| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Made with assurance and deep emotion, "Fruitvale Station" is more than a remarkable directing debut for 26-year-old Ryan Coogler. It's an outstanding film by any standard.
Featuring a leap-to-stardom performance by Michael B. Jordan, "Fruitvale's"...
| 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 “...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK -- Unlike their TV counterparts, scripted movies that try to parallel news events, especially crime-based ones, tend to fall flat. If a film in this vein is done well it can still seem like little more than a network procedural. If it’s...
| 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."
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A new, fast-moving brush fire broke out Wednesday south of Banning, prompting the closure of State Highway 243.
The Silver Fire has burned 500 acres so far. Authorities said it was threatening several homes.
According to CalFire, the blaze was burning...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Open Road Films, the distribution company that released this summer's "Jobs," has extended its $100-million revolving credit facility through 2018.
The company, which was founded in 2011 by exhibitors AMC Entertainment and Regal Entertainment Group,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:47 PM
It's not just the French who have a better handle on sexy material than Americans -- Canadians do, too.
The film "Blue Is the Warmest Color," notorious for its sexy scenes between two young women, took the top prize at Cannes this year. But it's had a...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:57 PM
American Cinematheque is shining the spotlight on the influential Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky with a new retrospective, "Ocean of Dreams: The Visionary Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky."
Tarkovsky (1932-1986) made only seven features in his career,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:15 PM
An explosion, a drug overdose, a car wreck, an undercover sting. All happen in such quick succession in the crime thriller "Drug War," the sensation is like being dropped into the middle of something much larger than random villainy.
That is exactly...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Just two days into filming "The Way, Way Back," the delicate balance that first-time directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash had carefully planned was already crumbling.
Rain had forced them to change the schedule, pushing up the shooting of an indoor scene...