Saturday, January 31, 2015
Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced “King of Kitsch” whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and `70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.
Earth authorities are completely unprepared for the arrival of alien visitors and worried humans should ready themselves by watching a groundbreaking documentary, the film's director boasts.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Two Taiwanese films — “Paradise in Service” (軍中樂園) and “Thanatos, Drunk” (醉.生夢死) — will be screened at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, which will take place Feb. 5-15.
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.