| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:25 AM
"I think Los Angeles is so the center of American culture right now," writer-director Sofia Coppola says in the production notes for her swift, clever bauble "The Bling Ring," because "of all these reality TV shows."
That's an interesting statement,...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Behind the Candelabra
HBO, $19.97; Blu-ray, $24.99
One of the best movies Steven Soderbergh has made in years, the HBO telepic "Behind The Candelabra" stars Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, a dog-trainer who in the late '70s became the romantic partner of...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:42 PM
You may have noticed that "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has taken un-Hermione Granger-like roles as of late.
That's after the 23-year-old stopped acting altogether for a bit and briefly enrolled at Brown University in 2009, then dropped out before...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:05 PM
One of the most talked-about pictures during the fall festival trifecta of Telluride, Venice and Toronto, Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" has been acquired by distributor A24. The company plans to release the film, starring Scarlett Johansson, next...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Gia Coppola, the 26-year-old granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola, doesn't lack for ambition with her feature directorial debut "Palo Alto" premiering today in Toronto.
"I definitely want to do another," she told Variety. "The hardest thing on 'Palo...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Apparently James Franco wants to rechristen Labor Day weekend James Franco weekend.
Not satisfied to have his Comedy Central roast air September 2, the multi-hypenated star is also premiering his film "Palo Alto" at the Telluride Film Festival tonight....
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The glut of big-budget tentpoles left even less room than usual for specialty pics to spread out and catch audience attention this summer.
Fewer limited releases earned over $2.5 million than in 2010 and 2012, and the season's top-grossing indie so far,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:30 PM
As preferable as it always is to see a film on the bigscreen -- "the way it was meant to be seen," if such an ideal still exists in the era of Netflix and YouTube -- the conventional wisdom didn't seem to apply to "The Canyons." Given that Paul Schrader's...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Hermes, Chanel, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. The number of recognizable designer clothes and accessories in Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine" is astounding. And appropriate, considering the story is about a Ruth Madoff-type, fallen socialite named...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Sofia Coppola's latest film, The Bling Ring, premieres in the U.S. on June 21. Inspired by real-life events that took place in 2008-09, The Bling Ring tells the story of a group of teenagers obsessed with fashion and celebrity who burglarize celebrities...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
After watching Sofia Coppola's searing portrait of excessive vapidity and consumerism in the Los Angeles-set film "The Bling Ring," it's almost impossible to exit the theater without feeling a profound sense of emptiness. This story of five impulsive kids...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Move over, Mad Max.
New York-based indie production company-distributor A24 announced Thursday that it has landed U.S. theatrical distribution rights for “The Rover,” a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the Australian desert starring Guy...