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  • Richard Linklater on 'Boyhood,' the 'Before' Trilogy and the Luxury of Time

    Fittingly enough for a film about a long, unhurried process of discovery, it wasn't until near the wrap of production that Richard Linklater decided he would call his 16th feature "Boyhood." That was in the summer of 2013, more than a decade after he...
  • 'Napoleon Dynamite' Kicks Off Sundance Next Fest in L.A.

    The Sundance Institute Next Fest will kick off with a 10th anniversary screening of "Napoleon Dynamite" on Aug. 7 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The film, starring Jon Heder and directed by Jared Hess, premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival....
  • Six Speciality Films That Could Bring the Heat This Summer

    Every summer a handful of plucky indie movies jump into the mainstream, thanks to filmgoers who want more nutritional value than that offered by the season's popcorn pics. This year's notable breakouts include Fox Searchlight's "The Grand Budapest Hotel,"...
  • Juck Somsaman: Why the Asian Pacific Animation Scene Is Booming

    One of the key narratives at the Annecy festival's International Animation Film Market (MIFA) is the burgeoning attendance of participants from Asia. Variety spoke to Juck Somsaman from Thailand's The Monk Studios, whose "Duck Fight: Fist of the Feather"...
  • Rian Johnson boarding 'Star Wars' franchise as writer and director

    Rian Johnson boarding 'Star Wars' franchise as writer and director
    "Looper" writer-director Rian Johnson will write and direct "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and pen a treatment for Episode IX, a spokesperson for Johnson confirmed to The Times. Johnson, who broke out as a director at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005...
  • Olivia Wilde on Hollywood Sexism and Why Paul Haggis Understands Women

    Olivia Wilde is only 30, and she's co-starred in a batch of studio projects like "Tron: Legacy," "Cowboys & Aliens" and "Rush," but she still says the most interesting roles for younger actresses are in indie films. Wilde plays a mysterious short story...
  • Claudia Myers' 'Fort Bliss' Wins Audience Prize at Champs Elysees Film Fest

    PARIS- Claudia Myers' "Fort Bliss" won the audience prize at the third edition of Champs Elysees Film Festival, which was presided by Jacqueline Bisset and Bertrand Tavernier and wrapped today in Paris. "Fort Bliss" toplines Michelle Monaghan as a female...
  • William Eubank used ingenuity — and begging — to get 'The Signal' made

    William Eubank used ingenuity — and begging — to get 'The Signal' made
    Strenuous spoiler avoidance has been maintained in most stories about "The Signal" since its premiere to ecstatic praise at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Even descriptions of the movie's genre and tone are less than straightforward. "The...
  • L.A. Fest Filmmakers Bond in Palm Springs

    Thirty-nine filmmakers, plus Hollywood honchos including Sue Kroll, Catherine Hardwicke and Nancy Utley, descended on the Parker Meridien Palm Springs hotel this week for an event that's totally unique on the festival circuit: a day-and-a-half retreat...
  • Stephanie Allain puts stamp on the Los Angeles Film Festival

    Stephanie Allain puts stamp on the Los Angeles Film Festival
    This year's Los Angeles Film Festival opened Wednesday with the local premiere of Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic action movie "Snowpiercer" and will close Thursday with Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the musical "Jersey Boys." That kind of unexpected...
  • Los Angeles Film Festival looking to get in on the action

    Los Angeles Film Festival looking to get in on the action
    In the hopes of finding the next indie film breakout, Hollywood heavyweights annually weather the bitter cold of Park City, Utah, and fly thousands of miles to the South of France. But persuading those same movie executives to brave traffic from the...
  • '22 Jump Street': Phil Lord, Chris Miller are a fresh brand in comedy

    '22 Jump Street': Phil Lord, Chris Miller are a fresh brand in comedy
    Channing Tatum simply couldn't come up with enough curse words fast enough, so Jonah Hill stepped into the vulgarity breach. The actors were improvising a scene about improvisation last October, as the "21 Jump Street" veterans were graduating from...