| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Some final tidbits from backstage at the Oscars 2014:
-- Spike Jonze, clutching his Original Screenplay Oscar for “Her,” said he wasn’t necessarily foretelling the future with his film about a lonely man who falls in love and carries...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Artist-selected Internet videos, the debut performance of Allora & Calzadilla in L.A., video from artist and director Steve McQueen and artist books and cookies! It's a delicious week in L.A., with lots to do:
Steve McQueen, "Drumroll," at MOCA...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The American cinematic landscape would be a lot more boring without Spike Lee, who's made a career of stirring things up.
Over the last three decades, the 57-year-old African American filmmaker has never played it safe with his often controversial...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:33 PM
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While thousands were welcoming Lord Stanley’s Cup back to Los Angeles on Monday, not far away others were celebrating the arrival of a new city addition.
Students, teachers, board members...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 19, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Adrien Brody and producer Vladimir Poliakov are in Cannes to present footage to buyers from "American Heist," a remake of 1959 Steve McQueen starrer "The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery."
The film, which is directed by Sarik Andreasyan, follows two troubled...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Less than a year ago, hardly anyone knew who Lupita Nyong'o was. This week she graces the cover of People as the magazine's most beautiful person, continuing her red-hot streak.
"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Let's title this, "Beauty and the Beast 2.0."
First, the beautiful part …
Since 1990, People magazine has named a Tinseltown A-lister its "Most Beautiful Person." For the honor's silver anniversary, the pop-culture bible anointed Lupita Nyong'o...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Artist Marina Abramovic and theater director Diane Paulus are among Time magazine's 100 most influential people for 2014. The annual list, which covers fields as diverse as arts, politics, science and sports, was released on Thursday and also included...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Channel 4's movie arm Film4 is one of the pillars of the British film industry, alongside BBC Films and the British Film Institute, so when its longtime chief Tessa Ross recently said she would be stepping down, it sent a frisson through the biz.
| May 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Composer Hans Zimmer -- the first creative to raise Variety's Billion-Dollar milestone 20-fold since the series was introduced in 1993 -- likes to take chances.
Who else would have:
Â» Recorded a London brass section, electronically processed their...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- Content has added Leif Tilden's "Life at These Speeds" to its sales slate, and will introduce the film to buyers at Cannes. Pic, which starts production this fall, features Douglas Booth ("Noah"), Billy Crudup ("Almost Famous"), AnnaSophia...