| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Funded by the studios and lousy with hypocrisy, the Motion Picture Association of America's rating system routinely leads to head-scratchers that defy logic and, in their small way, promulgate our image as a bloodthirsty yet prudish nation — crazy...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as World War II-era Cambridge code-breaker Alan Turing, convicted on "gross indecency" charges for his bisexuality, "The Imitation Game" won the Grolsch People's Choice Award Sunday at the 2014 Toronto International Film...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Say, did you catch Cumberbatch? What about Downey and Duvall? Or Dano? Don't forget Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Or Reese unwashed — that was wild. Could Winslet get any earthier? Who knew Wiig would find another level of crazy? Can Bill...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Among North American competition titles, director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," opening commercially Nov. 14 (and Nov. 21 in Chicago), has drawn the lion's share of the raves during the Toronto International Film Festival, concluding Sunday. Toronto...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival are some of the most important days on the film calendar, in recent years propelling pictures such as "Slumdog Millionaire," "Gravity" and "The King's Speech" on major commercial and awards...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A man adrift at sea. A woman adrift in space. And a young girl all by herself in the desert.
If there's a theme at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival, it's that solo travel may have its benefits but also carries more than a few risks.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The screenplays of "American Hustle," "Her," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Blue Jasmine" are among the nominees for Writers Guild of America Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in 2013.
Nominees announced Friday in the original...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Katie Trainor spends her working life surrounded by the movies as film collections manager of New York's Museum of Modern Art. No one would blame her if she took a break from the world of motion pictures during her annual vacation to the mountains of...