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  • 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."...
  • Amy Schumer still surprised she's in 'Trainwreck,' the film she wrote

    In her new act, Amy Schumer has a bit about how she doesn't think she's pretty enough to star in her own movie. She jokes about how when she found out Universal Pictures wanted to make "Trainwreck," the film she'd written, she assumed the studio would...
  • Weekend preview

    Weekend preview
    The gathering of tribes for Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival this weekend is an annual reminder of the transcendent power of music to become more, to become, via fearless creativity, an experience entirely new. Ultra, running Friday...
  • 'Get Hard,' 'Home' to race for first at box office

    'Get Hard,' 'Home' to race for first at box office
    Prison comedy “Get Hard” and animated family film “Home” will compete for the top spot at the box office this weekend. The Kevin Hart-Will Ferrell film "Get Hard," which is being released by Warner Bros., could pull in between...
  • Love and hate: The humanity of Nat King Cole

    Love and hate: The humanity of Nat King Cole
    Behind the pristine baritone and charismatic sophistication, Nat King Cole was a gentleman struggling to find his voice in an era when even a universally adored cultural figure could have the N-word burned into his front lawn. It is this private...
  • Two Nelson Algren documentaries to screen soon

    Two Nelson Algren documentaries to screen soon
    When Nelson Algren died on May 9, 1981, he was near-broke, living in a ramshackle rental home in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and all alone. Not a fitting farewell for a writer Ernest Hemingway once rated second only to William Faulkner as America's greatest...
  • Cannes 2015: 'Mad Max: Fury Road's' journey comes to a prestigious end

    Cannes 2015: 'Mad Max: Fury Road's' journey comes to a prestigious end
    It took 30 years for “Mad Max” to return, but now that he’s coming back, he’s doing it in style. "Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller’s franchise follow-up to 1985’s “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome,”...
  • Tribeca 2015: A Monty Python reunion and doc head for the States

    Tribeca 2015: A Monty Python reunion and doc head for the States
    Monty Python is reuniting (mostly), this time in the U.S. The Tribeca Film Festival announced Tuesday that the famed comedy troupe will come together at this year's gathering to mark some anniversaries, commemorate a new documentary and seek the holy...
  • Precocious Eloise brings together Lena Dunham and artist Hilary Knight

    Precocious Eloise brings together Lena Dunham and artist Hilary Knight
    "I am Eloise. I am six. I am a city child. I live at the Plaza." So begins the iconic 1955 children's story "Eloise," written by Kay Thompson and drawn by Hilary Knight, whose title character is "not yet pretty but she is already a Person." Although...
  • Wiig, Stiller, Watts in PB Film Fest screenings

    Wiig, Stiller, Watts in PB Film Fest screenings
    This is only director Shira Piven's second feature film, and "Welcome to Me" stars big names like Kristen Wiig, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tim Robbins. The story of a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins the lottery and...