| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In the 15 years since "American Beauty" marched to Oscar glory following a triumphant debut at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, the role of fall fests in shaping the ensuing awards season has grown ever more instrumental. But the gap between those early...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Director Jody Lee Lipes delivers an exhilarating third feature with "Ballet 422," tracing the two-month creation of a new work by New York City Ballet dancer/choreographer Justin Peck. Sampling various stages of the process from initial conception through...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Melvin Mar's entrée to Hollywood was far from glamorous. As an unpaid intern for "Platoon" producer Arnold Kopelson, Mar was responsible for fetching his boss' lunch of matzo ball soup every day.
Mar calculated to the minute how long it would take to...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:04 AM
After the coffee. Before the NCAA Championship game.
The Skinny: I saw "Rob the Mob" on Sunday. While some of the cast was enjoyable -- particularly Griffin Dunne and Ray Romano -- overall I was a little disappointed in the movie about a young couple ...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Randall Wallace didn't expect a rock-star reception when he went on the road to promote his faith-based drama "Heaven Is for Real" ahead of its Easter-weekend release.
Yet at the First Assembly of God Church in Phoenix, 9,000 congregants greeted the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Director David Ayer is known for his ultraviolent police epics like "Training Day" and "End of Watch." Screenwriter Skip Woods ("A Good Day to Die Hard") is also no stranger to action movies with a high body count. These two masters of death and treachery...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Absolutely Anything," a sci-fi farce combining Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale with members of Monty Python's Flying Circus, has racked up strong sales at Cannes.
The film, currently in post-production with Terry Jones directing, has been sold by GFM...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard are set to star in "Prima," produced by Daniel Dubiecki ("Juno," "Up in the Air") and Lara Alameddine of Los Angeles-based The Allegiance Theater. Embankment is selling international territories.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:00 PM
"Third Person," the latest interlocking puzzle from Paul Haggis, is about love. But it's not a soft and fuzzy sort of love. As Leona Lewis put it in the pop hit a few years ago, it's the "you cut me open and I keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding" sort....
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Natalie Portman has lightened up her hair color, and the result is tres chic.
The "Thor: The Dark World" star attended the Miss Dior Exhibition on Thursday in Shanghai looking ladylike and sophisticated with a caramel-hued, curled bob.
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:00 PM
There is dark, and then there is the über-noir, transgressive vision of modernist choreographer Angelin Preljocaj.
Founding Ballet Preljocaj in Champigny-sur-Marne in 1984, the French-born Albanian shot to fame in 1990 by setting "Romeo and Juliet" in...