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  • 'Love Is Strange' MPAA rating controversy

    'Love Is Strange' MPAA rating controversy
    Funded by the studios and lousy with hypocrisy, the Motion Picture Association of America's rating system routinely leads to head-scratchers that defy logic and, in their small way, promulgate our image as a bloodthirsty yet prudish nation — crazy...
  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...
  • Cheryl Boone Isaacs awaits possible second term as academy president

    Cheryl Boone Isaacs awaits possible second term as academy president
    When she was elected the first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last summer, marketing consultant Cheryl Boone Isaacs represented a move toward diversity in the movie industry's most prominent organization. Now, after a...
  • 'The Imitation Game' wins top prize at Toronto film festival

    'The Imitation Game' wins top prize at Toronto film festival
    Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as World War II-era Cambridge code-breaker Alan Turing, convicted on "gross indecency" charges for his bisexuality, "The Imitation Game" won the Grolsch People's Choice Award Sunday at the 2014 Toronto International Film...
  • Toronto Film Festival closes with a whimper

    Toronto Film Festival closes with a whimper
    Say, did you catch Cumberbatch? What about Downey and Duvall? Or Dano? Don't forget Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Or Reese unwashed — that was wild. Could Winslet get any earthier? Who knew Wiig would find another level of crazy? Can Bill...
  • Looking forward, and back, at the TIFF

    Looking forward, and back, at the TIFF
    Among North American competition titles, director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," opening commercially Nov. 14 (and Nov. 21 in Chicago), has drawn the lion's share of the raves during the Toronto International Film Festival, concluding Sunday. Toronto...
  • Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend

    Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend
    The opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival are some of the most important days on the film calendar, in recent years propelling pictures such as "Slumdog Millionaire," "Gravity" and "The King's Speech" on major commercial and awards...
  • Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle' rides high with three awards

    Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle' rides high with three awards
    Continuing its late surge through Hollywood's never-ending awards season, director David O. Russell's con game story "American Hustle" won a leading three trophies at the Golden Globes — including best musical or comedy — while the slavery...
  • 2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'

    Every December, 50-odd members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. meet and vote on a collective "best" of the movie year. Arguments are made, voices occasionally raised, but mostly there's a prevailing tedium to the day as members systematically move...
  • Smaller films making inroads with holiday movie audiences

    Over the holidays, most moviegoers have opted for big-budget, spectacle-heavy and family-friendly films at the box office. But while "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" have been packing them in for weeks now, a few smaller, independent...
  • 'American Hustle,' 'Her,' 'Nebraska' receive WGA nominations

    The screenplays of "American Hustle," "Her," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Blue Jasmine" are among the nominees for Writers Guild of America Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in 2013. Nominees announced Friday in the original...