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  • 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...
  • 'Whiplash' scorches the screen with its passion and fury

    And the beat goes on …. If you haven't experienced "Whiplash" yet, it is easier than ever to catch its unsparing examination of the mind games used to push young talents to greatness. The film is expanding its run in Los Angeles and around the...
  • Miles Beyond the Biopic: Don Cheadle Riffs on a Jazz Legend

    Don Cheadle has managed to accomplish something no one has been able to pull off in two decades: serve up a bigscreen tale of jazz great Miles Davis. "Miles Ahead," in which the versatile actor portrays the legendary trumpeter, marks the directorial...
  • Writer/director Damien Chazelle brings personal experience to 'Whiplash'

    Writer/director Damien Chazelle brings personal experience to 'Whiplash'
    You could take the torment from an ultra-demanding teacher and file it away somewhere in your memory, never to be heard from again outside of nightmares. Or you could do what Damien Chazelle did, using the high school jazz conductor who made his life as...
  • 'America's Funniest Home Videos' is Stronger Than Ever in Digital Era

    Pratfalls and goofs caught on camera made Vin Di Bona's career. But that doesn't mean the creator of "America's Funniest Home Videos" is an ideal videographer. "When my daughter graduated from high school, I panned over the stage and she'd already walked...
  • Martin Starr embraces the zombie-killing fantasy of 'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead'

    Martin Starr embraces the zombie-killing fantasy of 'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead'
    Martin Starr underplays his heroism in “Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead,” saying during an interview with RedEye at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival that he’s “not an action hero in any traditional sense.” That may be true, but...
  • Jocelyn DeBoer and Ingrid Haas are ready for action in 'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead'

    Jocelyn DeBoer and Ingrid Haas are ready for action in 'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead'
    Before our interview can begin, “Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead” costars Jocelyn DeBoer and Ingrid Haas press their heads together and grin. It’s the sort of bond that can be forged only while fighting Nazi zombies in Iceland. DeBoer (a...
  • The stars open up in Jeff Vespa's 'The Art of Discovery'

     The stars open up in Jeff Vespa's 'The Art of Discovery'
    Celebrity photography is all about access, and few people have more than Jeff Vespa. Vespa co-founded the photo agency website WireImage.com in 2001. He also is the official photographer of the Sundance and Toronto International film festivals....
  • Robert Redford to Receive Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Gotham nonprofit that presents the New York Film Festival, has tapped Robert Redford to receive its 42nd annual Chaplin Award. The laurel, which honors the film industry's most notable talents, will lionize Redford...