| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:18 AM
Australian filmmaker and former Palme d'Or winner Jane Campion has been named president of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival competition jury.
Campion will lead a group that has the task of handing out the Palme and other top prizes to the approximately...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The academy's deadline for foreign-language film submissions is Tuesday, Oct. 1, and though this is a category that has often stymied common sense and gone against the critical consensus, it's safe to say that Sony Pictures Classics has an excellent...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 8:45 AM
UPDATE: Since I posted this story on Tuesday, word has come that the 'Toujours L'Amour' concert scheduled for Friday has been postponed because Stephen Costello has a 'bad flu.' Lyric Opera Baltimore artistic director James Harp says the event may be...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Alain Resnais, the French filmmaker whose intellectual experiments with time, memory and imagination yielded such celebrated films as "Last Year at Marienbad," has died. He was 91.
Resnais was editing drafts of his next project even from his hospital...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The funniest comedy you've likely never seen, let alone heard of, comes to the Siskel Film Center this week for two screenings. "Hallelujah the Hills," from 1963, is so rare, you won't find it on DVD or any streaming site.
Even I couldn't finagle a look...
| May 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- The surge in support for the U.K. Independence Party -- demonstrated at the European Union election last week -- may have major consequences for the British film and TV industry.
UKIP, which advocates an exit from the European Union, took first...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
"Foxcatcher," Bennett Miller's tale of wrestling and murder, premiered Monday night at the Cannes Film Festival to the kind of rapturous response that rarely strikes at this gathering of the discerning and the jaded.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Like the passenger jet where its central action unfolds, "Love Is in the Air" is a transatlantic affair, a glossy French contraption in the mold of a Hollywood rom-com.
A more straightforward title for "Amour et Turbulences," as it's called in France,...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:19 PM
As the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival comes to a close, perhaps you've been inspired to learn a little more about film and cinema history. There's no better place to start than the Newport Beach Public Library and its collection of French New Wave...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The 85th Academy Award nominations certainly managed a few surprises Thursday morning --no nominations for directors Ben Affleck ("Argo") or Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), lots of Oscar warmth for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Michael...