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  • '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 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...
  • Oscars: Directors Ready to Rebound After Bombs Like 'Battleship'

    According to a Hollywood truism, you're only as good as your last project. So the awards buzz for this year's directors is doubly gratifying: Prizes are nice, but for some of these helmers, the 2013 films are a way to rebound -- or to remind the biz...
  • Is 'Carrie' Scary Enough to Bring 'Gravity' Back to Earth at Weekend Box Office?

    Displaying remarkable staying power at the box office, Warner Bros.' "Gravity" is poised to win its third consecutive weekend, tracking at north of $30 million. The 3D space odyssey should easily eclipse Sony-Screen Gems' horror entry "Carrie," which...
  • 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,...
  • Academy receives first dose of '12 Years a Slave's' 'tough medicine'

    Academy receives first dose of '12 Years a Slave's' 'tough medicine'
    It wowed festival-goers and film critics at Telluride. It was declared the best picture Oscar winner in Toronto. Madonna "visibly teared up" at Tuesday's New York Film Festival screening, even though she apparently spent a fair amount of time texting...
  • Cassian Elwes May Take You To Sundance If You Have Not Earned $5,000

    Producer Cassian Elwes and Black List founder Franklin Leonard have created the Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship -- which will award an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival for an unrepresented writer with lifetime...
  • Stars Power 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards

    "In the words of a famous countryman of mine, John Lennon, 'All you need is love,'" said "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen upon receiving his Hollywood Breakout Director Award, the first award of the night presented at the 17th Annual Hollywood...
  • Jane Fonda's AFI award misses an opportunity

    Jane Fonda's AFI award misses an opportunity
    Let's say this right off the bat: Jane Fonda, in the opinion of this lowly journalist at least, is a perfectly fine choice for an AFI life achievement award. She's done remarkable film work going back a long way, whether in "On Golden Pond," "They Shoot...
  • 'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' build buzz heading into Toronto

    'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' build buzz heading into Toronto
    Telluride's over, and the Venice Film Festival is past its midpoint. Judging from reports, we can safely declare a couple of things: 1. You'd better learn how to spell and pronounce the name Chiwetel Ejiofor, the British actor who plays the free black...
  • 'Glee Project' Director On 'Break It Down' Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    Musicvideo helmer Erik White will direct dark comedy "Break It Down" for StarStream Entertainment with music produced by Gregg Alexander. White, whose credits include multiple episodes of "The Glee Project" and seven Chris Brown videos, will direct...