| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Ben Affleck's film "Argo" took the best picture Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Other marquee winners were Daniel Day-Lewis for lead actor for “Lincoln,” Jennifer Lawrence for lead actress for “Silver Linings Playbook,” and Ang...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A flurry of ceremonies over the last 2 1/2 weeks -- the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild prizes and the Screen Actors Guild awards -- has separated pretender from contender in Hollywood's 2012-13 awards season.
According to the L.A. Times HeatMeter,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:55 AM
"Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named the best film of the year Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
The movie, set to open in limited release Dec. 19, took home two other...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 3:18 PM
After being snubbed by major critics groups this award season, “The Master” got a boost Sunday from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. The Paul Thomas Anderson-directed film was awarded more prizes than any other film, taking home honors for...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:27 AM
The recipient of much acclaim at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival - to the tune of two awards - this documentary traces the literal search for Rodriguez, a musician whose meant-to-be-huge album barely caused a ripple in the 1970s.
Its reputation grew...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:42 AM
A lovely film about a Detroit singer-songwriter robbed of musical fame but rewarded with a second chance decades later, at age 70, "Searching for Sugar Man" tells a story of serendipity and just deserts. If it were fiction, it'd be improbable fiction. But...
| Aug 6, 2012
Spoiler alert: Little-known, critically acclaimed early 1970s folk singer Rodriguez is not, contrary to popular belief, dead.
Yet, as chronicled in the Sundance award-winning film “Searching for Sugar Man,” that’s what many fans in...
| Aug 9, 2012
*** (out of four)
The Beatles. Simon and Garfunkel. Rodriguez.
Apparently, South African music fans in the ‘90s put little-known early ‘70s folk singer Rodriguez on the same level as those legends. The Detroit-native musician,...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:19 AM
The subsets of filmgoers likely to fall for the wonderful"Searching for Sugar Man"include the following: People who like music. People who watch movies.
Also: People who appreciate a good mystery. People who respond to stories about second chances....
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:15 AM
"And now you hear the music, but the words don't sound too clear …"
"Inner City Blues" by Sixto Rodriguez
Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom has spent more than two decades searching for Sugar Man. And even though the music journalist tracked his...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 1:05 PM
A feature film about two sisters fleeing an African civil war and a documentary centering on a Mexican cattle-ranching community took home the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday.
"All is Well," a Portuguese-language film directed by ...