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  • 'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle': Three's a crowd in Oscar race

    'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle': Three's a crowd in Oscar race
    As the Academy Awards approach, the various guild awards and critics groups' honors often provide insight into prevailing Oscar sentiments. In this year's race for Oscar gold, however, momentum has repeatedly swung back and forth among what might be...
  • After Oscar Nominations, There's No Clear Frontrunner

    Academy voters try to adhere to the organization's myriad rules during Oscar season -- except for the one barring them from talking about their vote. A convivial lot, Academy members (I've been one for 30 years) habitually chat about their likes and...
  • Film Review: 'Million Dollar Arm'

    "Jerry Maguire Goes to India" or "Slumdog Fireballer" must have been the high-concept pitch for baseball drama "Million Dollar Arm," but the highly enjoyable result isn't nearly as opportunistic as it sounds -- even if it is, in part, a portrait of a...
  • Commentary: 'La Traviata' is a timeless statement about class

    It's not surprising that "La Traviata" was the most performed opera during the 2012-13 operatic season. Not "Don Giovanni." Not "Carmen." Not "La Boheme." Not even "Madame Butterfly." But "La Traviata." Audiences in Southern California were able to...
  • Danny Boyle in talks for Steve Jobs movie, possibly with DiCaprio

    Danny Boyle in talks for Steve Jobs movie, possibly with DiCaprio
    Over a 20-year career making stylized, often genre-tinged films, Danny Boyle has been known to look at a well-worn area in new and dynamic ways. With a potential Steve Jobs movie, he could be taking on a worthy subject. The British auteur is in...
  • Danny Boyle Boards Steve Jobs Movie; Leo DiCaprio to Star?

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in early talks to direct Sony's Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs." Scott Rudin is producing, with Aaron Sorkin penning the script based on the Walter Isaacson biography "Steve Jobs," to which Sony acquired the rights...
  • Why U.S. Audiences Are More Comfortable With Subtitles Than Ever

    Attendees at next month's Cannes Film Festival will hear plenty of French being spoken -- except, that is, by the characters onscreen. Of the French films recently announced as part of this year's official selection, two (Olivier Dahan's opening-nighter...
  • Oscar-Winner Gulzar Given India's Highest Film Honor

    LONDON -- 79-year-old Sampooran Singh Kalra, better known by his pen name Gulzar, has been conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke award, India's highest film honor, for 2013. The award is given by the Indian government for outstanding contribution to the growth...
  • Fox TV chief and Murdoch favorite Peter Rice extends contract

    Fox TV chief and Murdoch favorite Peter Rice extends contract
    News that Fox TV chief Peter Rice had renewed his employment contract came, fittingly enough, in a press release about Rupert Murdoch's plans for corporate succession of his vast media empire. Wednesday's news release chronicled the return of Murdoch'...
  • Channel 4′s Film/Drama Chief Tessa Ross to Become Chief Exec of U.K.'s National Theater

    LONDON -- Tessa Ross is to become chief executive of the U.K.'s National Theater. She joins from pubcaster Channel 4, where she is controller of film and drama. Ross will join the National in November, working alongside the theater's director Nicholas...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Backer Channel 4 Pledges Continued Support for Indie Filmmaking

    LONDON - Speaking to Variety, David Abraham, chief executive of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, has reaffirmed the network's support for independent British filmmaking following news that Tessa Ross, controller of film and drama, is to leave in September....