| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented its best picture Oscar this year on March 2 — almost six months after many pundits, with varying degrees of certainty, had named the harrowing, historical drama "12 Years a Slave" as the de...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Mixing high-profile star power with offbeat titles, the 41st Telluride Film Festival is offering an impressive glimpse at an array of awards contenders over Labor Day weekend.
The four-day fest, which starts Friday with a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola'...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:34 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The last time Oscar voters surprised with a best picture winner came eight years ago when Jack Nicholson opened the evening's final envelope, arched those famous eyebrows and announced "Crash."
He then mouthed the word "Whoa!"
Most years, Hollywood...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
There are all kinds of film festivals and almost every one hands out some sort of award.
But even with virtually every major city on the planet now hosting a trophy-dispensing movie gathering, there's still just one honor that truly matters: the People'...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:15 PM
It's a job sort of like picking the wine for a table of sommeliers. Canadian artist and director Guy Maddin and Los Angeles-based film writer Kim Morgan, who are married, have been named guest directors of the 41st annual Telluride Film Festival....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:52 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A man adrift at sea. A woman adrift in space. And a young girl all by herself in the desert.
If there's a theme at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival, it's that solo travel may have its benefits but also carries more than a few risks.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:54 AM
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...