| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:23 AM
One of the things I pride myself on is having outgrown best-of lists. When I was a teenager and people asked me to name my favorite movie, though, my quick answer was usually "Unforgiven," the Clint Eastwood Oscar-winner about an aging, widowed gunfighter...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival has announced its 2014 lineup, kicking off with opener "The Skeleton Twins," a dark comedy about estranged siblings starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.
Sci-fi romance/mystery "I Origins," which stars Brit Marling...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:17 AM
The crucial Rummyism in the life, lexicon and flamboyantly knotty verbiage of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld isn't the infamous "known knowns/unknown knowns/known unknowns" briar patch.
Rather, it's found in one of Rumsfeld's thousands...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Multi-hyphenate Tilda Swinton can now add DJ to her ever-growing list of roles in the entertainment biz.
Swinton guest DJed on the Los Angeles public radio station KCRW on Wednesday, sharing music that served as inspiration on the set of "The...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The 86th Academy Awards were presented on March 2, and if you were among the estimated 43.7 million people watching the event on television you heard Jared Leto give an emotional speech accepting his best supporting actor Oscar and listened to John...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Midway through the 1974 documentary "Now We Live on Clifton," which captures the early gentrification of Lincoln Park, a group of boys fling themselves off the roof of a house onto a flimsy mattress down below. The diversion has "broken ankle" written all...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The 16th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival will screen Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July," Steve James' Ebert doc "Life Itself" and "Young Adult," starring Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt.
The event, better known as Ebertfest, will take place...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Ellen DeGeneres will go down in history as the first Oscars host to Tweet a group selfie on the job, but she was also acted like she was among friends inside the Dolby Theatre on Sunday night. After last year's disastrous emceeing from Seth MacFarlane...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
There are a lot of reasons to miss the late Roger Ebert, but one of them was the authority and genuine love of movies that he brought to the Oscar red carpet, when he appeared on the local arrivals show for the Los Angeles ABC station, KABC-TV.
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was...
| Feb 28, 2014
The history of film culture is, in many ways, a history of film books: essay and review collections, reference guides, academic studies, biographies. Since the days of silent film, the subculture of movie obsessives has defined, legitimized and...