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  • Muhammad Ali documentary 'I Am Ali' has its charms

    If anybody's story benefits from the occasional spirited retelling, it's that of boxer Muhammad Ali, perhaps the most sublimely fascinating and stirring athlete America has ever produced, already lionized in a number of movies. Brit Clare Lewins'...
  • ALS drama 'You're Not You' pulls its emotional punch

     ALS drama 'You're Not You' pulls its emotional punch
    As another way — that is, post-Ice Bucket Challenge — to bring attention to the neurodegenerative disorder called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the ALS-themed drama "You're Not You" is certainly a valuable film. It's unfortunate, then, that...
  • Crop of 'New Dangerous' filmmakers take edgy to new levels

    Crop of 'New Dangerous' filmmakers take edgy to new levels
    It's a word that began popping into my head as I was seeing films at the beginning of the year, and it has returned to my mind repeatedly ever since. Despite dispiriting signs pointing to decline in the industry and drift to other platforms, there has...
  • 'Dear White People' Star Tyler James Williams Talks Afros and Chris Rock

    He started by playing the young Chris Rock in "Everybody Hates Chris," and Tyler James Williams is now earning laughs sprouting a giant Afro in the hit Sundance satire "Dear White People." He's also rumored to be among the new cast of "The Walking Dead,"...
  • Chinn Cousins Launch Shingle for Fact-Based Projects

    Few producers have a better record producing feature documentaries than Simon Chinn, who won Oscars, Baftas and just about every other award going for "Man on Wire" and "Searching for Sugar Man." But theatrical docs are a niche market, as Chinn admits....
  • Alibaba Invests $50 Million in TV-Remote App Startup Peel

    The concept of using a mobile app to control your TV is still going strong: Silicon Valley startup Peel announced that Chinese e-commerce and media colossus Alibaba Group has invested an additional $50 million the company. Peel, which launched its TV-...
  • 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' plays better as 'Her,' 'Him'

    'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' plays better as 'Her,' 'Him'
    For his first film, writer-director Ned Benson aimed higher than most: Determined to tell the same story from two points of view, he created separate but entwined features. With its "Him" and "Her" components, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" gives...
  • When Josh and Benny Safdie Met Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

    From the brothers Warner to the brothers Weinstein, the movie business has long been a fraternal affair, though sibling director teams (Coen, Hughes, Wachowski) are a relatively new concept, and one that always inspired a raft of predictable questions:...
  • Netflix Acquires 'Honorable Woman' Miniseries for U.S. from BBC Worldwide

    Netflix has picked up U.S. rights to Middle East political thriller "The Honorable Woman," starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, via a pact with BBC Worldwide. Written, directed and produced by Hugo Blick ("The Shadow Line"), the eight-part minseries focuses on...
  • French TV Dramas Gain Popularity Around the World

    In the global game of TV program distribution, France is a rising player. The land where only a few years ago U.S. series monopolized the primetime airwaves is now becoming one of Europe's top creators of international drama skeins. Not long ago...
  • Women's Filmmakers Initiative Provides Clear Pictures of Hollywood Gender Disparity

    Preparing to speak at the Women in Film's annual fundraiser and awards gala 2½ years ago, WIF president Cathy Schulman realized she was tired of having to beat the same drum yet again. "If I stood up one more time and quoted flat-lined statistics...