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  • 'Planet of the Apes' and the rise of the midstream director switch

    'Planet of the Apes' and the rise of the midstream director switch
    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is proving to be one highly evolved sequel, outperforming its well-regarded 2011 predecessor, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," with a better-than-expected $73-million opening weekend and excellent reviews to boot....
  • MOVIES

    MOVIES
    "The Godfather": The Francis Ford Coppola-directed classic is stuffed with more eminently quotable lines than a Sicilian cannoli. "Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes," "I gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" and "May your first child be a masculine...
  • Tim Burton's 1989 'Batman' Paved the Way for Superhero Franchises

    It's becoming an annual ritual: Each summer at this time, the studios review their box office numbers and assure us, "Don't worry, next year will be better." Hence, while summer 2014 has been blah (down almost 20%), we're reminded that in 2015, the...
  • Arvo Part, Athol Fugard among recipients of Praemium Imperiale awards

    Arvo Part, Athol Fugard among recipients of Praemium Imperiale awards
    The popular Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and the South African playwright Athol Fugard are among the recipients of the 2014 Praemium Imperiale awards, Japan's highest honors in the arts. This year's roster of winners also includes architect Steven Holl,...
  • Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

    Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns
    When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere. People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
  • Director's Cut pairs wines, dinner

    Enjoy an evening of fine wine, food and art at the Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut wine-pairing dinner planned for Aug. 8 at the Leesburg Center for the Arts, 429 W. Magnolia St. The event, which is hosted by Two Old Hags Wine Shoppe in downtown...
  • 'Transformers 4': How long is too long for a giant robot movie?

    'Transformers 4': How long is too long for a giant robot movie?
    Love him or hate him (or love to hate him), Michael Bay is a this-knob-goes-to-11 kind of director. He has never subscribed to the philosophy of “always leave them wanting more” — and, judging by his box office record, at least, it's...
  • ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’: ‘Godfather’ inspires Serkis’ Caesar

     
    Before Francis Ford Coppola shot “The Godfather,” he gathered his cast for a meal during which the actors all reflexively […]...
  • Bob Hoskins continually transformed and transcended

    Bob Hoskins continually transformed and transcended
    "Five-foot-six-cubic" is how Bob Hoskins described his dense, brick-like physique, and in his career as one of Britain's most familiar and reliable screen actors Hoskins was compared to all sorts of non-human entities. A bulldog. A fireplug. A face like...
  • Why Is 'Immigrant' Director James Gray a Bigger Hit in France Than at Home in U.S.?

    Perhaps it's appropriate that the director of "The Immigrant" has achieved more fame overseas than on his own shores. In France, James Gray is practically a household name. Though he hails from New York -- Queens to be exact -- four of his five films...
  • Gordon Willis dies at 82; 'Godfather,' 'Annie Hall' cinematographer

    Gordon Willis dies at 82; 'Godfather,' 'Annie Hall' cinematographer
    Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...
  • Appreciation: TrailBlazing D.P. Gordon Willis Didn't Suffer Fools Gladly

    With great risk often comes great reward. That's what the filmmakers behind such classics as "Citizen Kane," "The French Connection" and "The Godfather" -- three movies that challenged established modes of lighting, framing and perspective -- learned...