| Jan 23, 2009
They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award -- and although "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" could hardly be more different in plot, style, spirit and budget, they epitomize the increasingly perilous path...
| May 29, 2009
| 11:41 AM
Maya Arulpragasam is an anomaly in many ways. As M.I.A., she has had a lightning-fast rise. From her early singles “Galang” and “Sunshowers,” which spread virally through the Web in 2004, to her 2005 debut album, Arular (named...
| Feb 11, 2009
All year, film critics tell us what they like and don't like about new movies, always moving on to the next release. But how often do we ask them to take a second look, to give us their considered opinions again once the Oscar nominations are announced?...
| Feb 20, 2009
Teenlink citics reveal who they think should take home the Oscar
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
And the Oscar goes to: Slumdog Millionaire
Despite my own personal campaign for Milk, I am...
| Aug 29, 2008
A year ago, the Telluride Film Festival set off the early fireworks for eventual Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis ("There Will Be Blood") and screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno"). Can this weekend's festival do the same for "The Curious Case of Benjamin...
| Sep 2, 2008
With the triple whammy of the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals, the awards season has kicked into high gear. Following it all is the Notes on a Season column, which returns on a regular basis to track the progress of the awards contenders to...
| Sep 13, 2008
| 12:57 PM
"Slumdog Millionaire," a tribute to Mumbai and a story about a dream, won the top award at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday, ending a low-key event where many studios kept their best movies away.
The winning film, directed by Britain's Danny Boyle,...
| Oct 9, 2008
Where you've seen him
Mark Strong has put together more than 50 film and television credits since 1989, mostly in England. Those who saw him as the goofy, harmless soccer fan in the original "Fever Pitch" (1997) might have been shocked to see him...
| Oct 8, 2008
AFI Fest 2008 will present tributes to director Danny Boyle and Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton at ArcLight Hollywood next month.
A screening of Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" will follow his tribute, and an hour of film clips and a Q&A and...
| Nov 19, 2008
The London suburb of Harrow isn't exactly the slums of Mumbai. But Dev Patel's journey from ordinary suburban teenager to feature-film star is only marginally less eventful than the one undertaken by his character in "Slumdog Millionaire," a Dickensian...
| Dec 3, 2008
Finding music worthy of an original song nomination wasn't much of a challenge the last two years. As evidence, three selections from "Enchanted" were nominated in 2008 and three from "Dreamgirls" in 2007. But in early summer, the Academy of Motion...
| Oct 28, 2008
"In Bruges" and "Hunger" dominated the nominations for the 11th annual British Independent Film Awards, which were announced today.
"In Bruges," Martin McDonagh's darkly comedic tale of two Irish hitmen, and "Hunger," a harrowing drama about the Irish...