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  • Sundance 2014: Barker and Bernard on their three festival films [Video]

    Sundance 2014: Barker and Bernard on their three festival films [Video]
    PARK CITY, Utah -- How does it feel to arrive at the Sundance Film Festival with five Academy Awards nominations in tow? What's it like to have a daughter who directed a film that is showing in the festival? And what Sundance trends appear to be...
  • Oscar nominations 2014: Movies filmed in California barely register

    Oscar nominations 2014: Movies filmed in California barely register
    The big loser in Thursday's Oscar nominations may be California. The state barely registered in the Oscar contest, at least when it comes to film locations, underscoring the difficulty California faces in keeping its homegrown industry from fleeing...
  • Today's film characters may be unlikable, but they're not unworthy

    These days, it seems as if the collective voice of moviegoers echoes the Taylor Swift lament "Why you gotta be so mean?" And for once they're not talking about me or my fellow critics. The discontent and, in some cases, the disdain is directed at some...
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: Teenlink's Predictions

    2014 Oscar Nominations: Teenlink's Predictions
    Nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards --  considered the most prestigious awards for excellence in film -- were announced Jan. 16. Hosted for the second time by comedian Ellen DeGeneres, the ceremony will air live on ABC on March 2. Here's what to...
  • Cate Blanchett Infuses 'Blue Jasmine' with Literary Complexity

    The parallels between Tennessee Williams' Blanche DuBois and Woody Allen's title character in "Blue Jasmine" have been well-documented. But the complexity of Cate Blanchett's performance puts Jasmine in a class of literary predecessors that includes Jay...
  • Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?

    Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?
    For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for. Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....
  • Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films

    Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films
    Last year closed with several strong candidates for Best Picture. It's hard to narrow them down to a 10-best list, but these are my picks without ranking them in order. This was a hallmark year with three major films focused on the African American...
  • WGA: Billy Ray Wins Adapted Screenplay Award for 'Captain Phillips'

    Billy Ray won the Writers Guild of America award for adapted screenplay for seagoing drama "Captain Phillips" and Spike Jonze took the trophy for original screenplay for futuristic romancer "Her." Ray won over Tracy Letts for "August: Osage County,"...
  • WGA: Don't You Love 'Her' Madly? (Analysis)

    Writers alway like to add plot twists. The trophy to Billy Ray and "Captain Phillips" was a popular choice at the WGAW Saturday, but the talk of the room was the win for Spike Jonze's "Her." But maybe it shouldn't have been a surprise. The Warner Bros....
  • 'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win top Writers Guild film awards

    'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win top Writers Guild film awards
    The Writers Guild of America honored Spike Jonze for his future-set love story "Her" with its award for original screenplay and Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," the true story of a hijacking at sea, for adapted screenplay on Saturday night. The awards...
  • Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars

     Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars
    SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood's unique awards calculus wouldn't seem to take a film festival at this posh coastal enclave into account. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, after all, is not a prestige movie launching pad such as the Toronto...
  • WGA Awards: Watch Spike Jonze claim prize for original screenplay

    WGA Awards: Watch Spike Jonze claim prize for original screenplay
    Spike Jonze has reason to hope for a bit of deja vu. On Saturday evening at the WGA Awards, the "Her" writer-director claimed the prize for original screenplay, and in doing so beat out the same nominees he will contend with at this year's Academy Awards....