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  • Formula One driver Ayrton Senna is the high priest of speed in 'Senna'

    Formula One driver Ayrton Senna is the high priest of speed in 'Senna'
    This weekend, while drivers wheel around the Inner Harbor for the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, moviegoers a few blocks from downtown will be watching the story of a brave, imaginative man who was the Muhammad Ali or Michael Jordan of auto racing....
  • Oscar oversights include some Hollywood heavyweights

    Oscar oversights include some Hollywood heavyweights
    In writer-director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a dream-time cat burglar who smuggles ideas in and out of people's minds. But on Tuesday, many Oscar prognosticators felt that "Inception" itself had gotten...
  • 'Rabbit Hole,' other films place marriage in Oscar spotlight

    'Rabbit Hole,' other films place marriage in Oscar spotlight
    We've had Johnny and June in "Walk the Line," Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda's grouchy old-timers in "On Golden Pond" and real-life marrieds Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bickering their way through "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" But they'...
  • The Oscars: Fresh story ideas a tough sell in Hollywood

    The Oscars: Fresh story ideas a tough sell in Hollywood
    David Seidler first sparked to the idea of writing a movie about the life of King George VI in 1980. A stutterer himself, he found the real-life narrative of the English monarch's struggles to overcome a debilitating stammer moving and profoundly...
  • Critic's Notebook: Annette Bening takes the ordinary to Oscar-worthy heights

    Critic's Notebook: Annette Bening takes the ordinary to Oscar-worthy heights
    There is a very particular art to playing the ordinary. Few actors do it well — Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney always come to mind. Of those, most fail to get their due come Oscar night — thoughts of Giamatti and Linney rise again. The...
  • Meghan Daum: Breaking comedy's raunch barrier

    Meghan Daum: Breaking comedy's raunch barrier
    The results are in: "Bridesmaids," the much-hyped girl-raunch comedy touted as the long-awaited antidote to Judd Apatow's "bromance" phenomenon, opened way bigger than expected at the box office, thereby proving that women can be just as funny —...
  • Movie Review: The Kids Are All Right

     
    We’re usually teenagers when we first reach that age when we can coldly and intelligently size up our parents. The dynamics of the family become clear,  the flaws and shortcomings stand out. And if we’re wise beyond our years, we’re...
  • Capturing that L.A. look in 'The Kids Are Allright'

     
    The Venice family home where lesbian moms Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) are raising their teenage kids in the new movie "The Kids Are All Right" is decorated with pages-from-a-catalog furniture and just a touch of earth-loving...
  • Set Pieces: The L.A. look in 'The Kids Are All Right'

     
    As it moves from art houses to suburban cineplexes, "The Kids Are All Right" keeps racking up raves for director and co-writer Lisa Cholodenko and stars Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. Here's one more commendation -- for the film's sets....
  • Five Films you MUST see before summer’s end

     
    You're going to see Inception, because EVERYone is talking about it. You've seen Toy Story 3 because everyone on Earth has seen Toy Story 3. But whatever the merits and possible Oscar buzz of those two blockbusters, however many laughs there are in Paul...
  • Indie Spirit Awards nominations — 127 Hours, Winter’s Bone, and Greenberg? Last Exorcism?

     
    A few fun surprises in this morning's Indie Spirit Award nominations. “Greenberg,” Ben Stiller's terrific March turn as an out of sorts fellow who has a sort-of–affair with a lost and lonely young woman, was remembered. Stiller and Greta...
  • Guess who's missing from Hollywood Reporter's most powerful women in showbiz list

     
    It's hard to imagine a more depressing symbol of the lack of influence of women directors in Hollywood than the Hollywood Reporter's new Women in Entertainment Power 100 List. The list, which gives the No. 1 spot to ABC TV......