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  • Oscars: Best Picture, do we have our finalists?

     
    OK,now that the great wave of Oscar-buzzed movies have made themselves known, either in festivals or preview screenings, where do we stand? Are there ten best picture candidates sitting, front and center, here in mid-November? I think so. Here's my take...
  • Movie Review: Conviction

     
    The great ones get you, tell you their story, with just a look. The opening shot of “Conviction” has Oscar winner Hilary Swank lock eyes with the splendid Sam Rockwell. Just a couple of seconds of emotional screen foreshadowing and we know...
  • Oscar nomination for 'Animal Kingdom' star Jacki Weaver?

     
    News of "Animal Kingdom's" good fortune at awards Down Under sparked our resident Aussie Rob Licuria (Awards Heaven) to send us his thoughts. See below. But, first, here is what Kenneth Turan said of the film in his L.A. Times review: " 'Animal Kingdom'...
  • Tony Goldwyn; from actor to “Actor’s Director”

     
    It begins, Tony Goldwyn says, “by loving actors, by having this built-in compassion for what they do and how they do it.” Goldwyn is one of their number — an accomplished character actor best known for being the villain of “Ghost,&#...
  • 'Welcome to the Rileys' premiere: Kristen Stewart survives another red carpet

     
    Good news: Kristen Stewart's "Welcome to the Rileys" pole-dancing bruises were long gone by Monday, when she rocked an extremely short Valentino number on the red carpet at the film's New York premiere. KStew plays a stripper and prostitute in......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'The Fighter' trailer packs a punch | Mark Zuckerberg on 'The Social Network' | Sasha Stone: supporting actress race 'wide open'

     
    • For Kyle Buchanan, the trailer for "The Fighter," which debuted during Sunday's airing of "Mad Men," was a "wowser." He thinks this preview of the biopic starring Mark Wahlberg is expert at "reestablishing the movie as a highbrow awards pick in a two-...
  • 'Conviction' premiere: Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver and the real women who inspired their characters

     
    Hollywood's spotlight hit the real-life tale of "Conviction" on Monday as the film premiered at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. On hand from the cast were Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Juliette Lewis, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo and Bailee......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: TIFF premieres Oscar hopefuls | 'The Fighter' contends | Foreign language film hopefuls

     
    • Nicole LaPorte recaps the race for the Oscars in the wake of the Toronto film fest, including an analysis of a best actress bout between Hollywood vet Annette Bening ("The Kids Are All Right") and the ingenue Natalie Portman ("Black Swan"). As...
  • 'Treme': While America was watching 'Lost,' a little brother was being found

     
    While the rest of series television was watching a fantasy about a fictional island, HBO broadcast the latest installment in a less footloose kind of drama: about the real New Orleans, where time froze on Aug. 29, 2005, and more......
  • Conviction: Oscar bait?

     
    The Conviction trailer doesn't need the voice-over narration. Te visuals tell the story, perhaps the whole one. I'm already inspired. The narration sentimentalizes it. Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, finally a decent part for Minnie Driver, Clea Duvall,...
  • Inside track on Emmys: Drama actresses

     
    BEST DRAMA ACTRESS (Front-runners) Connie Britton, "Friday Night Lights" Glenn Close, "Damages" Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters" Lauren Graham, "Parenthood" Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad" Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: SVU" Holly Hunter, Saving Grace January...
  • Taking note of 'Treme's' rocky but ultimately interesting first season

     
    A few thoughts on the first season of "Treme," including the HBO's Sunday finale, are below. "Don't think in terms of a beginning and end, because unlike some plot-driven entertainments, there is no closure in real life, not really." That was part of a...