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  • Menachem Golan, Who Headed Cannon Films, Dies at 85

    Menachem Golan, the colorful, free-spending Israeli-born producer and director whose Cannon Films yielded hundreds of productions starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris before going bust, died Friday in Israel, according to Haaretz....
  • Locarno Honor Marks the Latest of Agnes Varda's Lifetime Achievements

    2014 is shaping up to be the Year of Agnes Varda. This week, the free-spirited French director will receive the Pardo d'onore Swisscom at the Locarno Film Festival, which is just the latest in a series of honors, distinctions, appearances, exhibitions,...
  • Cannes-Winner 'Winter Sleep' To Represent Turkey at Oscars

    HONG KONG - Turkey has selected Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. The film was the Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes film festival in May. News of the selection was announced on Twitter by...
  • Scotland independence vote: The country's rich film legacy

    Scotland independence vote: The country's rich film legacy
    Scotland’s independence referendum on Thursday carries plenty of significance for the country and the world beyond. But regardless of your leanings on the IndyRef, Scotland has pretty much already won on the cinema stage, where a country of just 5...
  • Cannes Winner 'Leviathan' Gets Russian Release

    Russian drama "Leviathan," which won best screenplay at 2014 Cannes, has been granted an exhibition license from the Russian culture ministry. A Company Russia will distribute in wide release in cooperation with 20th Century Fox Russia. The distribution...
  • Looking forward, and back, at the TIFF

    Looking forward, and back, at the TIFF
    Among North American competition titles, director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," opening commercially Nov. 14 (and Nov. 21 in Chicago), has drawn the lion's share of the raves during the Toronto International Film Festival, concluding Sunday. Toronto...
  • Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend

    Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend
    The opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival are some of the most important days on the film calendar, in recent years propelling pictures such as "Slumdog Millionaire," "Gravity" and "The King's Speech" on major commercial and awards...
  • Reese Witherspoon has a lot invested in 'Wild'

    Reese Witherspoon has a lot invested in 'Wild'
    "Your movie, your movie, your movie!" Laura Linney gushed to Reese Witherspoon, who was brunching at the homey and packed New Sheridan Hotel with her director, Jean-Marc Vallée, and costar Laura Dern the morning after the first public screening of "Wild"...
  • Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution

     Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution
    Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened. That surreal situation has been playing out over the...
  • Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...
  • 'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today

    'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today
    A rediscovered 44-year-old film about the genesis and transformation of one of Chicago's oldest street gangs is becoming a training tool for interventionists working with the city's street organizations today. The 1970 non-fiction film, "Lord Thing,"...