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  • SXSW: RZA connects the dots between film and music

    SXSW: RZA connects the dots between film and music
    It's long been known that Wu-Tang Clan principal architect RZA has a love of kung fu films and the work of John Woo. It's right there in the group's name and its musical samples, not to mention RZA's own directorial debut, "The Man with the Iron Fists."...
  • SXSW 2015: After Scientology documentary, Alex Gibney aims at Steve Jobs

    SXSW 2015: After Scientology documentary, Alex Gibney aims at Steve Jobs
    Just a few minutes into Alex Gibney's new documentary about Steve Jobs, it becomes glaringly obvious that the filmmaker may not be the biggest fan of his subject. After showing numerous Apple users mourning Jobs' death in 2011, Gibney admits he was...
  • 'Brand' doc director reveals why comedian didn't show up for SXSW

    'Brand' doc director reveals why comedian didn't show up for SXSW
    Dear Ondi, Happy Valentine’s Day. Well done on everything. Russell That was the last she’d heard from him. A card on a bouquet of flowers he’d sent to her hotel room while she was traveling in Bhutan. And then nothing. For a...
  • SXSW 2015: Gosling, del Toro share affinity for 'esoteric' films -- and Disneyland

    SXSW 2015: Gosling, del Toro share affinity for 'esoteric' films -- and Disneyland
    On paper, they make for somewhat of an odd couple. One, an acclaimed Mexican director obsessed with science fiction; the other a hunky movie star from Canada who has served as the inspiration for embarrassing memes. But Guillermo del Toro and Ryan...
  • SXSW: 'The Final Girls' starts a horror-comedy party

    SXSW: 'The Final Girls' starts a horror-comedy party
    On a busy opening night of the South by Southwest film festival, in between the premieres of Ondi Timoner’s documentary “Brand: A Second Coming” and Karyn Kusama’s tense, eerie thriller “The Invitation,” came the...
  • Russell Brand skipping SXSW premiere of his 'oddly intrusive' documentary

    Russell Brand skipping SXSW premiere of his 'oddly intrusive' documentary
    Russell Brand has always lived his life publicly. He's written books detailing his struggles with sex and drug addiction. He's gotten in spats with talk show hosts during interviews and often shares his political views in YouTube videos. He married one of...
  • Review: 'It Follows'

    Review: 'It Follows'
    A film of slow builds and medium-grade payoffs, "It Follows" imagines a curse represented by a shape-shifting apparition that might be as ordinary-looking as the boy next door. The curse is transmittable only by intercourse, and the infected rid...
  • HBO's 'Going Clear' a remarkable glimpse into Scientology

    HBO's 'Going Clear' a remarkable glimpse into Scientology
    Although it is not the case in most places on Earth, it is hard to live in Los Angeles, especially in Hollywood, and not be aware of the Church of Scientology. It has stamped its name, hugely, on some of the city's most visible classic buildings,...
  • SXSW 2015: At riotous 'Trainwreck' premiere, Amy Schumer gets real

    SXSW 2015: At riotous 'Trainwreck' premiere, Amy Schumer gets real
    Amy Schumer’s character in her new movie, “Trainwreck,” is named Amy. Which isn’t by coincidence or because it was just easier for everyone on set to call the comedian by her real name. When Schumer set out to write her first...
  • A Police story not all black and white

    A Police story not all black and white
    It’s been nearly 30 years since the legendary British band the Police officially announced they were splitting, following a seven-year run of hits such as “Roxanne” and “Every Breath You Take” and arena-busting shows around...
  • 'Furious 7' director James Wan talks franchise diversity, Paul Walker's death

    'Furious 7' director James Wan talks franchise diversity, Paul Walker's death
    The high-revving "Fast & Furious" franchise has made more than $2 billion worldwide since the first film launched in 2001. "Furious 7," the latest installment, is expected to race to a domestic launch of about $115 million this weekend, delivering the...