| Dec 16, 2009
| 4:32 PM
We all know that barely anyone pays attention to critics awards anymore, so its hardly a big deal -- in terms of the Oscar race -- that a host of critics groups named "The Hurt Locker" as their best picture......
| Dec 16, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Since Stanley Tucci competes this derby season with two notable supporting roles ("The Lovely Bones," "Julie & Julia"), it's curious that Golden Globe voters chose his turn as a scheming serial killer. That's similar to a rival role in the same category...
| Feb 8, 2010
| 6:08 PM
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...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2010
"How to Train Your Dragon" has taken the age-old story of a teenage boy sorting through his fundamental life issues -- fit in, figure out self, get the girl, don't disappoint Dad -- set it in ancient Viking times and still managed to give it a...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 12:46 PM
Based on the novel by "No Country for Old Men" author Cormac McCarthy, this melodrama casts Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smith-McPhee as a father and son in search of others who have survived an apocalypse.
Their journey is fraught with peril, since others...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 3:15 PM
Oscar nominee Javier Bardem is notoriously difficult when it comes to getting him to commit to a film, but he admits he has just been offered a part that will be hard to turn down.
Bardem recently met with director Sam Mendes to talk about playing the...