| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A considerably more satisfying seriocomic vehicle for Kristen Wiig than the recent "Girl Most Likely," "Hateship Loveship" marks fine, steady progress for director Liza Johnson following her spare 2011 debut, "Return." Adapted from Alice Munro's short...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Amy lives near a man named Bond, just down the street from Jennifer in a terrific neighborhood in the heart of Beverly Hills, where lollipop palm trees sway in celebration of high-living. But it's been years since Amy, Bond or Jennifer had a home other...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Writer-director James Ponsoldt appreciates real damage.
He's not a fan of what he sees as the safe and easy emotional problems that Hollywood movies typically resolve by the third act. Instead, he prefers the kinds of ugly, messy traumas that endure,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:04 PM
In the opening moments of "The Spectacular Now," 17-year-old Sutter is trying to bluff his way through the infamous personal essay on a college application. He is fortified by drink as he tries out charm, wit, cynicism and insult — everything but...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Robert Redford remains every bit a movie star, as he demonstrates in this melodrama that he also directed. He plays a former radical who's now a lawyer in Albany, N.Y., but he's forced back on the run by the arrest of a former colleague and the...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Actor Nick Nolte has put a Malibu compound up for sale that has seen a galaxy of stars come through its arched entryway.
Besides Nolte, other notables to have owned the house include comedian Tommy Chong, Don Felder of the Eagles and music producer...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Nearly a quarter century ago, Gary Stevens was an up-and-coming jockey in Southern California, hoping to make his mark on the sport, put a lot of money in the bank and move on to something else as quickly as possible.
A conversation he had with one of...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:39 PM
CANNES, France — The Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky has made only seven features in his nearly half-century career, but his legendary midnight movie "El Topo," a wigged-out peyote western that played to New York audiences for months in 1970,...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:30 PM
TrustNordisk has nabbed international sales on Hans Petter Molandâs comedy âThe Prize Idiot,â starring Stellan Skarsgard and Bruno Ganz.
Penned by Kim Fupz Aakeson (âA Somewhat Gentle Manâ) and produced by Paradox Film, the $6.1 million pic...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
NEW YORK — "I'm too tired to be anxious," said playwright Richard Greenberg, looking worn out with anxiety as he settled into a booth at a Chelsea diner.
This neighborhood canteen, dubbed his "office" by the late theatrical agent Helen Merrill, is...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Vince Vaughn has bought a house for $3.925 million in an area of Los Angeles one might not normally associate with actors – La Cañada Flintridge.
And while it may not have the celebrity cachet of Hollywood Hills, he can count actress Angela...