| May 14, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will present special awards to Malcolm McDowell, Bryan Fuller, Gregory Nicotero and Marc Cushman at this year's 40th Annual Saturn Awards.
McDowell will be presented with the Life Career Award...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:57 PM
"It remains as outrageously prankish, juvenile, and derisive as ever," writes David Denby in the New Yorker magazine's blog. He's referring to a true monument of 1960s nuclear-paranoid culture, Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove."
Denby is a bit late...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the twilight years of snail mail, fledgling British copywriter Shaun Usher launched Letters of Note, a blog dedicated to paper correspondence. Despite the obvious irony, the site quickly built a following. Readers connected with the personal written...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Siri, meet Scarlett.
Hollywood has always shown the way to the future. It's a little known fact that, for decades, the bigscreen inspired many forward-looking technologies long before their day. (The reverse has also been true: Steven Spielberg asked his...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Over the years, Hollywood’s Black List has developed a reputation for showcasing the bold and the quirky: unproduced scripts that went on to become left-field hits like “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Juno” -- or, like the drunk-...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:07 PM
For Kanye West, running through a decade’s worth of hits and deep album cuts isn’t enough. He also brought a few dozen props with him Tuesday to the United Center.
There were bejeweled masks, dancers in skin suits, a tip of the iceberg,...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Matthew Weiner owes the estate of Stanley Kubrick a few royalties.
“The Monolith,” an episode about technological anxiety that draws both its name and its central metaphor from the enigmatic 1968 sci-fi classic (which was, in turn, based...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:54 PM
In advance of a major offensive on a Pacific island during World War II, disturbingly young Major Robinson (Douglas Dick) is assembling a team to sneak onto the island to prepare crucial maps. When Pvt. Moss (James Edwards), the new topographer, arrives...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The Holocaust has long been a deep and disquieting source of material for filmmakers, especially documentarians. As firsthand accounts of World War II naturally dwindle, though, cinematic inquiries on the subject have been shifting into more personal...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Peter Rainer, noted Christian Science Monitor film critic, Bloomberg News columnist and reviewer for NPR's FilmWeek, reflects upon his three-decade career in "Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era."
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
A key moment in the history of post-World War II European avant-garde music was when Stanley Kubrick threw out the score that Alex North had written for “2001: A Space Odyssey” and replaced it with the temporary track he had been using....