| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
For the last several weeks, the Oscar race for lead actress felt fairly settled, with five familiar faces, each of them previous winners — Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena"), Emma Thompson ("...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:39 PM
One of the great challenges of making a documentary about current events is that the story continues after the cameras stop rolling. For documentarians, that means they need to make tough decisions about when to stop shooting — and in the case of...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Tom Hiddleston had just spent six weeks living inside the melancholy mind-set of a vampire for a new Jim Jarmusch […]...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's hard enough making one movie from the belly of a revolution. But two?
"I'm not sure we would recommend doing it this way," Jehane Noujaim, director of the new Egyptian-uprising documentary, "The Square," says dryly.
After filming anti-Hosni...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:45 AM
— In "Blue Is the Warmest Color," Adèle Exarchopoulos plays a French student who has an intensely passionate, excruciatingly painful relationship with an older woman (Léa Seydoux). Making the film, she says, was much the same.
"He changed my life,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Can "The Square" put Netflix in Oscar circles?
That's one of several questions raised by the company's decision to move into original documentaries with "The Square," filmmaker Jehane Noujaim's nonfiction feature about the Egyptian revolution.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO — In the historical drama "12 Years a Slave," Michael Fassbender plays brutal and impulsive slave master Edwin Epps. Since its October release, the film has earned critical acclaim in nearly equal measure with warnings about its...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:34 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Nineteen films have been submitted for the Oscars' best animated feature race, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday, a number which suggests that the category could have five nominees despite a relatively weak year for feature...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Netflix has acquired "The Square," an original documentary that chronicles the Egyptian revolution that began with dramatic protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo.
The film, from director/producer Jehane Noujaim, won this year's Toronto International Film...