| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
On the eve of Oscar voting, we asked three academy members to let us peek at their ballots and tell us, anonymously, who they're voting for and why. Here's what they had to say:
OSCARS 2013: Full Coverage
PRODUCERS BRANCH: This 40ish Oscar nominee...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The students filtered in.
They smelled of cigarettes and cold. They dropped their backpacks and peeled off their Gore-Tex. Then Lisa Buscani, one of the five instructors who teaches Ethics in Computer Games and Cinema at DePaul University, after...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:11 PM
In a small studio on the far edge of Glendale, a worldwide flow of music is in a moment of transition. On the turntable is a 45rpm disc of spectral, hypnotic sounds from 1980, as radio DJ Lee Joseph begins winding down his two-hour show on LuxuriaMusic....
| Jan 19, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Chances are most people won't ever have the chance to hold an Oscar statue, but one Herald-Mail reader will want to get his or her acceptance speech ready on Sunday, Feb. 24.
That's when he or she correctly identifies the most winners in the 10...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 1:24 PM
It's time to play one of our favorite yearly games at Times Community News: Can You Outguess the Features Editor? And no, that's not a rhetorical question. You probably can.
Last year, incurable Oscar junkie that I am, I challenged readers to beat my...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:30 PM
"Rage is Back," Adam Mansbach's latest book, is a hilarious revenge thriller about a family of artists and their crew of criminalized graffiti bandits. They devise a plot to reclaim New York City by painting all the subway trains to destroy the campaign...
| Jan 7, 2013
This Thursday brings my annual morning of being excited and nervous and telling myself I won’t yell at the TV. And then doing it anyway.
That’s right, it’s the Oscar nominations, for a change announced before the Golden Globes, not...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:09 PM
It's funny how beloved Quentin Tarantino is as a director despite the shortness of his filmography.
Ignoring his work with television and contributions to anthology films (I'm willing to forget his awful segment of "Grindhouse" if you are), the man...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Jan 08 (TheWrap.com) - Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has already been the subject of criticism for its bloody violence and frequent use of the N-word, but now action figures from the film are causing the next wave of outrage.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" earned 10 nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards early -- including best film, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones and supporting actress for Sally Field -- while Tom Hooper's musical ...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
by Joel Ryan
Do not doubt Lincoln's poll numbers.
Steven Spielberg's long-presumed Academy Awards favorite picked up 12 nominations Thursday, the most of any film. Ang Lee's Life of Pi was right behind, with 11. Les Misérables and Silver...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Before Quentin Tarantino, Martin McDonagh and all the other sadistic bad boys of film and theater, there was the 17th century dramatist John Ford testing his audience's tolerance for perverse blood sport.
In his most popular play, " 'Tis Pity She's a...