| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Inside a small TV studio in Los Angeles, Ondi Timoner is absorbed again in the making of documentaries. She's on the phone discussing editing options for one project, then planning for the fundraising event of another. Standing nearby is director...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
LONDON — You really have to keep your eye on the British. Now they've stolen Brad Pitt.
Pitt, part of a British-bound diaspora of U.S. actors, directors and studio executives, is spending his autumn riding in a Sherman tank around a muddy...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Given that Ben Affleck will never, ever cite “Daredevil” as his favorite movie experience (even though he worked with his future wife, Jennifer Garner), the news that the Oscar-winning “Argo” filmmaker will soon play the Caped...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:30 AM
British actor Tom Hardy, best known as Batman’s nemesis Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” wowed audiences Monday at the Venice International Film Festival in Steven Knight’s taut “Locke,” which was shown out of...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:45 AM
The worst thing about “Afternoon Delight,” Jill Soloway's feature directorial debut, is its title: Does anyone want, or need, to be reminded of the Starland Vocal Band's one-shot 1976 hit?
Once you get past that easily surmountable bump,...
| Apr 4, 2013
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Rust Belt town of Braddock just outside of Pittsburgh is the sort of blue-collar enclave where factories once gave residents the promise of lifelong jobs at good union wages — the kind of place where resilience and character were more highly...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:46 PM
A gun-carrying student who was arrested at the University of New Haven kept newspaper clippings about mass shootings in his home and a large ammunition cache in a padlocked bedroom, police said Wednesday.
William Dong, 22, of Fairfield, Conn., was...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Finding a strong female lead to play a kick-posterior comic book heroine, or villain, is no easy task, so how does the announcement that former Miss Israel and Fast and Furious actress Gal Gadot sit with the fanboys?
Well this fanboy isn't sure yet, and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:57 PM
After an exhausting-looking media blitz of on-demand charm by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the film “Don Jon” opens wide in theaters this weekend. Having successfully made the transition from a career as a child actor to an enviable array of roles...
| May 14, 2013
When you ask people who clearly are upset what's wrong, they typically will reply "nothing," because they don't want to talk about it — or they will take the opposite approach and tell you exactly what's got them down, starting from beginning to end...