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  • Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Two Men in Manhattan' reaches U.S. fans

    American culture was more than a fascination for Jean-Pierre Melville; it was a defining component of the French director's persona and life's work. There was the surname he adopted, the Stetson hats he favored, the Cadillac he piloted through the streets...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist

    L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist
    This post has been updated. See bottom for details. Most people know Venus Williams for her ferocious backhand and overall power on the tennis court, but the 33-year-old athlete has also been an effective activist, specifically when it comes to the...
  • 'The Conjuring': Five ways to scare up an unlikely hit

    "The Conjuring" looks to cast a spell over audiences this weekend, with our own box-office reporter Amy Kaufman estimating the film with a $20-million budget may open to more than $30 million in ticket sales. It joins other recent return-on-investment...
  • Comic-Con: Modest ‘Europa Report’ gets San Diego’s biggest stage

     
    SAN DIEGO — On the first day of Comic-Con, producer Ben Browning was dozing in the lobby of the Wyndham […]...
  • 'The Way, Way Back' and five other films set at amusement parks

    'The Way, Way Back' and five other films set at amusement parks
    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...
  • 'Short Term 12' beats long odds

    'Short Term 12' beats long odds
    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....
  • Ava DuVernay to direct Martin Luther King Jr. drama 'Selma'

    Ava DuVernay to direct Martin Luther King Jr. drama 'Selma'
    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'...
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest lines up 330 films

    Palm Springs International ShortFest lines up 330 films
    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...
  • Pedro Almodovar books trip back to sexy comedy in 'I'm So Excited!'

    Pedro Almodovar books trip back to sexy comedy in 'I'm So Excited!'
    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...
  • 'A Band Called Death' film screening, concerts June 27-29 in L.A.

    'A Band Called Death' film screening, concerts June 27-29 in L.A.
    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...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'The Conjuring' conjures laughs, few screams

    L.A. Film Festival: 'The Conjuring' conjures laughs, few screams
    "The Conjuring," a horror thriller by James Wan, conjured up more laughs than screams or shivers Friday night at its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It seemed as though the audience had either attended the reception prior to the screening and...