| Sep 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Of the few truths depicted in the bland, R-rated family comedy “This is Where I Leave You”—other than “emotions are hard” and “man, emotions are hard!”—two are that Adam Driver (“...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:30 PM
NEW YORK — In its home base of Chicago, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's studiolike production of Kenneth Lonergan's closely observed and emotionally potent “This Is Our Youth” was an intimate, immersive affair. With the audience seated...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Steppenwolf's revival of "This Is Our Youth," Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 play about disaffected rich kids in the Reagan era, might be re-titled (or marketed as) "These Are Your Parents." These post-adolescent slackers living on Manhattan's Upper West Side in...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 10:33 PM
Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill would seem an unlikely duo to make one fall back in love with the bi-annual dog and pony show known as New York Fashion Week – an arcane, mostly outmoded ritual showcasing the possible wardrobe choices of six months hence....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:51 PM
If you want to look back on 2013, then look no further than this one drawing that sums up the year in one take.
"Here's to 2013" was drawn by freelance illustrator Mario Zucca for content marketing firm Beutler Ink. It depicts almost 90 events that...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:27 AM
The Producers Guild of America, a leading bellwether for the best picture Oscar, announced on Thursday the 10 films whose producers are nominated for the group's annual award: "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Captain Phillips,"...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Conan O'Brien, Betty White and Lisa Kudrow will be featured at USC's School of Cinematic Arts' Comedy@SCA Festival this Saturday and Sunday at USC.
The second annual festival is part of the film school's Comedy@SCA initiative, an interdisciplinary...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced five minutes ago and the awards won't be announced for another month. But let's take a wild stab at predicting the winners anyway. Not that this group is that hard to read. SAG voters have...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:29 AM
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2013:
"American Hustle" -- production designer: Judy Becker
"The Great Gatsby" -- production designer: Catherine Martin
"Inside Llewyn Davis" -- production designer: Jess...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:29 AM
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" led the motion picture field by earning four Screen Actor Awards nominations including a nod for cast in a motion picture. "American Hustle," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "August: Osage County"...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:24 AM
FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
"12 Years a Slave" -- Joe Walker
"Captain Phillips" -- Chris Rouse, A.C.E.
"Gravity" -- Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
"Her" -- Eric Zumbrunnen, A.C.E., and Jeff Buchanan
"Saving Mr. Banks" -- Mark Livolsi, A.C.E.