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  • Cooperation and creative versatility distinguish winning directors

    Cooperation and creative versatility distinguish winning directors
    A number of recent movies — including some of this year's top awards contenders — revive a decades-old debate about the type of director who shapes the most memorable films. In his famed 1962 essay, "Notes on the Auteur Theory," Andrew...
  • Christmas movies vying for Oscar voters' attention

    Christmas movies vying for Oscar voters' attention
    For a four-year stretch at the turn of the 21st century, December was the most wonderful time of year to be a best picture Oscar contender. From 2002 to 2005, the film academy gave its best picture prize to movies debuting in December. Starting with...
  • How 'Goodbye to Language' beat 'Boyhood' at National Society of Film Critics

    How 'Goodbye to Language' beat 'Boyhood' at National Society of Film Critics
    Nobody was waiting for Godard. The National Society of Film Critics closed down the pundits' phase of awards season this past weekend by giving its best picture prize to Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye to Language," catching many — including some of...
  • 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Imitation Game' among Producers Guild nominations

    'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Imitation Game' among Producers Guild nominations
    "American Sniper," "Birdman," "Boyhood," "Foxcatcher," "Gone Girl," "Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Nightcrawler," "The Theory of Everything" and "Whiplash" have been nominated for the Producers Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for...
  • An early look at who's likely to win Golden Globe Awards

    An early look at who's likely to win Golden Globe Awards
    The last two years, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. members have added a new wrinkle to the Golden Globes: respectability. Where are the wacky, celebrity-worshiping choices of yesteryear? What will the babysitter whom Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt...
  • Local editor has a stake in new movie 'Kill the Messenger'

    Local editor has a stake in new movie 'Kill the Messenger'
    Eighteen years ago, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb published one of the most contested stories in modern journalism: "Dark Alliance," which alleged that a California drug ring had sold crack cocaine to gang members and funneled the profits to...
  • 'Fury' Enters New Battle Zone: The Oscar Race

    Sony's "Fury" arrives in theaters Friday with critical approval and positive box office predictions. As for awards, the WWII drama's outstanding artisan work could enlist it in this year's race. Writer-director David Ayer and his team -- including...
  • Australia to Simplify Co-Production Rules

    Making movies as co-productions with Australia is to become easier, following a simplification of the regulations by Screen Australia. Current rules were "too complex and inflexible," said Screen Australia CEO, Graeme Mason, speaking in London at the...
  • How Overdue Actors Can Win for the 'Wrong' Performance

    The frontrunners in this year's Oscar actor races look to be made up of a lot of first-time nominees. Patricia Arquette is sitting pretty at the top of most pundits' lists for supporting actress for "Boyhood" and J.K. Simmons is most people's pick for...
  • Billion Dollar Composer: Alexandre Desplat Has Ears of World's Top Auteurs

    It all started a little over 10 years ago, when "Girl With a Pearl Earring" opened and everyone who heard its haunting, magical waltz theme asked, "Wow, who wrote that?" The "who," as everyone in the business knows by now, is French composer Alexandre...
  • AFM: Can TV Save the Indie Film Business?

    As independent film producers gather at AFM, one of the biggest things on their minds isn't officially happening in the market: producing, financing and selling TV series. "In my Cannes meetings, people were talking through their film and television...