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  • Scarlett Johansson not eligible for Golden Globes with 'Her'

    Scarlett Johansson not eligible for Golden Globes with 'Her'
    Apparently awards season gives with one hand and takes away with the other. In one of the season's unlikelier stories, Scarlett Johansson has been building momentum with a performance in "Her" in which she is heard but never seen as the artificial...
  • Scarlett Johansson found her Siri-esque character in 'Her' liberating

     Scarlett Johansson found her Siri-esque character in 'Her' liberating
    Deep in post-production on his weird but wonderful sci-fi romance "Her" this past March, Spike Jonze made the difficult decision to — as the old editing edict goes — kill one of his darlings. The nuanced vocal performance turned in by...
  • Scarlett Johansson in 'Her': Can she pull off an Oscar run?

    Scarlett Johansson in 'Her': Can she pull off an Oscar run?
    It’s not easy, in the noisy burble of modern cinema, for actors to capture our attention — let alone theĀ  attention of award voters — when they’re keeping silent on screen. When it does happen, it’s usually because the...
  • Oscars 2014: So what are you doing tonight?

    Oscars 2014: So what are you doing tonight?
    Do you meet the "Fockers" guy? Or do you like Spike? How about a biopic and a chance to shake hands with the daughter of the film's subject? Or perhaps you'd like to listen to some toe-tapping musical performances from the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn...
  • Directors Round Table: Steve McQueen reveals his secret to casting

    Directors Round Table: Steve McQueen reveals his secret to casting
    Regardless of their success level, many actors seem to dread auditions, which sometimes replicate the "pick me!" anxiety of a schoolyard basketball game, only on a much grander scale. But as it turns out, plenty of directors find the process stressful...
  • 'The Hobbit 2' bests 'Anchorman 2' at the box office

    The highly anticipated, hotly promoted "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" fell significantly short of its box-office expectations, failing to wrest the No. 1 spot from Warner Bros.' "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which pulled in $31.5 million....
  • Best of 2013: Christopher Hawthorne picks Citi Bike, L.A.-centric 'Her'

    Best of 2013: Christopher Hawthorne picks Citi Bike, L.A.-centric 'Her'
    In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: 1) "Building Seagram." Phyllis Lambert's book on the great Mies tower is a rare attempt to blend memoir with rigorous...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends. At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
  • Vice's avant-garde media revolution

    Vice's avant-garde media revolution
    When Madonna declared herself fed up over the "death of creativity" after a world tour in which religious conservatives protested her concert in Poland, fascist skinheads heckled her in France and she received terrorist threats in Russia, the pop...
  • Five days of 'Her': Editing Samantha in (and out)

    Five days of 'Her': Editing Samantha in (and out)
    As smoothly as it plays on the screen, making “Her” was hardly an easy feat. As our interviews with the Spike Jonze film’s costume designer, production designer, cinematographer and assistant director over the past week suggest, there...
  • AFI Fest keeps festival circuit's awards-season buzz going

    AFI Fest keeps festival circuit's awards-season buzz going
    If you're a studio hoping your film has a shot during awards season, chances are you've already premiered the movie to an elite audience by now. With Sundance, Telluride, Toronto and other festivals, there are plenty of opportunities to unveil an Oscar...
  • Five days of 'Her': Building a future to feel like the present

    Five days of 'Her': Building a future to feel like the present
    Spike Jonze and his team went to some lengths to create the future in “Her.” In the movie — which has Joaquin Phoenix’s soulful Theodore Twombly falling in love with an operating-system voiced by Scarlett Johansson — the...