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  • Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles

    Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles
    Would she or wouldn't she? If she won the Oscar for lead actress, would Cate Blanchett utter the "W" word? Fairly or not, that was a question surrounding the star of "Blue Jasmine," who took the trophy for her portrayal of a fallen New York socialite in...
  • Why '12 Years a Slave' Is the Most Satisfying Oscar Winner in Years

    PETER DEBRUGE: All is right with the universe. Not sure I felt this way going in, but as it turns out, the Oscar race was all about race. As Ellen DeGeneres joked at the top of the telecast, "Possibility No. 1: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture....
  • SXSW Film Festival Embraces the Weird

    Richard Linklater's 1991 film "Slacker" put Austin, Texas, on the indie film map. And while that movie's motley crew of wayward dreamers, cafe philosophers and conspiracy theorists may have little to do with today's South by Southwest Film Conference...
  • SXSW: The Must-See Events You Can't Miss This Week in Austin

    In the not-too-distant past, SXSW was a festival for the techies and their start-ups and weird local bands. Now it's a weeklong getaway for comedians and Hollywood celebrities. These A-listers have descended on Austin en masse and taken the festival...
  • Vimeo Pledges $10 Million to Fund Indie Film Projects on Its Internet VOD Platform

    Vimeo is upping the ante in trying to bring independent film projects to its online video-on-demand service, announcing that it has set aside $10 million to help creators fund and promote their works on its platform. The $10 million fund will cover a...
  • SXSW: Austin Filmmakers Tout Power of Punk Rock Roots and Asskicking Roles

    South by Southwest Festival doesn't start until Friday, but Thursday's Austin Film Society press conference, moderated by Variety executive editor Steven Gaydos, kicked off the cinema-centric portion of the multidisciplinary event with a bounty of Texas...
  • 'Captain America's' Chris Evans Says He's Ready to Leave Acting Behind

    There's no escaping Captain America -- especially for the actor behind the blue mask. That's not just a career assessment. It's a physical reality. To gear up as the iconic Marvel superhero, Chris Evans, the star of the upcoming "Captain America: The...
  • Anza-Borrego Desert is fertile ground for filming

    Anza-Borrego Desert is fertile ground for filming
    When the producers of “Last Days in the Desert” needed an environment for their biblical allegory, they knew just where to travel. They headed 31/2 hours southeast of Los Angeles to one of the largest state parks in the country. Spanning 600,...
  • Jason Momoa's 'Road to Paloma' to Premiere at Sarasota Film Festival

    Rory Kennedy's doc "Last Days in Vietnam" will launch the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival, which is also set to screen the world premiere of Jason Momoa's directorial debut, "Road to Paloma," as well as Sundance alums John Slattery's "God's Pocket" and doc...
  • Beleaguered producer of martial arts movies hopes to strike gold again

    Beleaguered producer of martial arts movies hopes to strike gold again
    Julius R. Nasso made a name for himself as the business partner of Steven Seagal, producing some of the ponytailed martial arts expert's best-known films. That was before Nasso's own life began to resemble a Hollywood mafia saga and he landed in prison....
  • 'Taking Off' is bonkers, but what a debut for Milos Forman

    'Taking Off' is bonkers, but what a debut for Milos Forman
    "Taking Off" is barely a footnote in the renowned career of Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, who won the Oscar for 1975's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" as well as 1984's "Amadeus." But his first American film? A small-scale 1971 comedy starring Buck...
  • Live chat: 'Escape From Tomorrow' actor Roy Abramsohn on Thursday

    Live chat: 'Escape From Tomorrow' actor Roy Abramsohn on Thursday
    "Escape From Tomorrow," the unauthorized independent film that was shot guerrilla-style at Disney theme parks and made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival in January, arrives in movie theaters and on video on demand on Friday. Join us for a live chat...