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  • 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")....
  • Amid Obama presidency, films take major leap in facing race head-on

    Amid Obama presidency, films take major leap in facing race head-on
    TORONTO — Watching Steve McQueen's achingly brilliant "12 Years a Slave" at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was struck by many things. The film's artistry — script, performances, imagery — is significant. The movie is...
  • TIFF 2013: The key award win for '12 Years a Slave'

    TIFF 2013: The key award win for '12 Years a Slave'
    There are all kinds of film festivals and almost every one hands out some sort of award. But even with virtually every major city on the planet now hosting a trophy-dispensing movie gathering, there's still just one honor that truly matters: the People'...
  • UC launches new crowdfunding campaign

    UC launches new crowdfunding campaign
    SAN FRANCISCO — In an unusual effort to bolster financial aid for undergraduates, UC on Wednesday launched an online crowdfunding campaign that has movie stars, politicians, students and faculty members pledging to lead hikes, sing rap songs and...
  • Jamie Foxx, Jerry Brown join UC's new online fundraising campaign

    Jamie Foxx, Jerry Brown join UC's new online fundraising campaign
    The University of California is launching an unusual new online fundraising effort — with an assist from celebrities — that's designed to attract donations from young alumni and others who may respond to social media. The six-week Promise...
  • Film Review: 'Baggage Claim'

    Sometimes you have to travel 30,000 miles just to appreciate the guy who lives down the hall -- or so goes "Baggage Claim," a movie about a Flight Attendant Barbie type who runs herself ragged chasing prospects while her perfect suitor may as well be...
  • Lee Daniels says racism played role in 'Butler's' struggle for money

    Lee Daniels says racism played role in 'Butler's' struggle for money
    NEW YORK -- Lee Daniels is never one to hold back on hot-button topics like race and the movie business. So when the director of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is asked why he thinks it was hard to get his new movie financed, he comes back...
  • For 'The Butler,' a cast of 37 producers

    For 'The Butler,' a cast of 37 producers
    If it takes a village to raise a child, it took a principality to bring "Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' " to the screen. A five-year odyssey of false starts, studio abandonment and piecemeal financing, "The Butler" arrives in theaters Friday with 37...
  • 'The Butler' puts a new spin on LBJ, says Liev Schreiber

    'The Butler' puts a new spin on LBJ, says Liev Schreiber
    The new trailer for Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” shows an up-from-his-bootstraps man moving, Zelig-like, through U.S. presidential history, demonstrating how “one man overcame his past.” But for at least one of the actors...
  • Review: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' significant but often contrived

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of "The Paperboy" may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the...
  • 'The Butler' serves up melodrama, fine performances, reviews say

    'The Butler' serves up melodrama, fine performances, reviews say
    The year's first serving of Oscar bait has arrived on a silver platter in the form of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a star-studded historical drama starring Forest Whitaker as an African American butler working at the White House through multiple...
  • Reel Critics: No 'Kick' out of this sequel

    Reel Critics: No 'Kick' out of this sequel
    When I saw the original "Kick-Ass" in 2010, I called it a disturbing new movie category. It starts as a sarcastic look at the whole superhero genre. But it clearly targeted younger teens with a strange mix of cute, profane and truly violent parts....