| Feb 28, 2014
Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends.
At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Spike Jonze has a knack for disturbing our peace, and his new film "Her" does that with a vengeance.
A different and daring futuristic tale starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, "Her" is a look at the pleasures and perils of new technology...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Joaquin Phoenix refused to hug it out.
On an overcast November afternoon, in a $13-million Hollywood home with a skyline view stretching from downtown L.A. to the Palos Verdes peninsula, the notoriously press-averse actor was throwing a fit of pique...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Will academy voters reward or reject your favorite movies and performances? Time again to consult the Oscar 8 Ball for answers.
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It is certain: The movie's one slam-dunk nomination comes from Jared Leto's supporting turn as the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Channeling Danny Kaye, Victor Borge, P.D.Q. Bach and other musicians-cum-comics, conservatory-trained violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo like to say that they don't make fun of classical music but rather that they have fun with classical...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Deep in post-production on his weird but wonderful sci-fi romance "Her" this past March, Spike Jonze made the difficult decision to — as the old editing edict goes — kill one of his darlings.
The nuanced vocal performance turned in by...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Something in us loves a pirate. Of all the world's brigands, the pirate is the most romantic, the one whose way of life represents a breezy alternative to our drudging own. What child does not know how many men sit on a dead man's chest?
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Zach Galifianakis and Michael Cera will star in upcoming pilots for FX.
Galifianakis, the star of several hit movie comedies including "The Hangover" franchise," is creating and will star in a pilot for FX that he will co-write with Louis C.K.
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Austrian cinema looks set to make another big splash at this year's Berlin Film Festival. The diverse lineup is certain to springboard to fests around the globe, where Austrian film continues to represent an increasingly broad range of up-and-coming...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BERLIN -"We're coming out with 'Cesar Chavez' at the right moment in the States," said its director, Diego Luna, of the celebration of the U.S. civil rights activist and his legacy, which world premieres Wednesday in Berlin.
"There's a big debate in...