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  • As I Lay Dying Singer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

    Christian metal band As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis was sentenced Friday to six years in prison after attempting to hire someone to kill his wife of eight years, Meggan Lambesis. The singer's sentence was handed down in a San Diego Superior Courtroom by...
  • Venice Days Reconfigures Prizes With Eye On New Audiences

    The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section is reconfiguring its prizes and taking a formative tack. After ten years as a non-competitive event, the prestigious section modelled on the Cannes Directors' Fortnight is introducing two...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Leviathan'

    In "Leviathan," which director Andrey Zvyagintsev has described as a loose retelling of the Book of Job, an ordinary man must wrestle with his faith not in God but in the Russian state -- an epic struggle against a monster with many faces possessed of the...
  • Lukas Moodysson recaptures joy of filmmaking with 'We Are the Best!'

     Lukas Moodysson recaptures joy of filmmaking with 'We Are the Best!'
    With its buzzing punk rock music and spunky, spiky adolescent heroines, "We Are the Best!" sends many audiences out of the theater on a wave of rambunctious high spirits. Set in early-'80s Stockholm, the film opens with young Bobo (Mira Barkhammar)...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
  • Venice Fest Expands Final Cut Workshop From Africa To Middle East

    ROME - The Venice Film Festival is opening up its "Final Cut in Venice" workshop, which supports African films in post, to pics also coming from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. Last year the innovative workshop, organised by the Venice Film...
  • Less is so much more in suspense drama 'Locke'

      Less is so much more in suspense drama 'Locke'
    It should be incredibly dull, just a man in his car on the phone. Yet the new British film "Locke" is gripping in its simplicity, wringing deep, suspenseful drama from a man making difficult decisions from which there will be no turning back. As he drives...
  • Pic Shot on Cell Phones Set for Theatrical Bow

    The first pic shot entirely on cell phones in Chile and most likely in Latin America, is set to debut March 13 in Chile. Drama "09" is the directorial debut of Javier Aguirrezabal, who co-penned the script with producer/TV host Martin Carcamo, an...
  • 'Gravity's' Alfonso Cuaron Talks Moving on From Oscars

    For the many who followed the Oscar race closely this year, there was never any doubt that Alfonso Cuaron, the creative brains behind "Gravity," would win the Oscar for best director. But who knew that he might not hold onto that statue and the one he had...
  • Cannes Prospects: 'Foxcatcher,' Inarritu's 'Birdman' Likely Headed to the Croisette

    A belated festival premiere for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and a powerhouse showing for British filmmakers including Mike Leigh and Ken Loach -- plus appearances by other usual suspects such as David Cronenberg, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nuri...
  • Netflix, Weinstein Co. begin production of 'Marco Polo'

    Netflix, Weinstein Co. begin production of 'Marco Polo'
    Netflix is going around the world for its next original series. The streaming service and the Weinstein Company announced Tuesday that production has begun on "Marco Polo." Based on the life of the 13th century adventurer Marco Polo, the 10-episode...