| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Amy Adams is scrolling through pictures on her mobile phone, looking for a selfie she sent fiancé Darren Le Gallo while making "American Hustle."
"There," she says, handing the phone off. On screen is a picture of Adams, without makeup, her eyes as...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:25 AM
When an actor as extraordinarily gifted as Philip Seymour Hoffman dies as suddenly, as tragically as he did, the mind goes into a kind of shock.
How could a person who could effortlessly be so many people suddenly not be here at all? It doesn't seem...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Are we really shocked that a fashion house would send out a release announcing that a movie star is carrying its handbag to the funeral of another movie star?
On Friday, celebrities gathered in New York to pay tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Bach and Handel did not lead intersecting lives. Bach never left central Germany, while Handel became a cosmopolitan Londoner. Bach was a man of the church and had 20 children. Handel caught the theater bug and was not a family man (recent musicology...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:28 AM
In the best actress category, all five women nominated return as familiar faces to Oscar voters -- all having braved the Hollywood and Highland red carpet as Academy Awards nominees in years past, some hailed as winners.
On Thursday, the academy chose...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Writers who are not members of the guild, films made with production companies that are not WGA signatories and productions otherwise made outside of the guild's guidelines are deemed ineligible year after year, leading to such high-profile recent...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Will academy voters reward or reject your favorite movies and performances? Time again to consult the Oscar 8 Ball for answers.
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It is certain: The movie's one slam-dunk nomination comes from Jared Leto's supporting turn as the...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Tom Laughlin, who came to fame as the half-Native American, half-white ex-Green Beret in the 1971 indie blockbuster "Billy Jack," died Thursday at age 82.
A lot of his films are on DVD and on streaming services. If you want to go back to his...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Joaquin Phoenix refused to hug it out.
On an overcast November afternoon, in a $13-million Hollywood home with a skyline view stretching from downtown L.A. to the Palos Verdes peninsula, the notoriously press-averse actor was throwing a fit of pique...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Spike Jonze has a knack for disturbing our peace, and his new film "Her" does that with a vengeance.
A different and daring futuristic tale starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, "Her" is a look at the pleasures and perils of new technology...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Mikhail Bulgakov meets Sergei Eisenstein at Andy Warhol's Factory in “Moskva.” This ornate take on Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita” is a nobly ambitious, surreally unhinged deep-dish bowl of dramaturgical borscht....