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  • Cannes 2013: Is 'Borgman' this year's 'Holy Motors'?

    Cannes 2013: Is 'Borgman' this year's 'Holy Motors'?
    CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival can reliably be counted on to offer at least one envelope-pushing genre-tinged exercise, the kind that makes festgoers marvel and shake their head in equal measure. Last year it was ”Holy Motors,&...
  • CBS' 'Under the Dome' bringing thrills from King, Spielberg

    CBS' 'Under the Dome' bringing thrills from King, Spielberg
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Inside a 10-foot-tall cylinder a few miles from the beach, actress Britt Robertson is chained to a bedpost. The petite 23-year-old is being held captive by her (fictional) ex-boyfriend, a possessive young man named Junior who'...
  • In 'Touch of Sin,' Jia Zhangke changes his style but not themes

    CANNES, France — "A Touch of Sin," an early critical favorite among the films in the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival this year, has been widely greeted as signifying a new direction for the Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke. The claim...
  • Tom Clancy's legacy includes creating the techno-thriller

    Tom Clancy's legacy includes creating the techno-thriller
    Tom Clancy, whose death was announced today, almost single-handedly created the techno-thriller genre and some of his books, including "The Hunt for Red October," have become classics. The Baltimore author introduced complex military terms to millions...
  • Clancy invented 'techno-thriller,' reflected Cold War fears

    Clancy invented 'techno-thriller,' reflected Cold War fears
    Tom Clancy didn't realize he was forever changing the spy novel back in 1982, while working in obscurity on his first book, a Cold War thriller centering on the defection of a Soviet naval captain and the technologically advanced submarine he includes...
  • Horror film producer turns to Christian drama in 'Grace Unplugged'

    Horror film producer turns to Christian drama in 'Grace Unplugged'
    The last three movies produced by Mark Burg — a sequel to "Saw," the remake "Texas Chainsaw 3D" and a violent revenge tale called "The Tortured" — were all rated R for "grisly" and "sadistic" violence and were hardly pleasant experiences for...
  • Pete Tong's move to L.A. shifts dance music's center west

    Pete Tong's move to L.A. shifts dance music's center west
    Pete Tong's name is, quite literally, synonymous with dance music (see the rave-movie staple "It's All Gone Pete Tong" for proof). For two decades, the U.K. DJ and producer's program on BBC Radio One has set the pace in dance-music culture, in Europe...
  • Success of 'Gravity' is a reminder of our favorite space films

    Success of 'Gravity' is a reminder of our favorite space films
    "Gravity" made history this weekend as it defied industry expectations and shot to No. 1 at the box office, posting the highest October opening ever ($55.6 million). Much has been made of the film, both critically and by audiences, for its revolutionary...
  • Movie review: 'All the Boys Love Mandy Lane' a spellbinding thriller

    Movie review: 'All the Boys Love Mandy Lane' a spellbinding thriller
    Having premiered in 2006 and already released throughout the world, "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" has been prevented from reaching U.S. theaters until now due to various rights complications. This has understandably made director Jonathan Levine's film...
  • Stranded cinema: 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' rediscover a genre

    Stranded cinema: 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' rediscover a genre
    When Tom Hanks released "Cast Away" in 2000, he was all alone in more ways than one. Playing a man stuck for years on a remote island, the Oscar winner was helping to bring back a genre, the so-called stranded film, that hadn't had a major entry in...
  • Perfumers reach back to the Golden Age for vintage scents

    Perfumers reach back to the Golden Age for vintage scents
    In the same way that fashion designers scour the trunks and attics of the past for inspiration, perfumers periodically dip into the well of classic French perfumery when creating new fragrances. This seems to be one of those times. After decades in...