| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"I'm afraid everybody's going to get sick of me," Jennifer Lawrence fretted at the Golden Globes last Sunday.
Ostensibly, this is a legitimate worry and not false modesty, because for the past year the actress has been kind of inescapable.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:30 AM
PARK CITY, Utah — Director Todd Miller was more nervous than he had expected to be.
The 37-year-old filmmaker's self-financed documentary "Dinosaur 13" had scored one of the Sundance Film Festival's coveted four opening-night slots. Now, facing a...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:51 PM
If reviews are any indication, the "Hunger Games" film franchise need not fear the sophomore slump. Building on the success of the 2012 film, the sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is earning excellent reviews. Many critics are praising director...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:45 PM
There is an unnerving moment deep inside the working-class drama "Out of the Furnace" when a primal scream cuts short an old argument between two brothers. Ripped from the emotional core of the younger, a burned-out Army soldier, Rodney Baze, played by...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:30 PM
He's been called "the poet of the Ozarks" and "the most overlooked great novelist in America." But Daniel Woodrell has found many more readers since his country-noir novel "Winter's Bone" became a best picture-nominated film that turned its lead actress,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Awards season is a boisterous clamor for attention, full of prestige picture releases and endless marketing dollars strewn to support them — all with the goal of taking home a few statues early next year. But amid the ado there are exceptions: The...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The Golden Globes showdown for supporting actress includes four names familiar to those who tuned into the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday — Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years a Slave," June Squibb for "Nebraska," Jennifer Lawrence for...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
When Jennifer Lawrence landed the role of Katniss Everdeen in the first "The Hunger Games" two years ago, neither she nor the film's producer, Nina Jacobson, nor financial backer Lionsgate could imagine the magnitude of what would transpire for all of...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Less than a year ago, hardly anyone knew who Lupita Nyong'o was. This week she graces the cover of People as the magazine's most beautiful person, continuing her red-hot streak.
"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
At a certain point, the backcountry stories become a blur. Even when they're well executed, and they usually are, movies like "Winter's Bone" and "Mud" and "Out of the Furnace" and now "Joe" all exist in comparable, dangerous worlds....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Until a few years ago, the only Ozark novel I could even name was Wilson Rawls' 1961 dead dog classic, "Where the Red Fern Grows." Then in 2010 Daniel Woodrell's "Winter's Bone" was made into an Oscar-nominated movie featuring Jennifer Lawrence as a...