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Best of the Week: Top Ten Tom Hanks Performances, Talking Original Score Contenders, ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ and More

Best of the Week: Top Ten Tom Hanks Performances, Talking Original Score Contenders, 'Wolf of Wall Street' and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!


Academy Narrows Foreign Language List to Nine

“Bethlehem”: Talking Israel’s Oscar Entry and Exploring the Fine Line Between Friend and Foe

“Philomena,” Harvey Weinstein’s Best Oscar Hope, Comes on Strong; Why Coogan Dared to Be Sincere

Why “20 Feet from Stardom” Leads the Oscar Doc Pack

Box Office:

“American Hustle” Scores Year’s Best NY/LA Launch, Softer “Saving Mr. Banks” Hits More Cities

Weekend Top Ten: Number One “Hobbit” Underperforms as “American Hustle,” “Frozen” and “Catching Fire” Sizzle


CINE-LIST: Ten Great Movie Quotes from 2013

Crafts Roundup: Best Original Score Contenders Talk Creating Music for Survival, Reinvention and Spiritual Uplift

For Your Streaming Consideration: Eight Unsung Male Performances from 2013

From “Big” to “Captain Phillips,” TOH! Ranks Tom Hanks’ Ten Best Performances

TOH! Ranks the Worst Films of 2013


“Grand Budapest Hotel” Opens Berlinale in February; Is Wes Anderson the Ultimate Euro-Auteur?


25 Years After Playing Young Tom Hanks in “Big,” David Moscow Looks Back on Child Stardom, Penny Marshall’s Direction, and the Making of a Classic

Alexandre Desplat Talks Embracing Humor Through Music in “Philomena” Score

David O. Russell Talks “American Hustle” in Dubai, Redemption, Scorsese and Embracing “Muscular” Cinema

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass Talk Powerful Final Scene from “Captain Phillips”


Why the San Francisco and New York Film Societies Seek New Leaders


“Her” Review: Spike Jonze Returns with a Vengeance with Tech Romance (Q&A)

Review: In Oscar Shortlisted “The Hunt,” Mikkelsen Plays a Man Wrongly Accused of Society’s Worst Crime

Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” a Wild Drug-Addled Tragicomedy with DiCaprio Going for Broke

This Weekend: Don’t Miss “Her,” “The Past” and “The Selfish Giant”; “Anchorman 2” Also Arrives


TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Shocking “Homeland” Season Three Finale Admits Failure (SPOILERS)

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