What will win best picture? It's a maddeningly close race

NEW YORK (AP) — On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled "The Favourite," the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner. Normally a fairly predictable process w...

Review: A sweet swan song for 'How to Train Your Dragon'

Born in the 3-D land rush, "How to Train Your Dragon" has never quite shrugged off the bland corporate sheen attached to it from the start. But almost a decade since taking flight in 2010, these movie...

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Following an outcry from many of the movie industry's most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its decision to present four awards during th...

Review: 'High Flying Bird' is an exhilarating fast break

Straight, "no chaser" is how NBA agent Ray Burke (Andre Holland) likes his news in "High Flying Bird," and the same could be said for the cinematic preferences of director Steven Soderbergh, whose str...

Review: In 'Fighting With My Family,' WWE dreams turn real

Even the most eccentric passions of working-class England — long a favored reservoir of feel-good underdog tales — have seldom featured as much spandex as "Fighting With My Family." ...

Glenn Close: 'I feel like everyone's rooting for me'

NEW YORK (AP) — In her seventh Oscar nomination, Glenn Close is poised to win her first Academy Award. But if she doesn't, the 71-year-old actress says not to cry for her. Close tell...

Basking in an Oscar nod, Richard E. Grant recalls 'Withnail'

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard E. Grant braved a paralyzingly cold night on Thursday to attend a screening of "Withnail & I," his cultishly adored film debut, in the midst of a whirlwind and much-enjoyed...

Review: 'Velvet Buzzsaw' a gloriously gory art-world satire

The art installation, so often a playground in the contemporary art museum, is in Dan Gilroy's gloriously gory satire "Velvet Buzzsaw" a terror chamber. Interactivity is involuntary. ...

'Black Panther,' 'Star Is Born' up for SAG Awards' top honor

NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" and "BlacKkKlansman" are among the films vying for the top prize at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards. The SAG Awards are one of the most reliable b...

Film Review: 'Serenity' now? No thank you

The elevator pitch for Steven Knight's "Serenity" would be: "'Key Largo" meets "Westworld.'" And it's every bit as ridiculous as that sounds. Seven decades after Humphrey Bogart inde...

Spike Lee on his first Oscar nomination for best director

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. ...

5 burning questions ahead of the Oscar nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll at least have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations t...

5 burning questions ahead of Tuesday's Oscar nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Awards still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to...

And the nominees won't be (but should be) ...

NEW YORK (AP) — By its nature, awards season tends to winnow a field of films and performances until many of the same names are read week after week, award show after award show, leading up to the Aca...

Ousted Pixar chief John Lasseter to head Skydance Animation

NEW YORK (AP) — The ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter will head the recently launched animation division of production company Skydance Media. S...