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  • Peter McAlevey, Former Executive with Disney, Michael Douglas, Dies at 58

    Peter Claver McAlevey, a former Hollywood film executive, producer, and marketer, died August 15, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, following a short battle with liver cancer. He was 58. McAlevey began his career as a staff writer for Newsweek magazine's...
  • Sarajevo's film festival marks 20th birthday with record line-up

    SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Sarajevo's film festival, founded as an act of defiance while the city was besieged during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, marks its 20th anniversary on Friday with its biggest line-up of movies. Nine films are competing for the top Heart...
  • 'Hopefuls' Wins Locarno's Carte Blanche

    LOCARNO - Produced by Rio's Bubble Project and Luiz Alberto Gentile's Crisis Produtivas and directed by Ives Rosenfeld, friendship drama "Aspirantes" (Hopefuls) won the Locarno Festival's Carte Blanche 2014 Prize Monday. A pix-in-post showcase, the...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • Menahem Golan Remembered: Cannon Films Mixed Awards Bait with Schlock

    Menahem Golan, who died Aug. 8 at age 85, loved movies, perhaps too much. At its height, Cannon Films -- the Hollywood studio Golan ran with his cousin, Yoram Globus -- was releasing nearly one film per week: an eclectic bounty of awards bait and bottom-...
  • Robert Drew dies at 90; pioneer of documentary filmmaking

    Robert Drew dies at 90; pioneer of documentary filmmaking
    Robert Drew had no experience in filmmaking when he directed the 1960 documentary "Primary" that was radically different from the way TV documentaries were made at the time. Drew's film, about relatively unknown Sen. John F. Kennedy campaigning in...
  • Locarno Honor Marks the Latest of Agnes Varda's Lifetime Achievements

    2014 is shaping up to be the Year of Agnes Varda. This week, the free-spirited French director will receive the Pardo d'onore Swisscom at the Locarno Film Festival, which is just the latest in a series of honors, distinctions, appearances, exhibitions,...
  • Menachem Golan, Who Headed Cannon Films, Dies at 85

    Menachem Golan, the colorful, free-spending Israeli-born producer and director whose Cannon Films yielded hundreds of productions starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris before going bust, died Friday in Israel, according to Haaretz....
  • Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'

    Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'
    He stands in black boots and black coat, phone at his ear, as if conspiring with a distant demon. He beckons in a rooftop cafe and hangs up. The Hollywood Hills, which he has known since childhood, rise tidy and neat; houses shine, pools glimmer. But to...
  • Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...
  • Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution

     Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution
    Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened. That surreal situation has been playing out over the...
  • Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Lobster Roll Night Bow & Stern Oyster Bar 1371 W. Chicago Ave. 312-988-0644 Head to West Town for a taste of Maine as chef Brian Greene debuts a last-Thursday-of-the-month special featuring poached Maine lobster chunks with lemon aioli, chili,...