| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"The Beautiful Dark"
Kicked out of college for reasons that will soon become apparent, a wickedly smart, seriously riled 18-year-old has just been deposited back home to live with mom. "He's all yours," her ex-husband says with a shake of the head....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:30 AM
One of the joys for a theater critic of watching Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" is the chance to see Cate Blanchett take another crack at Blanche DuBois, a role that won her much acclaim in the touring Sydney Theatre Company production of "A Streetcar Named...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:45 AM
The last words of “The Killing’s” third season – its big shot at redemption – are “no, no, no, no.” That is perhaps more poetic than intended.
Famously hailed at its start, bemoaned after its Season 1 finale,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:01 PM
As Harvey Weinstein was closing the distribution deal for "Lovelace" at this year's Sundance Film Festival, he was asked by one of the film's representatives whether he would be doing awards campaigns for three of the film's stars, Amanda Seyfried (who...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Depending on when she wrote and talked about her life, Linda Lovelace had two very different perspectives about her work on "Deep Throat" and in adult cinema. She initially said she performed willingly and embraced becoming an icon of sexual freedom, then...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:10 PM
How far does a girl have to go to untangle her tingle? This was the discreetly prurient poster question used to sell "Deep Throat" and Linda Lovelace to a mainstream public in 1972. The new biopic "Lovelace," about the grimly exploited porn star born...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:31 PM
In 1972, a cheap ($25,000) hardcore porn film named “Deep Throat” became all the rage among the sort of middle-class New Yorkers who previously would not have been caught dead at a porn theater. When the New York Times wrote about the...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Kelly Reichardt calls it "a thriller with a small t." Her newest film, "Night Moves," has its North American premiere Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival following its world premiere a little over a week ago at the Venice Film Festival....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Two films from the Toronto International Film Festival -- Kelly Reichardt's "Night Moves" and Mike Myers' "Supermensch" -- have landed distribution deals.
Distributor Cinedigm announced Friday that it had picked up North American rights to the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Southern Italy's “pizzica taranta” tradition began centuries ago as therapy for the victim of a particular kind of deadly spider bite, and gradually evolved into a kind of hours-long musical exorcism, a psychic healing for depression and fear....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:51 AM
NEW YORK — Does Woody Allen have regrets?
His new film, "Blue Jasmine," amplifies the air of concentrated self-examination that has long been a hallmark of his work. Though marked by buoyant moments of wry humor, the film is devastating in its...