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  • '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....
  • How the Producers of 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Fruitvale Station' Got the Films Off the Ground

    Producing movies is not exactly a science; there are myriad ways to approach the discipline. But whether the budgets are $1 million or $100 million, many of the obstacles remain the same, managing finite amounts of time and money, locking down locations...
  • Berenice Bejo talks about 'The Past' and how she got there

    Berenice Bejo talks about 'The Past' and how she got there
    CANNES, France - For her work in "The Past," as a divorcing Paris mother caught in a web of deceptions, Berenice Bejo won the best actress award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The movie opens in Chicago Friday; Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi'...
  • Berlin: Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhane Wallis and Diane Kruger Join 'Fathers and Daughters' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Octavia Spencer, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis and Diane Kruger have joined Voltage Pictures' "Fathers and Daughters" opposite Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Aaron Paul. "Fathers and Daughters," a Black List script penned by...
  • Holiday meanderings from Gaga, Bieber, Wahlberg and more

    "AT THAT time in my life I was into wash-and-wear men who required no effort to maintain with no harm done. I wanted men who were easy to clean up after, cheap men, simple men to have sex with, to be served and serviced by, so I could forget what I know...
  • 'Her' Named Best Film of the Year By National Board of Review

    "Her" nabbed the National Board of Review's award for best film, and also scored the director award for helmer Spike Jonze. Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" took home acting trophies for lead Bruce Dern and supporting thesp Will Forte, while actress kudos...
  • 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,"┬áJennifer Lawrence for...
  • Australian Awards Laud 'American Hustle'

    HONG KONG -- The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has given pride of place in its international awards category to David O. Russell's "American Hustle." The picture was nominated in seven categories, including best film, ahead of "12 Years...
  • 'Fruitvale' to 'Llewyn Davis': Small parts, huge performances

    'Fruitvale' to 'Llewyn Davis': Small parts, huge performances
    In a season of outstanding performances wrapped up in awards possibilities, the little gems can too easily be overlooked. So once again, it is time to appreciate some of the actors whose gifts have shone bright in big films this year, even if only for a...
  • Berlin: Crowdfunding Catches on With European Filmmakers

    Crowdfunding films in Europe is still in its infancy, but some enterprising producers have launched campaigns, using a few opportunities not yet available in the U.S. -- and are facing a different set of challenges. American filmmakers have mainly used...