| May 17, 2013
| 6:30 AM
CANNES, France -- You’d expect a savvy pro such as Octavia Spencer to have dropped in on the Cannes Film Festival once or twice over the years.
But there she was on Thursday afternoon, taking it all in like a wide-eyed tourist.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" earned 10 nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards early -- including best film, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones and supporting actress for Sally Field -- while Tom Hooper's musical ...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:29 PM
The tweet went as follows:
"Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a (expletive), right?"
The missing word is a bit of verbal sewage sometimes used to disparage women. Begins with "c." Its target here, however,...
| Jan 10, 2013
As always, this morning’s Oscar nominations created a roller coaster of emotion. Shock! Relief! Fury! I should not get so worked up about this.
Really, though, the nods for the 2013 Academy Awards had a few more big surprises than usual—or...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 12:51 AM
Steven Spielberg’s epic Lincoln leads the list of nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards, nabbing 12 nods, including Best Picture, Best Director (Spielberg), Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field) and Best...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Complete list of 85th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday:
1. Best Picture: "Amour," "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Zero Dark Thirty."
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:29 PM
This week's Oscar nominations brought surprises Chief among them: the snubbing of Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, directors of “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” for director, and the multi-category dominance of upstarts “Beasts...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Two films nominated for best picture Academy Awards open in Aberdeen Friday.
"Silver Linings Playbook" comes to Carmike Friday. Meanwhile, “Beasts of the Southern Wild" shows up at the Capitol Theatre. The latter film is already available on...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Oscars, smoshkers. With his scenery-chewing performance on the sidelines last weekend, Jim Harbaugh has elevated himself to the top of this year’s list of the world’s greatest dramatic actors.
“Maybe he’s just being himself?&...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:18 PM
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" is sheer poetry on screen: an explosion of joy in the midst of startling squalor and one of the most visceral, original films to come along in a while.
The story of a little girl named Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis)...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:38 AM
It's my final column of the year and, for that matter, the new millennium — not to mention of all time.
Unless it isn't.
I'm so confused.
Anyhow, let's look at the highs and lows of 2012 — not that you have much choice if you're going to...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:27 AM
A group of influential screenwriters will converge on Chicago this weekend, including Lucy Alibar (whose script for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was nominated for an Oscar this year) and Bob Gale (who wrote all three "Back to the Future" films).