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  • 'Black Nativity' review: Preach somewhere else

    'Black Nativity' review: Preach somewhere else
    ** (out of four) Around the holidays, you could go to church or you could go to “Black Nativity,” a 90-minute sermon posing as a movie. There’s nothing wrong with a film advocating gratitude and forgiveness, of course. But written...
  • 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins Gotham Award for Best Film

    Joel and Ethan Coen's "Inside Llewyn Davis" won best film at Monday's Independent Filmmaker Project's Gotham Awards. Hosted by Nick Kroll, the awards at Cipriani Wall Street, the ceremony kicked off with a career tribute award for New York City film...
  • 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Returns to Theaters; 'Fruitvale Station' Gets Early Digital Release

    The Weinstein Co. will expand "Lee Daniels' The Butler" on Friday into 1,007 U.S. theaters in its 16th weekend after the drama had played in only 71 locations over the Thanksgiving holiday. The movie, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, has...
  • 'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to stay on top as 'Out of the Furnace' bows

    'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to stay on top as 'Out of the Furnace' bows
    After a gigantic Thanksgiving, the post-holiday box-office weekend will again belong to Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and Walt Disney Pictures' "Frozen." "Catching Fire," the post-apocalyptic sci-fi action movie starring Jennifer...
  • Film Review: Grim 'Furnace' is out of original ideas

    Film Review: Grim 'Furnace' is out of original ideas
    Writer/director Scott Cooper made his feature debut four years ago with “Crazy Heart,” a hubris-downfall-redemption story that won Jeff Bridges the best actor Oscar he deserved for numerous earlier roles. Like its predecessor, Cooper's new...
  • 'Out of the Furnace': Revenge tale fueled by strong cast ★★ 1/2

    'Out of the Furnace': Revenge tale fueled by strong cast ★&#9733 1/2
    "Out of the Furnace" is a lot of movie, a lot of it good and pungent. In the first hour especially, its many moving parts keep a sprawling ensemble cast busy and engaged. Christian Bale and Casey Affleck play Russell and Rodney, sons of a dying...
  • Box office: A chilly opening for 'Out of the Furnace'

    Box office: A chilly opening for 'Out of the Furnace'
    The lone film opening in wide release on Friday, "Out of the Furnace," failed to generate much heat going into its debut weekend. Starring Christian Bale as a blue-collar worker in a film directed by Scott Cooper of "Crazy Heart," the film earned $1.8...
  • Inside the L.A. Film Critics' Vote: 'Gravity,' 'Her' and the Ties That Bind

    The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. has seen more than a few tie victories in recent years: The very first time I voted, in 2006, there was a lead-actor split between Forest Whitaker and Sacha Baron Cohen. In 2010, we awarded best director to David Fincher...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every Friday through the Oscars on March 2, 2014, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories....
  • 'Best Man Holiday,' 'Black Nativity,' Madea are merrily diverse

    'Best Man Holiday,' 'Black Nativity,' Madea are merrily diverse
    Time was when Christmas movies were as reliably white as a North Pole winter. Such holiday classics as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" came to define the American cultural psyche during the holidays for decades. Later films set around...
  • 'Mayor of Hell' Asks Oscar Voters to Remember 'Out of the Furnace'

    At 6 feet 8 and 320 lbs., John Fetterman isn't your average politician. Back in 2005, the mayor of Braddock, Pa., inked the town's zip code, 15104, on his left forearm. Since then, he has tattooed the dates of every murder committed in the small...
  • Analysis: 'Osage' and 'Butler' Get SAG Nom Boost; 'Her,' 'Wolf' AWOL

    Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" regains ground in the awards race with its four nominations for SAG Awards, while "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" boosted their Oscar stock with three noms apiece, including...