| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:51 PM
"Gravity" made history this weekend as it defied industry expectations and shot to No. 1 at the box office, posting the highest October opening ever ($55.6 million).
Much has been made of the film, both critically and by audiences, for its revolutionary...
| Mar 4, 2013
Baltimore's Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, once the city's supreme skyscraper, always delivers a smile. It's a symbol of kitsch and nostalgia, like the city itself. It's a reminder of a gritty past and an uncertain present.
And right now, it's making me feel...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat," "The Dictator") is this year's recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for excellence in comedy.
The actor-writer-producer will receive the honor Nov. 9 at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes will be honored with gala tribute events during the upcoming New York Film Festival.
Fiennes and Blanchett appeared together onscreen in the 1997 film "Oscar and Lucinda....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:29 PM
There's a moment in the 1976 comedy "Silent Movie" in which Mel Brooks, playing a Hollywood director, calls the French mime Marcel Marceau and offers him a part. Brooks asks the question through title cards — it's a silent movie, after all —...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:12 AM
After months of in-and-out reports on the new James Bond film, “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes is heading back to MI6.
Sony Pictures, MGM and longtime Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson made the official announcement Thursday...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Sometimes that queasy feeling when you say "action" is just the reality of directing your first short film.
Sometimes, as “Wild Horses” director Stephanie Martin found, it’s morning sickness.
The winner of the live action short/15...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The Irvine International Film Festival has nine Oscar-nominated short films on its program this year. As Oscar movies go, they're the most obscure — but are they any good? Features Editor Michael Miller reviewed each of the nominated films, rating...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:55 AM
"Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named the best film of the year Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
The movie, set to open in limited release Dec. 19, took home two other...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — Early in "Skyfall," Judi Dench's M pulls aside our embattled hero, played once again with suave ennui by Daniel Craig, and wonders whether the world still needs either of their services. As Bond wraps his head around that idea, he looks...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:38 PM
"The Artist," the charming film about Hollywood's transition from silent movies to talkies, and the family drama "The Descendants" were catapulted to front-runner Oscar status Sunday night with an armful of Golden Globes to their names as the awards...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 9:55 AM
This season abounds in "best" lists. Here are some top picks for gift-giving to kids.
"I Must Have Bobo!" by Eileen Rosenthal, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
Atheneum; $14.99; ages 3 to 6
When toddler Willy shouts the title phrase, his body language...