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  • 'Whiplash' director, stars march to a friendly beat — off-screen

    'Whiplash' director, stars march to a friendly beat — off-screen
    There were bongos and congas, pristine Ludwig kits, dusty vintage sets that used to belong to famous people. Miles Teller eyed his options inside the Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood and settled on a Jamaican steel pan, picking up some mallets and...
  • Palestinian docu 'Speed Sisters' To Open Doha Film Institute's Ajyal Fest

    The world preem of "Speed Sisters," a docu about the first female race-car driving team in the Middle East, will open the second edition of Doha Film Institute's Ajyal Youth Film Festival. "Speed Sisters," which is the debut feature of Lebanese-...
  • Film Review: 'Son of a Gun'

    At least three entertaining films are jostling for position in Australian writer-director Julius Avery's messily propulsive debut feature "Son of a Gun" -- and if none ultimately emerges dominant, the red-blooded tussle between them is never dull to...
  • IFC Buys Ethan Hawke's Drone Warfare Movie 'Good Kill' for U.S.

    IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Ethan Hawke's drone warfare drama "Good Kill," seven weeks after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film, directed by Andrew Niccol from his own script, also stars January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce...
  • Joel Edgerton Talks Thriller 'Felony,' 'Exodus,' Trials of Shooting 'Jane Got a Gun'

    If Joel Edgerton has one piece of advice to aspiring actors, it's this: always be sure to check your inbox. "I found an email the other day from my old agent in London, that I'd just sort of discarded because I was too busy at the time," Edgerton recalls...
  • Actress Misty Upham dies: Five notable film roles

    Actress Misty Upham dies: Five notable film roles
    The life and career of Misty Upham has been cut tragically short, with authorities in Washington state positively identifying a body found at the bottom of an embankment as that of the Native American  actress. Upham, 32, was neither a major star nor...
  • Review: 'Rudderless' a sluggishly paced melodrama

    Review: 'Rudderless' a sluggishly paced melodrama
    For all its noble intentions and loaded emotions, "Rudderless" proves a largely hollow, uninvolving affair. Actor William H. Macy, making his feature directing debut, never quite finds his rhythm here. The result is a sluggishly paced melodrama that...
  • Director Justin Simien Says 'Dear White People' Draws Different Reactions from Different Races

    Starting at the Sundance Film Festival, "Dear White People" director Justin Simien spent most of the year promoting the comedy-drama on the festival circuit -- where he's still amazed over the diversity of reactions the film evokes. "What still blows...
  • Playwright Josefina Lopez Gets 'Fabulous' with ABC, Brings Shakespeare to East L.A.

    Seizing a moment when diversity is being embraced by the small screen, prolific playwright Josefina Lopez is trying TV again with a dramedy about four sisters set up at ABC and ABC Studios. Lopez, best known for writing the play and 2002 feature "Real...
  • For the present, Chazelle is feeling the music

    For the present, Chazelle is feeling the music
    Though "Whiplash" isn't a musical, exactly, it's the most rhythmically propulsive experience you'll find at the movies this year. Writer-director Damien Chazelle, 29, is a fiend for the song-and-dance genre. He put together his first directorial...
  • 'Watchers of the Sky' a powerful warning about genocide

    'Watchers of the Sky' a powerful warning about genocide
    The documentary "Watchers of the Sky" centers on Raphael Lemkin, who coined the word "genocide" and devoted his life to ensuring that the systematic extermination of people would be an international crime. Henryk Sienkiewicz's depiction of the Roman...