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Stephen Frears

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  • New releases: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan impress in 'Philomena'

    New releases: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan impress in 'Philomena'
    Philomena Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99 Available on VOD beginning April 15 One of last year's most heartening box-office success stories, this British melodrama had more financial success and drew more awards attention than one might've...
  • Stephen Frears likes his women strong

    Stephen Frears likes his women strong
    He came in from the rain wearing a scarf, tattered pants, unlaced canvas tennis shoes and a sweater somewhere between the colors of plum and rust. His hair looked like an approaching storm, and he had missed a spot shaving just above the collar. His...
  • Judi Dench felt a tremendous responsibility toward Philomena Lee

    Judi Dench felt a tremendous responsibility toward Philomena Lee
    LONDON — The first time Judi Dench witnessed the power of acting, she was 7 and saw her brother get away with using a swear word. Dench was accompanying her parents to a boarding school performance of "Macbeth," with her oldest sibling in the role...
  • Garcetti a no-show at L.A. event for woman who inspired 'Philomena'

    Garcetti a no-show at L.A. event for woman who inspired 'Philomena'
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was “tending to a fire -- an emergency,” an emissary explained, and couldn’t be on hand to honor her personally. But on Tuesday morning, inside the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall,...
  • TCA: Muhammad Ali fights on in new PBS documentary

    TCA:  Muhammad Ali fights on in new PBS documentary
    Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is having a TV renaissance. HBO last year premiered "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," a docudrama centered on the legal battle in 1967 that erupted when the heavyweight champion and newly converted Muslim refused to be...
  • Oscars 2014: Sony and Warner tie for most nominations

    Oscars 2014: Sony and Warner tie for most nominations
    With the stranded-in-space adventure “Gravity” and the 1970s-set con artist romp “American Hustle,” Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment led all studios in the Oscar nominations on Thursday. Movies released by Warner...
  • Oscar nominations 2014: McQueen, Russell in strong director field

    Oscar nominations 2014: McQueen, Russell in strong director field
    In a strong year for directors, Oscar voters took notice. The academy's directors branch chose a veritable who's who of English-language filmmakers, nominating Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), David O. Russell ("American...
  • Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan grab DGA TV nominations

    Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan grab DGA TV nominations
    The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for its awards for TV and commercials Thursday morning, and "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and creator Vince Gilligan both received nominations, though Cranston's nomination was not just for...
  • DiCaprio's word slip leads to Weinstein guide to PhiloMania

    DiCaprio's word slip leads to Weinstein guide to PhiloMania
    It’s OK if in the last 48 hours you’ve caught PhiloMania, perhaps from the viral Twitter trend after Leonardo DiCaprio mispronounced “Philomena” during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards. The Weinstein Co., which distributed the...
  • 'The Butler' at the academy: Freedom Riders, palpable pain

    'The Butler' at the academy: Freedom Riders, palpable pain
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" opened in mid-August, and, in the ensuing months, its namesake director has participated in countless Q&As and receptions both to promote the movie and to keep it alive in the Oscar conversation. But Daniels had never been...
  • From pages to the screen: Movies in 2013

    From pages to the screen: Movies in 2013
    Some of the year's biggest movies, both at the box office and for awards contention, have their roots in the printed word, whether in novels, nonfiction books or journalism. Here's a look at these movies and their literary sources: The Movie: "12...