| 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...
| Oct 29, 2008
Film fans, it's time to get your passports stamped.
When the AFI Fest begins Thursday night, it will kick off 11 days of screenings and events that will bring some of the best films from the international festival circuit here to Los Angeles, including...
| Jul 2, 2008
Tell everyone about "Tell No One." Not just because this is a top-notch thriller so twisty you may forget to breathe, but because for a long time it looked like you wouldn't be able to tell anyone at all.
For even though "Tell No One" was a top performer...
| Dec 27, 2007
Alex Etel was the precious star of Danny Boyle's adorable children-find-money fantasy Millions.
In the three years since that came out, he has heard that word "precocious" a lot. Along with mentions of his adorable freckles. Both turn up often in reviews...
| Feb 21, 2009
In a rags-to-riches story that only Hollywood could write, "Slumdog Millionaire" won best picture -- and seven other Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
Not bad for a movie that was almost a straight-to-DVD release.
| Feb 21, 2009
Earlier this week a blog created for the sole purpose of posting a leaked list of this year's Oscar winners did exactly that. In and of itself, this would be cause for mild interest at best, but the fact that said list has since been pulled raises...
| Feb 23, 2009
Anthony Dod Mantle
Arguably among the true mad wizards of modern world cinema, Mantle mixed conventional film cameras with small and light digital technology for "Slumdog Millionaire," creating an essential ingredient to the film's...
| Feb 23, 2009
Rahman, composer of countless Bollywood scores, won for his transporting soundscape in "Slumdog Millionaire," Danny Boyle's crowd-pleaser that is part potboiler, part fairy tale.
Rahman started writing music for Indian...