| Aug 24, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Just after graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Destin Daniel Cretton took a job at a local short-term care facility for at-risk teenagers, hoping to save money to make short films on his own while he figured out what to do next....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The patience stone (syngue sabour) of Persian mythology is a magical black stone that receives the problems of those who confide in it. According to myth, when the stone has absorbed all the pain and suffering of the person, it will shatter and free the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The New York Times is hosting its first indie film festival on the Internet, streaming four titles on NYTimes.com for free during September, extending bicoastal relationship with Los Angeles-based nonprofit org Film Independent.
Old Gray Lady lined up...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Ava DuVernay has proved that there is little she can't do. The publicist-turned-writer-director-distributor who was just invited into the Motion Picture Academy has already directed two micro-budgeted films that have garnered her critical acclaim: 2011'...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, now in its 19th year, will feature 330 films from 49 countries, including 70 world premieres, 55 North American premieres and 14 U.S. premieres.
The films will be showcased in 53...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
A doctor's-eye view of the daily chaos of a major metropolitan hospital proves a major boon and a minor limitation in "Code Black." Shot during the course of his residency at Los Angeles County General Hospital, physician-filmmaker Ryan McGarry's...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In "The Way, Way Back," which arrives in theaters Friday, much of the action unfolds at the Water Wizz Water Park, where 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) finds escape from the pains of seeing his mom (Toni Collette) being wooed by a car salesman (Steve...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:45 PM
It's not surprising that Pedro Almodóvar's latest film, "I'm So Excited!" is being billed as a return to the erotically obsessed, anything-goes antics that propelled the Spanish director's early camp fests.
But at 63, Almodóvar isn't looking to repeat...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The world has no shortage of examples of death arriving prematurely, but now there’s one that’s the subject of a fascinating pop music documentary.
“A Band Called Death” explores the intriguing story of three brothers from...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Two currently popular strands of genre filmmaking, the low-budget sci-fier and the found-footage thriller, merge to reasonably plausible and impressively controlled effect in "Europa Report." Meticulously crafted by Ecuadorian helmer Sebastian Cordero and...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The mere sound of two hands clapping will have audiences begging for mercy in "The Conjuring," a sensationally entertaining old-school freakout and one of the smartest, most viscerally effective thrillers in recent memory. Dramatizing a little-known...