| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Netflix has acquired "The Square," an original documentary that chronicles the Egyptian revolution that began with dramatic protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo.
The film, from director/producer Jehane Noujaim, won this year's Toronto International Film...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Great chefs can take leftovers and dress them up with enough flourishes and new flavors to make entirely palatable new dishes, but even then, one never forgets that they're still leftovers. Directors Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening prove to be...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Nineteen films have been submitted for the Oscars' best animated feature race, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday, a number which suggests that the category could have five nominees despite a relatively weak year for feature...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO — In the historical drama "12 Years a Slave," Michael Fassbender plays brutal and impulsive slave master Edwin Epps. Since its October release, the film has earned critical acclaim in nearly equal measure with warnings about its...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Phase 4 Films today has snapped up North American distribution rights to Ron Howard's first documentary "Made in America."
CAA brokered the U.S. rights deal on behalf of the filmmakers; the Canadian rights were handled by The Exchange, which is selling...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Can "The Square" put Netflix in Oscar circles?
That's one of several questions raised by the company's decision to move into original documentaries with "The Square," filmmaker Jehane Noujaim's nonfiction feature about the Egyptian revolution.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's hard enough making one movie from the belly of a revolution. But two?
"I'm not sure we would recommend doing it this way," Jehane Noujaim, director of the new Egyptian-uprising documentary, "The Square," says dryly.
After filming anti-Hosni...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Tom Hiddleston had just spent six weeks living inside the melancholy mind-set of a vampire for a new Jim Jarmusch […]...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Death has often played a comic part in Alice Cooper's shows — to the point where the singer has pretended to be hanged or beheaded in a guillotine before miraculously springing back to keep the music going.
When Cooper's Raise the Dead Tour...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Apparently awards season gives with one hand and takes away with the other. In one of the season's unlikelier stories, Scarlett Johansson has been building momentum with a performance in "Her" in which she is heard but never seen as the artificial...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:45 AM
— In "Blue Is the Warmest Color," Adèle Exarchopoulos plays a French student who has an intensely passionate, excruciatingly painful relationship with an older woman (Léa Seydoux). Making the film, she says, was much the same.
"He changed my life,...