| Nov 11, 2010
Who doesn't want to be relevant? It's a step toward contentment, a way to stay charged and, in this season, a key to predicting the Oscars.
FOR THE RECORD:
Oscar voting: The Oscar Watcher's Notebook in the Nov. 11 edition of The...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 9:14 AM
Ben Affleck is building a solid reputation as a filmmaker, and he scores on both sides of the camera as star, director and co-writer of this totally engrossing crime drama.
He plays a Boston robbery-gang member who becomes involved with one of his past...
| Nov 18, 2010
Ozark waitresses turned boxers. Los Angelenos battling over racial and social inequality. Boston's criminal element and a do-gooder detective. A West Texas cowboy and a satchel of money. A slum kid from India and a game show. Bomb specialists in Iraq...
| Nov 28, 2010
Recent films such as "Carlos," "The Baader Meinhof Complex" and "Che" have looked at the blowback and aftermath of the revolutionary adventures of the 1960s and '70s across Europe and South America. With "Night Catches Us" writer-director Tanya Hamilton...
| Dec 16, 2010
Melissa Leo is conflicted. For her latest film, "The Fighter," where she co-stars opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in a performance that's destined to earn her a second Oscar nomination, has her all knotted up with different emotions.
| Jan 16, 2011
One thing that's certain come Sunday evening at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards — Joel and Ethan Coen's remake of "True Grit" will not be taking home any honors because the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. snubbed the box office hit.
| Jan 16, 2011
"The Social Network" has a lot of friends in Hollywood.
The drama about the creation of Facebook continued its winning ways Sunday, taking home four trophies at the 68th Golden Globes, including dramatic feature, director for David Fincher, screenplay...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:46 AM
"The King's Speech" dominated the Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, earning 12 nods including best picture and best lead actor for Colin Firth as King George VI, who battles to eradicate his stammer before he unexpectedly takes the throne.
| Jan 27, 2011
Filmmaker Tanya Hamilton got her debut feature film, the 1970s period piece "Night Catches Us," into the Sundance Film Festival last year. It made its way into theaters. She earned critical acclaim.
"An ambitious debut feature," The Wall Street Journal...
| Jan 5, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Defense says it will investigate whether there was any impropriety in aiding the making of a yet-to-be-released movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden.
The probe by the Pentagon's inspector general comes after...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 2:52 PM
It’s strange that director Brad Bird won Oscars for animated films The Incredibles and Ratatouille, (and was involved with Iron Giant as well as some animated TV shows), and he directed this action picture. It’s the fourth in the franchise,...