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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...
  • Music Benefits Seniors in More Ways Than One

    Music Benefits Seniors in More Ways Than One Recent news about the benefits of music has reached us via film, research and news articles. “Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory” is one of the finest examples of how music can be used as...
  • Amazon's Test After 'Transparent': Can Studio Maintain Its Momentum?

    Amazon Studios, an upstart trying to stand out amid a veritable glut of new television shows, is placing its original series bets on a core principle: The showrunner is (usually) right, and the studio's job is to pick the right projects and get out of the...
  • Charles Bowden dies at 69; writer chronicled border drug violence

    Charles Bowden, a chronicler of the Southwest who started as a nature writer but became known for his gritty yet lyrical nonfiction narratives of drug violence and hopelessness on the U.S.-Mexico border, has died. He was 69. Bowden, who had been...