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  • Directors Round Table: J.C. Chandor on his 'years of mediocrity'

    Directors Round Table: J.C. Chandor on his 'years of mediocrity'
    Henry Ford said that "failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." That's a sentiment shared by some of Hollywood's top directors, including Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips"), J.C. Chandor ("All Is Lost") and...
  • Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action

    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. It'...
  • Analysis: Producers Guild Awards provide added clarity to Oscar race

    Analysis: Producers Guild Awards provide added clarity to Oscar race
    We've known since September  that "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "Captain Phillips" would be prime players in this year's best picture Oscar race. And when David O. Russell's fizzy con artist story "American Hustle" scored with critics and film academy...
  • Directors Round Table: Paul Greengrass on embracing 'blind panic'

    Directors Round Table: Paul Greengrass on embracing 'blind panic'
    What's a filmmaker to do when his climactic final scene just isn't working? For Paul Greengrass, director of the hijacking thriller "Captain Phillips," the answer was to pull a 180 -- to head to the other side of the ship and improvise an entirely new...
  • 'American Hustle,' 'Her,' 'Nebraska' receive WGA nominations

    The screenplays of "American Hustle," "Her," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Blue Jasmine" are among the nominees for Writers Guild of America Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in 2013. Nominees announced Friday in the original...
  • Writers Guild Unveils 10 Screenplay Nominations

    Mixing mainstream and specialty titles, the Writers Guild of America has nominated Tracy Letts for "August: Osage County," Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke for "Before Midnight," Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," Peter Berg for "Lone...
  • WGA Nominations: Oscar and the Eligibility Factor (Analysis)

    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...
  • Directors Round Table: Spike Jonze wants to hear from critics' heart

    Directors Round Table: Spike Jonze wants to hear from critics' heart
    Want to know how to quiet down a room full of top Hollywood directors? Try asking whether they read their own reviews. At the recent Envelope Directors Round Table, filmmakers Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips") Nicole Holofcener ("Enough Said"),...
  • ‘Doki-Doki Universe’: Video games make a play for emotions in 2013

     
    “Doki-Doki Universe” begins with heartbreak. A robot is left alone on an asteroid, dumped there by his human family. The […]...
  • Best of the Web: Music video’s wild ride

     
    Music video’s wild ride...
  • ‘Last of Us,’ ‘Super Mario 3D World’: 2013′s 10 best video games

     
    In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, The Times asked its critics to list the best of […]...
  • Directors Round Table: Nicole Holofcener on gut instinct

    Directors Round Table: Nicole Holofcener on gut instinct
    The trouble with making movies is that you have to start over each time —¬†with a new script, a new cast and a new set of challenges. According to six of Hollywood's top directors, that's part of the process but also part of the point. At the...