| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:55 PM
In stride with its counterparts in New York, LA, San Francisco, Boston and other cities, the Chicago Film Critics Association named Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” best picture of 2014, the CFCA announced Monday.
The 48-member Chicago...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:30 PM
BH5 Group, a burgeoning Mexican production-finance hub which co-produces Atom Egoyan's upcoming "Remember," has attached Alfonso Ruizpalacios, director of "GÃ¼eros," one of the most notable feature debut of 2014, to direct "Museum."
Written by Manuel...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Steven Spielberg's 1998 World War II epic, "Saving Private Ryan," Joel and Ethan Coen's cult comedy "The Big Lebowski" and the 1976 drama "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" — considered by historians to be the first Chicano feature film — are among...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:00 AM
"The King and the Mockingbird" was released to acclaim in 1980 in France and has been cited as an influence on such renowned animators as Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki, but rights issues had prevented the film from opening in the U.S. — until now....
| Dec 11, 2014
“The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness,” a documentary that offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the famed Studio Ghibli in […]...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Marvelously colorful, casually inventive and completely wacky, "The King and the Mockingbird" just might be the best animated film of the year. Though it's making its American debut in 2014, this French film is a treasure that took decades to reach the...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Animator Paul Grimault is most famous for his one feature, “The King and the Mockingbird,” arriving in American theaters for the first time this weekend. The film’s reputation is all the more remarkable when you realize that it was...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 8:33 AM
There's more than 80 titles disappearing from Netflix by the end of November, so this is your last chance to watch "Dirty Dancing," "The Untouchables" and one of the Missions: Impossible.
In fact, one of the best films goes off the air tonight, the 2012...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harry Belafonte gave one of the all-time great acceptance speeches at Saturday night's Governors Awards, citing Hollywood's often-shameful power to influence attitudes, and challenging the heavy-hitters in the room to instead create works that allow...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Nearly 70 years ago, a music teacher filling in for his wife’s second-grade class asked the children what they wanted for Christmas.
When hearing the sibilant sounds erupting all over the room, it inspired the man, Donald Yetter Gardner, to compose...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Brad Bird, director and producer of the upcoming Disney adventure film “Tomorrowland,” and his wife, Elizabeth, have purchased a home in Los Feliz for $4.05 million.
The seller of the pedigreed residence designed by architect John William...