| Jan 22, 2009
| 6:09 AM
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a fable about a man who ages in reverse, dominated the 81st annual Academy Award nominations this morning, earning 13 nods, including best film, best actor for Brad Pitt and best director for David Fincher.
| May 11, 2007
In a bucolic, Beatrix Potter cottage turned fortified makeshift bunker, Don (Robert Carlyle) and Alice (Catherine McCormack) are just sitting down to a pasta dinner with four other survivors of the viral outbreak that ravaged England in Danny Boyle's...
| Jan 8, 2009
| 10:24 AM
"The Dark Knight" continues to soar this award season.
Christopher Nolan, the director of the critical and commercial success, was nominated Thursday for the 61st annual Directors Guild of America award. It's the first time a director of a superhero...
| Dec 10, 2008
"Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story.
At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...
| Feb 1, 2009
The Directors Guild of America named Danny Boyle the best director of 2008 for "Slumdog Millionaire" on Saturday night.
It's the first guild win for the 52-year-old British director. Boyle has won critics' groups honors, as well as the Golden Globe,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...