| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Awards season is a boisterous clamor for attention, full of prestige picture releases and endless marketing dollars strewn to support them — all with the goal of taking home a few statues early next year. But amid the ado there are exceptions: The...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:58 AM
NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday night's IFP Gotham Independent Awards, host Nick Kroll made an inside "Inside Llewyn Davis" joke. "A common theme in this year's movies," the comedian said, "are the horrors we inflict upon one another -- slavery, war,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:57 PM
When the nominations for the Spirit Awards came out Tuesday morning, nominees were mostly busy with other things. Shane Carruth, nominated for director and editing for “Upstream Color,” was in line at LAX. Michael B. Jordan, nominated for male...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:41 AM
The Steve McQueen period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:24 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Altitude Film Distribution has added five titles to its first theatrical slate.
The latest additions are "Love Is Strange," "Fruitvale Station," "The Nightmare," "All Cheerleaders Die" and "Bolshoi Babylon."
"Love Is Strange," which receives its...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:00 AM
By overwhelming critical consensus, 2013 was a banner year for movies. End-of-the-year lists, that dependable fruitcake of entertainment journalism, arrived with festive unanimity. It was a "tremendous" (the Atlantic's Christopher Orr), "amazing" (the New...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The Oscars have almost arrived!
Broadcasting live at 5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. EST) Sunday on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the 86th Academy Awards will recognize achievements in the film industry from 2013.
Vying for the all-important...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Writers Guild of America's just-announced nominees have reason for optimism in terms of the upcoming Academy Awards, but they come with a load of footnotes and caveats.
The WGA has a pretty solid track record at predicting Oscar winners, though as far as...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...