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There are few movies that famed British director Mike Leigh has wanted to see out in the world as much as his real-life story of British artist J.M.W. Turner. Now it appears he'll get his wish. Sony Pictures Classics, the distributor that released the...
Bingham Ray, the co-founder of October Films, one of the top independent film distribution companies of the 1990s, and a former president of United Artists who was a leading force in independent films for more than two decades, died Monday. He was 57....
24 FramesThe week's lineup includes Golden Globe foreign language nominees, a comedian's film festival and a sneak preview of the new action thriller "The Grey."...
24 FramesI’ve been attending Sundance since 1985 and no event in my experience has hit this festival with the impact of the stroke that took Bingham Ray’s life on Monday. It was not just a death, it was a death in the family in the most profound way......
Culture MonsterTim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber are publicly at odds over a new production of "Jesus Christ Superstar," which Webber plans to cast via a television contest. Annie Leibovitz's new show of landscapes and objects at the Smithsonian is a departure from her...
24 FramesThe 62nd Berlin International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, and with nearly 400 films screening over 10 days in Germany’s chilly capital, it's hard to find just one theme to describe this year's Berlinale. To be sure, the event’s signature...
24 FramesMidwesterner Alexander Payne, whose film "The Descendants" has five Oscar nominations -- including best picture and director-- isn't quite at home on the Hollywood awards circuit. “I don’t campaign,” Payne said. “The studio...
24 FramesThe Berlin International Film Festival handed out its awards on Saturday, awarding the top prize, the Golden Bear, to "Caesar Must Die" (“Cesare Deve Morire”) from octegenarian filmmaking brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani....
24 FramesAccording to an L.A. Times study of the membership of the Academy of Motion Pictures, some 500 voting members, from actors and directors to makeup artists and hairstylists, reside abroad. The largest regional bloc is from Britian, including England,...
Culture Monster"Ghost" and "Matilda" are among the nominees for this year's Olivier Awards, the highest theater honor in Britain. The nominations were announced Thursday in London....
Pop & HissAhead of a brief reunion at Coachella next month with his landmark band At the Drive-In, Omar Rodriguez Lopez headed to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, this week to unveil his latest film, “Los Chidos.”...
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