| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:40 PM
When E!'s revamped "Fashion Police" returned to the air last month after the death of Joan Rivers, one reason it worked was the smiling, bespectacled man sitting next to new host Kathy Griffin, fashion stylist Brad Goreski, who came aboard to take the...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Here are some of the films likely to get attention at this year's South by Southwest movie festival:
'Brand: A Second Coming'
Since his last film, "Arthur," bombed at the box office and he divorced pop star Katy Perry, Russell Brand has largely been...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:15 AM
Filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako admits he was naive to think he could shoot his award-winning drama "Timbuktu" in the ancient Mali city so soon after the French military had driven out Islamic extremists.
"I first went to Timbuktu to prepare and work...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:50 PM
The intriguingly unorthodox "Timbuktu," one of five films vying for a foreign-language Oscar, is a provocative, sometimes satiric drama about the sort of Islamic extremists who make life, especially in the outer reaches, so treacherous these days....
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Immense effort and countless dollars go into securing Oscar nominations, not to mention winning the actual awards. But what of those worthy candidates that never have a real shot to compete because of lack of promotional funds, fleeting theatrical...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:53 AM
The first half of Montreal-born Xavier Dolan's "Mommy" feels like a modern classic, driven by galvanizing performances from Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clement and Antoine Olivier Pilon. The second half succumbs to a less original, more manipulative brand of...
| 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....
| Jan 20, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Joel and Ethan Coen have been notching a series of firsts in recent years — their first best picture and director Oscars in 2008 with “No Country For Old Men,” and a few years back they garnered their highest ever box office numbers with...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 12:00 PM
In a run of work to make anyone both envious and exhausted, French Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan has made five features in five years. He has become the toast of the international film festival circuit, with his most recent film "Mommy" playing in the...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The Russian film "Leviathan" is the story of a man fighting to save his home, his livelihood, his family, his dignity and his life, building a sweep and scope that is at once personal and epic.
Its dense combination of inspirations may include the...