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  • 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Star Oscar Isaac Compares Coens to Chekhov at AFI Fest Closing

    After a week of musicals and dramas, the AFI Fest ended with a bit of both when the Institute closed its annual celebration with a screening of Joel and Ethan Coen's folk music-tinged drama, "Inside Llewyn Davis," Nov. 14 at Hollywood's TCL Chinese. "I...
  • AFI Fest 2013 wraps up a memorable, star-studded scene

     AFI Fest 2013 wraps up a memorable, star-studded scene
    With a calendar date falling just as studios are desperately trying to secure some awards-season traction for their Oscar hopefuls, the AFI Fest has no trouble booking its share of glamorous galas and high-profile events. This year's festival, which...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Her,' 'Gravity' Get Online Film Critics Society Noms

    Add another awards show to keep an eye on to the list: The 265 members of the Online Film Critics Society, an org focused on Internet-based film journalism, announced their nominees for the 17th annual OFCS Awards. Several winners of past years have...
  • Pawel Pawlikowski's 'Ida' Wins at Poland's Camerimage Fest

    LONDON -- Pawel Pawlikowski's "Ida" has won the Golden Frog at Camerimage, the international film festival of the art of cinematography. The pic's cinematographers were Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski. The fest, which takes place in Bydgoszcz, Poland,...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • 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...
  • Australian Awards Laud 'American Hustle'

    HONG KONG -- The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has given pride of place in its international awards category to David O. Russell's "American Hustle." The picture was nominated in seven categories, including best film, ahead of "12 Years...
  • Review: The Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' doesn't miss a beat

    Review: The Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' doesn't miss a beat
    As much as any directors working today, the brothers Coen, Ethan and Joel, are unmistakable auteurs, filmmakers who place their own distinctive stamp on everything they do. But while the bleak, funny, exquisitely made "Inside Llewyn Davis" echoes...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every week until the Oscars on March 2, 2014, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories. What's...
  • Critics Choice Awards: '12 Years,' 'American Hustle' Earn 13 Nominations Each

    With "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" leading the pack (13 bids each), plenty of films have reason to celebrate their nominations from the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, because it's one of the more reliable Oscar gauges around. The best pic...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads London Critics Nominations

    LONDON -- The nominations for the London Critics' Circle Film Awards were announced Tuesday, with Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" topping the ballot with nine noms. Stephen Frears' "Philomena" took five noms, while Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," Jon...
  • It's the music that moves 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    It's the music that moves 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
    One of the most beguiling folk records of the year has the bonus of ferrying along a Joel and Ethan Coen plot line. The songs within the brothers' new "Inside Llewyn Davis" move from balladry to blues to ancient British folk, adding an extra layer of...