| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Her first day on the Seattle set of the comedy "Laggies," Keira Knightley noticed something unusual about her director, Lynn Shelton: She knew all the grips' names.
"Most directors are like generals or dictators, because it is like an army that's...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
For the past decade, Mexico has churned out bold, auteur filmmaking, but when those acclaimed works have hit local screens, results are often mediocre. Switch the focus to laughter, however, and auds show up in droves.
Even the nation's most well-...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Gotham Independent Film Awards set a 2014 race for best feature that includes "Boyhood" and "Birdman," vying for the title with "Love is Strange," "Under the Skin" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
Richard Linklater's drama "Boyhood," 12 years in the...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Laemmle Monica 4-Plex plans to join the new wave of luxury movie theaters by offering alcoholic beverages to drink inside its theaters along with two new eateries as part of a larger renovation project, reports the Santa Monica Daily Press.
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Israel's most well-known director is scheduled to be a guest of honor at this year's ninth annual Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema.
Avi Nesher will screen old and new films, hold question-and-answer sessions and participate in in-depth discussions...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:14 AM
It's taken a few years for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival to find its footing. Back for its fourth year this weekend, the lineup is noticeably stronger. As always, the focus is on small indie comedies. I got a look at three.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The Miami Jewish Film Festival has a couple of upcoming events planned for the community that include the launching of a community cinema series through a partnership with other organizations and the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Mel Brooks'...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"We're in the most difficult time in which I've worked in my entire career," veteran sales agent Alison Thompson told a packed audience of producers, financiers and other industry delegates in London Oct. 15. The assessment of the film sales landscape...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:57 AM
In an eerie echo of his off-screen turmoil, actor Stephen Collins, who is currently under investigation for alleged child molestation, portrays a pedophile priest in an independent short film that has played at film festivals recently.
| Oct 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Gotham nonprofit that presents the New York Film Festival, has tapped Robert Redford to receive its 42nd annual Chaplin Award.
The laurel, which honors the film industry's most notable talents, will lionize Redford...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:37 AM
Pledging to "challenge the way people think about museums," the coming Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will feature "popular art from illustration to comics, an insider’s perspective on the cinematic creative process, and the boundless potential of...