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  • Jan Schuette Tapped as Dean of AFI Conservatory

    Jan Schuette has been named the dean of the AFI Conservatory. He comes from the German Film & Television Academy in Berlin, a production-based conservatory where he has served as director since 2010. He will begin at AFI in the fall. In a statement,...
  • Catalonia's Sitges Fest Fetes Roland Emmerich

    MADRID - Announcing its first heavyweight creative presence at Spain's Sitges Festival, L.A.-based scribe-helmer-producer Roland Emmerich, director of "Independence Day," "2012" and "Stargate," will receive the Grand Honorary Award at Spain's 47th...
  • WATCH: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig Star in 'The Skeleton Twins' Trailer

    The full-length trailer for dark comedy "The Skeleton Twins" sees "Saturday Night Live" alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig perfectly illustrating the trials and tribulations of reuniting with a sibling after a decade apart. "The Skeleton Twins" is...
  • Robert Redford to Adapt WWII Novel 'Climb to Conquer' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Robert Redford plans to produce a film based on Peter Shelton's book "Climb to Conquer: The Untold Story of WWII's 10th Mountain Division Ski Troop." Kurt Johnstad ("Act of Valor," "300: Rise of an Empire") is in discussions to adapt the story about...
  • L.A.'s Winston Street has a colorful history

    L.A.'s Winston Street has a colorful history
    In downtown L.A., Winston Street has a history. There was the mysterious puddle of blood, and a baby stuffed in a cigar box in the late 1800s. Bodies have been tossed into dark corners, and there were the decades addicts and alcoholics spent in the...
  • 'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death

     'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death
    Aaron Swartz was both a hero of the Internet age and a victim of it. On Jan. 12, 2013, Swartz, a developer of Reddit who had become an Internet folk hero with his commitment to make online content free to the public, hanged himself in his Brooklyn...
  • Film Review: 'Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger'

    If access is a documentary filmmaker's best friend, Joe Berlinger must have felt awfully lonely during the making of "Whitey," which chronicles the arrest and trial of the infamous Boston crime boss James Joseph Bulger, Jr. Unlike the unfettered access to...
  • Italian Director Alice Rohrwacher To Head Venice Lion Of The Future Jury

    TAORMINA, Sicily -- Italian director Alice Rohrwacher, recent winner of the Cannes Grand Prix for "The Wonders," will head of the jury of the Venice Film Festival's "Luigi De Laurentiis" award for best first work. Born in 1981 in Fiesole, Tuscany, to...
  • Looking Back: 'Mad Men's' Elisabeth Moss Dances Her Way into Variety

    Elisabeth Moss has racked up five Emmy nominations playing complex, career-driven Peggy Olson on "Mad Men." But just as Peggy has transformed over the course of seven seasons, Moss, 31, has virtually grown up onscreen, thanks to roles like President...
  • 'Violette' shows French novelist Violette Leduc's daring life

    'Violette' shows French novelist Violette Leduc's daring life
    Though its subject was real, the French biopic "Violette" feels more like a thought experiment: What if a brilliant and daring female artist was just as self-indulgent and self-pitying as the vilest of her male counterparts? Director Martin Provost's...
  • Hurtling along in Bong Joon-ho's train movie 'Snowpiercer'

     Hurtling along in Bong Joon-ho's train movie 'Snowpiercer'
    Survival, when the odds are desperate, breeds a certain mania, a kill or be killed ethos that we've seen played out in countless post-apocalyptic movies. By their very nature, these are dark, depressing, violent affairs beset by plagues, pestilence and...
  • Documentarian Leslie Zemeckis Points Lens at Conjoined Hilton Sisters

    Leslie Zemeckis never set out to be a filmmaker. But now, with a second documentary about vaudeville performers ready to hit theaters June 27, she's found a niche -- and a calling. Her new movie, "Bound by Flesh," to be released day-and-date in cinemas...