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  • 'Star Wars': Rian Johnson and the rise of the everyfan director

    'Star Wars': Rian Johnson and the rise of the everyfan director
    In the spring of 2008, when “Looper” was still a glint in the eye of director Rian Johnson, the filmmaker and I sat down to coffee at a Hollywood restaurant. Actually, "glint in the eye" is the wrong phrase, since, although he had secured no...
  • Frank Sinatra memoir 'Mr. S' on way to big screen?

    "RING-A-Ding-Ding!" That was the title of one of Frank Sinatra's most popular Reprise albums, back in 1961. (In fact it was his first disc for Reprise after many successful years with Capitol Records.) Well, there's going to be plenty of Sinatra-style...
  • Francis Ford Coppola Predicts 'Live Cinema' at Produced By Conference

    The prevailing wisdom might be that Francis Ford Coppola peaked as a filmmaker with "Apocalypse Now," but he was undoubtedly the star attraction on Sunday at the PGA's sixth annual Produced By Conference. The 75-year-old writer-director-producer held...
  • Cicely Tyson, Robert Towne Receive Honorary Degrees at AFI Conservatory Commencement

    The MFA graduates from the American Film Institute Conservatory weren't the only ones receiving degrees Wednesday morning at the TCL Chinese Theater. Cicely Tyson and Oscar-winning scribe Robert Towne were awarded honorary degrees during the AFI...
  • A tribute and revelations from the son of the Godfather of Soul

    The world knew singer James Brown as The Godfather of Soul — the singer who essentially invented funk and who from the mid-1950s through the 1990s put more than 100 songs on the R&B charts and influenced generations of performers, including such...
  • Caleb Deschanel to Receive Camerimage 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

    Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel will be honored at the annual Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland, with the fest's lifetime achievement award, which recognizes "exceptional filmmakers… who changed the...
  • Tim Burton's 1989 'Batman' Paved the Way for Superhero Franchises

    It's becoming an annual ritual: Each summer at this time, the studios review their box office numbers and assure us, "Don't worry, next year will be better." Hence, while summer 2014 has been blah (down almost 20%), we're reminded that in 2015, the...
  • Mick Jagger on James Brown: 'He Was Very Generous and Kind With Me and He Wasn't Kind With Everybody'

    The Mecca of R&B music, aka Harlem's Apollo Theater, played host to Monday's world premiere of Universal's James Brown biopic "Get On Up." "I first saw James Brown at the Apollo," said Mick Jagger, who produced the film through his shingle Jagged Films....
  • MOVIES

    MOVIES
    "The Godfather": The Francis Ford Coppola-directed classic is stuffed with more eminently quotable lines than a Sicilian cannoli. "Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes," "I gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" and "May your first child be a masculine...
  • Telluride Film Review: 'Escobar: Paradise Lost'

    A Canadian surfer finds himself in the deadliest closeout of his life -- on dry land -- in "Escobar: Paradise Lost," which imagines that downfall of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (played by Benicio Del Toro) as seen through the eyes of a naive...
  • Reviews: 'Cold Sweat' and 'Inside the Godfather'

    Reviews: 'Cold Sweat' and 'Inside the Godfather'
    James Brown reveled in tall tales, even though his incredible life story never needed any embellishment. For those who don't already know about how he rose up from rural poverty to wild acclaim across the planet, the new film "Get On Up" highlights...