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  • Director Ana Lily Amirpour on Iranian vampires and weird SoCal towns

    Director Ana Lily Amirpour on Iranian vampires and weird SoCal towns
    A statuesque young man with family troubles. An abusive pimp with diabolical facial hair. And a lithe young vampire who wears a chador and rides a skateboard. All of these were set to a Sergio Leone-ish soundtrack, filmed in lush black-and-white cinematography and directed with the romantic tension of a French New Waver. 
  • Oscar race is crowded for best picture, screenplay

    It's the most wonderful time of the year with critics' prizes and best-ofs bestowing a bounty of gifts on this year's Oscar contenders. What movies are closing in on a best picture nomination? A look at that race and the contests for original and...

    Indie Spirit Awards boost 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood'

    Indie Spirit Awards boost 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood'
    Nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday. And with them arrived the usual grumbling from some quarters that the movies leading the way -- "Birdman," "Boyhood," "Selma" and "Nightcrawler" -- lacked true indie cred...

    Michael Shannon to perform next season at A Red Orchid

    Michael Shannon to perform next season at A Red Orchid
    Michael Shannon will return to A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago next season to star in a show, the actor has said. “It’s going to be our 20th anniversary at Red Orchid next season, so I’m going to come back and do a show,”...

    Oscars speeches: Honestly sincere, or expertly faked?

    Oscars speeches: Honestly sincere, or expertly faked?
    Los Angeles looks lush. But as often noted, it is actually an arid wasteland where nothing but artifice and self-interest sprouts naturally. That's the cynical, archetypal reading. For instance, two thirds of the way into Nathanael West's cynical,...