• The Oscars are less white, but the industry hasn’t changed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy’s all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization has ever seen, thanks to films like “Moonlight,” ”Fences,” ”Hidden Figures” and “Loving.”

  • Review: ‘Contemporary Color’ is a hypnotic concert film

    In 2015, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne staged an unconventional show in which he paired up 10 contemporary musicians and performers with color guard teams — those baton and saber twirling staples of small town parades and high school football games. The musicians, including the likes of St. Vincent, Lucius, Ad-Rock, Zola Jesus and Nelly Furtado, composed original songs that the color guard teams then used to choreograph a corresponding routine. The unique spectacle, which took place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, is chronicled with experimental verve in the documentary “Contemporary Color ,” from filmmaking brothers Bill and Turner Ross.

  • Online options for Oscar-nominated flicks expand Tuesday

    NEW YORK (AP) — More movies and cheaper options arrive online Tuesday for movie fans still needing to catch up on Oscar-nominated flicks.

  • How to watch Oscar-nominated flicks from your couch

    NEW YORK (AP) — Movie fans, rejoice! You can watch about two-thirds of the Oscar-nominated flicks from your couch.