Movies Now

Movies Now Film — past, present and future
Debra Granik explores the bond between father and daughter in the timely drama 'Leave No Trace'

At a moment when many are struggling to sift through their own feelings of empathy and upset, filmmaker Debra Granik knows what to prioritize.

Read more
Why the state of the big-screen summer comedy is no laughing matter

In years past, the summertime box office could always be counted on to deliver at least one mainstream comedy smash that would break out of the pack of superhero films, action spectacles and rampaging giant-monster epics.

Think: “The Hangover,” which pulled in $277 million domestically in 2009. Or “Ted,” which grossed $219 million in 2012.

Read more
The Moviegoer, June 24-July 1

Miloš Forman Remembered A lineup of films by the Czech director, who died this year. Man on the Moon (1999), June 24, 7:30 p.m. (with special guests, screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski and actor Danny DeVito). Loves of a Blonde (1965) and Black Peter (1964), June 28, 7:30 p.m. (discussion with “Blonde” co-writer Ivan Passer). One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), June 29, 7:30 p.m.

Read more
The movies changed 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' director J.A. Bayona's life, and now he hopes to pass it on

Filmmaker J.A. Bayona remembers the first time a movie changed his life.

The year was 1978. The movie was “Superman,” from director Richard Donner. Bayona was 3 years old. One image in particular etched itself into his young consciousness by bringing the impossible so vividly to life.

Read more
Whit Stillman revisits 'The Last Days of Disco' ahead of 20th anniversary event in L.A. area

In his first three films, “Metropolitan,” “Barcelona” and “The Last Days of Disco,” writer-director Whit Stillman established himself as the clear-eyed, sharp-witted chronicler of young people of a certain class.

Read more
'Hearts Beat Loud' and other movie picks for June 22

Movie recommendations from critics Justin Chang and Kenneth Turan.

American Animals This based-on-fact story of how a quartet of bored college kids looking for kicks and meaning in their lives plan a rare book robbery is one of the summer's freshest, most entertaining films.

Read more
EDITION: California | U.S. & World