| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:14 AM
“Gone With the Bullets,” Jiang Wen’s highly anticipated follow-up to “Let the Bullets Fly” took top spot at the mainland China box office last week, debuting with $55.6 million in its first four days in theaters despite last-...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:20 PM
The year 2015 teems with major anniversaries, from the 50th remembrance of the Selma Bridge Crossing in Alabama to the 450th birthday of St. Augustine, Fla., and the 800th staging of the Lord Mayor's Show in London. Check these out on our annual calendar,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:58 AM
When we listen in on one-sided telephone conversations in the movies, often the behavior is not quite human. Rather, it becomes an actor's showcase for histrionic tears or smiling through tears — a good old-fashioned wallow in capital-O Overacting....
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:45 AM
The nostalgic romantic youth drama “Fleet of Time” sunk director John Woo’s much-anticipated nautical epic “The Crossing: Part 1” at the Chinese box office in the seven days ending Sunday.
“Fleet of Time,”...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
No offense to the venerable Hollywood Film Awards, but awards season doesn't actually heat up until Wednesday morning. That's when the Screen Actors Guild will announce its nominations for the best film performances of the year.
This is a big week...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Whether traditional or radical in style, the artist biopic usually comes with an air of cinematic prestige. This awards season, moviegoers and awards voters have two ambitious but very different examples of the genre to ponder.
"Mr. Turner" is filmmaker...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival named Steve Carell the recipient of its 2015 outstanding performer of the year award for his turn as John du Pont in "Foxcatcher."
The Bennett Miller-directed film is based on the true story of an heir to...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Filmmaker Bennett Miller was attending a DVD signing at Manhattan's Tower Records about eight years ago when a stranger approached him with a manila envelope. The man, who turned out to be producer Tom Heller, handed the director a package filled with...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Writer-director Philip Kaufman, whose credits include "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "The Right Stuff," will receive a lifetime achievement award for directing at Camerimage, a film festival that celebrates the art of cinematography....
| Oct 25, 2014
| 8:30 AM
TOKYO -- The mainstream Japanese film industry came in for a surprising volume of criticism Saturday at a Tokyo event intended to celebrate the iconic comedian, actor and director Takeshi Kitano.
The occasion was an on-stage session at which Kitano was...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
BBC Worldwide North America has acquired North American rights to John Boorman's "Queen and Country," which the director has said will be his last.
The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May and was acquired after making its North American...