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  • 'Slumdog,' Winslet and Penn: No surprises at the Kodak

    'Slumdog,' Winslet and Penn: No surprises at the Kodak
    Wolverine did a song-and-dance. A Swarovski crystal curtain shimmered. Veteran Oscar winners such as Sophia Loren, Anthony Hopkins and Eva Marie Saint were on hand to dole out awards. Producers tried to shake up the 81st Academy Awards in a bid to...
  • Academy Awards embrace the unapologetically gay 'Milk'

    Academy Awards embrace the unapologetically gay 'Milk'
    One day this thought won't matter. One day this thought won't be relevant. Today is not that day. Today, the fact that "Milk" received eight Oscar nominations from the academy, including best picture, is significant and says much about where we are...
  • Directors in the spotlight

    Directors in the spotlight
    DIRECTOR DANNY BOYLE "Slumdog Millionaire" The eclectic British director of Irish Catholic descent receives his first Academy Award nomination in the directing category for his sleeper indie hit about a poverty-stricken teenager in Mumbai who goes...
  • Supporting players

    Supporting players
    SUPPORTING ACTOR JOSH BROLIN "Milk" The son of actor James Brolin receives his first Oscar nomination for his role as conservative San Francisco Supervisor Dan White, who assassinated gay Supervisor Harvey Milk and the city's mayor, George Moscone, in...
  • Appreciating the supporting nominees

    Appreciating the supporting nominees
    In looking at the Oscar category of best supporting actor and actress, I'm reminded of the sort of delicious dinner party that lingers in your memory years later. Although presumably you accept the invitation because you have some affection for the host,...
  • Hollywood's gay forays

    Hollywood's gay forays
    Much already has been said, written and blogged about the merits of Sean Penn's performance as Harvey Milk. About his uncanny channeling of Milk's nasally eloquence, his skill in replicating Milk's puckish intelligence and his striking physical...
  • Are Oscar contenders over-exposed?

    Are Oscar contenders over-exposed?
    If "Slumdog Millionaire" doesn't snag the Oscar for best picture, then the academy might consider creating a new award for it this year: the only Oscar-buzzed film you didn't feel like you had already seen before you actually saw it. Seriously, after...
  • Seeing more of Josh Brolin

    Seeing more of Josh Brolin
    Who knows how these things happen? Josh Brolin made his film debut in "The Goonies" and subsequently appeared in films for such directors as Woody Allen, David O. Russell, Paul Verhoeven and Guillermo del Toro, well on his way to a respectable but low-key...
  • Here's to the casting directors

    Here's to the casting directors
    When casting director John Papsidera commenced work on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" in 2006, he knew that filling the role of the Joker would be among his biggest challenges. After all, no less an actor than Jack Nicholson had played the part...
  • 'Bonesetter's Daughter' at San Francisco Opera

    'Bonesetter's Daughter' at San Francisco Opera
    APOWERFUL new wave of opera combining Chinese and Western music and drama and written by Chinese composers, many of whom have immigrated to the U.S., has swept much of America, as well as parts of Europe and Asia, in the last 15 years. That it has...
  • Harvey Milk, a life (cut short) in pictures

    Harvey Milk, a life (cut short) in pictures
  • 'Bashir' takes top honors from National Society of Film Critics

    'Bashir' takes top honors from National Society of Film Critics
    An animated Israeli film that's taken on unexpected timeliness in recent days won the top award Saturday from U.S. film critics. "Waltz With Bashir," Ari Folman's animated documentary chronicling his coming to terms with repressed memories of his...