| Jan 8, 2008
Joel and Ethan Coen's western noir "No Country for Old Men" was the big winner Monday at the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
The film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel picked up awards for best film of 2007,...
| Jan 9, 2008
Five of the six nominees for the Directors Guild of America's 2007 honors are earning their first recognition from the DGA.
The only exception to this year's neophyte nomination list is a bit of a technicality. "No Country For Old Men" co-helmer Ethan...
| Jan 15, 2008
One day after winning Golden Globe awards for best picture, "Atonement" and "Sweeney Todd" both failed to make the Producers Guild of America shortlist.
Instead, the candidates for the PGA's Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year award are the teams...
| Jan 16, 2008
"Atonement," the sweeping romantic epic starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, dominated the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' film awards today.
The adaptation of Ian McEwan's acclaimed novel of redemption was...
| Jan 22, 2008
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"Atonement," "Juno," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" were nominated this morning for the Academy Award for best picture of 2007.
The gripping oil epic "There Will Be Blood" and the gritty contemporary Western, "No...
| Feb 19, 2008
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tamara Jenkins has some mixed feelings about the remarkability of this year's female-flush original screenplay category.
"It's a complicated feeling to be singled out because of gender. Sometimes you bristle under the...
| Feb 20, 2008
Character is destiny. Score one for Heraclitus, whose succinct aphorism seems especially apt in describing screenwriters' path to the Oscars this year.
While taut plotting and visual ingenuity were certainly in abundance in this year's crop of...
| Feb 24, 2008
A former stripper flirts with success
Tinseltown is adorned with many a unique and sparkly success story. But how Minneapolis stripper Brook Busey became Oscar-winning Hollywood screenwriter Diablo Cody has to be this year's shiniest. The following is...
| Oct 1, 2009
The whip is a slingshot-type maneuver in roller derby, where you're flung by a teammate straight into traffic and, with luck, past it. Raquel Welch got whipped a time or two in the 1972 vehicle "Kansas City Bomber," but in that film roller derby wasn't...