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  • 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' review: A tragedy not of injustice, but of storytelling

    'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' review: A tragedy not of injustice, but of storytelling
    *1/2 (out of four) Is the subtitle in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" really necessary? No one (I hope) is going to see the name "Mandela" in a movie title and expect to see, "Mandela: Five-Time Bowling Champion." Unfortunately, those who do endure...
  • Politics: Where Hollywood Mattered in 2013

    Show biz's impact on politics usually ends at the surface: The red carpet is rolled out each year for the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner, a celebrity draws publicity to a vague cause by testifying before a congressional panel, or a documentary...
  • The seven biggest movie stories of 2013

    Gravity's rainbow. A movie that so convincingly re-created outer space that it looked like it was shot there. Alfonso Cuaron had to wait years so the technology would catch up to his vision. When it did, he was able to make a movie, "Gravity," that...
  • 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'American Hustle' among makeup, hair winners

    "American Hustle," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Behind the Candelabra" were among the winners of the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, set for Saturday evening at the Paramount Studios Theatre. Candance Neal and Robert Stevenson won for...
  • Hollywood's 2013 double feature: critical acclaim and box-office record

    Hollywood's 2013 double feature: critical acclaim and box-office record
    Some critics are calling 2013 the best movie year in a decade. And although critical darlings don't always produce profits, it will also be the highest-grossing year on record — barely. After a shaky spring and a summer of high-profile hits and...
  • Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action

    In 2013, Hollywood saw big box office hits with Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Melissa McCarthy (and Bullock again) in "The Heat." But none of these girl-power sagas were directed by a woman. It'...
  • Analysis: Producers Guild Awards provide added clarity to Oscar race

    Analysis: Producers Guild Awards provide added clarity to Oscar race
    We've known since September  that "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "Captain Phillips" would be prime players in this year's best picture Oscar race. And when David O. Russell's fizzy con artist story "American Hustle" scored with critics and film academy...
  • Bruce Dern and Judi Dench top AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards

    Bruce Dern and Judi Dench top AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards
    At the box office, young people still hold the buying power -- sending caped crusaders and archery-loving heroines to the top of the charts. Iron Man and Katniss Everdeen don't mean much, however, to the editors at AARP's The Magazine -- the publication...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Butler' Score Big in NAACP Nominations

    The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
  • TCA: '10 Commandments' to become scripted event for WGN America

    TCA: '10 Commandments' to become scripted event for WGN America
    WGN America has ordered the 10-part scripted series "Ten Commandments" from Weinstein Co. The ambitious project, to be shown over 10 nights, will feature 10 noted filmmakers, each putting a modern interpretation on a different commandment. Gus Van...
  • The Golden Globes as Oscar's crystal ball

    The Golden Globes as Oscar's crystal ball
    Golden Globes. Sunday night. Imagine this scenario at the Beverly Hilton: Sometime after co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler engage in a little wordplay about gravity and their formal wear and belt out a parody of some song from "Mary Poppins" (maybe "I...
  • Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' take lead

     Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' take lead
    By mid-November, when most directors of holiday movies were unwinding with their work largely completed, filmmaker David O. Russell was pulling 18-hour days and seven-day weeks, rushing to finish "American Hustle." The mad dash was worth it: "American...