| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The 38th Toronto Intl. Film Festival will end Sunday on a robust note with more than two dozen deals completed.
Both "Bad Words" and "Can a Song Save Your Life?" (pictured above) sold for $7 million -- prices that were double last year's top sale at...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Woody Allen will be honored with the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
The kudo will be presented to Allen at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
"There is no one more worthy of this...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Proving that striking the right tone is all it takes to transform an outlandish concept -- like an antiquarian book dealer launching an escort service to compensate for lost income -- into a relatively classy night at the movies, John Turturro brings...
| Sep 15, 2013
When New Haven's Yale Repertory Theatre wanted to do "A Streetcar Named Desire," a large reason —- if not the primary one —- was to have René Augesen in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois, Tennessee Williams' ultimate faded and fragile Southern...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
There are stars and then there are stars. The post-premiere party for Ron Howard's "Rush" at the Thompson Hotel featured star Chris Hemsworth and the other impossibly good-looking lead actors, all the filmmakers, and heavyweights from the studios and...
| Jul 11, 2013
In “Dealin’ with Idiots,” Chicago native Jeff Garlin stars as a comedian who gets so fed up with foolish parents he observes at his son’s youth baseball game that he decides to spend more time with them—not to increase his...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Woody Allen's new "Blue Jasmine" is expanding to theaters nationwide this weekend, having launched with very high per-screen averages last week in New York and Los Angeles -- the highest in the writer-director's 44-film career.
After such a strong...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes will be honored with gala tribute events during the upcoming New York Film Festival.
Fiennes and Blanchett appeared together onscreen in the 1997 film "Oscar and Lucinda....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:39 AM
The Osceola Center for the Arts has announced its 2013-2014 Broadway Series, which will include four musicals and two plays.
"We've created a season filled with classic stories and contemporary pieces and have shows that will appeal to different...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The acting is everything in "Blue Jasmine," though Cate Blanchett and company wouldn't have anything to act without writer-director Woody Allen's flagrant revision of "A Streetcar Named Desire." "Best-since" phrases have been flying since Allen's...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:42 AM
We all come from somewhere.
Like Neil Simon, like Mel Brooks, like a lot of other comedy writers who fashioned material for Sid Caesar and other kings and queens of 1950s television, Woody Allen wrote for Caesar so that others might praise him, and...