| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Late Monday afternoon, the lobby of the Gene Siskel Film Center was thick with expectations. The money guys hovered. They were about to see the result of their investments — they were about to see "Life Itself," the new Steve James documentary about...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet pulled no punches at the 2014 3D Creative Summit in London March 12 as he criticized Hollywood's approach to 3D and bemoaned poor-quality exhibition.
"I think Hollywood is killing 3D," Jeunet told the assembled...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" hit at the end of 2013 like a contraption that is part stun gun and part paintball, jolting audiences and critics with its brash splatter of sex, drugs, greed and the amorality of wanton excess.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:47 PM
In a historic step for Hollywood, Paramount Pictures has become the first major studio to stop releasing movies on film in the United States.
Paramount recently notified theater owners that the Will Ferrell comedy “Anchorman 2: The Legend...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:30 AM
For more than a century, Hollywood has relied on 35-millimeter film to capture its fleeting images and deliver them to the silver screen. Now, in a historic move, Paramount Pictures has become the first big studio to stop releasing its...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:14 PM
"The Wolf of Wall Street" director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio will both have the chance to claim their very own Academy Award for best picture at this year's ceremony.
On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:43 AM
2013 will go down as a dark and dismal year in the history of Laguna Beach. It was the year Laguna couldn't make fun of itself.
As always, Orange County's most arts-heavy community offered plenty of excitement in the past 12 months. But one ingredient...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has drawn mixed reviews -- even among the Variety critics. Here, in addition to Scott Foundas' full review, Justin Chang and Peter Debruge offer competing takes.
In "The Wolf of Wall...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Even Gordon Gekko looks like a veritable lap dog compared to Jordan Belfort, the self-proclaimed "Wolf of Wall Street" whose coked-up, pill-popping, high-rolling shenanigans made him a multi-millionaire at age 26, a convicted felon a decade later, and a...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
I never had dinner at Sue Mengers' house, and though I had a nodding acquaintance with her completely charming husband, director Jean-Claude Tramont, I never even met the woman in question.
But after seeing John Logan's "I"ll Eat You Last: A Chat With...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"The Wolf of Wall Street" screened today for media members. Was it worth the wait? You betcha. When awards nominations are announced next week, the question isn't whether the Martin Scorsese film will be included but rather how many nods it will get....