| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Oscar-winning British actress/screenwriter Emma Thompson will receive the Modern Master Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Thompson, who won the best actress Oscar for 1992's "Howard's End" and the adapted screenplay Academy...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 8:43 PM
"12 Years a Slave" went into the 71st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night with seven nominations but was passed over again and again. That is, until the last award of the evening, and arguably the best of them all. The harrowing portrayal of slavery in...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's offbeat love story "Her" tied for best film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. It was one of three ties in major categories.
The organization's lead actress honors were shared by...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The Screen Actors Guild paid tribute to actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno on Saturday night, presenting her with the 50th SAG Life Achievement Award.
Accepting the honor, the 82-year-old performer said, "I am so ...," and then sheepishly added,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Legendary Japanese animator Katsuhiro Otomo is known around the world for his work, particularly his groundbreaking cyberpunk action feature "Akira." But Otomo doesn't spend time watching his own films.
"The truth is, I don't read or watch my own...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The 15 short films nominated for Oscars each year, five in each category — live action, animation and documentary — usually feel completely untethered to their longer siblings. But this year, the shorts, like the longs, are a serious,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Joshua Oppenheimer's provocative documentary "The Act of Killing" is shocking for all the right reasons. The director took nearly a decade to film the Oscar-nominated story about mass murder that showcases the killers of more than 1 million Indonesians in...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:58 AM
It has been said that every movie is made three times: in the writing, in the shooting and in the editing. At the Writers Guild of America Awards last Sunday, "Captain Phillips" scribe Billy Ray paid tribute to the latter stages upon winning the prize for...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:47 PM
The Pan African Film Festival returns for its 22nd year next month (Feb. 6-17), showcasing 172 films — documentaries, features, shorts and webseries — during its nearly two-week stint at the Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills theater in Los Angeles. ...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:02 PM
Some Oscar categories don't get much respect. Cinematography and sound editing are vital to any film, but many critics say the TV show could do without the presentation of these awards and their behind-the-scenes brethren.
That said, the Academy...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Pat Fowler, executive director of the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG), has been honored for lifetime achievement and advocacy in the field of problem gambling.
She received her honor in front of more than 300 attendees at the National...