While "Argo" tells the story of a CIA operation to sneak six American diplomats out of Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis by making a fake sci-fi film, the praise that critics showered on the…
Pointed critiques accompany plaudits for the contenders, giving voters plenty to chew on
A look at supporting actress nominees Olivia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, Jessica Chastain, Janet McTeer and Berenice Bejo.
When it comes to the tenor of the films the Screen Actors Guild membership chose for their nominees this year, an emphasis on humor won out over darker-toned subjects.
"The action takes place mostly within characters' subconscious, with mind-bending visuals," USA Today's Claudia Puig enthuses.
The 25th Santa Barbara Film Fest will feature 200 films including 18 world premieres and 28 U.S. bows.
Seventies American cinema has been invoked in more than a few instances lately by critics who see flashes of that era's maverick spirit in many of the current crop of Oscar hopefuls.
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