| 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....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
After toiling for years in a series of unsatisfying jobs, Robert Rossil finally hit on an idea that he believed could turn everything around: He would become a Hollywood screenwriter.
"I had some downfalls. I thought I had to do something big," said...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Samantha Geimer, the woman Roman Polanski was convicted of having sex with when she was 13, has released a provocative cover for her new memoir, “The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski.”
The image is a photograph that the “...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:35 PM
CANNES, France — The hometown favorite won big time at the Festival de Cannes on Sunday night as France's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" walked off with the Palme d'Or.
In a highly unusual step, jury president Steven Spielberg announced that the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
With "Gravity" still floating atop the box office, "Captain Phillips" may find itself adrift this weekend.
The 3-D space drama starring Sandra Bullock got off to a great start last weekend and has even attracted moviegoers to the multiplex mid-week,...
| 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 19, 2013
| 5:15 AM
At 58, Jeff Daniels has made more than 40 movies, been nominated for three film Golden Globes and had one of the defining big-screen comedies of the 1990s ("Dumb & Dumber"). But before last year he had never been a TV-series regular — and had...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:46 AM
With its glitzy opening night premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last week, "The Great Gatsby" arrived overseas with a splash. Or at least that's what Warner Bros. was hoping for as the movie played for the festival crowd days before it debuted in...