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  • Kevin Costner Drama 'Black and White' Sold to Relativity

    Relativity is in final negotiations to buy U.S. rights to Kevin Costner's racial drama "Black and White," a month after its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. A release date for the film has yet to be set. Costner produced and stars as an attorney...
  • Robert Redford to Receive Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Gotham nonprofit that presents the New York Film Festival, has tapped Robert Redford to receive its 42nd annual Chaplin Award. The laurel, which honors the film industry's most notable talents, will lionize Redford...
  • From little films, big laughs grow

    From little films, big laughs grow
    It's taken a few years for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival to find its footing. Back for its fourth year this weekend, the lineup is noticeably stronger. As always, the focus is on small indie comedies. I got a look at three. 'The Yank' (8 p.m....
  • '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-...
  • William H. Macy directs the music of 'Rudderless'

    William H. Macy directs the music of 'Rudderless'
    To my surprise, before a May interview with William H. Macy about his big-screen directorial debut “Rudderless,” I was told the veteran actor and newbie filmmaker wouldn’t be able to talk much about the film’s plot. The movie,...
  • 'Rudderless' favors surprise over intelligence

    'Rudderless' favors surprise over intelligence
    ** (out of four) When “Rudderless” begins with Josh (Miles Heizer of “Parenthood”) unhappily writing music in his dorm room, you could be watching an episode of “Parenthood.” Later, when Josh’s dad Sam (Billy...
  • 'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead' is even nuttier than its predecessor

    'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead' is even nuttier than its predecessor
    *** (out of four) There’s nothing like a well-timed “[Bleep] yeah.” It’s one of many hilarious moments in “Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead” and also something fans of its 2009 predecessor about vacationing Norwegians...
  • Pedro Almodovar Talks About Spanish Cinema He Loves

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Without cinema, we are nothing," says Pedro Almodovar, in a quote used for the intro clip to this year's Lumiere Festival in Lyon. Anyone who has seen an Almodovar film will sense how deeply he is influenced by movies that...
  • Film Review: 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown'

    Shined-up studio remakes of grindhouse horror classics are usually best appreciated by viewers unfamiliar with the original films' scruffy texture, but Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's tricksy take on "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" may be an exception: As it...
  • With a new film, Albert Maysles maintains his empathy, and longevity

    With a new film, Albert Maysles maintains his empathy, and longevity
    As the director who gave us personalities like Big Edie in "Grey Gardens" and several of the Rolling Stones in "Gimme Shelter," Albert Maysles has captured a few colorful subjects in his day.‎ That day, it seems, shows few signs of winding down....
  • Director Justin Simien Says 'Dear White People' Draws Different Reactions from Different Races

    Starting at the Sundance Film Festival, "Dear White People" director Justin Simien spent most of the year promoting the comedy-drama on the festival circuit -- where he's still amazed over the diversity of reactions the film evokes. "What still blows...