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  • Takeshi Kitano Tired of Gangsters and Commercial Constraints

    TOKYO -- The mainstream Japanese film industry came in for a surprising volume of criticism Saturday at a Tokyo event intended to celebrate the iconic comedian, actor and director Takeshi Kitano. The occasion was an on-stage session at which Kitano was...
  • Indie Producers on Why Exhibitors Encourage Piracy, Oscar Campaign Value

    Piracy is threatening the financial underpinnings of the movie business, but theater owners are partly to blame, a panel of independent film producers argued at Saturday's Produced By: New York Conference. "The real criminals here are the exhibitors,"...
  • American Boychoir, performing in Bethlehem, entertains presidents and stars in film

    American Boychoir, performing in Bethlehem, entertains presidents and stars in film
    Sometimes the speed of song can seem almost as fast the speed of light. How else could the American Boychoir, in its 2013 appearance on NPR's popular show "From the Top," travel from 600 AD to the 20th century in the course of an hour? With an...
  • See Björk in all her weirdness in concert film

    See Björk in all her weirdness in concert film
    Since the time Björk first became known as singer of the Icelandic alternative rock band Sugarcubes in the 1980s, and throughout her career as a solo artist, Björk has been a much-talked-about but little-seen artist in the United States. Despite six...
  • The sound and fury of 'The Exorcist'

    The sound and fury of 'The Exorcist'
     "The Exorcist" (director's cut) will be at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk for a special screening at 9:15 p.m. Friday. Here is a piece I wrote about "The Exorcist" as part of a collection of movie essays:  “The Exorcist” (1973) is...
  • Hollywood raises profile of ALS with two new films

    Hollywood raises profile of ALS with two new films
    Nanci Ryder has been Renée Zellweger's publicist for 20 years. She stayed in the waiting room when the actress had dental surgery and has walked her down the red carpet on Oscar night. "She's been a mentor, a big sister — a little sister,"...
  • 'Right Stuff' Helmer Philip Kaufman to Receive Camerimage Award

    LONDON -- Writer-director Philip Kaufman, whose credits include "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "The Right Stuff," will receive a lifetime achievement award for directing at Camerimage, a film festival that celebrates the art of cinematography....
  • Antonio Banderas Ups Production, Direction Priorities

    MADRID - Antonio Banderas is not done yet. Currently shooting "Altamira" - his first majority Spanish film in two decades, outside his own productions and collaborations with Pedro Almodóvar - Banderas, one of Spain's biggest Hollywood success stories,...
  • 'Still Alice' Lands Oscar-Qualifying Run for Julianne Moore

    Even if "Maps to the Stars" won't open in theaters this year, Julianne Moore is back in the Oscars race. Sony Pictures Classics announced on Friday that it would be releasing the drama "Still Alice," where Moore plays a woman diagnosed with early...
  • Two movies strive to depict true ravages of ALS Disease

    Nanci Ryder has been Renee Zellweger's publicist for 20 years. She stayed in the waiting room when the actress had dental surgery and has walked her down the red carpet on Oscar night. "She's been a mentor, a big sister - a little sister," Zellweger...
  • USC's marching band is named the best in college football

    USC's marching band is named the best in college football
    The tune is unmistakable. USC fans love it. Opponents loathe it. Regardless of allegiance -- or how one responds to the playing of “Fight On” -- USA Today says there is no doubt that the Spirit of Troy is the best marching band in...