The only time Cecil B. DeMille's granddaughter saw the pioneering film director annoyed was when his body began to fail him. "He was a bull," said Cecilia DeMille Presley. "He exercised every day."
France wasn’t the only European country to experience a New Wave in filmmaking in the 1960s. This weekend, the J. Paul Getty Museum is presenting “Czech Film and the Prague Spring,” a series complementing the current exhibition on the Czech photographer Josef Koudelka.
Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann was one of Ingmar Bergman's most luminous muses, appearing in several of the Swedish filmmaker's lauded dramas, including 1966's "Persona" and 1976's "Face to Face," for which she earned a lead actress Oscar nomination.
"A Most Violent Year," J.C. Chandor's crime drama set in New York City in 1981, was named best picture of 2014 Tuesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Oscar Isaac received one of two best actor honors for his performance as an ambitious immigrant in the film and Jessica...
"Boyhood," Richard Linklater's acclaimed coming-of-age drama shot over a 12-year period, was named best film of 2014 on Monday by the New York Film Critics Circle. "Boyhood" also won awards for director Linklater and supporting actress for Patricia Arquette.
"Big Hero 6," "Cheatin'," "How To Train Your Dragon 2," "Song of the Sea," "The Book of Life," "The Boxtrolls," "The Lego Movie" and "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" have earned nominations for the best animated feature for the 42nd Annie Awards.
Bing Crosby is probably best known these days for the rendition of the Oscar-winning Irving Berlin tune "White Christmas" that he introduced in the 1942 film "Holiday Inn" and for his 1977 duet of "Little Drummer Boy" and "Peace on Earth" with David Bowie that's become a perennial.
To the boomer generation, seeing Bob Hope on TV or in the movies was like spending time with cranky relatives. Sure, there were a lot of great memories — the World War II shows, the "Road" movies with Bing Crosby — but it also was a little stale, and the jokes, well, they were...