| May 23, 2013
| 1:25 PM
CANNES, France — For his 2011 Wall Street drama "Margin Call," writer-director J.C. Chandor put an ensemble of stars including Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore and Zachary Quinto into corporate offices and had them talk furiously as a crisis...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:28 AM
When director Alex Gibney began work on his documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," he thought he would be telling the story of a charismatic, silver-haired free speech advocate named Julian Assange, who had exposed dark corners of...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:05 PM
CANNES, France — Writer-director Alexander Payne has been nominated for three screenplay Oscars and has won two. So what did the man responsible for films including "Election," "Sideways" and "The Descendants" feel about working with someone else'...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
If "Pacific Rim" is not your cup of tea, there are several alternatives this weekend for the serious cineaste.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Hitchcock 9 series, featuring newly restored silent movies from the Master of Suspense, concludes this...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When Hollywood began transitioning from black-and-white films in the early 1960s, the director Vincente Minnelli had a simple, dismissive reply to those who questioned the shift. "Color," he said, "can do anything that black-and-white can."
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Danish director Thomas Vinterberg thought he was past pedophilia.
His 1998 breakout, "The Celebration," tackled the dark, scary topic, focusing on the largely sexual secrets revealed at a family birthday party involving possible past child molestations....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:30 AM
LOCARNO, Switzerland — Modern-day film festivals are multiheaded beasts. Many tribes circulate within this increasingly crowded global ecosystem — filmmakers, critics, buyers, sellers, programmers, sponsors and, of course, the paying public...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:05 AM
A chronicle of the life of Bob Guccione, an examination of the bank robber who inspired “Dog Day Afternoon” and a painterly inquiry from the latter half of Penn & Teller are among the documentaries receiving the world-premiere treatment from...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Katie Trainor spends her working life surrounded by the movies as film collections manager of New York's Museum of Modern Art. No one would blame her if she took a break from the world of motion pictures during her annual vacation to the mountains of...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:34 PM
TELLURIDE, Colo. -- In his new movie playing at the Telluride Film Festival, "All Is Lost," Robert Redford plays a solo sailor adrift at sea. But the 77-year-old actor-director appeared very much at home Friday in the Colorado mountain resort, where he...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO--To most movie fans, the Toronto International Film Festival that kicks off Thursday is simply a showcase for many of the fall's most anticipated titles.
But to the studios and filmmakers exhibiting these films, it represents something more...