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  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again
    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes...
  • There's Always A Sequel

    There's Always A Sequel
    "Who Killed The Electric Car?" might have ended with it's main character no longer among the living; but like Freddy, electric cars have risen from the dead. A new documentary, "Revenge of the Electric Car," directed by Chris Paine, opened last week...
  • Toronto Film Festival Often the Sweet Spot for Awards Timing

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - If current frontrunner "The Imitation Game" does indeed end up winning best picture at next year's Academy Awards, it will be the latest in a growing list of winners that played at the Toronto Film Festival. In fact, every best...
  • Horrible Bosses 2

    Nick, Kurt and Dale (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) are back in business. In fact, they start their own business. But an evil investor causes problems and leads to an ill-advised scheme to straighten things out. Rated R. 1:48. Hampton...
  • ‘The Babadook': Director Jennifer Kent confronts a boogeyman

     
    Jennifer Kent was a successful actress in her native Australia when she wrote a letter to art house provocateur Lars […]...
  • Patti Smith's Passions Have Led Her Into Oscar Season

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Patti Smith has always been a renaissance woman. She's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her work as a singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the Patti Smith Group; named a commander of the French Ordre des...
  • From 'Big Eyes' to 'Mr. Turner': A look back at artist biopics

    From 'Big Eyes' to 'Mr. Turner': A look back at artist biopics
    Whether traditional or radical in style, the artist biopic usually comes with an air of cinematic prestige. This awards season, moviegoers and awards voters have two ambitious but very different examples of the genre to ponder. "Mr. Turner" is filmmaker...
  • Richard Linklater to Receive Visionary Award at Palm Springs Film Fest

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Boyhood" writer-director Richard Linklater will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival's awards gala on Jan. 3. The festival runs from Jan. 2-12. Previous recipients...
  • 'Birdman' soars ahead in Independent Spirit Award nominations

    Existential black comedy"Birdman" led the Independent Spirit Awards nominees on Tuesday,as thriller "Nightcrawler," coming-of-age chronicle "Boyhood"and civil rights drama "Selma" followed with five nods each. "Birdman," which follows the journey of a...
  • Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones find mutual orbit in 'Theory of Everything'

    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones find mutual orbit in 'Theory of Everything'
    Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones had an idea — and both will now admit that the notion was "completely bonkers" — on the second day of filming "The Theory of Everything," the moving portrait of the marriage between theoretical physicist...
  • Redmayne eager � but terrified � to portray Stephen Hawking

    TORONTO At age 32, Eddie Redmayne is still boyish, with freckles not always visible on screen, a generous head of hair, a wardrobe that includes both a black leather jacket and Converse sneakers, and a humility about the praise that welcomes him as he...