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  • Oscars: Directors Ready to Rebound After Bombs Like 'Battleship'

    According to a Hollywood truism, you're only as good as your last project. So the awards buzz for this year's directors is doubly gratifying: Prizes are nice, but for some of these helmers, the 2013 films are a way to rebound -- or to remind the biz...
  • Stars turn out to meet the 'Llewyn Davis' folkers

    Stars turn out to meet the 'Llewyn Davis' folkers
    Although Wednesday night's celebration of music from the Coen brothers' upcoming movie "Inside Llewyn Davis" lacked the onstage star power of a New York Film Festival-pegged benefit event (no Patti Smith, Jack White, Marcus Mumford or Joan Baez), it...
  • Oscar Isaac on His Diet for 'Inside Llewyn Davis': 'Pasta, Ice Cream and a Lot of Drinking'

    Oscar Isaac was in a celebratory mood on Tuesday at a Peggy Siegal lunch for "Inside Llewyn Davis," the Coen Brothers' musical comedy that just picked up the Gotham Award for best film. The Manhattan-based prize honoring indie cinema seemed especially...
  • 'American Hustle' Hot, But Who Really Got a Boost From NY Film Critics?

    Today's New York Film Critics Circle prizes are a big boost to Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" and Warner Bros.' "Gravity." Not because they won big -- "12 Years" won director for Steve McQueen, while there were none for "Gravity" -- but because...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Fruitvale Station' Excluded From WGA Awards

    The Writers Guild of America has remained tough on qualifying scripts for its screenplay awards, excluding more than a dozen high-profile scripts, including John Ridley's screenplay for "12 Years a Slave." The guild's restrictions -- far more rigorous...
  • James Gray - "I'm Very Bad at Directing Actors"

    James Gray had the audience in the palm of his hand during a two-hour masterclass conducted at the 13th Marrakech film festival that ended with the audience demanding an encore. "I just travelled 6000 miles on 3 different flights to get here," quipped the...
  • 'Her' Named Best Film of the Year By National Board of Review

    "Her" nabbed the National Board of Review's award for best film, and also scored the director award for helmer Spike Jonze. Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" took home acting trophies for lead Bruce Dern and supporting thesp Will Forte, while actress kudos...
  • 'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to stay on top as 'Out of the Furnace' bows

    'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to stay on top as 'Out of the Furnace' bows
    After a gigantic Thanksgiving, the post-holiday box-office weekend will again belong to Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and Walt Disney Pictures' "Frozen." "Catching Fire," the post-apocalyptic sci-fi action movie starring Jennifer...
  • High-End Genre Fare Breaks Out of Populist Ghetto

    Nearly a decade after "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" pulled off one of the biggest Oscar-night sweeps of all time, it seems almost unthinkable that it could have played out any other way. But in the days leading up to that year's...
  • Oscar Best Pic Contenders Reflect America's Anxiety

    "Art is not a mirror to reflect the world," said Bertolt Brecht. And angst may be in the eye of the beholder. Still, this season's best picture contenders seem to be serving up equal parts entertainment and very modern anxiety, whether the films are set...
  • Directors on Their Teams: Ralph Fiennes on 'Invisible Woman'

    For his second directing work after "Coriolanus," Ralph Fiennes chose "Invisible Woman," the story of Nellie Ternan and her long and secret love affair with Charles Dickens, who was married with 10 children. Ternan later reinvented herself as a...
  • Box Office Forecast: 'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to Warm Weekend With About $30 Million Each

    A pair of holdovers, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen," look to heat up what is historically a chilly weekend at the domestic box office. The pair are expected to gross somewhere in the high-$20 millions, low-$30 millions each after fueling a...