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  • New York Film Festival to feature 30 movies, world premieres

    NEW YORK, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Thirty films, including the world premieres of director Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" and David Fincher's "Gone Girl," will comprise the main slate of the 52nd New York Film Festival, organizers said on Wednesday....
  • Robin Williams: A personality that jumped off stage and screen

    Robin Williams: A personality that jumped off stage and screen
    Rare is the comedian who can compete with an oversize live video feed of himself, projected across the back of the stage as he performs his act. And yet when it came to Robin Williams, those pixels never stood a chance. I remember seeing Williams play...
  • Beta to Represent 'Labyrinth of Lies,' 'Tour De Force,' 'Farewell Party' at Toronto Fest

    LONDON -- Munich-based Beta Cinema has picked up international sales duties on three Toronto Film Festival entries, Giulio Ricciarelli's post-war drama "Labyrinth of Lies," Christian Zuepert's tragi-comic road movie "Tour De Force," and dark comedy...
  • Menahem Golan Remembered: Cannon Films Mixed Awards Bait with Schlock

    Menahem Golan, who died Aug. 8 at age 85, loved movies, perhaps too much. At its height, Cannon Films -- the Hollywood studio Golan ran with his cousin, Yoram Globus -- was releasing nearly one film per week: an eclectic bounty of awards bait and bottom-...
  • How Robin Williams Inspired a Generation to Seize the Day

    It was "Dead Poets Society" that did it. That was the movie that pushed me over the edge from casual moviegoer to full-blown film junkie, the one that sent me back to the video store night after night looking for my next fix, desperate to discover other...
  • Noel Black, Director of Cult Hit 'Pretty Poison,' Dies at 77

    Noel Black, who directed the 1968 black comedy "Pretty Poison," a cult hit despite a diverse critical response, died of bacterial pneumonia at a hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. on July 5. He was 77. Starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld, "Pretty...
  • Sundance Film Festival launches Hong Kong Selects screening series

    Sundance Film Festival launches Hong Kong Selects screening series
    The Sundance Institute is expanding its international footprint with Sundance Festival — Hong Kong Selects, a screening series of new American independent films to be accompanied by a delegation of filmmakers and festival organizers, the group...
  • 'What If's' Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Dowse try to elevate the rom-com

    'What If's' Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Dowse try to elevate the rom-com
    Few genres have taken their lumps like the romantic comedy — endlessly pronounced dead as new ones keep coming, lamented for its cliches yet sought o‎ut by audiences with longing in their hearts. So why would a director known for Canadian cult...
  • TV's new microaudiences are shaking up the business

    TV's new microaudiences are shaking up the business
    The business end of show business is made up of numbers. It's a thing of charts and tallies, receipts and ratings. There are counters on everything nowadays, toting up the hits, keeping track of followers. In television, which I write about, there are the...
  • Sundance Film Festival Expanding to Hong Kong

    The Sundance Film Festival is expanding its reach into Hong Kong through a screening series in September. The Sundance Institute and Metroplex will present new American independent films, accompanied by filmmakers and festival organizers at the...
  • Robert Drew dies at 90; pioneer of documentary filmmaking

    Robert Drew had no experience in filmmaking when he directed the 1960 documentary "Primary" that was radically different from the way TV documentaries were made at the time. Drew's film, about relatively unknown Sen. John F. Kennedy campaigning in...