| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille," "Big Fan") will host the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.
Film Independent, the organization which also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival, will hold the 29th annual...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It almost seemed like a typo when the Sundance Film Festival announced not one but two films made by Sebastián Silva in Chile with American actor Michael Cera. Yet it was no mistake, as the pair have indeed collaborated twice, with "Crystal Fairy" an...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:45 PM
It's L.A.: We're spoiled and we know it.
Just about any night of the week, and certainly any weekend, there is a de facto film festival happening in Los Angeles. With the city's revitalized, astonishing rep house scene, commercial first-run cinemas...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Jennifer Lawrence has gone from being “the girl on fire” in “The Hunger Games” to Hollywood's golden girl for her ......
| Feb 23, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The Film Independent Spirit Awards are the penultimate stop before the Oscars -- but with just one day to go before the Academy Awards, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis had reached her red carpet threshold.
As her publicist told her she had a few more...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:46 AM
As a member of the board of the award-bestowing National Book Critics Circle, I tend to look to the National Book Awards as a popular big brother: They are the football to our field hockey, the Oscars to our Independent Spirit Awards, the prizes that tend...
| Apr 10, 2013
At 85, Besedka Johnson was discovered by Hollywood in the locker room of a Los Angeles gym.
An executive producer of the movie "Starlet" was also working out at the YWCA when "she recognized some sort of star quality in Johnson" and asked her to...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:36 PM
The Envelope's Gold Standard film awards columnist looks at how this week’s nominations from the Golden Globes voters, SAG and Critics Choice have changed the landscape for best picture and the other Oscar categories....
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:33 PM
A Los Angeles judge has found various companies tied to "Crash" producer Bob Yari liable for about $12 million in damages payable to director Paul Haggis, star Brendan Fraser, co-writer Bobby Moresco and producer Mark Harris. The ruling by Superior......