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  • Top 3 Pop: 'Mockingjay Part 1,' One Direction CD, 'Foxcatcher'

    'MOCKINJAY PART 1' OPENS 1 "The Hunger Games" begins its final chapter Friday. The games are gone for good, but something larger and more terrifying has taken their place: revolution. After the games, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself being...
  • Sundance 2015: Festival announces genre and experimental slates

    Sundance 2015: Festival announces genre and experimental slates
    A documentary-horror movie about sleep paralysis, an experimental anthology of minute-long shorts, and new works starring Keanu Reeves, Jack O'Connell and Kevin Bacon are among the latest additions to next year's Sundance Film Festival, organizers...
  • 'Foxcatcher' director Bennett Miller examines real life

    In three intense dramas, Bennett Miller has examined real life with pinpoint accuracy. In 2005 he made "Capote," examining the moral costs of Truman Capote's bestselling factual novel "In Cold Blood" in ways darker than the original classic. The film...
  • 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...
  • Tilda Swinton, Bennett Miller to Receive Tributes at 2014 Gotham Awards

    Actress Tilda Swinton and director Bennett Miller will receive tributes at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, the 24th annual kudofest presented every year by the New York-based Independent Filmmmaker Project (IFP). Swinton gets this year's actress...
  • NYFF 2014: Revisiting Indonesian acts of killing in 'Look of Silence'

    NYFF 2014: Revisiting Indonesian acts of killing in 'Look of Silence'
    In 2012, Joshua Oppenheimer jolted the nonfiction film world with “The Act of Killing,” a fly-on-the-wall account of the perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide as they stage re-enactments of their horrific crimes. The MacArthur...
  • Paul Thomas Anderson takes on 'Inherent Vice'

    Paul Thomas Anderson takes on 'Inherent Vice'
    If only Paul Thomas Anderson could remember what drew him to the story of "Inherent Vice" in the first place. Or, more specifically, by making a movie of cultural confusion, spiritual uncertainty and overall disorientation set in 1970 — perhaps...
  • NYFF 2014: 'Inherent Vice' and the contemporary cult hit

    NYFF 2014: 'Inherent Vice' and the contemporary cult hit
    Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" world-premiered at the New York Film Festival on Saturday night, finally taking off the stove a mix of speculation and anticipation that in recent weeks had come to a full boil. Anderson's film, after all, is the...
  • 'Fury' should top 'Gone Girl' at box office this weekend

    'Fury' should top 'Gone Girl' at box office this weekend
    The World War II film "Fury" probably won't tank at the box office this weekend. Brad Pitt's latest action flick is on track to gross up to $30 million, putting it ahead of two-time box-office winner "Gone Girl," according to people who have seen pre-...
  • Sergio Leone's original 'Once Upon a Time in America' out on DVD

    Sergio Leone's original 'Once Upon a Time in America' out on DVD
    Italian director Sergio Leone never saw the American version of his final film, the 1984 gangster epic "Once Upon a Time in America," starring Robert De Niro. Leone had already made painful trims in his favored four-hour-plus version to get the...
  • 'Whiplash,' exquisite and painful, hits all the right notes

    'Whiplash,' exquisite and painful, hits all the right notes
    Fear. Passion. Blood. Sweat. Tears. Pounding through the beat of a drum. Screaming in the crash of the cymbals. Fast, furious, raging perfection in bleeding hands, broken sticks, broken relationships, broken lives. Debris surrounding transcendent...