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  • 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter's' path winds through fact, legend, truth

    'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter's' path winds through fact, legend, truth
    Truth, supposedly, is stranger than fiction — except when truth and fiction intertwine to create some wondrous, unpredictable hybrid. The film "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" is a fictional take on a true story that was initially distorted and...
  • Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien captures life's big, small moments

    Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien captures life's big, small moments
    At one point in the quietly wrenching "The Boys from Fengkuei," a coming-of-age drama by the great Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, the title characters are duped by a street hawker. They're country kids trying their luck in the big city, and the...
  • Box office: 'Home' exceeds expectations Friday; 'Get Hard' not soft

    Box office: 'Home' exceeds expectations Friday; 'Get Hard' not soft
    For DreamWorks Animation, there's no place like "Home." The studio's latest family film is performing far better at the box office this weekend than industry experts predicted -- and should end up easily claiming No. 1 over the prison comedy "Get Hard."...
  • SXSW: 'Krisha' and 'Peace Officer' win top jury prizes

    SXSW: 'Krisha' and 'Peace Officer' win top jury prizes
    The director of the narrative feature grand jury prize winner had a backpack strapped on, another prize-winner wore shorts and a baseball cap, and more than a few hugs and tears could be seen as the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival gave out...
  • Tribeca 2015: Jon Stewart to preside over 'Goodfellas' reunion

    Tribeca 2015: Jon Stewart to preside over 'Goodfellas' reunion
    If Jon Stewart is looking for something to do after he leaves his Comedy Central show, maybe he can learn how to be a gangster. To be a gangster, after all, is to own the world. Stewart will get his hands dirty with “Goodfellas,”...
  • Andrew Jarecki's 'The Jinx' marks documentaries' big shift in real time

    Andrew Jarecki's 'The Jinx' marks documentaries' big shift in real time
    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...
  • Bob Balaban talks 'Gosford Park' at Florida Film Festival

    Listen up, "Downton Abbey" fans: Actor Bob Balaban will sit for a question-and-answer session at the Florida Film Festival after a screening of "Gosford Park." Balaban was an Oscar nominee for producing Robert Altman's 2001 film. That film was a...
  • SXSW music: Torres brings the tension, Natalie Prass the refinement to Day 1

    SXSW music: Torres brings the tension, Natalie Prass the refinement to Day 1
    As a line of more than 200 so-called VIPs snaked around the side of a club Tuesday night in an attempt to see Austin-bred rock band Spoon, an already exasperated SXSW volunteer struggled to maintain control. “Please stay on the sidewalk,”...
  • SXSW: Female gamers tell their stories in ‘GTFO,’ which tackles industry sexism

     
    THE PLAYER AUSTIN, Texas — Today's game-playing audience is split nearly 50/50 along gender lines, according to recent studies, and […]...
  • 'The Jinx' director Andrew Jarecki knows the milieu of Robert Durst

     'The Jinx' director Andrew Jarecki knows the milieu of Robert Durst
    Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki has followed an unlikely path to documentary fame. Along with his father, the Princeton graduate founded the ticketing service Moviefone in 1989 and sold it to AOL 10 years later for $388 million. Before he tried his hand at...
  • 'Breakfast Club' cast members attend anniversary screening

    'Breakfast Club' cast members attend anniversary screening
    Actresses Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy have reminisced about making "The Breakfast Club" at a screening of the fully-restored iconic 1985 film. A table stacked high with glazed doughnuts greeted attendees to Monday's screening at the South by...