| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:30 AM
At this stage in his gracefully ascending career, Daniel Brühl has emerged as that rare yet sometimes undervalued cinematic bird, the problem solver. He's clearly made a name among directors as a can-do performer; it's hardly coincidence that he can...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"THERE'S NOTHING like the love of a good man!" said Julia Roberts over her shoulder to me after I'd commented on how young and beautiful the actress looks these days.
This -- after she'd come all the way across the Ethel Barrymore Theatre to give me a...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Disrobing for the cameras may not be easy at first, but after a while it can acquire a certain workaday familiarity. "Now I don't even get nervous about it," Lizzy Caplan said after a day of shooting on the Sony lot in Culver City.
Such anxiety could be...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
PARIS -- Our standards for heroism really have tanked, and a new Hollywood movie has driven that point home -- at 180 mph.
Ron Howard's breathtaking new movie, "Rush," is the story of the famous 1976 season of Formula One legends Niki Lauda and James...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Ned Vaughn, a key architect of the SAG-AFTRA merger, has decided against running for a California State Assembly seat as a Republican after a two-month campaign.
Vaughn, whose acting credits include "Frost/Nixon," "China Beach" and "The Hunt for Red...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Legendary British broadcaster David Frost, whose interviews with former President Richard Nixon were the basis of the play and movie "Frost/Nixon," has died at 74 years old....
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of British production company Working Title Films will receive Zurich Film Festival Career Achievement Award.
Bevan will accept the Golden Eye on behalf of the duo on Oct. 2.
Since its inception in 1992, Working Title's 100...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:16 PM
"What's the deal with all these movies," one academy member asked me over the weekend. "All of a sudden, there are just so many of them, and they're all supposed to be really, really good."
You could almost forgive his astonishment, awakening as he...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
TORONTO — It was 37 years ago, but Niki Lauda recalls his brush with death as if it happened this morning.
The Austrian Formula One driver had been in a ferocious nip-and-tuck battle for most of the season with his British rival James Hunt when...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:33 AM
It's big, brash and dramatically it goes in circles. The first two may be enough for most people, especially if they're into Formula One racing, to overlook the third.
With "Rush," director Ron Howard brings a long, earnest career's worth of expertise...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Peter Morgan wouldn’t be the first screenwriter you’d think of to tell the story of the 1976 Formula One rivalry between the uptight clinician Niki Lauda and the seat-of-his pants swashbuckler James Hunt.
Known for upscale real-life stories...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
If the elegant cars of Formula One racing are thoroughbreds, "Rush," the new film set in that world, is more of a mixed breed. When screenwriter Peter Morgan candidly calls this "a British independent film directed by a Hollywood director," he is...