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  • Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' is winner at Gotham Awards

    Coen brothers'  'Inside Llewyn Davis' is winner at Gotham Awards
    NEW YORK -- The Gotham Awards handed their best feature award to a surprise contender Monday: the Coen brothers' folk-music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis." "Fruitvale Station," the movie about an unarmed young man who was fatally shot at an Oakland train...
  • Movies with black casts make a green argument

    Movies with black casts make a green argument
    It took 14 years to come to fruition, but "The Best Man Holiday," writer-director Malcolm D. Lee's sequel to his 1999 hit "The Best Man," opens Friday. Lee told me the other day that Universal executives were "hesitant" initially about the sequel, which...
  • Dressing eight tumultuous decades for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    Dressing eight tumultuous decades for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'
    Veteran costume designer Ruth Carter had her hands full with her latest feature film, "Lee Daniels' The Butler." In it, she tackled eight tumultuous decades of U.S. political and social history — and changing fashions — filled with dozens of...
  • 'Best Man Holiday' Over-Performing with Possible $35 Million Weekend

    Christmas is coming early for Universal's "The Best Man Holiday." Malcolm D. Lee's comedy sequel, made for only $17 million, should take in over $30 million at the box office this weekend, wildly exceeding expectations for the Universal film, which...
  • Weinstein Company May Boost Film Distribution From $50 Million Fund

    Harvey Weinstein may be distributing more films, thanks to a distribution deal with newly formed Catalina Capital and its $50 million film finance fund. The Weinstein Company will have a first look option on domestic distribution and international...
  • Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line

    Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. Screenwriter Danny Strong realized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' Variety's Justin Chang Feted At AAFCA Awards

    It was a night of laughs and tributes to "12 Years a Slave," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and other pics at the fifth annual African-American Film Critics Assn. awards. Variety chief film critic Justin Chang was also honored by the...
  • Bruce Dern on AARP Movies for Grownups Awards: 'Welcome to the Geezers Dinner!'

    Just because you need to be 50+ to be AARP-eligible doesn't mean the club doesn't know how to have a good time. AARP The Magazine's 13th annual Movies for Grownups awards gala at the Beverly Wilshire Feb. 10 honored outstanding writing, acting and...
  • Freshmen Writers of 2013: New Scribes Prove Wise

    Oscar has a way of falling in love with first-time scripters, including Chris Terrio ("Argo"), Michael Arndt ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Diablo Cody ("Juno"), Dustin Lance Black ("Milk"), Mark Boal ("The Hurt Locker") and Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious")....
  • Stephen Dorff on 'The Motel Life' and What's Wrong with Hollywood

    In 2010, Stephen Dorff found himself on the industry's hot list after starring in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," a meditative drama about a Hollywood actor and his lonely daughter. Dorff recalls a stream of offers from a fickle business that he's been...
  • Spirit Noms Analysis: 'All Is Lost,' 'Fruitvale Station,' 'Short Term 12′ Join Must-See List

    "12 Years a Slave" and "Nebraska" may have earned the most nominations for the Indie Spirit Awards, but the biggest beneficiaries could be films including "All is Lost" (pictured), "Blue Jasmine," "Before Midnight," "Enough Said," "Fruitvale Station"...
  • Gotham Awards Shines Light on Thesps

    Since their inception 23 years ago, IFP's Gotham Independent Film Awards have experienced their share of growing pains and gains. For years, the low-key kudofest, which takes place at the outset of awards season, was truly independent and unconcerned...