| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:05 AM
It started with Jackie Robinson rounding the bases for home in "42" in the spring and is ending with Nelson Mandela leaving jail for home in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in the winter. In between, there have been so many black-themed films that have...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:57 PM
When the nominations for the Spirit Awards came out Tuesday morning, nominees were mostly busy with other things. Shane Carruth, nominated for director and editing for “Upstream Color,” was in line at LAX. Michael B. Jordan, nominated for male...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:55 PM
"12 Years a Slave," which led the way Tuesday in Spirit Award nominations, has been screening for film academy members since its strong debut earlier this fall at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Despite a wealth of opportunities, many Oscar...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille," "Big Fan") will host the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.
Film Independent, the organization which also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival, will hold the 29th annual...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Nothing more obnoxious than a writer who quotes himself, but here I go: "Michael Hersch writes music of astounding, even thrilling, complexity; music that can be hard to grasp, yet impossible to let go of; and music of stark, unsettling, seemingly...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:10 PM
How does a novice filmmaker, and a documentary filmmaker at that, get access to some of the world’s biggest rock, pop and R&B stars for his inaugural low-budget project?
That was relatively easy for Greg Camalier — he just chose a subject...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Fresh off his controversial speech about disruptive plans for the movie business, Ted Sarandos and Netflix are looking to make a splash with an original film released under the Netflix banner.
The online entertainment company is in final negotiations...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:41 AM
One of the best television shows of the fall is also one of the most unexpected: A zombie drama. In French. That isn't about mowing down herds of decomposed drones.
The undead on "The Returned" (which debuted this week on the Sundance Channel) have no...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:03 PM
With this year's high-profile movies "The Butler," "42" and "12 Years a Slave" prominently featuring black actors, it may seem as though the multiplex is enjoying new levels of diversity. But popular films still under-represent minority characters and...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
Enjoy a fall day at the beach while brushing up on your film knowledge at the Rehoboth Independent Film Festival. The five-day event by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society begins Wednesday, Nov. 6, and...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Airing Monday night on HBO, "Seduced and Abandoned" is a meta-documentary in which actor Alec Baldwin and his filmmaker pal James Toback take a look at the arbitrary deal-making process behind today's movie business.
Toback and Baldwin roamed the Cannes...