| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Being the son of an obsessive filmmaker means your life already has a destiny, whether intended or not. That was certainly the case for Jonás Cuarón, the eldest son of Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón.
Young Jonás spent weeks on his father's first...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There are many reasons investors enter the movie business. "Enticed by Charlie Sheen" isn't usually one of them.
On a vacation to Los Angeles a few years ago, Joe Newcomb, a Texas entrepreneur who has made millions in the fertilizer business, accepted...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:59 AM
Brad Pitt's film company, Plan B Entertainment, has signed a production deal with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment -- an arrangement that precipitates his company's departure from Paramount Pictures at the end of the year.
The pact takes one of...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Where was screenwriter John Collee when Terrence Malick was directing his inscrutable digital-dino scenes in "The Tree of Life"? For better or worse, in "Walking With Dinosaurs," there's never any doubt what the big lizards are thinking, courtesy of wall-...
| Jan 5, 2014
It's customary for us ink-stained (and now, of course, pixel-stained) wretches to look back on the year's films and pluck out 10 titles that we ordain collectively as top 10 lists.
This process was fun the first 20 or so times I did it, but there is...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:05 AM
The cinematographers of "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "The Grandmaster" and "Gravity" were among seven nominees announced Wednesday morning for the 27th American Society of Cinematographers Awards.
"Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska" and...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The impending departure of Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment from Paramount Pictures would seem like a blow to the Hollywood studio, which is suffering from a perception problem.
The studio is making fewer films these days, and enjoying smaller market...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
What turns an ordinary 13-year-old into a seething ball of rage? With "Hellion" -- expanded from her 2012 Sundance-selected short -- Texas-based helmer Kat Candler unpacks the inner turmoil behind acts of trespassing, vandalism and spontaneous...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:18 AM
Australian filmmaker and former Palme d'Or winner Jane Campion has been named president of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival competition jury.
Campion will lead a group that has the task of handing out the Palme and other top prizes to the approximately...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:30 PM
For audiences unaware of the backstory, "Love Me" plays as a modest yet gemlike three-hander about a young woman's unresolved issues with her mercurial father and the impact this has on her personal relationship. In interviews, docu helmer Hanne Myren...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:55 AM
When a film isn't a slam-dunk best picture nominee, backers and awards-season consultants like to talk about the "passion vote." If enough academy members adore a movie and put it at the No. 1 or 2 position on their ballot, then, thanks to the academy's...