| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
METAIRIE, La. — In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK -- Can money solve a Hollywood gender imbalance?
That's the question posed by a new film fund that aims to boost the number of female directors.
The fund, called Gamechanger Films, will exclusively finance movies directed by women, The...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Think you can escape the world's troubles by heading to the multiplex this summer?
Terrorist schemes have a starring role in the season's action movies, triggering an assortment of mayhem — collapsing skyscrapers, spaceships...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:00 PM
"Parkland" hangs on a split second on Nov. 22, 1963, when a president was shot, a country was wounded and a city was brought to its knees. This unsettling film zeros in on the initial impact — just four days — for those closest to the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Last week marked the anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death at age 25 due to complications after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. Seventeen years after the prolific rapper’s slaying, a long gestating biopic is another step closer to fruition....
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
— The state of war is also a state of mind, terrifying even the bravest as it changes and challenges them.
This is what we are seeing reflected on movie screens. The stories of foot soldiers are shifting, becoming more intimate, more stripped to...
| May 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival kicks off Friday evening at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at Hollywood & Highland with a double bill of John Carpenter's 1988 "They Live" and his classic 1978 horror film, "Halloween. Carpenter will appear...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Even at 80, Costa-Gavras is fighting the good fight.
The Greek-born, naturalized French writer-director best known for his politically charged films such as 1969's Oscar-winning "Z" and 1982's "Missing," found himself in the middle of police action in...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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Kathryn Bigelow famously became the first woman to win an Academy Award for directing for her 2009 Iraq war drama, “The Hurt Locker.”
Last night, the Tony Awards doubled down on that, handing out its top...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Zero Dark Thirty and Code Name Geronimo, two movies about the targeted killing of Osama bin Laden, will likely both come out in the fall, one from Weinstein Company and one from Sony Pictures...