| Oct 31, 2013
And now for a completely improbable romantic comedy recommendation.
Already a hit in its native England, "About Time" presents all sorts of small and medium-size problems threatening to upset writer-director Richard Curtis' film from within, beginning...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The moral of "Blue Is the Warmest Color" is simple: Sex without love is nothing; life without love is even less.
French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche's story of sexual awakening and real love stretches over 10 years. Loosely based on Julie Maroh's...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Passion. Triumph. Heartbreak. Betrayal. Renewal. This describes not only the story told in "Blue Is the Warmest Color" but also in many ways the tempestuous, topsy-turvy saga the French film's director and two lead actresses have themselves faced since...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Sony Pictures Television has sold rights to biz competition format "Dragon's Den," known in the U.S. as "Shark Tank," for versions that will air in Germany and Spain.
In Germany, SPT's local unit will produce the local version of the show for private...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Multi-faceted, sensual and raw, Lea Seydoux embodies the classic beauty and gravitas of a classic screen star. Like fellow French actress Marion Cotillard, the 28-year-old actress has been juggling the expansion of her career on multiple fronts: In...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Who didn't write about Zelda Fitzgerald?
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| May 7, 2013
| 1:24 PM
The legend of Zelda has formed the basis for numerous Jazz Age sojourns. Some dabble in shopworn tales of Mr. and Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald's drunken wild-child antics, as Woody Allen did in "Midnight in Paris," while feminist literary critics have usually...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
CANNES, France -- The movie world feted an old friend Wednesday night, or at least an old sport.
Two weeks after celebrating Baz Luhrmann's big-budget adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel with a throwback party at the Plaza Hotel in New York,...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Hollywood's favorite bling ring Chopard is the official jeweler on the film "Diana," opening in September and starring Naomi Watts.
The Swiss jeweler's connections in cinema run deep.
In addition to sponsoring the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard has...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:51 AM
NEW YORK — Does Woody Allen have regrets?
His new film, "Blue Jasmine," amplifies the air of concentrated self-examination that has long been a hallmark of his work. Though marked by buoyant moments of wry humor, the film is devastating in its...