| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Speeches, slides and introductions at the Horowitz Center on Nov. 18 were long on the five-firm "Dream Team's" credentials as "Unabashed Designers of Delight" [per the Trust's handout] — with slides of buildings, rooftop parks, unusual landscape...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:20 PM
"Paradise: Hope," the final chapter in Austrian director Ulrich Seidl's trilogy on the dissonance between the dreams and realities of women and girls, is the most hopeful — and the best — of this solid and unsettling series.
With its quasi-...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:30 AM
A pioneering joint venture of IM Global and Mexico and L.A-based Canana, founded by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz, Mexico City-based film sales-financing entity Mundial launched one year ago on the very eve of Ventana Sur. It is the most...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
BAJA FESTIVAL, LOS CABOS - In its latest growth move, Mexico City/L.A-based Canana, the leading Latino production-distribution house founded by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz, has launched a branded content division.
The new operation will...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
For her first stint in the director's chair, "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody has concocted a modern-day "Alice Through the Looking Glass," with none of the danger or wit. "Paradise" follows a home-schooled, Jesus-loving Montana lass who loses her faith...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Russell Brand — he of the off-color humor and wild-eyed visage — has bought a character-filled home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million.
The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Set in Las Vegas, also known as "The People's Republic of Bad Choices" as phrased by screenwriter Diablo Cody, "Paradise" marks the Oscar-winning writer's feature directorial debut.
The movie has been kicking around since late summer on VOD and now...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
For three decades, Spain's San Sebastian Festival has fought to find its place in the world.
It hasn't been an easy battle. The fest begins just five days after Toronto, which this year screens 146 world premieres.
San Sebastian director Jose Luis...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:35 AM
When Julianne Hough arrived in Los Angeles at 18 after leaving her devout Mormon family behind in Utah, she quickly realized she was a novelty in Hollywood.
“People were really curious about why I didn’t drink,” she recalled,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:30 PM
LOCARNO -- Over 2009/10, Peru broke out, thanks to Claudia Llosa's Berlin Golden Bear winner "The Milk of Sorrow," Javier Fuentes-Leon's "Undertow," which took Sundance's World Cinema Audience Award, and Daniel and Diego Vega's "October," which walked off...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:49 PM
The lineup for day three of Lollapalooza starts off strong with Palma Violets, Guards and Wild Belle kicking things off.
Festival organizers are reporting an official attendance of 100,000 people each day of the 3-day festival.
Greg Kot (GK), Bob...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:57 PM
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So, wait: Diablo Cody’s directorial debut is coming out in a few days?
This seemed to be the resounding reaction on Twitter Thursday, when the Oscar-winning “Juno”...