Nina Simone lived many lives in her 70 years on the planet, and for a filmmaker looking to dramatize the iconic singer-pianist's story on screen, the potential entry points are almost endless…
Considering the number of bad high-concept action-movie ideas that have passed all the way through development, the notion of adapting "Flowers for Algernon" into a Luc Besson-style hyperviolent spy…
R&B singer-songwriter Leon Haywood, whose 1974 hit single "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You" was memorably repurposed by Dr. Dre's "Nuthin but a 'G' Thang," died on Wednesday in Los Angeles. He…
Aside from investing in top-drawer digital craftsmanship, perhaps the canniest move Disney made on this film was hiring Jon Favreau to helm it.
Suzanne Collins famously stumbled on her inspiration for "The Hunger Games" trilogy while channel surfing between newscasts of war zones and reality competition shows. In the case of "I Am Not a…
In his 2010 memoir, "Decoded," Jay Z defined the central subject of hip-hop in three words: "why I'm dope." A simplification, to be sure, but one that holds true from rap's humblest origins, when MCs…
Very long, very brooding, often exhilarating and sometimes scattered.
A finely measured, handsomely crafted debut that should attract admirers on the festival circuit.
James Lavelle has enjoyed, or perhaps endured, a music career that bears no exact parallels elsewhere in the business. And yet, as told by the often scattered, sometimes exhausting yet ultimately…
Sophie Goodhart's "My Blind Brother" takes an ostensibly dark premise and turns it into a featherweight frolic as winningly unambitious as its central couple played by Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate.
If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then writer-director Anne Hamilton's "American Fable" registers as an eloquently constructed valentine to Guillermo del Toro, whose "Pan's…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions