Local backers of "Eu, Tu, Eles" (Me, You, Them), Brazil's candidate for best foreign-lingo Oscar, are investing $175,000-$200,000 to woo the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
The Oscars look different from Europe. I'm not surprised, just a little mesmerized by the depths of ambivalence toward something, that for Americans at least, is so simple: Awards good, losing bad.
Although known primarily for studio fare, Laura Linney has very strong roots in theater, having appeared on Broadway in "Hedda Gabler," "The Seagull" and "Six Degrees of Separation."
There is a scene in "Traffic" in which the character Javier Rodriguez, played by Benicio Del Toro, exclaims to his policeman partner, "They stole our handcuffs!" The significance of the remark may…
In "The Contender," Joan Allen's character makes a heroic stand as a woman who in front of a national stage refuses to divulge past moments of her personal life. As much as she admires vice…
Ellen Burstyn had just completed weeks of work playing an emotionally fragile woman in the throes of addiction when she was asked to play another emotionally fragile woman in the throes of addiction.
While 14-year-old British thesp Jamie Bell already has taken home a British Indie Film Award for best newcomer and was nominated for a European Film Award for actor for "Billy Elliot," he is…
In a defining moment at the beginning of Cameron Crowe's paean to pop music and his roots as a teenage rock journalist, the sister of Crowe alter-ego William, sneaks home an album by Simon…
Little more than three years ago, few people knew who Cate Blanchett was outside of Australia, where her award-winning work with the Sydney Theatre Co. (Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls," David Mamet's…
While much of the attention paid to John F. Kennedy focuses on the scandals of his affairs or the circumstances of his assassination, the Kennedy found by Bruce Greenwood for "Thirteen Days" is of a…
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Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace3Weekend: $5.3M Relativity Media