| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:32 PM
TORONTO (Reuters) - The world premiere of "The Fifth Estate," a ripped-from-the-headlines drama about Julian Assange and the creation of WikiLeaks, will open the 38th Toronto International Film Festival, which typically yields a number of Oscar...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When Hollywood began transitioning from black-and-white films in the early 1960s, the director Vincente Minnelli had a simple, dismissive reply to those who questioned the shift. "Color," he said, "can do anything that black-and-white can."
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Danish director Thomas Vinterberg thought he was past pedophilia.
His 1998 breakout, "The Celebration," tackled the dark, scary topic, focusing on the largely sexual secrets revealed at a family birthday party involving possible past child molestations....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The New Horizons Intl. Film Festival has announced the six completed films set to unspool at the fest's Polish Days, which takes place July 24-26.
The key industry event of the Wroclaw-set sprocket opera, Polish Days gives some 200 biz pros --...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:01 AM
There's such emphasis on giving a picture a big opening — not in the debut weekend box-office sense of the phrase, but in starting the film itself off with a bang. Often, existing music sets the fuse and seals the deal. Think of the Dick Dale surf...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:40 PM
"Every time he messed up it was like he was killing the three most important women in his life," says Ryan Coogler, the writer-director of the excellent new drama "Fruitvale Station." He's speaking about Oscar Grant, who in the early morning hours of Jan....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:30 PM
The city itself dates back to the Bronze Age, the movies on display only a mere century. Yet it's more than fitting that the film festival known as Il Cinema Ritrovato makes its home in the world's oldest college town, where no sooner has the U. of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:57 AM
"Fruitvale Station" is hugely effective meat-and-potatoes moviemaking, and one hell of a feature film debut for writer-director Ryan Coogler.
Lean (84 minutes), swift and full of life, Coogler's picture recounts a random and needless death, that of 22-...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
If "Pacific Rim" is not your cup of tea, there are several alternatives this weekend for the serious cineaste.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Hitchcock 9 series, featuring newly restored silent movies from the Master of Suspense, concludes this...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO--To most movie fans, the Toronto International Film Festival that kicks off Thursday is simply a showcase for many of the fall's most anticipated titles.
But to the studios and filmmakers exhibiting these films, it represents something more...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
For decades, the Venice and Toronto film festivals have stood by while Telluride stole their thunder on world premieres, but could this year's impressive 40th anniversary Telluride lineup -- featuring sneaks of Oscar contenders "Labor Day," "Gravity,"...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:34 PM
TELLURIDE, Colo. -- In his new movie playing at the Telluride Film Festival, "All Is Lost," Robert Redford plays a solo sailor adrift at sea. But the 77-year-old actor-director appeared very much at home Friday in the Colorado mountain resort, where he...