As the man who enabled phones to play music and laptops to sing, Steve Jobs was beloved in ways few modern executives have been. When the Apple co-founder died in October 2011, admirers around the world were so moved they gathered in tearful vigil and created a range of online and real-world tributes.
One of the virtues of a movie such as "Straight Outta Compton" is that it deals with a past not too far gone. Films that try too hard to capture the current moment can feel forced (see under: Middle East action dramas circa the mid-2000s), while movies that go too far back can come off as dusty,...
The Hank Williams biopic “I Saw The Light,” the trans tale “About Ray” and the fact-based Dan Rather story “Truth” will be among the movies world-premiering at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.
The success of “Straight Outta Compton” — officially at a $60.2 million opening weekend as of Monday morning — is the kind of movie that inspires a lot of post-release dissection. The idea of a “surprise” hit is a bit of a misperception: Pre-release tracking was strong, the built-in audience was...
Of the scores of screenwriters who might have authored the story of gangsta rap on the big screen, Jonathan Herman is not the most intuitive candidate.
Whatever its other virtues, the burgeoning realm of virtual-reality cinema is not exactly known for its communal experiences. Users don a headset, stand in solitude even when in the middle of a crowd and generally try not to flail their arms in the direction of unsuspecting bystanders.
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its inaugural TV slate, an eclectic lineup that will include premieres of Hulu’s new comedy series “Casual” and NBC’s genre reprise “Heroes Reborn.”
Shari Springer Berman was walking down a street here one sweltering summer night in 1988 when a sight took her aback: Out of nowhere, a passerby was being clubbed by a policeman.