| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:15 AM
In a strong year for directors, Oscar voters took notice.
The academy's directors branch chose a veritable who's who of English-language filmmakers, nominating Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), David O. Russell ("American...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:55 PM
"12 Years a Slave," which led the way Tuesday in Spirit Award nominations, has been screening for film academy members since its strong debut earlier this fall at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Despite a wealth of opportunities, many Oscar...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:41 PM
"American Hustle," the new Abscam-inspired con movie by David O. Russell, finds the director of "The Fighter" and "Silver Linings Playbook" getting the old gang back together, including actors Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Jennifer Lawrence has many admirers, from the legions of "Hunger Games" and "X-Men" fans to critics to awards voters — the latter evidenced by her Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" and her recent New York Film Critics honor for supporting...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Has Duke Ellington ever saved your life?
David O. Russell knows the answer to that particular question because Ellington's music has rescued him many times. It happened yesterday. It'll probably happen again tomorrow. And it also happens near the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
A populist confection with ambitions to high art. A hodgepodge whose messiness has generated both raves and criticism. A colorful throwback that is also surprisingly modern and relevant. David O. Russell's "American Hustle" is a series of entertaining...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:55 AM
The Academy Awards' reigning best actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, and best actress, Jennifer Lawrence, will join this year's ceremony as presenters, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.
Day-Lewis is a three-time Oscar winner, most...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:43 PM
“American Hustle,” writer-director David O. Russell’s fanciful retelling of the late 1970s Abscam government corruption scandal, was named the best motion picture, comedy or musical Sunday at the Golden Globe Awards.
The win comes a...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:15 AM
— Maya Forbes knew the story all too well, but she waited a long time to write a script based on her childhood.
It's understandable why the writer-director wasn't rushing. Her father was manic-depressive, and when her mother left their Cambridge,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:51 PM
As is usually the case, the mood was a convivial one at this year's Academy Award nominees luncheon, which throws together big-name stars and directors as well as animators, musicians, editors and other fellow contenders for Oscar gold.