| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The stereotypical Sundance movie is thought of as something capital-Q quirky, typically a story of family dysfunction or coming-of-age. This year's festival, across its numerous sections, featured a newfound immersion in genre storytelling that pushed the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
First the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disqualified a song. Now it could be facing the music.
For the first time in its history, the academy this week revoked an Oscar nomination on ethical grounds, citing improper campaigning by the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
PARK CITY, Utah -- On Saturday morning at the Sundance Film Festival, Zach Braff world-premiered his new film, “Wish I Was Here.” This was notable for several reasons.
From a business standpoint, it was, of course, the first movie made by...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:41 PM
PARK CITY, Utah -- Sony Pictures Classics announced Wednesday morning that it has picked up the men-of-a-certain-age road trip comedy "Land Ho!" for distribution and plans to release the film this year.
The film, which premiered Sunday as part of the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:19 PM
PARK CITY, Utah--Sundance movies can premiere to varying degrees of scrutiny. Few films, though, come in drawing the kind of attention of Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here."
After all, it’s been exactly 10 years since Braff debuted his...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There's a small but established tradition of Sundance Film Festival directors turning their festival shorts into full-length Sundance features. But few in the 30-year history of the nation's top showcase for independent film had successfully attempted...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:21 PM
The independent-film world is known for its sprawling, epic projects -- Michael Apted’s "Up" series, or the entire editing session of “The Tree of Life.” That’s the spirit Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” seeks to...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 2:34 PM
It might be a little early in the year to hear the phrase “…and the winners are…” But those words rung throughout BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on Saturday -- a happy day for a handful of fimmakers.
Film Independent, which...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"A New York Heartbeat" didn't find its way to the screen as quickly as the underlying play-on-words it suggests.
The independent film, which was shot on location in Pittsburgh in 2010, is a gangland tale set in 1950s New York, and began turning up at...