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  • More invasive than Facebook: 'Mountain' from creator of games in 'Her'

    More invasive than Facebook: 'Mountain' from creator of games in 'Her'
    In Spike Jonze's movie "Her," Joaquin Phoenix's character Theodore plays a 3-D holographic video game with a cuddly alien resembling a foul-mouthed Pillsbury Doughboy. The L.A.-based animator who created that sequence, David OReilly, has now created a...
  • Film Review: 'Transcendence'

    "Transcendence" is a most curious name for a movie that never shakes free from those hoary old cliches about the evils of technology and the danger by which man plays at becoming a god. The man in question here is Johnny Depp, whose listless lead...
  • Film Review: 'Blumenthal'

    The playwright Harold Blumenthal is already dead at the start of "Blumenthal," and so, for the most part, is the movie, a limp facsimile of a Woody Allen ensembler set in a familiar world of New York Jewish intellectuals -- minus only the wit, and the...
  • What 'Nymphomaniac' says about director Lars von Trier

    What 'Nymphomaniac' says about director Lars von Trier
    Lars von Trier is in many ways the central casting version of an international art house filmmaker. Or maybe a "Saturday Night Live" parody played straight. Often giving himself the role of the provocateur, Von Trier makes films that dare to examine the...
  • Smart or selling out? What Opening Ceremony's growth might look like

    Smart or selling out? What Opening Ceremony's growth might look like
    Could an Opening Ceremony store be coming to every city in the land? Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, founders of the influential retailer and its eponymous private label, announced plans on Tuesday to accelerate growth after scoring a minority investment...
  • WATCH: Marion Cotillard Wants to Be Saved in 'The Immigrant' Trailer

    The "American dream" looked a whole lot different in 1920s Ellis Island. The new trailer of James Gray's "The Immigrant" follows Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, a Polish nurse who thinks she's being saved by Joaquin Phoenix's character, only to find...
  • Joaquin Phoenix to Star In Woody Allen's Next Movie

    Joaquin Phoenix will star in Woody Allen's next movie, marking the first time the Oscar-nominated actor has worked with the writer-director. The untitled film is set to begin shooting in July. Phoenix is the first cast member announced. Allen's "Magic...
  • Design tweaks can't overcome Academy Museum's dramatic flaws

    Design tweaks can't overcome Academy Museum's dramatic flaws
    For Kerry Brougher, newly named director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' planned film museum, the bubble may be nothing compared with the spaceship. Brougher comes to the academy from the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C., where one of...
  • Review: Thom Mayne frames Emerson College with towering sense of self

     Review: Thom Mayne frames Emerson College with towering sense of self
    A frame, an arch, a studio stage set, a proscenium: The first question about Emerson College's hulking new Hollywood campus on Sunset Boulevard, designed by Thom Mayne and the Culver City firm Morphosis, is simply what to call the architectural box in...
  • REVIEW: 'Under the Skin' ★★★ 1/2

    REVIEW: 'Under the Skin' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Minds will be blown to the four winds. And — fair warning — a percentage of American ticket buyers may find themselves exasperated and/or exiting early. The film is "Under the Skin," the trippiest in any genre in a long while and a genuinely...
  • White House Correspondents Weekend: Stars Are More Scarce, But D.C. Shows Shine

    WASHINGTON -- As D.C. insiders fanned out at more than a dozen parties in advance to this year's White House Correspondents Assn. dinner, the talk has been of who isn't here -- the unending parade of celebrities who usually help produce any number of...
  • Tilda Swinton on Why She Doesn't Consider Herself an Actor

    Tilda Swinton has always exuded an otherworldly aura. Maybe it's the pale, almost translucent skin that highlights her steely blue eyes. She speaks with such rabid intelligence that even a casual conversation sounds like it was scripted by Dorothy Parker....