| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Bruce Dern runs.
Almost every day.
He has run most of his life. A track star at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka in the late 1950s, he tried out for the Olympic team in 1956 (but finished ninth in his division). On camera, though, Dern,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Bruce Dern will be the recipient of the Career Achievement Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Dern, who won best-actor honors at the Cannes Film Festival for Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" and is considered a likely...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"This is my baby. This is when it all started. This is my pride and joy, my first Oscar win in 1974."
Meet Murray Weissman, one of the earliest Oscar consultants, who on this day is proudly showing off a blow-up photo on the wall of his North...
| Nov 21, 2013
The small and medium towns in the Midwest and the Great Plains region aren't so different from any other part — rural, urban or in between — of the United States. Half the people don't talk much, while the other half chatter to fill the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:05 AM
British filmmaker Steve McQueen will receive the Director of the Year Award at the 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.
McQueen, 44, who is considered one of the front-runners for an Oscar nomination for his acclaimed historical...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Gotham premiere on Oct. 24 of HBO's "Seduced and Abandoned" was not your typical documentary affair. The attendance of A-list helmers Martin Scorsese, Barry Levinson and Bennett Miller as well as a posh filet mignon sit-down dinner at the Porter House...
| 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...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Helmer/scribe Georges Lautner, a shining light of popular French cinema whose illustrious career took off in the 60s with the crime comedy "Monsieur Gangster"("Les tontons flingeurs"), died Nov. 22 in Paris after a long illness. He was 87.
His films were...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:37 PM
The small and medium towns in the Midwest and the Great Plains aren't so different from any other part of the United States. Half the people don't talk much, while the other half chatter to fill the silence. It's a time-honored cliche according to...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:30 AM
HONG KONG -- Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster" tops the nominations for the awards at the upcoming Asia Pacific Film Festival (Dec. 13-15, 2013,) which will be held in Macau for the second consecutive year.
Wong's martial arts fantasy scooped nine...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Although Wednesday night's celebration of music from the Coen brothers' upcoming movie "Inside Llewyn Davis" lacked the onstage star power of a New York Film Festival-pegged benefit event (no Patti Smith, Jack White, Marcus Mumford or Joan Baez), it...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Hot on the heels of the success of 2012's "The End," Hicham Lasri weaves another post-war tale with apocalyptic undertones in "They Are the Dogs." The sophomore feature comes to its home fest of Marrakech after making the festival rounds at Cannes,...