Thursday, January 29, 2015
Chinese filmmaker Zhao Qi is not a newcomer to the Sundance Film Festival. He's had four films here in the last five years. That's pretty impressive, for the uninitiated.
Tom Cruise's Tajik and Russian are on the way out in Tajikistan where state television has made English — without subtitles — the preferred lingo to boost opportunity in the impoverished former Soviet state.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Church of Scientology has lashed out at a film about the controversial group at the Sundance Film Festival, calling it false and based on “obsessive, disgruntled former Church members.”
Oscar hopes for “Birdman” got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner “Boyhood.”
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Dark comedy “Birdman” boosted its Oscars hopes Sunday after landing the top prize at the 21st Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, a barometer of likely success at the all-important Academy Awards.
Monday, January 26, 2015
“Birdman” received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America's highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
For three decades, it's been America's premier independent film festival. But this year more than ever, there is talk at Sundance of the blurring divide between movies, television and online.
Danuta Roman is channeling her inner Vincent van Gogh. She applies short brushstrokes of azure, turquoise and Payne's grey to mimic water reflections on an oil painting by the Dutch master.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The opening night of the Sundance Film Festival saw a moving documentary about jazz icon Nina Simone — whose director trumpeted her as a model for a new generation of civil rights activists.
Why go “Into the Woods” through the musical play when the big, splashy Disney movie is everywhere? Because a streamlined, refreshingly irreverent version of the 1987 theatrical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is being performed live in New York City.