| May 1, 2014
| 8:51 AM
"Jonah, you're not even a man," begins one of many epic insults hurled in the face of Jonah Ryan, the needling, socially maladjusted pisher of a human on HBO's "Veep," embodied with no-holds-barred gusto by one-time Chicago actor Timothy Simons. "You're...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The Los Angeles Film Festival has unveiled a new trailer for this year's fest, paying homage to the diverse creative community that calls the city home and inspires the annual event, now in its 20th year.
Debuting exclusively on latimes.com, the trailer...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Cannes Film Festival will be dispensing awards to filmmakers this week, but they don't give awards to dealmakers.
Yet as international co-financing pacts grow ever more complex and ubiquitous, the negotiators, not just the cineastes, occupy...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Sarah-Violet Bliss acknowledges some frustration with fielding questions, yet again, about being a female filmmaker, about how the vast majority of movies seem to be directed by men, and about whether that will stop being the case any time soon.
| May 7, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Highly melodic rock act Surfer Blood and Malaysian R&B artist Yuna will anchor this summer's edition of the free Make Music Pasadena festival. Returning for its seventh year, the day-long June 7 event will once again feature more than 150 largely...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:40 PM
"Blue Ruin" is a moody, stripped-down action thriller with the most unlikely vigilante one could imagine. Dwight (Macon Blair) is no buffed-up hero, but a soft and skittish loner who has no idea how to hold a gun, much less use it.
| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Steve Earle is something of a Renaissance man. Or maybe a workaholic. After nearly a year of touring with a band for his acclaimed, successful album “The Low Highway,” Earle now is working on his third book, just finished a......
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:24 PM
The Academy Award-nominated writer and director Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") will serve as guest director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. The festival takes place June 11-19 in downtown L.A....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Los Angeles Film Festival has tapped filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") as guest director.
The festival, now in its 20th anniversary, takes place June 11-19 in downtown Los Angeles.
Past guest directors include David O....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Preaching to the choir may not impress movie critics, but it seems to work at the box office, if the success of the micro-budget Christian movie "God's Not Dead" is any indication.
The indie film about a college student who debates his atheist professor...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
MADRID - Mitra Farahani's portrait of Iranian artist Bahamn Mohasses, "Fifi Howls With Happiness" topped the International Competition at the 16th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI), which wrapped Sunday.
Distinguished with a...