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  • Another major award for Steve James' documentary 'Life Itself'

    Another major award for Steve James' documentary 'Life Itself'
    "Life Itself," the outstanding and acclaimed documentary by Hampton native Steve James, was bypassed in the Academy Award nomination process - something that has been a regular thing for James dating back to his landmark film "Hoop Dreams" 20 years ago.
  • 'Birdman' unexpectedly wins Producers Guild's top film prize

    In a surprise, the producers of "Birdman" won the top prize Saturday night at the 26th Producers Guild of America Awards -- and in doing so, made the upcoming Oscars race much more interesting. Alejandro G. Iñárritu, who also wrote and directed the...

    Analysis: How did 'Life Itself' not get an Oscar nomination?

    Analysis: How did 'Life Itself' not get an Oscar nomination?
    When this year's Academy Award nominations were announced last week, there were a few notable omissions. On the documentary side, that distinction goes to "Life Itself." A portrait of the life (and final days) of Roger Ebert — a man whose name was...

    Can computers beat critics at naming best movies? Study says maybe

    Move over, critics: Computers are the new film experts in Hollywood. According to a Northwestern University study released Monday, computer analysis has the potential to be as good or better at identifying significant films than human experts in the...

    Oscar nominations 2015: Hollywood is strangely absent

    Oscar nominations 2015: Hollywood is strangely absent
    If Thursday's Oscar nominations are any indication, the best Hollywood movies aren’t being made by Hollywood anymore. Following the lead of many major industries, the movie business has in effect outsourced what used to be its bread and butter....