John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands are still considered the king and queen of independent cinema. Operating outside the studio system, the husband and wife team created indelible portraits of…
Looking ahead to her Handprint and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre frontcourt, Gena Rowlands quips, "I just hope I can pull myself out of the cement." But recent co-star Frank Langella…
The American Film Institute's guest artistic director Agnès Varda has unveiled her pick of four films to screen at this year's AFI Fest. The French director will return to Los Angeles to present a…
Jay and Mark Duplass are unusually upbeat for a pair of indie directors working today. The sibling helmers, who specialize in such DIY comedies as "Cyrus" and "Jeff Who Lives at Home," are constantly…
A powerful study of a gay man seeking custody of the child he raised with his recently deceased partner, "In the Family" marks a remarkable debut by legit writer-director-actor Patrick Wang.
Peter Falk, the Emmy- and Tony-winning stage, screen and TV actor best known to world audiences as the always-underestimated police detective in the long-running telepic series "Columbo," died…
Nick Cassavetes is ankling from the director's chair of Fire Films' drama "Gotti: Three Generations," which recently signed John Travolta for the lead.
Even by the Criterion Collection's towering standard, the label's eight-disc box set devoted to John Cassavetes is an extraordinary event. Picky fans may carp about what's missing, but "John…
Independent Feature Project/West has redubbed its annual Independent Spirit Award for best feature under $500,000 as the John Cassavetes Award, in honor of the late filmmaker.
Gloria is a glorious broad perhaps pushing 40. She has been in prison but now has her nestegg and just wants to be let alone with her cat, friends and a fairly economically carefree life. But the way…
Appalled and horrified by the death of their best friend, three middleclass, not-quite-middleaged family men explode and ricochet off on a marathon New York-to-London binge.