Pulling raw talent from the footnotes of rock 'n' roll history and splashing their names up on the marquee where they belong, "Twenty Feet From Stardom" wages a compelling crusade to get background…
It's been more than a century since Anton Chekhov noted that if one introduces a gun in the first act of a play, it had better go off by the final curtain. The Hollywood corollary holds that if you…
It's been a great year for Middle Eastern cinema, bringing acclaim for such filmmakers as Egypt-raised Sally El Hosaini ("My Brother the Devil"), Saudi Arabian helmer Haifaa Al Mansour ("Wadjda") and…
The turnout was starrier than usual at the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.'s annual kudofest Saturday night, as winners brought famous dates to share in the love at the InterContinental Hotel.
Director Thymaya Payne reveals in the riveting "Stolen Seas" a dense, sometimes dangerous 90-minute immersion in a world where lawlessness applies to all sides and, shockingly, international shipping…
Haifaa Al Mansour didn't set out to be Saudi Arabia's first female director, but that breakthrough has brought her debut, "Wadjda," much-deserved attention and awards at festivals ranging from Venice…
An impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.
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"'The Dark Knight Rises' came to be as a result of Chris (Nolan's) wish to complete the story that he had begun in 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight.' Whilst we were completely satisfied with…
"Steven was producing the millenium celebration in Washington, D.C., and met (historian) Doris Kearns Goodwin," Kennedy remembers. "He asked what she was going to do next, and she said, a book on…
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