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  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AMERICAN SNIPER 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences with...
  • Watching the literary film contenders

    The Oscar race is so different from book prizes. After a book wins one major prize -- say, the Pulitzer -- it's less likely to wind up as a contender for the National Book Award. Literary judges like to spread the love around. Movies are different. Each...
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank admire the feminism in 'Homesman' western

    Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank admire the feminism in 'Homesman' western
    To which part of calling "The Homesman" a "feminist western" would Tommy Lee Jones, its director, co-writer, co-producer and costar, be more likely to object? "It's not very meaningful," says Jones wearily. "I know what a western is; it's a movie that's...
  • 'Fargo' lands Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons

    'Fargo' lands Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons
    The second installment of FX's "Fargo" will star Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, the network announced Wednesday. The next 10-episode series will be set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Luverne, Minn. The story will involve a young state police...
  • Review: 'The Homesman'

    Review: 'The Homesman'
    In its setting and in its blunt, unfussy style, director, co-writer and star Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman" is a film out of time. It takes place in 1855, the year after the creation of the Nebraska Territory. Like Jones' previous theatrical feature, the...
  • Oprah Winfrey's 'Selma' Set for First Look at AFI Fest

    AFI Fest has set a first-look at director Ava DuVernay's Civil Rights drama "Selma" on Nov. 11 at the Egyptian Theater. The event will include 30 minutes of footage from the film, which is set to open on Christmas, followed by a conversation with...
  • AFM: New Distributors Energize Indie Market

    With the seven major studios devoting increasing focus on tentpoles, the indie sector is seeing a welcome emergence of new distributors. The biggest splash this year has come from 6-month-old Saban Films, which bought three films -- John Travolta's...
  • AFM: Nicolas Cage's 'The Trust' Bought by Saban for North America

    Saban Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to the crime thriller "The Trust," starring Nicolas Cage. The deal was closed Thursday at AFM. Production will start in the first quarter in Las Vegas. Siblings Alex and Ben Brewer are...
  • Is AFI Fest's opener the awards-season version of the SI cover jinx?

    Is AFI Fest's opener the awards-season version of the SI cover jinx?
    The AFI Fest's opening night gala might be the award season's equivalent of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Consider the quartet of movies that have christened the Hollywood film festival the last four years -- "Love & Other Drugs," "J. Edgar,"...
  • At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling

    At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling
    "A Most Violent Year," written and directed by J.C. Chandor, stars Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in an explosive story of a couple struggling to grow their heating oil business that is part crime saga, part domestic drama. It's very much a New York...
  • AFM: Jason Statham's 'Mechanic: Resurrection' Set for Jan. 22, 2016

    Lionsgate has dated Jason Statham's "Mechanic: Resurrection" for release on Jan. 22, 2016 Shooting started in Bangkok, Thailand on Nov. 4 with Statham reprising his title role as a master assassin who faked his death, in an attempt to walk away from...