| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
If the elegant cars of Formula One racing are thoroughbreds, "Rush," the new film set in that world, is more of a mixed breed. When screenwriter Peter Morgan candidly calls this "a British independent film directed by a Hollywood director," he is...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
The invitation to Tuesday night's special screening of Alexander Payne's new movie, "Nebraska," came from Will Forte, whose surprise casting provides just one of the film's many unexpected pleasures.
And Forte was taking his hosting duties seriously,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"EXCUSE ME, please. But could you keep it down?"
Ten minutes later: "I'm so sorry, but honestly, your chatter is distracting me."
"Gee, I didn't realize."
This civilized exchange was conducted during the opening 20 minutes of the new Ron...
| Sep 26, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Boy, the only thing more thrilling than seeing who can drive laps the fastest is seeing nothing of a race other than results on screen. “British Grand Prix. Hunt wins, Lauda second.” How exhilarating!
The fact is,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
AOL this week debuts "Acting Disruptive," an original online series taking a look at new media ventures of actors-cum-entrepreneurs and others including Jessica Alba, Rainn Wilson, Olivia Wilde and Jared Leto.
Tribeca Enterprises' Tribeca Digital Studios...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Scarlett Johansson's character doesn't have a body in Spike Jonze's "Her," and that must have sounded pretty good to some of the New York Film Festival's closing night attendees. If they hadn't had those pesky bodies, they wouldn't have had to wait for...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Hollywood's major studios are making fewer movies and focusing more and more on big-ticket tentpole franchises, giving the independent sector the clear-cut opportunity to expand.
With the 38th Toronto Film Festival opening today, stars are more and...
| Mar 6, 2013
As a server at Blue Fin restaurant in Times Square, Amy Schumer — then an aspiring stand-up comic — said she waited on comedian Patton Oswalt every day for nearly a week, bringing him tea during each visit to help him combat his cold. They...
| Feb 24, 2013
It's a pretty good bet that when stars arrive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday they'll be wearing clothes, jewelry and accessories selected with the help of a fashion stylist. And fans are more aware than ever that their idols don't create their looks...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival opened with a gamble: a little-known French film with no box-office stars that was not only shot in black-and-white, but came with another layer of anachronistic provocation. It was a silent...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:02 PM
A short glass of 3.2 beer, Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies" has the advantage of a "name" cast that happens also to be talented: Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson as employees of a Chicago microbrewery, at work and play; Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick as...