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David O. Russell's screwball comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" and Wes Anderson's coming-of-age romance "Moonrise Kingdom" led the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards with five nominations apiece, including feature, director and screenplay. The bounty...
From Norwegian writer-director André Ovredal comes the spry, amusing and pulse-pounding "Trollhunter," a monster movie with a love for mountainous, tree-lined Scandinavian scenery and an even greater love for setting memorably ugly, hulking and...
Gold DerbyBeing first out of the gate often matters a lot in the Oscar derby. "Frozen River" and "Little Miss Sunshine" reaped top nominations in 2008 and 2006, respectively, after being the first DVDs shipped to academy members. This year, that distinction goes to...
Never mind its handicapping by many gurus of gold as an odds-on Oscar front-runner heading into Sunday evening. The downsizing drama "Up in the Air" was completely excluded in all six categories for which it was nominated, including nods for George...
Brand XAt its heart, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Inception" is a heist film -- which makes it ironic that the film seems to have been snubbed in a major Academy Award category. The Leonardo DiCaprio-starring film earned eight nominations: Best Picture,...
Half a century ago, a middle-aged newspaperman with a few obscure books to his name sat down to pursue a pet obsession based on a story that had never sold. The ensuing 1965 novel -- in which his agent had no confidence -- sagged at first. But within a...
In this interview series, we ask famous free thinkers to recast the Oscars in their own image. Let's give a big Oscar night welcome to Canadian cartoonist, film critic and filmmaker Rick Trembles. Rick Trembles' illustrated movie review column Motion...
Gold DerbyFollowing up on the brave Oscar forecasts that we featured Tuesday, here's a new batch of best picture predictions from another gang of pundits: Thelma Adams (Us Weekly), Kevin Lewin (World Entertainment News Network), Richard Rushfield (Gawker), Jeff...
Gold DerbyAdding to the Oscar best-picture predictions we received this week from 14 leading pundits, Gold Derby just got two more batches â one from New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick, the other from Robert Osborne, star of Turner Classic Movies, host of the...
Gold Derby nuggets: Busy week for Clint Eastwood; 'Twilight' dominates People's Choice noms; identity crisis for 'A Single Man'; can 'District 9' land in top 10?Gold Derbyâ¢ The eagerly anticipated December release "Invictus" was screened today for the first time to people not employed by Warner Bros. Viewers were hand-picked by director Clint Eastwood -- "people he has long-term relationships with," says a rep. â¢...
Gold Derbyâ¢ Tony-winning composer Maury Yeston talked in great detail to Harry Haun about the journey of "Nine" from screen (as "8 1/2") to stage and back to screen. "There are only two ways to approach Broadway shows becoming movies," Yeston says. "One of them...
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