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  • 'Nightcrawler': Jake Gyllenhaal keeps up his gonzo streak

    'Nightcrawler': Jake Gyllenhaal keeps up his gonzo streak
    Jake Gyllenhaal's character in "Nightcrawler" is no swashbuckling action hero, nor is he a swoon-inducing hunk. He's a sallow, sunken-eyed scavenger, a nocturnal crime-scene paparazzo with an eerie sense of determination and a busted moral compass. He...
  • 'Force Majeure' generating an avalanche of moviegoer reactions

    'Force Majeure' generating an avalanche of moviegoer reactions
    Think of it as the art-house answer to "Gone Girl," a movie almost guaranteed to complicate dates, ruin dinners and start many an awkward conversation. "Force Majeure," playing in Los Angeles, is a depiction of an actual snow-on-the-mountain avalanche...
  • Box Office: 'Ouija' Breaks Tie With 'Nightcrawler' to Win Weekend

    After the dust settled and the final numbers were tallied, Universal Pictures' "Ouija" emerged as the top film of Halloween weekend. The PG-13 chiller about a seance gone wrong pulled in $10.7 million across 2,899 North American theaters. Its status was...
  • 'Nightcrawler,' 'Ouija' tie for No. 1 in slow Halloween weekend

    'Nightcrawler,' 'Ouija' tie for No. 1 in slow Halloween weekend
    The crime thriller “Nightcrawler” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and the horror flick “Ouija” essentially tied for first in a traditionally slow Halloween weekend at the box office. Both films grossed an estimated $10.9 million in...
  • 'Nightcrawler' to Take Halloween Weekend With $13 Million, 'Ouija' Tops Friday

    Jake Gyllenhaal's "Nightcrawler" and holdover "Ouija" were the only signs of life at the box office. Halloween weekend was a ghost town for new releases, giving the supernatural thriller "Ouija" a narrow win over the crime drama "Nightcrawler," with $3.5...
  • 'Imitation Game's' outsiders plot lured Morten Tyldum

    'Imitation Game's' outsiders plot lured Morten Tyldum
    "The Imitation Game" could appear at first glance to be the product of some algorithm designed for maximum impact as a year-end prestige picture. For starters, it's a biopic about British mathematician Alan Turing, who was instrumental in cracking...
  • 'Leviathan' Scores Double Win At Abu Dhabi Film Fest

    Russian auteur Andrey Zvyagintsev's stinging satire "Leviathan," about how messed up Russia is under Vladimir Putin, was the big winner at the 8th Abu Dhabi Film Festival, taking the top Black Pearl Award, while its protag, Alexey Serebryakov, scored...
  • Film Review: 'Decor'

    The classic "women's picture," demoted without due consideration in Hollywood filmmaking, gets a complex, vibrant reassessment in "Decor," Egyptian director Ahmad Abdalla's conceptually sophisticated fifth feature. Reflecting on a diverse swath of film...
  • 'Nightcrawler' to top slow Halloween weekend at box office

    The box office is looking at a grim Halloween weekend. The last time Halloween fell on a Friday was in 2008, when total box-office receipts were down 37% compared with the same weekend in 2007. This weekend will also likely be slow, as many moviegoers...
  • Q&A: Wild Bunch's Vincent Maraval Unveils Pan-European Digital Distribution Company

    PARIS: Building on its experiment with Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York," Wild Bunch is launching a pan-European digital distribution company. Following the footsteps of TWC/Radius, A24 or IFC Films in the U.S., the Paris-based studio will acquire...
  • Iranian filmmakers get bad reviews at home over nuclear deal statement

    As part of a broader charm offensive toward the outside world, Iran’s government last month enlisted six of the country’s top filmmakers to help persuade the West to give Iran more lenient terms in negotiations over its nuclear program....