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  • SXSW 2014: Five movie stories, including 'Chef' and 'Veronica Mars'

    SXSW 2014: Five movie stories, including 'Chef' and 'Veronica Mars'
    With its multidisciplinary mix of movies, music and technology, the South by Southwest festival has a reputation as a hip, forward-looking affair. But one of the unofficial themes to emerge at this year's SXSW Film Festival, which kicked off Friday, is...
  • Dakota Johnson has 'no shame' when it comes to '50 Shades of Grey'

    Dakota Johnson has 'no shame' when it comes to '50 Shades of Grey'
    "Fifty Shades of ... Ana!" Actress Dakota Johnson assumed the character of B&D plaything Anastasia Steele for Elle magazine's March issue. The "50 Shades of Grey" star poses for the cover and inside spread wearing all the trappings of a boudoir babe:...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's final screen appearances to come

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's final screen appearances to come
    The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday marked the abrupt end to an acclaimed career, but for audiences there will be much more of his performances to savor. The prolific actor had recently shot a wide variety of work that will be seen at numerous...
  • Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars

     Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars
    SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood's unique awards calculus wouldn't seem to take a film festival at this posh coastal enclave into account. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, after all, is not a prestige movie launching pad such as the Toronto...
  • Filmmaker flashes back to '90s girlhood in Georgia for 'In Bloom'

     Filmmaker flashes back to '90s girlhood in Georgia for 'In Bloom'
    "In Bloom," the foreign language film Oscar submission from Georgia, revolves around two 14-year-old girls coming of age in 1992. Best friends Eka and Natia live in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, a newly independent country after the collapse of the...
  • SXSW 2014: Mafia takes 'Leave' on film

    SXSW 2014: Mafia takes 'Leave' on film
    A certain fatigue had set in for the multiplatinum-selling electronic dance music act Swedish House Mafia in 2012. By the three members' own estimate, they had partied hard five days a week for six years straight, consuming mass quantities of booze and...
  • SXSW 2014: Lawrence Levine and Sophia Takal chase 'Wild Canaries'

    SXSW 2014: Lawrence Levine and Sophia Takal chase 'Wild Canaries'
    The South By Southwest Film Festival kicks off Friday with the world premiere of Jon Favreau’s new low-budget comedy “Chef,” with some other high-profile films debuting over the next few days, including “Neighbors” with...
  • SXSW 2014: Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and Ralph Steadman set for SXSW spotlight

    SXSW 2014: Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and Ralph Steadman set for SXSW spotlight
    Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and groundbreaking visual artist Ralph Steadman will travel to Austin, Texas, next month for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. The trio, along with Jason Bateman and Mike...
  • Lionsgate giving 'Nurse 3D' a day-and-date release

    Lionsgate giving 'Nurse 3D' a day-and-date release
    Lionsgate is quietly releasing the horror film "Nurse 3D" in theaters and on video-on-demand platforms Friday, marking the latest effort by studios to gain an audience in the home as well as the multiplex. Industry executives said the move represents...
  • Wu Tianming dies at 74; Chinese director shook up state-run studio

    Wu Tianming dies at 74; Chinese director shook up state-run studio
    BEIJING — In the mid-1980s, Wu Tianming's star was on the rise. With China opening up to the world after the Cultural Revolution and Mao Tse-tung's death, he had found success as director of movies including "Life" and "The Old Well" and as the head...
  • For filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, 'Visitors' feels like home

    For filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, 'Visitors' feels like home
    American filmmakers have tried some neat formal tricks lately — think J.C. Chandor and the frantic silence of "All Is Lost" — but few have the brio Godfrey Reggio displays in his new work "Visitors." The black-and-white film, which is just...