| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:17 AM
The fine, fond Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself" is finally in a theater in Chicago, Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, starting opening in limited release Friday. It's also available from July 4 onward on iTunes and various video-on-demand formats. On...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:28 PM
"Beyond the Edge," an exhaustive (and sometimes exhausting) look at the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest, premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, pegged to the 60th anniversary of the feat.
Its late arrival in theaters...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:49 PM
In the spring of 2008, when “Looper” was still a glint in the eye of director Rian Johnson, the filmmaker and I sat down to coffee at a Hollywood restaurant. Actually, "glint in the eye" is the wrong phrase, since, although he had secured no...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The first official trailer for "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" will transport you to "someplace good," as star Jessica Chastain puts it simply, before taking a turn for the worst.
This groundbreaking take on an age-old love story, which marks Ned...
| May 31, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Filmmaker Ti West has emerged as one of the freshest voices on the indie horror scene with films such as "The House of the Devil" and "The Innkeepers," knowingly playing with audiences' expectations and the genre rule book. So with his most recent film,...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Think of it as the corset drama unlaced.
Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, the new film "Belle" features a breakthrough performance for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Born the illegitimate...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 8:30 PM
NEW YORK -- Even as he’s taken the reins of film’s biggest franchise, Joss Whedon has toyed and tinkered with homegrown projects produced outside the system — the smash Web series “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along” in 2008...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Multiple Emmy-winning Canadian documentary veteran John Kastner offers a companion piece to his "NCR: Not Criminally Responsible" with "Out of Mind, Out of Sight." Where the 2013 film followed one patient's difficult readjustment to society after...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the new movie "Hateship Loveship," Kristen Wiig's character, an introverted, thirtysomething housekeeper named Johannna practices kissing herself in the mirror. It's a moment of loneliness that Wiig and director Liza Johnson envisioned as a sad beat in...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Keira Knightley is used to early wake-up calls. The actress has a penchant for period films, and it takes a while to get tied into a corset.
But on the set of the modern-day romance "Begin Again," the British star's call time was decidedly later than on...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The Hollywood Film Festival boasts an enviable name, one that directly invokes the entertainment capital of the world, but since its founding in 1997, it has struggled to carve out a niche for itself among the thousands of film fests worldwide and the...