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  • Review: 'The Retrieval' ★★★

    Review: 'The Retrieval' ★★&#9733
    Equal parts suspenseful road movie, persuasively detailed period drama and emotionally resonant coming-of-age story, "The Retrieval" is an outstanding example of regional indie filmmaking accomplished with limited resources and an abundance of skill....
  • Oculus Rift carves out virtual-reality spot in entertainment world

    Oculus Rift carves out virtual-reality spot in entertainment world
    Palmer Luckey, the baby-faced founder of virtual-reality start-up Oculus VR, looked slightly perplexed when asked if he thought his ballyhooed headset, known as the Rift, could change cinema. "No, not 'if.' We will change it," he said after a pause,...
  • CANNES: Films Distribution Boards 'Housebound'

    PARIS - Adding to its select slate of high-profile genre features, Paris-based Films Distribution has acquired world sales rights to the comedic mystery/horror pic "Housebound." The feature debut of Gerard Johnstone, "Housebound" played to critical...
  • N.Y. Will Get First Glimpses of 'Snowpiercer,' 'They Came Together' at BAMcinemaFest

    Bong Joon Ho's "Snowpiercer," the starry sci-fi title that will get its long-delayed U.S. release June 27, and Amy Poehler-Paul Rudd comedy "They Came Together" are among the New York premieres lined up for BAMcinemaFest, the sixth annual film festival at...
  • Byron Mann, Eugenia Yuan Add Flavor to 'Jasmine'

    Lon Haber & Co is representing rights to Hong Kong/U.S.-produced psychological thriller "Jasmine." The Hong Kong-set, English-language film, now in post-production, stars Byron Mann ("Catwoman"), Jason Tobin, Eugenia Yuan ("Memoirs of a Geisha"), Grace...
  • Yeah, baby! It's a girl for Mike Myers and his wife, Kelly

    Yeah, baby! It's a girl for Mike Myers and his wife, Kelly
    Yeah, baby! It's a girl for comedian Mike Myers.  The "Austin Powers" and "Saturday Night Live" alum welcomed his second child with wife Kelly Tisdale on Friday, according to People. But their tiny tot didn't get her groovy name from the fifth day...
  • R&B meets grim and grime in Afghan Whigs' 'Do to the Beast'

     R&B meets grim and grime in Afghan Whigs' 'Do to the Beast'
    Rock 'n' roll has a way of romanticizing the tortured and the libertines, especially ones with a little poetry in them. Singer Greg Dulli, whose band Afghan Whigs returns Tuesday with its first new album in 16 years, "Do to the Beast," clearly has a...
  • At Tribeca's New Innovation Week, the Future Is Now

    With its newly launched Innovation Week, the Tribeca Film Festival is calling on coders, gamers, hackers, directors, screenwriters, techies -- and anyone with a story to tell. The fest's latest addition features a series of discussions called Future of...
  • Audio/Q&A: Tilda Swinton is not your average vampire in 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

    Audio/Q&A: Tilda Swinton is not your average vampire in 'Only Lovers Left Alive'
    Many people think Tilda Swinton is strange. By phone, the "Only Lovers Left Alive" star both saluted that perception ("It's ridiculous and hilarious ... it means I can pass unnoticed, and I'm thrilled") and offered three things she thinks are strange:...
  • Cannes Unveils Critics' Week Lineup

    PARIS -- A duo of hotly anticipated arthouse genre movies, Danish helmer Jonas Alexander Arnby's "When Animals Dream" and American filmmaker David Robert Mitchell's "It Follows," are among the seven films set to compete in Cannes' Critics Week sidebar....
  • Cannes: 'Whiplash,' 'Cold in July' Set to Screen at Directors' Fortnight

    Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" and Jim Mickle's "Cold in July," two well-received American dramas that world premiered at the recent Sundance Film Festival, are among the 19 features set to screen in the 46th annual Directors' Fortnight sidebar at Cannes....
  • Film Review: 'The Mend'

    Debutant feature writer-helmer John Magary directs with a great deal of verve, imbuing even the most drawn-out scenes (as his frequently are) with a clipped, punkish energy. He has a perfect counterpart in leading man Josh Lucas, who approaches his...