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  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • Forest Whitaker's twin peaks this year: 'Fruitvale Station' and 'The Butler'

    Forest Whitaker's twin peaks this year: 'Fruitvale Station' and 'The Butler'
    If Forest Whitaker isn't careful, he could win Oscars in two categories for two movies: lead actor for "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and as producer of the conceivable best picture, "Fruitvale Station." No actor-producer has ever even been nominated for...
  • 'Black Nativity': Good deeds, good songs ★★ 1/2

    'Black Nativity': Good deeds, good songs ★&#9733 1/2
    Writer-director Kasi Lemmons hasn't had a feature in theaters since 2007's "Talk to Me," a vibrant and unjustly little-seen biopic that starred Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor and told the story of D.C. deejay Petey Greene. That film was all about the...
  • Gotham Awards Shines Light on Thesps

    Since their inception 23 years ago, IFP's Gotham Independent Film Awards have experienced their share of growing pains and gains. For years, the low-key kudofest, which takes place at the outset of awards season, was truly independent and unconcerned...
  • No silent night

    No silent night
    Writer-director Kasi Lemmons hasn't had a feature in theaters since 2007's "Talk to Me," a vibrant biopic that told the story of radio DJ Petey Greene. That film was all about the power of words. Lemmons' new film, "Black Nativity," concerns good deeds...
  • Review: 'Black Nativity' is stage-bound but musically gifted

    Review: 'Black Nativity' is stage-bound but musically gifted
    "Black Nativity" — the movie — seems like such a good idea. Start with poet and playwright Langston Hughes' powerful telling of the Christmas story — the spoken word, the gospel choir, the staging spare, the story timeless. Wrap a...
  • 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to top Thanksgiving weekend

    It may not thaw the hold that “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has on the box office, but Walt Disney Pictures will be turning up the heat with “Frozen,” its new 3-D computer-animated musical. Entering the Thanksgiving holiday...
  • '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...
  • SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day

    SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day
    When actors vote for awards, you can be sure of two things: They're going to love movies with sprawling casts (more parts = more work!) and showy roles that require physical transformation will typically beat subtler performances. Those precedents...
  • '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...