| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Abduction paradoxically results in liberation for both the sheltered daughter of a rich industrialist and her hardened criminal kidnapper in Imtiaz Ali's "Highway." Atypically, neither strain dominates in this Bollywood road movie that intertwines dark...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Most movies are regenerated on stage for one reason alone: No matter how unwieldy the material, familiarity breeds box-office contentment. But there's a solidly theatrical reasoning behind staging the 1997 runaway screen hit "The Full Monty." Playing a...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:40 PM
To the small but choice list of films that gracefully mix a passion for food with other potent emotions — think "Babette's Feast," "Eat Drink Man Woman," "Big Night," even "Ratatouille" — you can add one more: "The Lunchbox."
| Mar 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Even in the to-and-fro over the best-picture race between "12 Years A Slave" and "Gravity" -- a din that has uncharacteristically grown louder in the five days since Oscar voting closed -- there's been almost no talk of another issue. Namely, what if...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:02 PM
Some Oscar categories don't get much respect. Cinematography and sound editing are vital to any film, but many critics say the TV show could do without the presentation of these awards and their behind-the-scenes brethren.
That said, the Academy...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Capping one of the tightest races in recent Academy Awards history, director Steve McQueen’s searing survival tale “12 Years a Slave” won the best picture Oscar, beating out “American Hustle” and “Gravity.”...
| Mar 3, 2014
In a contest that held suspense up until the last minute, Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" took the best-picture prize Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards and established a few Oscar records in the process. Winning three of its nine nominations, the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Toronto Film Festival has tightened the rules for its premieres during the first four days of this year's festival -- insisting that Toronto titles cannot be shown first at the Telluride Film Festival.
TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey has been...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:30 AM
As the annual Oscar campaign comes to resemble a presidential race more by the year, the fall festival calendar starts to resemble a long political primary, with its own Carvilles, Plouffes, and perhaps even its Atwaters. But as even the smaller...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Daniel Radcliffe, the young actor who rose to movie fame as Harry Potter, is set to dump his flying broomstick for a more conventional mode of transport, playing runner Sebastian Coe in a British film about Coe's fierce rivalry with Steve Ovett.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:35 AM
"Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director.
"Spike Jonze is one of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When the receipts are tallied for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," heroine Katniss Everdeen and her famed arrows will likely hit a box-office bull's-eye. The film starring Jennifer Lawrence is forecast by some to sell as much as $180 million in...