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Monday, Jun. 15, 2020
For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic's effects...
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
For every era of film in the last half-century, there's a memorable Donald Sutherland role.
Whether it's his breakthrough performance in "The Dirty Dozen," his portrayal of demented arsonist in "Backdraft" or playing a ruthless president in "The Hunger Games" films, Sutherland's career...
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
On the strength of Borrowed Time, directors Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj last month earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short. They also wrote the film in concert with Mark C. Harris. During their spare time over the past five years, Coats and Hamou-Lhadj devoted themselves...
Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
Frederick Wiseman is not a Hollywood guy. The filmmaker has been quietly making documentaries from his home base in Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1967, exploring such subjects as meat production, welfare, a ski town and a hospital for the criminally insane.
Though none of his films...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Spike Lee made his initial industry splash in 1983 when he won a Student Academy Award for his thesis film Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. Fast forward to last month and Lee again earned special distinction from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), receiving...
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Gena Rowlands has been an actress for more than 60 years, and on Saturday, she'll accept her first Academy Award.
The 85-year-old entertainer, who was twice nominated for the best actress Oscar, will receive an honorary statuette at the film academy'...
Monday, Mar. 3, 2014
Italy celebrated Monday after "The Great Beauty" ended the country's 15-year hiatus and won the Oscar for best foreign-language film, though culture buffs continued to fret over budget cuts to a national film industry that has won more foreign Oscars than any...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Directors of Egypt's first Oscar-nominated film will be walking the red carpet at the Oscars ceremony next week in Los Angeles, but most Egyptians have yet to see the hard-hitting movie that chronicles the country's unrest over the past three years.
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
When Belgian film producer Dirk Impens lost out in the Oscars 21 years ago, he remembers swearing to himself never to put on a tuxedo again unless he had another shot at the golden statuette.
This Sunday, he'll be wearing that tux.
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014
Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist's death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to...