Looking back on the Oscar-winning designs of 'Dick Tracy' 25 years later

Posted by · 8:00 pm · June 14th, 2015

Makeup artist John Caglione Jr. and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro look back at “Dick Tracy” 25 years later.

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Beatty, Bonham Carter among 2011 BAFTA LA honorees

Posted by · 1:37 pm · September 7th, 2011

I’ve never been precisely sure what BAFTA Los Angeles is, or what it is that they do — I do know that I’m wary of any group that is chaired by “So You Think You Can Dance” overlord Nigel Lythgoe, but that could be irrational on my part. I do know, however, that have their […]

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Beatty got back

Posted by · 10:35 am · June 21st, 2011

Usually, the news that someone is about to write, direct, produce and star in some film of no clear description for Paramount wouldn’t seem particularly worthy of notice until the parties involved release a few more details. But when the “someone” in question is 74 year-old Warren Beatty, the one-time Hollywood monarch whose name hasn’t […]

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“Simple” arithmetic?

Posted by · 8:26 am · January 4th, 2010

But in his rollicking new book “Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America” (Simon & Schuster), biographer Peter Biskind hazards a guess about the conquests of Hollywood’s most notorious lothario — based, he says, on “simple arithmetic.” Biskind estimates “12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen […]

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11/11 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:46 am · November 11th, 2009

• Steven Zeitchik plays things from the other side of the coin, says a high Best Picture profile for “Up” could cause the film in the animated feature category. [Hollywood Reporter] • Jeffrey Wells takes aim and fires heavily on “Precious.” [Hollywood Elsewhere] • The People’s Choice Award nominations are here.  I KNOW you care.  […]

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Elia Kazan sparks renewed interest

Posted by · 9:41 am · June 5th, 2009

So many of today’s youth have not seen films made before the year they were born and they are missing so much. I remember being 18 and spending some time with my girlfriend at the time at her job, which allowed for me to get a lot of reading done. One of her co-workers expressed […]

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Mr. Beatty, direct another film please?

Posted by · 2:19 am · June 24th, 2008

Interviewing Warren Beatty a few years ago in Toronto, I was struck at once by his intellect, which is laser sharp. The man misses nothing. He speaks slowly, taking long pauses before he speaks, and avoids personal questions, which I dislike and refuse to ask anyway. He was with Annette Bening at the time, supporting […]

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Movies that Oscar missed

Posted by · 12:12 pm · May 26th, 2008

As film junkies, we all know it happens. Usually every single year there are one or more films the Academy passes over for Best Picture consideration, in some cases because there are, after all, just five slots available, but in others because, well — they blew it. Like the rest of you, I sit and […]

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Where have you gone, Al Pacino?

Posted by · 3:52 pm · May 24th, 2008

It has been more than 30 years since Al Pacino gave his career-defining performance as cold blooded Michael Corleone in “The Godfather Part II.” He radiated quiet danger the moment he appeared on screen without ever raising his voice or allowing his mouth to wrap its way around words and spit them out like venom. […]

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