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  • Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods

    Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods
    Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
  • Matthew McConaughey's NC-17 'Killer Joe' posts so-so opening

    Matthew McConaughey's NC-17 'Killer Joe' posts so-so opening
    Did a prohibitive NC-17 rating stop moviegoers from seeing "Killer Joe" at theaters this weekend? Maybe. The film, which stars Matthew McConaughey as a Dallas detective who also kills people for money, debuted in limited release this weekend and...
  • A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence

     A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence
    Genre filmmaking helps make sense of the world, creating codes by which the seemingly irrational ways of human behavior can be understood. With storytelling modes that travel from country to country — the crime picture, the horror film, the action...
  • Ervin M. Milner, founded production house

    Ervin M. Milner, founded production house
    Ervin M. Milner, who founded Milner Productions in the basement of his Northwest Baltimore home and turned it into one of the nation's largest producers of educational audiovisuals for physicians and hospitals, died Aug. 17 of complications from...
  • Telluride Film Festival lineup: 'Hyde Park,' 'Iceman,' 'Argo'

    Telluride Film Festival lineup: 'Hyde Park,' 'Iceman,' 'Argo'
    Movie fans trekking to Telluride, Colo., for the resort town’s annual film festival this weekend are set to see some of the fall’s most anticipated performances, including Bill Murray as FDR in “Hyde Park on Hudson,” Michael...
  • 'To the Wonder' frustrates Toronto audiences, but should it?

    'To the Wonder' frustrates Toronto audiences, but should it?
    TORONTO--The negativity that accompanied Terrence Malick’s  “To the Wonder” at the Venice Film Festival last week was never likely to travel wholesale to Toronto, not with audiences here among the more generous in festivaldom. Still,...
  • Will Smith slaps reporter who kissed him

    Will Smith slaps reporter who kissed him
    Will Smith is probably wishing for a real-life mind eraser after a reporter tried to kiss him Friday at the "Men in Black III" premiere in Moscow. Reporter Vitalii Sediuk from the Ukrainian television channel 1+1 walked up to Smith on the red carpet...
  • 'Spring Breakers' posts biggest limited-release debut of 2013

    'Spring Breakers' posts biggest limited-release debut of 2013
    Break out the red cups. "Spring Breakers," Harmony Korine's R-rated tale of four college girls on a debauched party trip, posted this weekend the biggest debut of the year for a film playing in limited release. Screening in two theaters in New York...
  • Deepa Mehta, Mira Nair bring Indian voices to Toronto film fest

    Deepa Mehta, Mira Nair bring Indian voices to Toronto film fest
    Deepa Mehta and Mira Nair first met in a swimming pool in Amritsar, India,  when they were children, not knowing at the time that they would become two of India's most influential filmmakers. Now the two women, who are eight years apart, will be coming to...
  • Analysis: WGA nominations build momentum for 'Dallas,' 'Jasmine,' 'Her'

    Analysis: WGA nominations build momentum for 'Dallas,' 'Jasmine,' 'Her'
    Writers who are not members of the guild, films made with production companies that are not WGA signatories and productions otherwise made outside of the guild's guidelines are deemed ineligible year after year, leading to such high-profile recent...
  • AFM: 'Wolf Creek 2′ Gets U.S. Distribution

    Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to horror thriller "Wolf Creek 2" at the American Film Market. The Australian production reteams original director Greg Mclean and star John Jarratt as the serial killer in the Australian outback. Shannon...