| Apr 30, 2015
| 12:51 PM
This weekend the Music Box Theatre, which feels festive even without a festival going on, showcases the third annual Chicago Critics Film Festival. The curators are local critics, chief among them Brian Tallerico of rogerebert.com, Erik Childress of...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 9:35 AM
Marco Mueller, the former director of the Rotterdam, Locarno, Venice and Rome film festivals, is serving as a special advisor to the Beijing International Film Festival this year, programming the competition slate. The fifth annual event starts Thursday....
| Apr 15, 2015
| 4:00 AM
With the arrival of celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger and noted directors such as Darren Aronofsky and Luc Besson, the Beijing International Film Festival this week will strive to turn a struggling 5-year-old event into a serious stop on the...
| May 11, 2015
| 3:19 PM
This week the movie world descends on the Cannes Film Festival for 12 days of ritzy red-carpet premieres, hobnobbing on yachts, and nonstop wheeling and dealing.
While an international array of filmmakers vies for the coveted Palme d'Or prize and...
| May 9, 2015
| 8:00 AM
After directing "Deliver Us From Evil," her Oscar-nominated 2006 documentary chronicling sex-abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church, Amy Berg set her sights on directing a narrative feature.
"Since 'Deliver Us From Evil,' I have been getting a lot...
| May 10, 2015
| 9:00 AM
It was a cold weekend for the comedy "Hot Pursuit" as the superhero sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" maintained its mighty grip on the box office, adding an estimated $77.2 million in the U.S. and Canada for one of the highest second-weekend grosses of...
| May 7, 2015
| 6:14 PM
It's an irony of the international film scene that arguably the greatest contemporary creator of adult psychological dramas in the classic Hollywood mold comes from a country that views America's movie business and everything associated with it as the...
| May 1, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Jack Black gets some of his best ideas in the middle of the night.
In his younger days, he would often stay up until dawn, playing Scrabble over the Internet and letting his mind roam to strange places. Now that he's got kids — sons ages 6 and 8...
| May 7, 2015
| 11:13 AM
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" will likely champion the box office in its second weekend in release.
The Disney Studios-Marvel superhero sequel launched with $191.3 million in the U.S. and Canada, falling short of its predecessor's record $207.4-million...
| May 6, 2015
| 11:19 PM
When the luminaries of world cinema convene at the Palais des Festivals next week to open the annual Cannes Film Festival, they will be treated to a performance by a dance company from Los Angeles.
Members of L.A. Dance Project are scheduled to appear...
| May 5, 2015
| 10:10 AM
When Janeane Garofalo asked Brad Bird, the director of "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," about Tom Cruise at a recent Tribeca Film Festival event, she peppered Bird with allusions to the Scientology documentary "Going Clear." Bird called it "a...