| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Jerry Maguire Goes to India" or "Slumdog Fireballer" must have been the high-concept pitch for baseball drama "Million Dollar Arm," but the highly enjoyable result isn't nearly as opportunistic as it sounds -- even if it is, in part, a portrait of a...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Over a 20-year career making stylized, often genre-tinged films, Danny Boyle has been known to look at a well-worn area in new and dynamic ways.
With a potential Steve Jobs movie, he could be taking on a worthy subject.
The British auteur is in...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
From the start, Fox Searchlight was confident that "12 Years a Slave" would win critical acclaim and be an awards contender.
Getting people to see it? The film's distributor feared that would be a different story.
The new movie depicts the evils of...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Snowflakes hit the Sahara in “Aladdin and His Winter Wish,” now turning the Pasadena Playhouse into a surefire seasonal oasis. Although this second annual holiday romp from Lythgoe Family Productions (“A Snow White Christmas”) is...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:59 PM
From the land that gave the cinema world Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman comes a plan for pressuring filmmakers to correct decades of gender stereotyping and sexism.
Four independent Swedish cinemas, in collaboration with the state-funded Swedish Film...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Race, Bogie and the Duke are themes of upcoming gatherings for Cinema Talk at the Crest series, presented by WLRN radio’s Caroline Breder-Watts and the Palm Beach International Film Festival at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.
| 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.
| 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."