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Anthony Minghella

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  • Academy nominations don't give Kate Winslet a double chance

    Academy nominations don't give Kate Winslet a double chance
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has forced the cruelest result upon Kate Winslet, nominating her for best actress for her indelible performance as a onetime concentration camp guard in "The Reader" but skipping over her other acclaimed...
  • The Oscars: Best picture is best bellwether

    The Oscars: Best picture is best bellwether
    Tonight's Oscar ceremony will be the 81st in the award's venerable history, and like people who've reached an advanced age, the institution has had a hard time getting respect in a contemporary culture that cares mightily about being up to the minute...
  • Hollywood A-Z: Anthony Minghella

    Hollywood A-Z: Anthony Minghella
  • Anthony Minghella, director with an old soul

    Anthony Minghella, director with an old soul
    When attempting to take in the rather shocking news of the death of British-born director, writer and producer Anthony Minghella at age 54, it's tough not to feel in part the passing of a unique creative force that connected audiences to another era. ....
  • What makes Harvey Weinstein run?

    What makes Harvey Weinstein run?
    Harvey Weinstein is credited with changing Oscar campaigns forever with an aggressive marketing style that raised the financial stakes while opening up the competition for independents. For the past year, he and his brother, Bob, have been running the...
  • 'The Talented Miss Highsmith' by Joan Schenkar

    'The Talented Miss Highsmith' by Joan Schenkar
    "She was a horrible human being," recalls Otto Penzler, one of her publishers. It's an apt eulogy for a novelist whom Graham Greene, rather more charitably, dubbed "the poet of apprehension," a 20th century demiurge whose "world we enter each time with...
  • A case study in crime

    A case study in crime
    Even as "Children of Men," Alfonso CuarĂ³n's future fairy tale of humanity teetering on a precipice, proves that cautionary tales of dystopia and its corrective design do not require a science fiction setting, along comes "Breaking and Entering," a new...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' wins top Oscar prize

    'Slumdog Millionaire' wins top Oscar prize
    In a rags-to-riches story that only Hollywood could write, "Slumdog Millionaire" won best picture -- and seven other Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Not bad for a movie that was almost a straight-to-DVD release. The...
  • Into Africa

    Into Africa
    Global publishing phenomena can strike the most unlikely people in the strangest places. That was certainly the case a decade ago for Zimbabwe native and Scottish medical law professor Alexander McCall Smith when inspiration struck him during a visit to...
  • Filmmakers

    Filmmakers Edward Klosinski, 65; a Polish cinematographer best known for his work with director Andrzej Wajda (Jan. 5) Ralph Bradshaw White, 66; an underwater cinematographer who documented the 1985 discovery of the Titanic (Feb. 4) Kon Ichikawa, 92; a...
  • 'The Reader' stars Kate Winslet, David Kross, Ralph Fiennes, Lena Olin

    Can a formidable actress redeem a pile of solemn erotic kitsch? Kate Winslet answers that one as honestly as she can in the film version of Bernhard Schlink's 1995 novel "The Reader," the tale of a 15-year-old West German boy who, in 1958, embarks on an...
  • Review: 'Ghost Town'

    Review: 'Ghost Town'
    Amid the congested pantheon of romantic male leads, one would be hard-pressed to find a more improbable candidate than Ricky Gervais. I mean, can we talk? Even if one could somehow exorcise images of David Brent, the gaseous desk jockey immortalized by...