| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:07 AM
We keep coming back to "Therese Raquin" for the same reason Emile Zola's 1867 novel of adultery and murder, which ascribed its anti-heroine's amorality to her "hot" African blood, stirred the imaginations of Theodore Dreiser ("An American Tragedy"), James...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
When writer-director Charlie Stratton decided to dust off "Thérèse Raquin," Émile Zola's scandalous 1867 novel of love, lust and murder, and make it accessible for modern film audiences, he had to find the right actress to embody the complicated heroine....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Great films rarely wrap up neatly. The audience is left to ponder what happens next. We at The Envelope couldn't help but wonder if the actors do such pondering as well. They spend so much time figuring out their characters' back stories, how much thought...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The rainy weather didn't dampen the spirits of the cast of Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment's romantic thriller "In Secret" as they gathered for the Los Angeles premiere on Feb. 6 at the ArcLight Hollywood.
Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton and...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Filmmaking siblings Joel and Ethan Coen ("Fargo," "No Country for Old Men") again earned wide acclaim for their portrait of a fictional early-1960s folk singer, superbly played by Oscar Isaac.
While he may lack social graces, Llewyn Davis has undeniable...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Over the holidays, most moviegoers have opted for big-budget, spectacle-heavy and family-friendly films at the box office. But while "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" have been packing them in for weeks now, a few smaller, independent...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Double Oscar-nominee Skip Lievsay used music in the mix of "Gravity" and "Inside Llewyn Davis" to tell parts of the story that couldn't have been told with dialogue or other sounds.
With the scientific issue of sound not being possible where there's no...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:23 PM
When set decorator Claudette Didul needed to decorate Sally Draper's bedroom with 1960s-era clothing for an episode of "Mad Men" last season, she knew just the place.
Didul went to Playclothes, a vintage clothing and furnishing store in Burbank, to...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:31 PM
After a gigantic Thanksgiving, the post-holiday box-office weekend will again belong to Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and Walt Disney Pictures' "Frozen."
"Catching Fire," the post-apocalyptic sci-fi action movie starring Jennifer...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Joel and Ethan Coen's new folk-music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis" has struck a chord with critics — make that a few chords, plus a couple of verses for good measure. The film, which stars Oscar Isaac as a struggling folk singer in 1960s New York,...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
As unlikely as it seems, failure and obscurity can have rewards of their own. The new documentary "Lenny Cooke" follows its titular subject on the road to defeat. Or rather, the film explores how defeat can nevertheless lead to a triumphant confirmation...