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  • Awkward 'Road' trips with Kristen Stewart

    Awkward 'Road' trips with Kristen Stewart
    "I was 16, 17, maybe, when I spoke with Walter for the first time," Kristen Stewart is saying about director Walter Salles, whose film version of the Jack Kerouac novel "On the Road" premiered as one of the competition titles (unawarded, as it turned out)...
  • 'The Loneliest Planet' review: Take this open-ended vacation

    'The Loneliest Planet' review: Take this open-ended vacation
    *** (out of four) When engaged couple Alex (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg) backpack in the Georgian mountains with nothing but each other and their guide Dato (Bidzina Gujabidze), what could possibly happen? A) If Bernal’s work in...
  • Film review: 'On the Road' to a Razzie

    Film review: 'On the Road' to a Razzie
    It's long been said that Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" is unfilmable. Sadly, there is little in Walter Salles' adaptation to counter that notion. Salles has displayed his filmmaking chops in (among others) “Central Station” and “...
  • Scott Wannberg, a key figure in Los Angeles poetry, has died

     
    Poet Scott Wannberg, who was a significant figure in Los Angeles poetry, has died....
  • Venice Film Festival rewind: Clooney, Winslet, Madonna and more

     
    The Venice International Film Festival was packed with stars this year, including the gang from "Contagion," who brought their infectious disease thriller to canals in the form of Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso, Lawrence Fishburne...
  • Plummer? Pitt? Oscar's supporting actor race wide open

     
    A category full of questions: Will voters reward the relevance of “Margin Call”? How about a nomination here for Brad Pitt’s best acting work of the year? Has resistance to motion-capture performances started to crumble? Will anyone...
  • David Cronenberg: The detail-obsessed Viggo Mortensen

     
    Viggo Mortensen, star of "A Dangerous Method," has obsessive work habits, says director and collaborator David Cronenberg....
  • 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Melancholia' take cues from Richard Wagner

     
    In two recent films -- David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" and Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" -- Richard Wagner's music pervades the soundtrack as well as the story lines, informing the psychology of the characters while adding crucial sonic subtext.....
  • Viggo Mortensen won't play Aragorn in 'The Hobbit' films: 'I would have heard by now'

     
    "Aragorn is half elf and also lives a couple hundred years or more and he could be in a bridge, but I have to assume it isn't going to happen."...
  • 'Dangerous Method': David Cronenberg on Freud, Jung and hysteria

     
    David Cronenberg, director of blood-soaked dramas like “A History of Violence” and cult genre pictures like “The Fly,” detours into the life of the mind with his new film, “A Dangerous Method.” Adapted from...
  • Box office: 'Breaking Dawn' feasts on ticket sales over holiday [Updated]

     
    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" raked in $62.3 million between Wednesday and Sunday, according to an estimate from distributor Summit Entertainment. Meanwhile, three well-reviewed PG-rated films fought for young moviegoers at the multiplex....