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  • William Friedkin's 'Sorcerer' a blast from the 'New Hollywood' past

     William Friedkin's 'Sorcerer' a blast from the 'New Hollywood' past
    Sorcerer Warner Bros., $12.95; Blu-ray, $27.98 Director William Friedkin was riding the hot streak of "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" when he attempted his most ambitious project to that point: a remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot's...
  • Native American rapper looks to break stereotypes

     Native American rapper looks to break stereotypes
    Frank Waln and his mother used to go for long walks on their South Dakota reservation. One evening about a decade ago, when Waln was 12, he saw an object in a ditch that caught the last bit of sunlight. It was a CD, and although it was terribly...
  • New and old combine at film festival

    New and old combine at film festival
    Fourteen years ago, a group of movie lovers banded together to organize the first Newport Beach Film Festival. For the opening-night attraction at Fashion Island, they chose "Sunset Blvd.," the 1950 Billy Wilder drama whose most famous moment features a...
  • Matthew Rhodes Named Motion Picture President of Bold Films

    As Bold Films heads into the Cannes Film Festival with "Lost River" and "Whiplash," it will be under Matthew Rhodes who has been named president, motion pictures. The former president of Mandalay Vision will oversee Bold's development and production...
  • Sundance Next Fest Set for L.A. on August 7-10

    Sundance Institute will present the Sundance Next Fest summer festival on Aug. 7-10 in Los Angeles. The event -- headquartered at the Theatre at Ace Hotel -- offers feature and short film screenings, some paired with live music performances. The...
  • Watch: Anna Kendrick in 'Happy Christmas' First Trailer

    Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for dramedy "Happy Christmas" from writer-director Joe Swanberg ("Drinking Buddies"). The film was sold to Paramount and Magnolia Pictures out of this year's Sundance Film Festival. It stars Anna Kendrick...
  • Watch: J.K. Simmons Throws a Chair at Miles Teller in 'Whiplash' Clip

    Though fest-goers are the vast majority of those who have seen drummer drama "Whiplash," Sony Pictures Classic has released a clip online of the upcoming Miles Teller-starrer to wet the appetites of the rest of the public. Teller stars as an ambitious...
  • Sundance Selects Acquires Patricia Clarkson's 'Last Weekend'

    Sundance Selects has acquired the North American rights to Tom Dolby and Tom Williams' "Last Weekend." The film stars Patricia Clarkson with an ensemble cast that includes Zachary Booth, Chris Mulkey, Joseph Cross, Devon Graye and Jayma Mays. The dark...
  • Tasty film returns to the Siskel Film Center

    Tasty film returns to the Siskel Film Center
    "One bite of that, and he'll build you a Taj Mahal," a woman is heard hollering approvingly through an open window to her neighbor, a pretty young housewife named Ila who is in her kitchen, preparing her husband's lunch. "The Taj Mahal is a tomb, auntie,"...
  • SummerDocs Series Brings Tribeca Prizewinner and 'Life Itself' to East Hampton

    The Hamptons Intl. Film Festival's sixth annual SummerDocs series has tapped Steve James' documentary about Roger Ebert, "Life Itself," and Al Hicks' "Keep On Keepin' On" for its 2014 season of programming. "Life Itself," premiering at Sundance earlier...
  • Jenny Lewis details new album 'The Voyager'

    Jenny Lewis details new album 'The Voyager'
    Jenny Lewis fans have waited nearly six years for a proper follow-up to 2008's "Acid Tongue." It looks like the wait may soon be over.  Lewis, the north star of contemporary L.A. indie-folk songwriters, has set a July release date for "The Voyager," her...
  • 'Now: In the Wings on a World Stage' shows romance of theater

    As much as theater and film have in common, and that's a lot, their core differences can be formidable. A film is the same every time you see it, while "the thrill of theater," says Sam Mendes, who has worked in both arenas, "is the fact that it's alive,...