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  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    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....
  • City Lights: 'Unforgiven' remake prompts revisit of the Eastwood version

    City Lights: 'Unforgiven' remake prompts revisit of the Eastwood version
    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...
  • Nantucket Film Festival to Launch 2014 Lineup with 'The Skeleton Twins'

    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...
  • Review: 'The Unknown Known' ★★★

    Review: 'The Unknown Known' ★★&#9733
    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...
  • Tilda Swinton Guest DJs on LA Radio Station KCRW

    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...
  • Dennis Farina in 'Authors Anonymous,' one of his final films

    Dennis Farina in 'Authors Anonymous,' one of his final films
    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...
  • Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park

    Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park
    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...
  • Ebertfest Attracts Oliver Stone, Steve James, Patton Oswalt (EXCLUSIVE)

    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...
  • Why Ellen Was the Best Oscars Host Since Billy Crystal

    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...
  • Oscar Arrivals: Can TV Hosts Please Ask About the Movies?

    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. While...
  • '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent Spirit Awards

    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...
  • Enduring power of film criticism carries on

    Enduring power of film criticism carries on
    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...