| Jan 22, 2009
| 6:09 AM
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a fable about a man who ages in reverse, dominated the 81st annual Academy Award nominations this morning, earning 13 nods, including best film, best actor for Brad Pitt and best director for David Fincher.
| Dec 2, 2008
"Ballast," an austere drama about a grieving man who forms a bond with a woman and her young son, "Frozen River," a somber tale about the relationship between two poverty-stricken women, and "Rachel Getting Married," an intimate drama about a young...
| Jan 12, 2009
In a ceremony alternatively as solemn and celebratory as the movie that won a leading four prizes -- the rags-to-riches drama "Slumdog Millionaire" -- Sunday night's Golden Globe awards helped focus the Oscar race as it honored the late Heath Ledger for...
| Dec 10, 2008
"Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story.
At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...
| Jan 11, 2009
| 5:40 PM
It was a night for underdogs.
"Slumdog Millionaire" continued its Cinderella ways at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards tonight, winning four statuettes: dramatic film, director for Danny Boyle, original score for A.R. Rahman and screenplay for Simon...
| Dec 4, 2008
You now have no excuse not to have seen some of the greatest classics of film. No more mumbling vague generalities in conversations with your cinéaste friends, then scrambling to catch up with the DVDs, because this weekend the American Cinematheque is...
| Feb 11, 2009
Rocker Courtney Love -- who once declared that she wasn't a woman but rather a force of nature and got little argument -- has rented a sprawling Mediterranean in the Hollywood Hills for about $20,000 a month.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home with...
| Jan 8, 2009
Before there was Mickey Rourke looking for love in "The Wrestler," there was Walter Doniger's "Mad Bull" in 1977 about -- you got it -- a wrestler looking for love. Nothing wrong with a good idea, even the second time around.
Director Doniger, who is 91,...
| Jan 23, 2009
They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award -- and although "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" could hardly be more different in plot, style, spirit and budget, they epitomize the increasingly perilous path...
| Feb 22, 2009
" The Wrestler," the poignant drama about an aging grappler who refuses to give up the ring, pinned its competition Saturday afternoon at Film Independent's Spirit Awards, winning honors for best feature, best male lead for star Mickey Rourke, and best...
| Feb 21, 2009
Rocker Courtney Love -- who once declared that she wasn't a woman but a force of nature and got little argument -- has rented a sprawling Mediterranean in the Hollywood Hills for about $20,000 a month.
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