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Oscar's Best Picture contenders explore racial anxieties in very different ways.

On the one hand, there is The Blind Side, John Lee Hancock's feel-good drama about a white woman (Sandra Bullock) who welcomes a homeless black teenager (Quinton Aaron) into her home and helps guide him toward success on the football f... Read more

Lives of four blind teens fascinate documentary maker

A few years ago, filmmaker Keith Maitland attended a wedding in Austin. He was seated at a table with the best man, who was the head of recreation for the Austin-based Texas School for the Blind. The table conversation turned to the best man's job and the events he put on for the school. Read more

Oscar Basic Training

The Hurt Locker triumphed at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards and now appears to be coasting to glory. But might Inglourious Basterds be sneaking up behind it? And what about James Cameron, who was presumably too busy c... Read more

Oscar Basic Training: Getting you in shape for Hollywood's big night

It's just three weeks to Oscar night -- plenty of time to make yourself the most knowledgeable cineaste at our Oscar party. (You are coming to our Oscar party at the Mode... Read more

Five questions with Tate Donovan, the doomed attorney on 'Damages'

Tate Donovan

R.I.P., Tom Shayes. You just made partner at Hewes & Associates. So now they kill you off. Read more

Q&A: Rose Byrne of 'Damages'

Rose Byrne

FOX/Timothy White

Rose Byrne plays a whip smart attorney in Damages, FXís addictive legal thriller, now in its third season. But in real life, if the Australian actress were dropped off at a big-city courtroom and pressed to pose as a real lawyer, she wouldnít last more than a few minutes before being fou... Read more

In Good 'Company' at Sundance


Sundance is all about chasing the buzz: You're constantly trying to figure out which movies are worth catching; which are worth skipping; and which will become the next big sensation. Read more

Q&A: Lucy Lawless of Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Lucy Lawless in Spartacus


Lucy Lawless says itís true: She was cast in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, an audacious new TV series for Starz, after sleeping with the producer. But donít get the wrong idea. ďIíve been married to him for a long time,Ē she says with a laugh, ďand he doesnít put me in anything he doesnít t... Read more

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