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  • Angelina Jolie breaks the curse of 'Unbroken'

     Angelina Jolie breaks the curse of 'Unbroken'
    OXENFORD, Australia — Angelina Jolie was ready to step behind the cameras again. Her directing debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," hadn't been a box-office or critical hit, but making the 2011 Bosnian war drama had fueled her desire to become a...
  • Oscar's Diverse Presenter List A Signal of a Changing Business

    The virtues and challenges of the 2013 Oscar contenders have been debated endlessly in the past few months. But how about the virtues and challenges of the Academy? They still have a long way to go, but they've addressed some problems head-on, like...
  • Sochi Olympic TV moment: Wise halfpipe, Weir and Lipinski acrobatics

    Cold-weather football games are about as perfect an example of the form as you’ll find. So what better way to watch a skiing competition than with a blizzard backdrop? That hasn’t happened much in global-warmed Sochi. But on Tuesday night...
  • French D.P. and Coens Get 'Inside' '60s Folk Scene

    When French cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel first discussed the look of "Inside Llewyn Davis" with the Coen brothers, they gave him a concise but vivid image -- "a slushy, wintry New York," he recalls. In turn, the d.p. suggested another key image, the...
  • 'Prisoners' D.P. Roger Deakins Known for Simplicity, Restraint

    Denis Villeneuve's unsettling psychological crime thriller "Prisoners" provides a contrast between the disturbing subject matter (child abduction, suicide, torture) and Roger Deakins' restrained camerawork, reminiscent of the Brit d.p.'s cooly matter-of-...
  • Oscar Luncheon: Nominees Urged to Speak from the Heart, 'Not From a List'

    Meryl Streep huddled with John Lassiter, David O. Russell and Steve McQueen touched base, Sandra Bullock smiled with Pharrell Williams (photo above) and Jared Leto chatted with "Frozen" songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez as the contenders gathered Monday...
  • For ASC Contenders, Film Vs. Digital Debate is Reflected In Their Work

    Judging by the feature nominees for the ASC Awards, the film-vs.-digital debate that has roiled the cinematography world in recent years has been fought to a draw, at least for now. Digital capture has thoroughly penetrated the market, and standards in...
  • Complete list of winners for the 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards

    Complete list of winners for the 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards
    Steve McQueen's historical drama "12 Years a Slave" earned best picture, and the film's newcomer, Lupita Nyong'o, snagged supporting actress. Meanwhile, David O. Russell's con-artist comedy "American Hustle" picked up several wins, including ensemble,...
  • Variety Critics Pick Their Oscar Nominees

    Film critics, we're often told, don't vote for the Oscars -- but if they did, here's what at least three of their nomination ballots might look like. We listed our top five choices for best director, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, original/...
  • 'Llewyn Davis,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' earn ASC nominations

    The cinematographers of "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "The Grandmaster" and "Gravity" were among seven nominees announced Wednesday morning for the 27th American Society of Cinematographers Awards. "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska" and...
  • 'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields

     'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields
    "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
  • New Releases: 'Prisoners' a pulp drama with a stellar cast

    New Releases: 'Prisoners' a pulp drama with a stellar cast
    Prisoners Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Dec. 17 Part mystery-thriller, part brooding meditation on how evil spreads, Denis Villeneuve's film is a gorgeously shot, masterfully acted piece of pulp that takes itself a...