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  • Cooperation and creative versatility distinguish winning directors

    Cooperation and creative versatility distinguish winning directors
    A number of recent movies — including some of this year's top awards contenders — revive a decades-old debate about the type of director who shapes the most memorable films. In his famed 1962 essay, "Notes on the Auteur Theory," Andrew...
  • 'Pulp Fiction' at 20: What Makes it the Coolest Film of the '90s

    Like a shot of adrenaline to the heart, "Pulp Fiction" changed the movie landscape when it opened on October 14, 1994. Quentin Tarantino's ode to crime and pop-culture was a bold new cinematic vision in a decade that badly needed one. Before "Pulp...
  • What would legendary drummers think of 'Whiplash'?

    What would legendary drummers think of 'Whiplash'?
    You could take the torment from an ultra-demanding teacher and file it away somewhere in your memory, never to be heard from again outside of nightmares. Or you could do what Damien Chazelle did, using the high school jazz conductor who made his life as...
  • Film Review: 'Into the Storm'

    Back in ye olde summer of 1996, few could have imagined that we would eventually look back fondly on Jan de Bont's "Twister" as the kind of movie "they" don't make like they used to. And yet, a scant two decades later, here comes "Into the Storm" to prime...
  • 'Divergent,' with Shailene Woodley, ventures into the future

     'Divergent,' with Shailene Woodley, ventures into the future
    Divergent Summit, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD on Tuesday Because no promising young actress in Hollywood should be without her own young-adult franchise, earlier this year Shailene Woodley starred in this adaptation of Veronica Roth's...
  • Below the Line Bookings

    Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked d.p. Sean Bobbit ("12 Years a Slave") (pictured middle) on Steve McQueen's untitled HBO pilot; costume designer Sharen Davis ("Get On Up") on J Blakeson's "The Fifth Wave"; production designers William O. Hunter (art...
  • Charles Martin Smith, from Toad to dolphins

    Charles Martin Smith, from Toad to dolphins
    Charles Martin Smith would have walked over hot coals for George Lucas during the filming of the seminal 1973 hit "American Graffiti," in which he was sweetly endearing as the nerdy Terry "the Toad" Fields. And even 41 years later, the actor-director...
  • Al Pacino on Greta Gerwig, Burger-Flipping and Barry Levinson's 'The Humbling'

    In "The Humbling," one of his two new movies (along with "Manglehorn") having their North American premieres at the Toronto Film Festival, Al Pacino plays a legendary actor in career freefall. But talk to Pacino for a while about his characters and his...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The New Girlfriend'

    An air of Hitchcockian menace and free-floating sexual perversity is by now nothing new for Francois Ozon, but rarely has this French master analyzed the cracks in his characters' bourgeois facades to such smooth and pleasurable effect as he does in...
  • 'If I Stay' Star Chloë Moretz Rents Grown Up House

    WHO: Chloë Moretz (and family) LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $11,000 per month (list price) SIZE: 3,882 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: The last several weeks brought an almost bizarre number of inquiries from hither and yon...
  • Review: 'Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero' by Douglas Perry

    Review: 'Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero' by Douglas Perry
    This is no way to go: "Broke, alcoholic and dead from a massive heart attack at just fifty-five." But that was how life ended for Eliot Ness in 1957. But how very well the subsequent years treated him, allowing him to come to vivid and heroic life,...