| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases.
12 Years a Slave
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Had Steve McQueen not already christened his previous picture thus, "Shame" would have been the perfect one-word title to capture the gut-...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:45 PM
When New Haven third-wave ska legends Spring Heeled Jack reunited for two shows at Toad's Place in 2010, every member of the band during its prime era ('96-'00 or so) returned to celebrate — aside from their drummer, the late, great Dave Karcich....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By 1980, John Landis had a string of successes under his belt — including "The Kentucky Fried Movie," "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" — but the writer-director had long been unable to get his script for "An American Werewolf in London"...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
“Carrie” filmmaker Kimberly Peirce didn't exactly spark immediately to the idea of remaking “Carrie,” Brian De Palma's 1976 Stephen King […]...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:29 AM
What does it mean when the high-powered head of an ambitious start-up publishing house leaves?
That's what the publishing business is asking Friday after the news that Larry Kirschbaum will leave Amazon Publishing on Jan. 17, 2014. Kirschbaum, was...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"'Speed' on a piano" is what Spanish genre stylist Eugenio Mira's third feature "Grand Piano" has irresistib been dubbed in festival circles -- and true enough, this appealingly absurd thriller finds a prodigious pianist (Elijah Wood) quite literally...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Ten months into the moviegoing year, and many of the most lucrative surprises at the box office are cut of the horror cloth: “The Conjuring” ($137 million), “Insidious Chapter 2” ($81 million), “Mama” ($71 million)....
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Don't call "Unvarnished," Joan Jett's first new album in seven years, a comeback: The queen of noise has been here for years. For an artist whose first band was laughed off as a novelty act and whose first solo album was rejected by a couple dozen labels,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:51 PM
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...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The results this weekend for Tom Hanks’ hijacking drama “Captain Phillips” — which took in $26 million in U.S. ticket sales from just more than 3,000 theaters -- are a tricky beast to size up. On the one hand, the movie beat...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK -- Can money solve a Hollywood gender imbalance?
That's the question posed by a new film fund that aims to boost the number of female directors.
The fund, called Gamechanger Films, will exclusively finance movies directed by women, The...