| Apr 24, 2009
"The Soloist" is a duet for homeless street musician and crusading columnist. Another way to put it: The film showcases a 102-piece orchestra, in which a yearning solo cello struggles, mightily, to be heard amid 101 Hollywood strings of schmaltz.
| Apr 3, 2009
LONDON, ENGLAND (WPIX) -- Keira Knightley is taking a high-profile stand against domestic violence. The actress has released a shocking new anti-violence public service announcement in Britain. The release of the ad comes just days before R&B singer...
| Dec 10, 2008
"Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story.
At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...
| Dec 12, 2008
For a movie that once looked like it might never make it into theaters, "Slumdog Millionaire" continued its remarkable ascendancy Thursday, as the love story of an Indian game show contestant collected four Golden Globe nominations, including top drama,...
| Jan 11, 2009
| 5:40 PM
It was a night for underdogs.
"Slumdog Millionaire" continued its Cinderella ways at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards tonight, winning four statuettes: dramatic film, director for Danny Boyle, original score for A.R. Rahman and screenplay for Simon...
| Sep 3, 2008
Set to begin this Thursday, the Toronto International Film Festival will show 249 feature films and 63 shorts from 64 countries over 10 days. Now in its 33rd year, the annual festival comes at an especially trying time for the independent film business....
| Sep 21, 2008
"WHAT does it feel like to wear a corset?" asks Keira Knightley, looking amused. The actress rolls her molasses-brown eyes and starts to gasp as though she's choking on a fish bone. "Your ribs are crushed in and you can't get your breath. Oh, and if you...
| Sep 24, 2008
A hometown film based on a story written by a local newspaper columnist will open Los Angeles' annual AFI Fest.
"The Soloist," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx, dramatizes Los Angeles Times journalist Steve Lopez's discovery of Nathaniel Anthony...
| Oct 8, 2008
The gorgeous face of Keira Knightley holds the center of virtually every frame of the sumptuous new period piece The Duchess. But beneath the perfect makeup, the towering beehives, flouncy hats or deliciously back-lit mounds of curls, the camera...
| Oct 10, 2008
Heads up, all you 'tweens out there in Let's Go to the Movies land. Today's word is "dystopia," often used to describe works of science fiction that depict an Earth that has been polluted ("Blade Runner"), globally warmed ("Waterworld"), or Big Brother'...
| Oct 10, 2008
Heads up, all you tweens out there in Let's Go to the Moviesland. Today's word is "dystopia," as in the opposite of "utopia," often used to describe works of science fiction that depict an Earth that has been polluted (Blade Runner), globally warmed...