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  • Black and white lights up screens in 'Frances Ha,' 'Nebraska'

    Black and white lights up screens in 'Frances Ha,' 'Nebraska'
    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." A half-...
  • Thomas Vinterberg returns to a dark subject in 'The Hunt'

    Thomas Vinterberg returns to a dark subject in 'The Hunt'
    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....
  • Screenwriters' hard lessons of doing business in Hollywood

     Screenwriters' hard lessons of doing business in Hollywood
    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...
  • Roman Polanski rape victim's memoir features controversial cover

    Roman Polanski rape victim's memoir features controversial cover
    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 “...
  • Cannes 2013: Palme d'Or goes to 'Blue Is the Warmest Color'

     Cannes 2013: Palme d'Or goes to 'Blue Is the Warmest Color'
    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...
  • 'Gravity' to crater newcomer 'Captain Phillips' at box office

    'Gravity' to crater newcomer 'Captain Phillips' at box office
    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,...
  • Cannes Film Festival: J.C. Chandor's 'All Is Lost' is unusual survival tale

    Cannes Film Festival: J.C. Chandor's 'All Is Lost' is unusual survival tale
    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...
  • WikiLeaks film shifts focus after Julian Assange won't share info

    WikiLeaks film shifts focus after Julian Assange won't share info
    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...
  • Alexander Payne feels at home with 'Nebraska'

    Alexander Payne feels at home with 'Nebraska'
    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'...
  • Emmys 2013: TV crossover rewarding for Farmiga, Mirren, Daniels

    Emmys 2013: TV crossover rewarding for Farmiga, Mirren, Daniels
    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...
  • Did Cannes premiere pay off for 'Gatsby' at foreign box office?

    Did Cannes premiere pay off for 'Gatsby' at foreign box office?
    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...