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Arts Jan 13‘Joker’ tops Oscar nominations. Read the full list
“Joker” is the leading nominee for the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, with “The Irishman” close behind.
Arts Jan 05‘1917,’ ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ win Golden Globes
The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors.
Arts Jan 022019 was a record year for female filmmakers, study finds
Last year, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year before.
Arts Dec 31In 2019, the box office belonged to Disney
Disney dominated American moviegoing more than any studio ever has before in 2019. The Walt Disney Co. accounted for about 38% of domestic moviegoing, easily the largest market share ever for one studio — a whopping $13 billion in worldwide…
Arts Dec 16‘Tree of Life’ tops AP’s best films of the decade
AP calls 'Tree of Life' one of the most sublime and soul-stirring movies ever made.
Arts Dec 11‘Parasite’ and ‘Bombshell’ get a boost with SAG nominations
The SAG Awards are one of the most closely watched Academy Awards bellwethers because, historically, a best ensemble nomination from the actors is usually a prerequisite for any best-picture contender's resume.
Arts Dec 09‘Marriage Story’ leads Golden Globe Award nominations
Netflix dominated Monday's nominations with four films vying for best film in the drama and comedy or musical categories: “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story," “”The Two Popes" and “Dolemite Is My Name.”…
Arts Aug 26Films lag significantly in Latino representation, study shows
Only 4.5% of all speaking or named characters in the 1,200 top-grossing films from 2007 to 2018 were Latino, and just 3% of leads or co-leads.
Arts Apr 29John Singleton, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, dies at 51
Singleton, the director of "Boyz N the Hood," made movies that probed the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond.
Arts Apr 29Director John Singleton to be taken off life support
The 51-year-old director of "Boyz in the Hood," ''Poetic Justice" and other films has been in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital since he had a stroke on April 17.