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  • L.A. Film Festival: Can 'People Like Us' become a rare adult hit?

    L.A. Film Festival: Can 'People Like Us' become a rare adult hit?
    "Every summer, one movie comes along that moves you unlike any other." So goes the most recent television advertisement for "People Like Us," the family drama aimed at an adult audience that hits theaters later this month. As the TV spot indicates, the...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'All is Well,' 'Drought' win top jury prizes

    L.A. Film Festival: 'All is Well,' 'Drought' win top jury prizes
    A feature film about two sisters fleeing an African civil war and a documentary centering on a Mexican cattle-ranching community took home the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday. "All is Well," a Portuguese-language film directed by ...
  • James Franco coming to Hopkins but he has no time for you

    James Franco coming to Hopkins but he has no time for you
    Actor James Franco, he of the dark good looks and "127 Hours" fame is coming to Baltimore Friday. But, before you get any big ideas and think this is your big chance to ask him out for drinks or attempt a marriage proposal -- forget it. Officials...
  • L.A. Film Fest: New take on end of humanity in 'Goodbye World'

    After watching the first season of the television series “The Walking Dead,” Denis Henry Hennelly had an epiphany. He decided he should make an apocalypse movie. Though not the first to pursue such a plot line, the screenwriter and...
  • L.A. Film Fest: Rebuilding Joe Vasquez's 'House that Jack Built'

    Nearly 20 years ago Michael Lieber promised his friend and colleague Joseph Vasquez that he would see his final project, "The House that Jack Built," come to fruition in a way Vasquez would be proud of. The filmmaker died of complications from AIDS...
  • L.A. Film Festival opens with Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited'

    Following Wednesday night's pre-festival screening of "Man of Steel," the Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off in earnest Thursday night with the North American premiere of Pedro Almódovar's "I'm So Excited!" The 19th edition of the festival runs through...
  • Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'

    Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'
    A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy. From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
  • 'Call Me Kuchu,' 'God Loves Uganda' shed light on gay-rights fight

    As the same-sex marriage debate continues throughout the U.S., another front in the battle over gay rights has emerged thousands of miles away in the East African nation of Uganda, where in 2009 a bill was drafted that would impose the death penalty for...
  • 'The Bling Ring' and the new American Dream

    Forget "World War Z." The true zombie movie this summer is "The Bling Ring." Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, the film has the quality of a vacant stare, reflecting back a disturbing, unsettling blankness. The story is based on the real-life group...
  • 'Man of Steel': Non-superhero movies to see this weekend

    'Man of Steel': Non-superhero movies to see this weekend
    "Man of Steel" and "This is the End" aren't the only game in town for moviegoers this weekend. If you're looking for an alternative to the big new summer movies, revival theaters, museums and archives have classics and rarely seen vintage films on tap for...
  • Pedro Almodovar at L.A. Film Fest opening of 'I'm So Excited'

    Pedro Almodovar at L.A. Film Fest opening of 'I'm So Excited'
    "I will say it, I'm so excited," said Josh Welsh, co-president of Film Independent alongside fellow co-president Sean McManus as the duo kicked off the Los Angeles Film Festival on Thursday night introducing the North American premiere of Spanish...