| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:37 PM
Emma Thompson shimmied. Rita Moreno sang. Matthew McConaughey traveled to Neptune.
And SAG voters did pretty much as expected. Since the actors branch comprises nearly 20% of the Motion Picture Academy's membership, is it safe to assume the SAG Awards...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:55 AM
In a season when many favorites have shone through, Oscar voters held up their end, choosing some juggernauts for nominations Thursday morning. Still, there was more than a fair share of snubs and surprises. Here are the nine biggest:
Philomania. After a...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"The past is just a story we tell ourselves," Scarlett Johansson's character tells Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) in the movie "Her."
With the WGA Awards approaching this weekend, it looks like Warner Bros. wants to revisit "Her's" recent award-winning...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:03 AM
As in years past, the 2014 Academy Award nominations have proven controversial, featuring several notable snubs and surprises.
Snub: Inside Llewyn Davis was completely left out in all of the acting categories, despite the critically acclaimed...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Last year closed with several strong candidates for Best Picture. It's hard to narrow them down to a 10-best list, but these are my picks without ranking them in order.
This was a hallmark year with three major films focused on the African American...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Philip Seymour Hoffman was always one of my favorites. It always seemed to me that he didn't make bad movies, and I've always attributed that to a belief that Hoffman's talent elevated everyone around him.
Like a lot of appreciators of film, upon...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Todo o nada. Esa parecía la máxima de Philip Seymour Hoffman a la hora de actuar, sin opción para medias tintas. Intérprete comprometido y valiente, brillaba igual en papeles pequeños que en grandes, a los que le costó llegar, y no tuvo reparos en aceptar...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Because there were so many strong acting contenders, campaign frenzy has been unprecedented, with strategists piling on Q&A screenings and "in honor of" parties on 24-hour notice. One actor confided to Variety he'd done more than 200 Q&As. Sometimes...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in an apparent drug overdose Sunday leaves behind a diverse and impressive body of work cut tragically short. From his pornographer turn in "Boogie Nights" to his Oscar-decorated turn as Truman Capote to his...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:55 PM
If you haven't yet caught the captivating "Her," consider fitting it in before the Academy Awards show March 2. This novel film from writer-director Spike Jonze is deservedly one of the best picture nominees.
Though its star, Joaquin Phoenix, didn't get...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman's private funeral was held in Manhattan on Friday, with stars Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehey, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn paying their respects to an actor widely considered among the best...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Dinner and a movie.
Yes, I realize it represents a profound failure of imagination, but this was the date I had proposed to my wife for Valentine's Day next week. But sometimes life's obligations (not to mention two kids) limit your options for an...