| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
After making his feature directorial debut in 2011 with his fierce, unsparing adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," Ralph Fiennes is in the director's chair once again for "The Invisible Woman," which opens Christmas Day.
Based on the book by Claire...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" have wound up in a dead heat as both won the Producers Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for top feature film -- the first tie in the PGA's 25-year history for the trophy.
Ben Affleck announced the awards Sunday...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In a pre-Berlin announcement, veteran foreign sales agent Nadine de Barros, financier/producer Daniel Wagner and producer Robert Ogden Barnum have partnered to launch Fortitude International as a sales and financing outfit based in Los Angeles.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:52 PM
As the Academy Awards approach, the various guild awards and critics groups' honors often provide insight into prevailing Oscar sentiments. In this year's race for Oscar gold, however, momentum has repeatedly swung back and forth among what might be...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 1:55 PM
"Inside Llewyn Davis," Joel and Ethan Coen's study of a struggling New York folk singer in 1961, was the big winner Saturday at the National Society of Film Critics. The film received four awards, including best film, actor for Oscar Isaac, director for...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:23 PM
"Lone Survivor," Peter Berg's new movie about a Navy SEAL mission gone horribly awry in the mountains of Afghanistan, gives away its ending in the title. But spoilers are beside the point for the gritty drama based on Marcus Luttrell's 2007 memoir,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:41 AM
One thing is clear about the revocation of a film's Oscar nomination: It almost never happens.
The nullification Tuesday night of an original song nomination for the composer and lyricist of "Alone Yet Not Alone" — an arrangement sung by a...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
First the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disqualified a song. Now it could be facing the music.
For the first time in its history, the academy this week revoked an Oscar nomination on ethical grounds, citing improper campaigning by the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed against 31 unidentified Internet users who have used a torrent protocol to share "Dallas Buyers Club," a cumbersome legal attempt to identify individuals who have unleashed copies of the Oscar-nominated...
| Oct 2, 2013
In Tinseltown, even movie stars can be found playing the home-flipping game — and this year they've upped the ante.
Celebrity muscle is behind some mega-bucks Westside property turnarounds, part of a boom in the rapid buy-fix-resell mania known as...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:23 PM
It’s a man’s world -- or at least that’s the way it appears on screen.
According to a report released Tuesday by San Diego State University film professor Martha Lauzen, the top 100 grossing films of 2013 were overwhelmingly male. Just...
| Feb 15, 2014
Re "History lessons, with popcorn," Opinion, Feb. 12
Zach P. Messitte is spot-on regarding the influence that films with historical backgrounds have on today's college students.
Since 1991 I've been teaching at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. I've...