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Adding another plank in its bid to make Xbox a be-all entertainment platform, Microsoft will embed a feature into the console that lets users find titles with topic- and theme-based searches such as…
When Pepsi signed on to host the first season of Fox’s “The X-Factor” in 2011, the deal was heralded as landmark: Where network sister “American Idol” had three main sponsors, “X Factor” would have…
Catherine Breillat's films have always been autobiographical, often painfully so, and yet "Abuse of Weakness" cuts even closer to the marrow than the rest.
This unblinking study of academia offers a summation of sorts of Frederick Wiseman's exceptional career.
Hayao Miyazaki told the media on Friday that he will definitely not direct any more feature films. "I'm really serious this time." But he left the door open for other projects.
Paul Greengrass' kinetic docudrama always impresses without ever connecting emotionally in quite the same way as his previous verite efforts.
Gianfranco Rosi explores Rome's Grande A the most extensive urban highway in Italy, in this intriguing but all-over-the-place docu.
This stimulating but overly frenetic docudrama depicts the fast, controversial rise of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
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.
Tommy Lee Jones is heading out west again and will write, direct and star in a remake of John Wayne’s 1972 pic “The Cowboys.” Warner Bros. is on board to develop the film with Donald De Line…