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  • 'Prisoners' filmmakers reflect on the layers of a twisty tale

     'Prisoners' filmmakers reflect on the layers of a twisty tale
    When the screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski was a child, he once drew some disturbing pictures in art class — so disturbing the teacher called his parents in for a talk. "I think the school was really worried by what it said about my home life," said a...
  • Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars

     Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars
    SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood's unique awards calculus wouldn't seem to take a film festival at this posh coastal enclave into account. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, after all, is not a prestige movie launching pad such as the Toronto...
  • Brendan Gleeson-Taylor Kitsch Comedy 'Grand Seduction' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Entertainment One Films US has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the comedy "The Grand Seduction," starring Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch. The acquisition comes five months after the film's world premiere at the Toronto International Film...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch faces Muppet Moriarty on ‘Sesame Street’

     
    Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his performances as the eponymous detective in “Sherlock” and the villainous Khan in “Star Trek […]...
  • Ted Hope's Vacancy at San Francisco Film Society Filled by Noah Cowan

    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...
  • Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns

    Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns
    Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...
  • Netflix Unveils Trailer for Doc 'The Square'

    Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming documentary, "The Square." "The Square" is an epic documentary that tells the behind-the-headlines story of the Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of young activists who have sought for the last two years...
  • 'The Square' director: 'It became about the fight against fascism'

    'The Square' director: 'It became about the fight against fascism'
    One of the great challenges of making a documentary about current events is that the story continues after the cameras stop rolling. For documentarians, that means they need to make tough decisions about when to stop shooting — and in the case of...
  • REVIEW: 'At Berkeley' ★★★ 1/2

    REVIEW: 'At Berkeley' ★★&#9733 1/2
    In the fall of 2010, documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman went back to school. He and a two-person crew embarked on a three-month project, auditing with their cameras a semester or so in the life of University of California at Berkeley. The result...
  • Meryl Streep is a given for another Oscar nod. Or is she?

    Meryl Streep is a given for another Oscar nod. Or is she?
    For the last several weeks, the Oscar race for lead actress felt fairly settled, with five familiar faces, each of them previous winners — Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena"), Emma Thompson ("...
  • '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globes nominations

    '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globes nominations
    Slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" and 1970s con-artist caper "American Hustle" led the Golden Globe Awards nominations announced on Thursday with seven nods each, fortifying their frontrunner positions ahead of the Oscars. In the coveted best drama...