| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Joel Surnow began writing "Small Time," a sweetly nostalgic comedy-drama about a divorced used-car salesman and his teenage son, in 1976 when he was 21.
A recent graduate of UCLA film school, Surnow worked during the day that summer at the snack bar...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Apr 21, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Joel Surnow, co-creator of "24," steps away from guiding Jack Bauer in saving the country to examine one tiny corner of it in "Small Time," his aptly named bigscreen directorial debut, featuring a fine cast that's logged plenty time on the TV beat. A...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Don't let the title of this indie gem fool you, "Small Time" has humor and heart big time.
The first feature film from veteran TV writer Joel Surnow, co-creator of the Fox drama series "24," which will "Live Another Day" starting in May, takes us back...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Silicon Valley-based Cinequest draws more than 100,000 people and throws a spotlight -- appropriately, given its location -- on the crossroads of new film technology and new films themselves. This year marks the 24th year for the fest, one that...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Like a take-it-outside scrape between two once-friendly drunks, the sibling rivalry comedy "Awful Nice" has a kind of bro-logic fascination embedded in its rambunctious male humor. How does a bonding moment turn sour? When is an insult a compliment too?...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — Late one evening in June, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are outlining an episode for their Comedy Central series, "Broad City," when their conversation turns to Superman — specifically, which incarnation of the Man of Steel is...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
There's an old Rudyard Kipling quote about Chicago I haven't heard for a while that shows up in the new NBC drama "Chicago PD," a show that looks to portray police work the old school way: tough, dirty and not without personal costs. Will you see...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
To say that Gregg Araki's bigscreen version of "White Bird in a Blizzard" isn't quite what one imagined when reading the Laura Kasischke novel is like complaining that Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" doesn't capture the models who posed for it. With...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Those merry pranksters David Wain and Michael Showalter aim to do for the factory-made Hollywood romantic comedy what their "Wet Hot American Summer" did for the summer-camp movie in "They Came Together," a lively comic jamboree that's sometimes smarter...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
An unusually strong international flavor pervades the Sundance Film Festival's Premieres slate, with new pictures from British helmer Michael Winterbottom, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and John Michael McDonagh, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Welsh-...