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CANNES, France — The hometown favorite won big time at the Festival de Cannes on Sunday night as France's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" walked off with the Palme d'Or. In a highly unusual step, jury president Steven Spielberg announced that the...
Gold DerbyObviously, "The Social Network" is ahead in the Oscar race for best adapted screenplay, given its front-runner status as best picture and the vaunted reputation of Aaron Sorkin as master wordsmith. However, upsets are always possible at these quirkly...
Culture MonsterTony Awards: 12 things you probably didn't know about Broadway's biggest night...
Brand XThis Oscar race pits classic academy taste against the new. “The King's Speech,” “The Fighter” and “True Grit” represent more traditional Oscar fare like “The English Patient,” “Rocky” and ...
Brand XFor the first two-thirds of their careers, the producing/directing/writing team of Ethan and Joel Coen stuck to original screenplays. (More or less: âO Brother, Where Art Thou?â claims to be based on âThe Odyssey,â but isn't. â...
The Morning Fix: 'Fockers' fizzles, 'Grit' is the shizzle. Jon Stewart: Advocate. OWN media hysteria reaching peak.Company TownAfter the coffee. Before the leftover eggnog. The Skinny: We're here, you're still on vacation. The decision by the NFL (made after being encouraged to do so by the city of Philadelphia) to pull the plug on Sunday night's Philadelphia-Minnesota......
The Big PictureYou may remember that a couple of months ago everyone was in a tizzy over a couple of young Hollywood actors who had the nerve, yes, the nerve to complain about the overbearing filmmakers they'd worked with--Megan Fox actually compared......
The Big PictureIn the back pages of the press notes for the Coen brothers' "A Serious Man," where filmmakers always tell you how environmentally sensitive they've been in the course of making the movie, we learn that "No Jews were harmed in......
Brand XThe latest film from Ethan and Joel Coen has the unmemorable title 'A Serious Man,' but thatâ??s about the only unmemorable thing about it. Like so much of their work, it straddles comedy and sheer grimness; while the tone is substantially lighter than...
Gold DerbyTwo days ago the first installment of The Envelope's print edition was inserted into the L.A. Times. In each issue, the Gold Derby column breaks down the top races into lists for easy handicapping. Click here to see a gallery of the short "spotlight"...
Gold Derby"Avatar" has already won over film critics, fan boys and many Hollywood awards, scoring best-picture nominations from the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Movie Awards. But how will "Avatar" fare at the Oscars? My guess is that "Avatar" can score up to...
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