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  • October Awards Buzz: What's on Top and What's Not

    Awards-watchers were positively drunk with excitement during the Venice-Telluride-Toronto fests, but a month later, everybody has started to sober up as additional contenders are being screened. Entering the conversation in a big way are Warner Bros.'...
  • 4-star '12 Years a Slave' review: Tough to watch, but you can't look away

    4-star '12 Years a Slave' review: Tough to watch, but you can't look away
    **** (out of four) “12 Years a Slave” is a raw, powerful film that matters, but watching it doesn’t feel like work. If this movie ever appears on a syllabus, students will look forward to class. Adapting a horrifying true story,...
  • Why Reality-Based Films are Flooding the Oscar Race

    The line between fiction and reality keeps getting blurrier. So it's little surprise that there are twice as many reality-based films currently vying for awards attention as last year, when one of those, "Argo," took home the best picture Oscar. Even...
  • New movie fund Gamechanger Films is formed to back women directors

    New movie fund Gamechanger Films is formed to back women directors
    NEW YORK -- Can money solve a Hollywood gender imbalance? That's the question posed by a new film fund that aims to boost the number of female directors. The fund, called Gamechanger Films, will exclusively finance movies directed by women, The...
  • 'Wolf,' 'Underage,' 'Tattoo' Top Rio Fest

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Sold by Mundial, a joint venture of IM Global and Canana, Fernando Coimbra's "A Wolf at the Door" shared the top fiction feature Redentor prize Thursday with Caru Alves de Souza's "Underage" at a 15thRio de Janeiro Intl. Festival that saw...
  • Why box-office surprises are becoming more common

    Why box-office surprises are becoming more common
    The numbers said "Kick-Ass 2" was going to do just that. Before its theatrical release, audience tracking surveys estimated the superhero action-comedy could gross as much as $25 million its opening weekend. Instead, the sequel took in only $13...
  • Forest Whitaker to Receive Gotham Awards' Actor Tribute

    Forest Whitaker will receive the annual actor tribute at the 2013 Gotham Awards, picking up the kudo for a film career with recent credits including "Fruitvale Station" (as a producer) and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (as an actor). Each year the Gotham...
  • Fall 2013 Movie Preview

    Fall 2013 Movie Preview
    Lee Daniels' The Butler PG-13; Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, James Marsden. Based on a true story, Cecil Gaines served as a butler in the White House for eight terms, major events such as the...
  • What is everybody reading, seeing, writing, and recalling?

    "WHAT'S the best book you've read so far this year?" asked The New York Times of James McBride. (He is the author of 'The Color of Water' and "The Good Lord Bird.") His answer had more people talking than I've heard in lit circles in ages. His answer...
  • Kim Kardashian's noble heart ... Miley Cyrus not in Vogue

    "I COULDN'T sacrifice my heart for a publicity stunt," said Kim Kardashian. (Some who loathe the Kardashians might paraphrase Bette Davis in "All About Eve" -- "Nice speech, Kim. You can always put that publicity stunt where your heart ought to be.")...
  • Box Office: Sony's 'Cloudy' Sequel Takes a Bigger Bite Stateside With $35 Million

    While Sony's live-action line-up struggled this summer, the studio's animated films -- including hybrid movie "The Smurfs 2" -- have fared better, with "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" being the latest example, grossing a solid $35 million...
  • History, and character, is served

    History, and character, is served
    With respect to Ralph Ellison, Forest Whitaker plays an invisible man in the new movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler." Not a Hollywood ectoplasm, but a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fibers and liquids. Nevertheless, his character, Cecil Gaines, White...