| Jan 24, 2015
| 1:01 PM
Who’s counting? “Unexpected,” which premieres Sunday at Sundance as part of the U.S. Dramatic Competition, is technically Kris Swanberg’s third feature film. Yet it is the first feature on which she has used such common elements of...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 11:10 AM
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today in Park City, Utah, with a pair of films from Chicago directors who also happened to be married to one another.
Joe Swanberg ("Drinking Buddies") debuts his latest feature "Digging for Fire," co-created with...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:50 AM
Just as Hollywood's awards season heats up, half the town takes off for a snowy getaway to Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival.
Celebrating its 31st year, the festival has steadily outgrown its indie-film roots to showcase emerging and...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Ethan Hawke was taking his kids to school. J.K. Simmons was fighting a bad cold and sleeping in an Atlanta hotel room. Marion Cotillard was awakened by her ringing cellphone. At first she thought it was her son. When she saw it was her agent, she said, "I...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:05 PM
For months, the only consensus about this year's awards race has been that there is an overall lack of consensus. But the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday started to bring some clarity, focusing the conversation around two front-runners...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 1:20 PM
The documentaries "Little White Lie" and "The Go-Go Boys: the Inside Story of Cannon Films" are captivating, entertaining, enlightening, and though-provoking. Both documentaries screen during the 18th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival.
In the deeply...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 8:37 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 12:13 PM
Samuel Goldwyn Jr., who was born into one of the founding families of the Hollywood studio system but became a champion of independent film productions, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 88.
The cause was congestive heart...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:08 PM
As her new film "Selma" begins to surge in the year-end awards race on its way to a Christmas Day opening, filmmaker Ava DuVernay was announced today as keynote speaker for the upcoming South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. The festival runs...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Steven Spielberg's 1998 World War II epic, "Saving Private Ryan," Joel and Ethan Coen's cult comedy "The Big Lebowski" and the 1976 drama "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" — considered by historians to be the first Chicano feature film — are among...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 7:02 PM
From superhero epics and edgy indie thrillers to animated gems and mainstream comedies, Lehigh Valley-affiliated actors and filmmakers added the necessary razzle-dazzle to scores of big-screen efforts.
A trio of Valley natives and former residents...