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  • Maryland Film Festival kicks off with pleasure and pain

    Maryland Film Festival kicks off with pleasure and pain
    John Waters opened his audience's eyes to a kind of film experience they'd probably never had before. Another writer-director raised in Maryland scared a late-night crowd silly. A movie about a sexual assault left some viewers heading for the exits early....
  • A movie date can last all weekend at Maryland Film Festival

    A movie date can last all weekend at Maryland Film Festival
    If you love movies, you'll feel like a kid set loose in a candy store when the 14th annual Maryland Film Festival screens 40 feature films and 50 short films May 3-6 on all five screens at the Charles Theatre and also on the single screen at the...
  • 2012 Maryland Film Fest off to a short, sweet start

    2012 Maryland Film Fest off to a short, sweet start
    Five short narrative films, on themes ranging from a modern-day urban cowboy to a scamming extraterrestrial, kicked off the 14th annual Maryland Film Festival at MICA's Brown Center Thursday night. Maryland's festival remains the only one of its kind...
  • Maryland Film Festival earns record ticket sales

    Maryland Film Festival earns record ticket sales
    The 14th Maryland Film Festival proved the most popular yet, with ticket sales up from 5 to 10 percent daily and advance sales up more than 25 percent, according to festival officials. The four-day festival, which ran through Sunday at the Charles...
  • Indie Spirit Awards nominations — 127 Hours, Winter’s Bone, and Greenberg? Last Exorcism?

     
    A few fun surprises in this morning's Indie Spirit Award nominations. “Greenberg,” Ben Stiller's terrific March turn as an out of sorts fellow who has a sort-of–affair with a lost and lonely young woman, was remembered. Stiller and Greta...
  • Pee-Wee Herman comes to HBO

     
    As Chairy might say, today's secret word is HBO. On Tuesday,the network announced that early next year it will broadcast "The Pee-Wee Herman Show," a Broadway production based on Paul Reubens’ original stage production, “The Pee-wee Herman Show,&...
  • 'Dark Horse' review: When does the race start?

    'Dark Horse' review: When does the race start?
    ** (out of four) I'm no dating expert, but testicular cancer does not seem like a very promising first-date conversation topic. Not that awkward, overweight Abe (Jordan Gelber of “Boardwalk Empire”) and mopey Miranda (Selma Blair) have any...
  • Actor Ben Gazzara Dies at 81

    Actor Ben Gazzara Dies at 81
    NEW YORK -- Veteran actor Ben Gazzara died Friday of pancreatic cancer, according to the New York Times. The star of award winning films and plays such as "Anatomy of a Murder" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was 81 years old. Among his other notable film...
  • Great Old Broad Series: Elizabeth Ashley

    Great Old Broad Series: Elizabeth Ashley
    Today's 2 p.m. screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames. I'll post a series of these...
  • Film review: A win for the 'Dark Horse'

    Film review: A win for the 'Dark Horse'
    It may be too obvious an intro, but filmmaker Todd Solondz — whose new film “Dark Horse” opens next week — could himself be considered a dark horse. His films have a strong following at festivals and in art houses, but they are too...
  • L.A. Times launches free Indie Focus film series at Laemmle NoHo

    L.A. Times launches free Indie Focus film series at Laemmle NoHo
    The L.A. Times is expanding its events for movie lovers with a new, free Indie Focus Screening Series at the Laemmle NoHo 7 theaters starting Aug. 22 with “Robot & Frank.” Starring Oscar nominee Frank Langella as an aging jewel thief who...
  • High hopes, low notes for film world's NC-17 rating

     High hopes, low notes for film world's NC-17 rating
    In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...