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  • SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day

    SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day
    When actors vote for awards, you can be sure of two things: They're going to love movies with sprawling casts (more parts = more work!) and showy roles that require physical transformation will typically beat subtler performances. Those precedents...
  • Golden Globes nominations: Sally Hawkins in, Oprah out

    The Golden Globes showdown for supporting actress includes four names familiar to those who tuned into the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday — Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years a Slave," June Squibb for "Nebraska,"¬†Jennifer Lawrence for...
  • 'Fruitvale Station'

    'Fruitvale Station'
    Writer-director Ryan Coogler's acclaimed, memorable drama is based on a true incident at a Los Angeles train station on New Year's Day 2009. A young father was shot by a transit officer, and the film details the hours leading up to the tragedy....
  • Summer Movie Sneaks complete list

    The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Sneaks list: In the...
  • Cannes 2013: For Octavia Spencer, a new stop with 'Fruitvale Station'

    CANNES, France -- You’d expect a savvy pro such as Octavia Spencer to have dropped in on the Cannes Film Festival once or twice over the years. But there she was on Thursday afternoon, taking it all in like a wide-eyed tourist. “First...
  • Cannes 2013: For 'Blue Ruin' helmer, a new path to career-building

    Cannes 2013: For 'Blue Ruin' helmer, a new path to career-building
    CANNES, France--Most of the attention at the Cannes Film Festival this week centers on the big names--Nicolas Refn, Alexander Payne, James Gray. But the springtime cinema gathering can sometimes makes room for someone a little different. Someone, say,...
  • Cannes 2013: 'Salinger,' 'Osage County' among Weinstein hopefuls

    Cannes 2013: 'Salinger,' 'Osage County' among Weinstein hopefuls
    Cannes, France--With award-season hits such as “The Silver Linings Playbook” and “Django Unchained,” the Weinstein Co. had a small but potent slate in the latter half of 2012. On Friday evening at the Cannes Film Festival, the...
  • Cannes 2013: A very French celebration

    Cannes 2013: A very French celebration
    CANNES, France -- The audiences at the Cannes Film Festival, if they are so moved, really know how to do things right when it comes to recognizing new film talent. This was the case in spades with the Saturday morning premier of Rebecca Zlotowski’...
  • Cannes 2013: The musical side of the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Cannes 2013: The musical side of the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
    CANNES, France -- In close to three decades of filmmaking, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have shared a lot of looks. But with "Inside Llewyn Davis," which had its  premiere in Festival de Cannes competition Sunday, one particular glance said it all. "At...
  • 'Bling Ring's' Sofia Coppola to be honored at Crystal + Lucy Awards

    'Bling Ring's' Sofia Coppola to be honored at Crystal + Lucy Awards
    Oscar-winning writer-director Sofia Coppola, whose latest film "The Bling Ring" screened at the Cannes and opens June 14 stateside, is this year's winner of the Crystal + Lucy Awards' Dorothy Arzner Directors Award. The award is named after the...
  • Hugh Jackman performs at benefit for film and TV charity

    Hugh Jackman performs at benefit for film and TV charity
    Actor Hugh Jackman brought his one-man stage show to Los Angeles' Dolby Theater on Saturday in a benefit and live auction that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. The "X-Men" star performed his critically acclaimed one-man...