| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Inside a 260,000-square-foot warehouse just over the Grapevine off Interstate 5, an archivist from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences clambered up a ladder to inspect a stack of dusty 35-millimeter film cans.
"What are some of the titles we'...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 6:12 PM
J.K. Simmons has found his tempo. The veteran performer won the Academy Award for supporting actor Sunday with his portrayal of a domineering music teacher in the taut jazz drama "Whiplash."
Accepting his first Oscar (on his first nomination), Simmons...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:45 AM
The Spirit Awards. The Independent Spirit Awards. The Indie Spirits. It's an awards show so casual-cool that organizers don't even much mind what you call it.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards, as they are officially known to recognize the Los Angeles-...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:28 PM
Dee Wallace, the actress best known for playing the mother in “E.T.: The Extraterrestrial,” describes her new film as “a real statement on human nature — that we all have this life going on and this opportunity to live a full life,...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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 29, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Immense effort and countless dollars go into securing Oscar nominations, not to mention winning the actual awards. But what of those worthy candidates that never have a real shot to compete because of lack of promotional funds, fleeting theatrical...