardem first met at "The Losers Party."
It was Oscar night 2001 and Iñárritu had just been overlooked by the academy — for the first time. The then-38-year-old filmmaker celebrated...