| Feb 12, 2015
| 11:29 AM
The end credits of the stealthy Iranian drama "Manuscripts Don't Burn" list Mohammad Rasoulof as writer-director. That's it. There are no actors, no technical or design colleagues cited. This is for safety's sake — safety, right behind creative...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Damien Chazelle braced himself for disaster.
It was opening night at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and Chazelle's movie "Whiplash" was about to have its premiere in front of a packed house in Park City, Utah. Just six years out of college, Chazelle...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 8:07 AM
Would you get on a plane to go to the Oscars if you hoped your film was about to win one?
Most would get on that plane, which we'll call the Plane of Dreams, which flies over what the 1966 film "The Oscar" called the glass mountain called Success. But...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:15 PM
The Japanese legend of ubasute -- the custom of abandoning elderly loved ones to die in the wilderness to benefit the young during times of famine -- is explored in stark prose in "Dendera" by acclaimed Japanese author Yuya Sato.
Originally published by...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 6:12 PM
J.K. Simmons has found his tempo. The veteran performer won the Academy Award for supporting actor Sunday with his portrayal of a domineering music teacher in the taut jazz drama "Whiplash."
Accepting his first Oscar (on his first nomination), Simmons...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:41 PM
Kristen Stewart on Friday became the first American actress to win a Cesar Award when she took a prize for her supporting role in "Clouds of Sils Maria."
Stewart plays the complex assistant to veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) in director Olivier...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 12:14 PM
– The eighth annual William and Mary Global Film Festival this weekend at The Kimball Theatre will feature a sneak preview of a documentary about campus sexual assault that drew much attention last month at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 7:30 AM
In publishing, as in showbiz, timing is critical. Serendipity seems to have smiled on author Paul Fischer and his new book, "A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress and a Young Dictator's Rise to...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:55 PM
LOS ANGELES - La película polaca "Ida" es la gran favorita para imponerse en la categoría de mejor filme de habla no inglesa en la 87 edición de los Óscar, en la que la argentina "Relatos salvajes" busca dar la sorpresa como ya hiciera "El secreto de...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 5:00 AM
In the new film "'71," set in bloody Northern Ireland during the Troubles between Catholics and Protestants, a young soldier must find his way back to his barracks. It's a story both simple and filled with complexities, a gripping, straight-ahead chase...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 4:30 AM
With its shocking killings, stylized reenactments and real-world consequences, "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" comes in a long line of true-crime documentaries that began more than a quarter-century ago with Errol Morris' "The Thin Blue...