| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:23 AM
BEIJING — In the mid-1980s, Wu Tianming's star was on the rise. With China opening up to the world after the Cultural Revolution and Mao Tse-tung's death, he had found success as director of movies including "Life" and "The Old Well" and as the head...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"Nymphomaniac" star Shia LaBeouf continued his recent bizarre behavior, this time at the Berlin International Film Festival on Sunday, first walking out of a media conference after cryptically responding to a single question, and later showing up for...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
It's easy to feel a certain fatigue as awards season drags along, with even the most dedicated Oscar-ologists tiring of talking about the same boiled-down pool of a few films. So this may be just the time to turn to the lesser-known quarters of the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:07 PM
It was only a matter of time before James Franco, the actor, writer and director who can sometimes treat his career as an ongoing performance piece, weighed in on the recent antics of Shia LaBeouf, who has recently taken a page out of Franco's playbook...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:26 PM
More than just about any other major American filmmaker working today, writer-director Wes Anderson doesn't so much make movies as create worlds. Each of his films takes place in its own strange sovereignty, whether the Texas prep school of "Rushmore,"...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:54 AM
One of the chief pleasures of watching a Wes Anderson movie is being immersed in the idiosyncratic, slightly off-kilter worlds he creates. The director's latest effort, "The Grand Budapest Hotel, whisks the audience to a fictional country in pre-World War...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier understands the art and craft of making movies, the power the form is capable of combined with the skill and means to achieve it, about as well as anyone working in the world today.
He also seems to believe in cinema as...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LONDON -- M-Appeal has sold all rights to Mischa Kamp's "Boys" to Peccadillo Pictures in the U.K. and Tongariro in Poland. KMBO in France has taken theatrical rights to the pic.
The film had previously been sold to Wolfe Releasing in the U.S. and...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:30 PM
As wholesome as fresh milk, "Silver Spoon" centers on a pack of individualistic youngsters who attend a vocational high school for dairy farming in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Not your average youth film about sports, first love or superheroes, this...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:30 PM
IFC Films has set Richard Linklater's time-lapse drama "Boyhood" for a July 11 U.S. release.
The film, starring Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Linklater won the...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
GUADALAJARA - Breakout art pics "Natural Sciences" and "Bad Hair" and Spanish comedy "Family United" clinched deals at the 29th Guadalajara Festival, which announced its prizes Saturday.
Led by the unveiling of L.A.-Mexico City based Alazraki...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Scott Caan has replaced Shia LaBeouf in Bill Murray's indie comedy "Rock the Kasbah."
LaBeouf had come on to the project in January after announcing that he was leaving public life due to "attacks against his artistic integrity." Producers did not...