| Dec 18, 2009
| 4:33 PM
"Mo'Nique will NOT turn up to accept her award from the New York Film Critics Circle, which seems to lend credence to the story that she wants to be paid to show up for these things," a member of the circle e-mails Gold Derby. Mo'Nique's rep confirms that...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 4:33 AM
First, Mo'Nique didn't show up at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote "Precious." Rumors ran amok that she snubbed the debut because Lionsgate wouldn't pay a $100,000 appearance fee plus fly her staff first class. Then her publicist...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 4:32 AM
Robert Venturi, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect and lifelong resident of Philadelphia, has written a stinging letter in opposition to a controversial plan to dismantle the suburban Barnes Foundation and relocate its unparalleled collection of...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — A single song bookends "Inside Llewyn Davis," the forthcoming film from Joel and Ethan Coen about a week in the life of a struggling singer in the New York folk scene of the early 1960s. It's a gentle guitar ballad starring a dangling...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:55 PM
NEW YORK -- Can "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" turn its dreams into reality?
That fraught question about the Ben Stiller fantasy picture saw the first hints of an answer on Saturday at the New York Film Festival, where the pricey Christmas release had...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Although Wednesday night's celebration of music from the Coen brothers' upcoming movie "Inside Llewyn Davis" lacked the onstage star power of a New York Film Festival-pegged benefit event (no Patti Smith, Jack White, Marcus Mumford or Joan Baez), it...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Aboard the USS Truxtun last spring, Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass were about to shoot what they hoped would be a powerful scene in their new movie, "Captain Phillips," when a Navy captain intervened.
"He said, 'You know that would never happen,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:30 PM
NEW YORK -- Tom Hanks has played a lot of real people lately. In the spring he took to Broadway as columnist Mike McAlary in Nora Ephron’s “Lucky Guy.” Later this fall he’ll be seen on the big screen as Walt Disney in the fact-...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” won't be finished in time for this year's AFI Fest 2013, but programmers at the festival have added the world premiere of “Out of the Furnace” to this fall's gathering.
The festival also...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
The invitation to Tuesday night's special screening of Alexander Payne's new movie, "Nebraska," came from Will Forte, whose surprise casting provides just one of the film's many unexpected pleasures.
And Forte was taking his hosting duties seriously,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:28 PM
NEW YORK — For years, the New York Film Festival was a quaint afterthought on the fall festival circuit, good for locals to catch up on indie titles but devoid of much Hollywood fizz.
The Lincoln Center event has become an...