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  • Today's film characters may be unlikable, but they're not unworthy

    These days, it seems as if the collective voice of moviegoers echoes the Taylor Swift lament "Why you gotta be so mean?" And for once they're not talking about me or my fellow critics. The discontent and, in some cases, the disdain is directed at some...
  • Film Review: 'The Monuments Men'

    It's not only the great works of European art that have gone missing in "The Monuments Men"; the spark of writer-director-star George Clooney's filmmaking is absent, too. In adapting writer Robert M. Edsel's account of the men charged with protecting...
  • Jimmy Kimmel throws George Clooney at Leno finale

    Jimmy Kimmel throws George Clooney at Leno finale
    How much does Jimmy Kimmel dislike Jay Leno? The ABC late-night host won't be taking it easy when Leno bids farewell on "The Tonight Show" on Feb. 6. Leno will have Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks. For that night, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" has lined up the...
  • George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Losing War With Film Critics

    Even George Clooney can run out of luck. The man with the Midas touch when it comes to writing, directing, producing or starring in films could be hitting a rare rough patch with critics, as early reviews are looking negative for "The Monuments Men,"...
  • New releases: 'Monsters University' is loaded with great jokes

     New releases: 'Monsters University' is loaded with great jokes
    Monsters University Disney/Buena Vista, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$45.99/$49.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday "Monsters, Inc." always has been one of the most underrated of Pixar's animated features, not getting enough credit for its zippy pace,...
  • The life of Elizabeth Taylor. So, big, so blazing -- so underwritten!

    "LET me explain this. I take a step on the terrace. Where I was just a memory. I take another step -- a memory. Look! A shooting star. It's gone. Shot! It's a memory!" "You seem very wrought up, dear." So it went between Elizabeth Taylor and Noel Coward...
  • Subtle shades of greatness frame cinematography nominations

    Subtle shades of greatness frame cinematography nominations
    Gray is the new black. Night, the new day. Rain, the new sun. Clouds gather, shadows linger. The Oscar-nominated cinematographers' images fill the screen with a beauty only possible in worlds gone monochromatic, turning the most elemental of color...
  • 2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April

    2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April
    The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the...
  • Why I hate watching fake-Washington on TV

    Why I hate watching fake-Washington on TV
    Among other landmarks, 2013 was the year of a big comeback for dramatic and comedic TV series about spies, politics and other shenanigans in Washington, D.C. That's a big turnaround from 1998 when President Bill Clinton's startling scandal with a...
  • Reel Critics: Tune meanders in 'Llewyn Davis'

    Reel Critics: Tune meanders in 'Llewyn Davis'
    I've been a fan of the Coen Brothers' eccentric dark humor for many years. Their unique offbeat style is exemplified in noteworthy movies like "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski" and "No Country for Old Men." This time around, they target a much smaller...
  • Variety Critics Pick Their Oscar Nominees

    Film critics, we're often told, don't vote for the Oscars -- but if they did, here's what at least three of their nomination ballots might look like. We listed our top five choices for best director, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, original/...
  • Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel predicts snubs and surprises for noms

    Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel predicts snubs and surprises for noms
    With Oscar nominations coming Thursday morning, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists -- Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, Fandango's Dave Karger, Anne Thompson from Thompson on Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey and Glenn...