| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:33 AM
As the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind "Argo," Ben Affleck certainly knows the difference between a good spy story and a bad one.
Part of his education came from novelist Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital. The bestselling author of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt took the increasingly common step of segueing from actor to director this weekend with Relativity Media’s release of “Don Jon.” After years of playing the likable hero in movies such as “50/50” and...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO — The entertainment world these days is filled with hyphenates: bubble-gum pop queens trying their hands at acting, film auteurs flocking to cable TV. At the Toronto International Film Festival this year, a different trend was on display, as...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The Berlin Wall was a thing of chicken wire and Kleenex compared with the barrier that once stood between film and television in America.
Unlike British actors, who moved easily between stage, television and film, American movie stars were essentially...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Back in 1923, silent-film clown Harold Lloyd had one of his greatest successes with "Safety Last," which features the iconic sequence of him dangling off a clock on a high-rise in downtown Los Angeles. That same year, the symbol of moviemaking — the...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American.
In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:30 AM
When the Toronto International Film Festival announced its high-profile premieres on Tuesday, the lineup was filled with the expected prestige — an adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning work starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts ("August: Osage...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Can you remember one remarkable thing that occurred the last time Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Academy Awards? No?
And that appears to be the point.
After Seth MacFarlane's highly controversial turn as host of this year's Oscars (jokes many found...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A host of major awards contenders will make their world premieres at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, including John Wells’ family drama “August: Osage County,” Jean-Marc Vallee’s period AIDS film “The...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:42 PM
With the news heard 'round the world that the Oscar-winning Ben Affleck will fill the boots of Christian Bale by playing Batman in a film due in 2015, it's possible that we've all forgotten that Affleck was very effectively nurturing a fruitful post-"...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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