| Mar 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
From David Mamet's first expletive-laced success in the 1970s to the advent of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" as one of the most acclaimed 21st century American dramas to date, drawing blood — and not always just figuratively — has been...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Ever since the moment in "Bottle Rocket" (1996) when Luke Wilson's character paused during a robbery of his own boyhood home to straighten a toy soldier on a bedroom shelf, writer-director Wes Anderson announced his intentions as an artist of serenely...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
There was a feminist theme going on at the beginning of the Cannes jury press conference, Wednesday, but the assembled panel of actors and directors soon shifted into safer, less political territory.
Jury president, Jane Campion was introduced as the...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Riding out of a storm of much-publicized controversies and mixed reviews, "Grace of Monaco's" premiere may not ended like a fairy tale, but it managed to deliver a fairly glamorous Cannes opening night. Onscreen royal couple Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth...
| May 7, 2014
New and recent works by director Robert Wilson, artist Matthew Barney and avant-garde musician John Zorn are among the highlights of the new 2014-15 season of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.
The lineup, which was announced Wednesday, also...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Despite the way death and cancer gnaw at "The Fault in Our Stars," the new teenage love story starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort is really about living. Or as Tim McGraw put it in the classic country song, live like you were dying — good...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:56 PM
[Warning: This post contains spoilers about the movie “The Fault in Our Stars.”]
When Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, the writers of the burgeoning film hit "The Fault in Our Stars," first began adapting John Green's bestselling novel,...
| May 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The jury of the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival handed out its awards on Saturday night.
Jane Campion served as president of the jury, which also included Willem Dafoe, Carole Bouquet, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeon Do-yeon, Jia Zhangke, Leila Hatami and...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:35 PM
In these the dog days of summer, adult moviegoers are more desperate than usual for something worth their time. Which is why it is so good to have "A Most Wanted Man" to recommend. A taut, involving thriller, based on the novel by John le Carré, it's a...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 1:50 PM
On a weekend when “Guardians of the Galaxy” overtook the box office with a record August opening of an estimated $94 million, theaters still made room for audiences at other movies.
Doubling its screen-count from last week’s opening,...