| May 19, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The acclaimed cinematographer Gordon Willis, who died Sunday night at age 82, helped define the look of American cinema in the 1970s and '80s. Known as the Prince of Darkness for his bold use of shadows, Willis was a frequent collaborator of Francis...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:18 AM
[On Monday mornings, Movies Now will be looking at some aspect of the No. 1 movie over the weekend. This week: Robert Redford's homecoming in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."]
Robert Redford long ago transitioned from matinee idol to Hollywood...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Rip Van Winkle of superheroes goes rogue in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," an impressively equal sequel to 2011's superb origin story "Captain America: The First Avenger" that trades the earlier film's apple-pie Americana for the uneasy mood...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The future head of the National Endowment for the Arts will likely face many of the same funding challenges that have beset the organization for years, according to two former chairs of the federal arts organization.
In separate interviews, Dana Gioia...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The lines crease and arc, deeper they have grown, spooling out from lips, chin and eyes, which glimmer like blue flames in a vigil. The face is a map, a diary; a rough terrain once smooth, showing its courage in its frailties. It is still handsome —...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With Oscar nominations coming Thursday morning, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists -- Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, Fandango's Dave Karger, Anne Thompson from Thompson on Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey and Glenn...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
No one came to blows, suffered a heart attack or stormed out of the room: In other words, it was an unusually mellow year at the National Society of Film Critics' annual voting meeting, where the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" rebounded from its WGA...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Laemmle's Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles is presenting a six-day retrospective of actor-director-producer Robert Redford's seminal film roles. All movies will be shown along with his latest film, the critically lauded "All Is Lost," for which...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Multiplex moviegoers weren't the only ones paying attention to "American Hustle's" recent awards-season onslaught.
Over the weekend, the film grossed $690,000 from just six theaters, and David O. Russell's freewheeling con artist dramedy also screened...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Getting a dual American premiere Saturday, via Discovery and Science Channel, "The Challenger Disaster" is a BBC-made TV movie about physicist Richard Feynman (William Hurt) and the investigation into the causes of the 1986 space shuttle explosion.