I've always thought awards are like Rorschach tests: It's a clue to someone's personality whether they root for "Juno" or "There Will Be Blood." But now I've begun to think the entire awards season…
Nearly every obituary of Harold Pinter, who died Dec. 24, said he was one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century. That's absolutely true, but his influence was like his plays…
Harold Pinter, whose plays mixed menace, loneliness, humor and pregnant pauses with such distinction that he inspired the adjective "Pinteresque," died Dec. 24 at age 78.
With an expected haul of $16 billion this year, foreign box office is crucial to Hollywood — but the studios are noticing the makeup of those audiences is evolving.
As the holidays approach, they mean one thing to a lot of exhausted actors and filmmakers: A chance to rest after Phase One of a grueling awards campaign.
The Internet age is cutting into newspaper biz, which is troubling on at least two levels. One, due to cutbacks, a lot of film critics are being phased out.
The signing of Hugh Jackman as host of the 81st Oscarcast is a signal that "we are trying to turn a corner and to give the evening more of a nightclub-party feel -- which it once had," said the…
As 2008 nears an end, it's clear that this was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well, actually, I'm not sure it was the best of times, but it's always reassuring to start out with a…
Since last fall, showbiz has been feeling splashes of what Alan Greenspan called "a once-in-a-lifetime credit tsunami." Now the waves are starting to hit big.
When so many awards shows flood the television airwaves this time of year, it's surprising that some groups -- the WGA, DGA, critics orgs -- have not made a TV deal. In fact, some say they don't want…
It's often hard to predict award winners, but sometimes you just know. A decade ago, when I was watching "As Good As It Gets," I thought Helen Hunt would probably get an Oscar nomination. But there…