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  • Tribeca 2012: In 'The Girl,' Abbie Cornish still playing to adults

     
    At the Tribeca Film Festival, Abbie Cornish's The Girl continued the actress trend toward difficult and dark dramas...
  • 'The Girl': Indie's message hard to miss ★★

    'The Girl': Indie's message hard to miss ★★
    Harsh conditions, tough choices, improbably modelesque cheekbones. In writer-director David Riker's drama, Abbie Cornish plays the poverty-line Texas mother of a preteen. The boy has been placed by Social Services with a foster parent, until this big-box-...
  • HBO's 'Treme' -- Season 2 starts April 24

     
    Season two of the David Simon/Eric Overmyer New Orleans drama "Treme" will start April 24, HBO announced Thursday.The cycle will consist of 11 episodes and air on Sunday nights on television's top channel. Jon Seda, one-time member of the ensemble for...
  • Movie Review: Unknown

     
    “Urgency” in the movies can be a product of editing or a consequence of very fine acting. It's that sense that there is a ticking clock working against our hero, that a matter of life or death, love or loss is at stake. Think of Pierce...
  • Melissa Leo on ‘pimping’ herself for an Oscar

     
    Sure, she wants that Academy Award. You don't put in your decades in the trenches, get a taste of glory with “Frozen River,” and NOT want an Oscar when “The Fighter” seems like your best shot. But buying your own ads in the Trades?...
  • Melissa Leo — one Oscar nomination pays amazing dividends

     
    It was two short years ago that “Frozen River,” an indie film that offered character actress Melissa Leo that rare leading-lady role, became a critical darling, collecting a slew of honors including a best- actress Oscar nomination for Leo. And i...
  • Today’s interview, Melissa Leo

     
    That old adage about awards and nominations getting an actress's phone ringing has never been more true than in the case with Ms. Leo. The  “Frozen River” star parlayed that success to dazzling turns in three awards-worthy films this holiday....
  • Oscars: Best Picture, do we have our finalists?

     
    OK,now that the great wave of Oscar-buzzed movies have made themselves known, either in festivals or preview screenings, where do we stand? Are there ten best picture candidates sitting, front and center, here in mid-November? I think so. Here's my take...
  • Do Gotham Award nominations boost Oscar odds of 'Winter's Bone'?

     
    Oscar hopes run high now that "Winter's Bone" received three nominations from the Gotham Independent Film Awards. That's the same number as "The Hurt Locker" reaped last year before it romped at the Oscars. "The Hurt Locker" won best picture at both...
  • 'Animal Kingdom' and 'Mother and Child' are first DVD screeners of Oscar season

     
    Being first out of the gate often matters a lot in the Oscar derby. "Frozen River" and "Little Miss Sunshine" reaped top nominations in 2008 and 2006, respectively, after being the first DVDs shipped to academy members. This year, that distinction goes to...
  • Movie Review: Winter’s Bone

     
    Winter’s Bone is a harrowing  Frozen River-style journey into rural Southern poverty, where kin and clan mean more than law and order, and here “We take care of our own” is not much of a social safety net. The foothills of Missouri a...
  • Adam Sandler, 'Saw' star and even Oscar winners among academy invitees

     
    On Friday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the names of the "135 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures" and have been invited to join this club that numbers...