| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Layoffs have begun at Focus Features.
Employees in the specialty label's New York and Los Angeles locations were told Monday whether they would lose their positions, though it is not known how many jobs will be cut. Focus, an imprint of Universal...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:41 AM
British director Joe Wright has become a known commodity in Hollywood for coaxing stylish yet substantive literary adaptations such as “Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice” and “Anna Karenina” onto the screen. His next...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:44 PM
At the Cannes Film Festival this week, Ryan Gosling's new film "Only God Forgives" inspired a divisive reaction among critics. Some audience members even booed the violent movie, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.
But Gosling, who is busy filming his...
| Jun 7, 2013
Of all the things I imagined Oscar-winner Geoffrey Fletcher might choose for his directing debut, "Violet & Daisy," the story of two teenage assassins on the loose in New York City, was not on the list.
Fletcher, who won the Oscar for his screenplay...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:00 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — In Neil Gaiman's passport case, on a scrap of paper beside his green card, are two verses of an unfinished work called "Pirate Stew."
"I assume it's for kids," Gaiman said. "But it's only two verses... and it just sits there, and...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:20 AM
It may have won one of America's most prestigious awards for young people's literature, but it's British fans who will get to see the movie first.
Meg Rosoff's Printz Award-winning "How I Live Now" should have all the elements for the typical YA film...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO--To most movie fans, the Toronto International Film Festival that kicks off Thursday is simply a showcase for many of the fall's most anticipated titles.
But to the studios and filmmakers exhibiting these films, it represents something more...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:45 AM
The worst thing about “Afternoon Delight,” Jill Soloway's feature directorial debut, is its title: Does anyone want, or need, to be reminded of the Starland Vocal Band's one-shot 1976 hit?
Once you get past that easily surmountable bump,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Director Sofia Coppola has frequently explored the ennui and existential crises of the beautiful and well-to-do, including Scarlett Johansson's drifting college graduate in "Lost in Translation," Kirsten Dunst's stifled princess in "Marie Antoinette"...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Imagine a Judy Blume rewrite of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," and you'll end up somewhere in the ashen yet uplifting vicinity of "How I Live Now."
Taken from the 2004 young-adult novel by Meg Rosoff, this is a dystopian vision of a near future in the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The cold war is over, and yet there are way more apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic movies being made now than during the fearful '50s. In the last decade, we've had “The Road,” “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” “...