| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:30 AM
In "All the President's Men" — arguably the most exciting movie made about 20th century journalism — Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford track down leads in a busy newsroom, pore over White House records in an elegant library and meet with...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The new film "We Are What We Are" is a horror-drama hybrid, a suspenseful tale of a tight-knit family struggling to hold itself together in the face of changing times and the dwindling of long-held traditions. Also, they eat people.
Directed by Jim...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Kelly Reichardt calls it "a thriller with a small t." Her newest film, "Night Moves," has its North American premiere Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival following its world premiere a little over a week ago at the Venice Film Festival....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Very little casting is done in Chicago when big studio movies shoot here. Not significant roles, where the camera lingers on a person for more than a moment. It's a strange phenomenon considering the deep bench of acting talent in town, but every so often...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
| 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 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.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The San Francisco Film Society has tapped Toronto Film Festival exec Noah Cowan as its exec director, four months after Ted Hope announced his departure.
Cowan joins the org, which operates the San Francisco Film Festival, after five years as artistic...
| 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 […]...