| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:35 PM
As unsettling as a hard slap to the face, "Starred Up" shocks the system. It marries ferocious, unnerving violence and waves of profanity to powerful, psychologically acute performances in a way that is intensely dramatic as well as almost unbearable to...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos will receive the industry tribute at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, the annual fete presented by the New York-based Independent Filmmaker Project.
The Gotham Awards' tribute represents the latest industry...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Awards pundits parse the Golden Globes for its Oscar meaning, gauging snubs and momentum with studious intensity. The rest of us mainly want to see a good show, or at least a speech in which Jodie Foster fake-retires.
What's likely to give us that...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"I'm afraid everybody's going to get sick of me," Jennifer Lawrence fretted at the Golden Globes last Sunday.
Ostensibly, this is a legitimate worry and not false modesty, because for the past year the actress has been kind of inescapable.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Awards season is a boisterous clamor for attention, full of prestige picture releases and endless marketing dollars strewn to support them — all with the goal of taking home a few statues early next year. But amid the ado there are exceptions: The...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:42 PM
With her second Golden Globe win in as many years, "American Hustle" star Jennifer Lawrence has continued her rapid evolution from fresh-faced ingenue to polished Hollywood powerhouse.
It was only in 2010 that Lawrence first appeared on critics',...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Is Shailene Woodley the new Jennifer Lawrence?
That's the increasingly relevant question as Woodley has made the media rounds this past month, talking up her new indie romance "The Spectacular Now" and next year's "Divergent."
Certainly, there are a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
If the truth were in the telling, it wouldn't matter who told it — or, for that matter, if anyone listened. Daniel Woodrell's new novel, "The Maid's Version," depicts a town full of folk who, in the wake of a deadly explosion in a dance hall, prefer...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Zach Galifianakis and Michael Cera will star in upcoming pilots for FX.
Galifianakis, the star of several hit movie comedies including "The Hangover" franchise," is creating and will star in a pilot for FX that he will co-write with Louis C.K.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:30 AM
PARK CITY, Utah — Director Todd Miller was more nervous than he had expected to be.
The 37-year-old filmmaker's self-financed documentary "Dinosaur 13" had scored one of the Sundance Film Festival's coveted four opening-night slots. Now, facing a...