| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:40 PM
"Every time he messed up it was like he was killing the three most important women in his life," says Ryan Coogler, the writer-director of the excellent new drama "Fruitvale Station." He's speaking about Oscar Grant, who in the early morning hours of Jan....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:57 AM
"Fruitvale Station" is hugely effective meat-and-potatoes moviemaking, and one hell of a feature film debut for writer-director Ryan Coogler.
Lean (84 minutes), swift and full of life, Coogler's picture recounts a random and needless death, that of 22-...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:10 PM
TORONTO--"Blue Is the Warmest Color," the lesbian coming-of-age drama that won the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Palme d'Or in May, is a boiling caldron of emotion and passionate arguments.
The same might be said for the film's North American press...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO--To most movie fans, the Toronto International Film Festival that kicks off Thursday is simply a showcase for many of the fall's most anticipated titles.
But to the studios and filmmakers exhibiting these films, it represents something more...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
For decades, the Venice and Toronto film festivals have stood by while Telluride stole their thunder on world premieres, but could this year's impressive 40th anniversary Telluride lineup -- featuring sneaks of Oscar contenders "Labor Day," "Gravity,"...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:34 PM
TELLURIDE, Colo. -- In his new movie playing at the Telluride Film Festival, "All Is Lost," Robert Redford plays a solo sailor adrift at sea. But the 77-year-old actor-director appeared very much at home Friday in the Colorado mountain resort, where he...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Apparently James Franco wants to rechristen Labor Day weekend James Franco weekend.
Not satisfied to have his Comedy Central roast air September 2, the multi-hypenated star is also premiering his film "Palo Alto" at the Telluride Film Festival tonight....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Katie Trainor spends her working life surrounded by the movies as film collections manager of New York's Museum of Modern Art. No one would blame her if she took a break from the world of motion pictures during her annual vacation to the mountains of...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:30 AM
LOCARNO, Switzerland — Modern-day film festivals are multiheaded beasts. Many tribes circulate within this increasingly crowded global ecosystem — filmmakers, critics, buyers, sellers, programmers, sponsors and, of course, the paying public...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:05 AM
A chronicle of the life of Bob Guccione, an examination of the bank robber who inspired “Dog Day Afternoon” and a painterly inquiry from the latter half of Penn & Teller are among the documentaries receiving the world-premiere treatment from...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:15 AM
At 58, Jeff Daniels has made more than 40 movies, been nominated for three film Golden Globes and had one of the defining big-screen comedies of the 1990s ("Dumb & Dumber"). But before last year he had never been a TV-series regular — and had...