| 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...
| 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 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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum has announced its opening and closing films for the upcoming event. The Cannes prize-winning Canadian film "Mommy" will open the forum, while Jennifer Lawrence's "Serena," from Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier, will...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Think of it as the art-house answer to "Gone Girl," a movie almost guaranteed to complicate dates, ruin dinners and start many an awkward conversation.
"Force Majeure," playing in Los Angeles, is a depiction of an actual snow-on-the-mountain avalanche...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:55 PM
For years, mainland China has thrown the big-budget movies of its most-heralded directors into the Oscars' foreign-language film race. Zhang Yimou, known for "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers," has had seven shots at the Academy Award as China's...