| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:30 AM
TORONTO — Standing ovations for movies playing at the Toronto International Film Festival are as ubiquitous as Benedict Cumberbatch and the food trucks lining the downtown entertainment district. Every film receiving a gala premiere brings the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Versatile character actor James Cromwell has always looked askance at authority.
"There used to be a bumper sticker that said 'resist authority,'" said Cromwell, best known for his Oscar-nominated supporting turn in 1995's "Babe" as the taciturn...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Telluride's over, and the Venice Film Festival is past its midpoint. Judging from reports, we can safely declare a couple of things:
1. You'd better learn how to spell and pronounce the name Chiwetel Ejiofor, the British actor who plays the free black...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, now in its 19th year, will feature 330 films from 49 countries, including 70 world premieres, 55 North American premieres and 14 U.S. premieres.
The films will be showcased in 53...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Netflix has struck a deal with Weinstein Co. for the exclusive U.S. pay-television rights to the independent film studio's first-run movies, beginning in 2016.
The arrangement represents a further step in the budding Internet television service'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."
| Jul 3, 2013
Standing next to a large flat-screen TV showing an image of a toucan, Claudia Trujillo was doing her best sales pitch, rattling off all the reasons to consider Costa Rica a prime film location.
Costa Rica doesn't have a film incentive, she explained,...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
— Invariably, the Cannes Film Festival chooses a striking image for its official annual poster. But the 2013 version can be seen as a particularly apt metaphor for the dual nature of the world's most essential cinema event.
| Apr 21, 2012
| 9:36 PM
The discussion centered on Woody Allen, Elia Kazan and other masters on a quest for cinematic perfection, so it was only a matter of time before a member of the audience stood up and asked: How did you feel about......
| May 7, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Best picture winner "The Artist," the black-and-white love letter to silent cinema, returns to movie theaters this weekend, just in time for Mother's Day...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:37 PM
CANNES, France -- It was exactly a year ago in this coastal town that much of the film world first heard about a quirky movie from a French director who has a peskily unpronounceable name. On the eve of the world's most prestigious cinema gathering, the...