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  • Backstage highlights from the 2014 Academy Awards

    Backstage highlights from the 2014 Academy Awards
    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...
  • James Garner: Cowboy, soldier, detective, astronaut, race car driver

    James Garner, who died Saturday at the age of 86, was tall, handsome and athletic, all qualities that made for longevity as a leading man. Garner, a native Oklahoman, came to fame on television as the laid-back Bret Maverick in the 1950s western, went...
  • 15th Blobfest is back where it all began — Phoenixville

    France has the Cannes Film Festival. Park City, Utah, has Sundance, and Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, has Blobfest, a three-day tribute to the 1958 monster movie "The Blob." Now celebrating its 15th birthday, Blobfest aims to be as much fun as the goofy,...
  • Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee

    Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee
    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...
  • Ghetto Film School debuts in L.A., David O. Russell on board of directors

    Ghetto Film School debuts in L.A., David O. Russell on board of directors
    This post has been updated. See below for details. 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...
  • Datebook: Steve McQueen, Allora & Calzadilla and L.A.'s new gallery

    Datebook: Steve McQueen, Allora & Calzadilla and L.A.'s new gallery
    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...
  • Exit of Film4 Topper Creates Worry in British Biz

    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. Ben...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Timbuktu'

    In the hands of a master, indignation and tragedy can be rendered with clarity yet subtlety, setting hysteria aside for deeper, more richly shaded tones. Abderrahmane Sissako is just such a master, and while previous films have showcased his skill at...
  • Cannes: Glacier, Roskino Unspool Footage From 'Heist'

    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...
  • Could the Next Chief of U.K.'s Film4 be an American?

    CANNES -- The favorite game among the Brit pack in Cannes is guessing who will be Tessa Ross' successor as Film4 chief, and a surprising choice has emerged: former Focus Features boss James Schamus. Whether he'd be interested is another matter, but...
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  • 20 Billion-Dollar Composer: For Hans Zimmer, 'The Real Risk Is Playing It Safe'

    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: » Recorded a London brass section, electronically processed their...