Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…
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Hollywood's toxic addiction to franchises; Looking back on "Wolf of Wall Street"; "Avatar" left no pop culture footprint; Elf on the Shelf is dangerous; North Korea is not funny.
Hollywood's "female stuff" problem; Mike Leigh got John Ruskin all wrong; Update on Lindy Chamberlain; Miyazaki working on manga; Nolan defends "Interstellar" sound.
Filmmakers behind "Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi"; Deepwater Horizon and "The Great Invisible"; Of women and their emotions; Frances McDormand on NPR; Neil Marshall on "Alien."
A report on response to early Oscar favorites from TIFF 2014.
A TIFF report on the two Reese Witherspoon movies at this year's fest, "The Good Lie" and "Wild."
Real life interrupts TV; Was "True Detective" plagiarized?; New wave of U.S. shows about Latinos; Thumbs up for Ebert's legacy; 15th anniversary of "Blair Witch" and "Sixth Sense."
Picks for the best of the 2013-14 television season, in the form of a Dream Emmy ballot.
Richard Linklater discusses the release of Bernie Tiede and the production of "Boyhood."
Richard Roeper reflects on his long friendship and professional association with Roger Ebert.
Why DiCaprio doesn't get lucky at the Oscars; Atheism in Hollywood; Famous rejection letters; Wes Anderson as an advertiser; Auteur theory and Kent Jones.
Lost, Oscar-nominated films; Lupita Nyong'o and beyond; Evaluating Ellen DeGeneres as the Oscar host; Oscars snubs and surprises; A recap of the Oscars from The New York Times.
Highlights of the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
A continuously updated list of the winners of the 86th Annual Academy Awards, announced on March 2, 2014.
The calculation of odds is finished. The campaigning is done. Erik Childress predicts the winners of the Oscars.
Far Flung Correspondent Anath White reports from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
What were the surprises, snubs and twists of today's Oscar nominations?
Actors with "A-list" name recognition continue to migrate to television. "True Detective" uses Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to make great television.
Brian Tallerico offers a look at the television we'll be talking about in 2014.
Matt Zoller Seitz's Top 10 films of 2013.
Missing Roger's Oscars prognostications and his top ten lists. And making a list of my own.
The Oscars race has hit a holiday lull. It's a good time to pause and take stock of nominations.
Critics groups from around the country are giving awards. What impact do these awards have on the Oscar race, and how useful are they as predictors?
Erik Childress looks at the first awards of the season and their possible impact on the Oscar race.
Matthew McConaughey talks about how he is dealing with the Oscar buzz around his "Dallas Buyers Club" performance.