Two decades of work paid off with audience enthusiasm and awards buzz as Focus Features’ “Dallas Buyers Club” screened for an industry crowd at the Academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters Oct. 17. At a…
This is a big weekend for Oscar watchers. Four films are opening, and each showcases a best-actor contender. Tom Hanks is already bruited as a favorite for “Captain Phillips,” but he could be going…
Awards-watchers were positively drunk with excitement during the Venice-Telluride-Toronto fests, but a month later, everybody has started to sober up as additional contenders are being screened…
A24 has launched a digital campaign for James Franco in “Spring Breakers,” with a Twitter feed that contains critics’ praise under the tagline “Consider This Sh*t.” A second tweet included the words…
It's little surprise that there are twice as many reality-based films currently vying for awards attention as last year, when one of those, "Argo," took home the best picture Oscar.
The New York Film Critics Circle will be the first critics group out of the gate this year, voting Dec. 3 on awards and announcing the results immediately thereafter. The National Board of Review has…
The makers of “12 Years a Slave” are in town this week, in advance of its Oct. 18 bow. And the Internet is buzzing with tales of Sunday’s partially-empty screening at the Academy and the…
The partnership of Gary Newman and Dana Walden at 20th Century Fox TV is all the more impressive because it's rare.
With little advance fanfare, Spike Jonze’s “Her” made a big splash with critics and the audience at the Oct. 12 close of the New York Film Festival. The Warner Bros. pic, which was below the kudos…
Saudi Arabia has its first entry, and Pakistan is repped for the first time in 50 years.