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Primal needs rule in dystopian thriller 'The Survivalist'

In Stephen Fingleton’s eerie and masterful dystopian thriller “The Survivalist,” a man (Martin McCann) survives in the woods alone; washing, grooming, planting crops, burying his dead. When mother and daughter (Olwen Fouere and Mia Goth) show up on his land, they proffer what they have to trade...

Documentary 'Sacred' sees universality of religion through the world

Academy Award-winning documentarian Thomas Lennon marshaled 40 teams of filmmakers from around the world to collaborate on his latest project, the thought-provoking “Sacred,” which explores the role of religion in everyday life. Divided into three sections, titled “Initiation,” “Practice” and “Passage,”...

Danny McBride never set out to do comedy – and 6 other things you might not know about the 'Alien: Covenant' star

Danny McBride has a special flair for playing obnoxious loudmouths — the kind of outwardly cocky yet inwardly tragic jerks that he’s brought indelibly to life in films like “The Foot Fist Way,” “Pineapple Express,” “This Is the End” and the HBO series “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals.” So...

'The Last Shaman' follows a young man's Peruvian journey in search of mental health

Director Raz Degan dives into the world of ayahuasca in his debut documentary “The Last Shaman,” exploring the possibilities of this hallucinogenic brew for mental health treatment. Degan follows James Freeman, a young American tormented by suicidal thoughts and depression. When traditional medicine,...

Carl Reiner and his nonagenarian friends enliven inspiring doc 'If You're Not In the Obit, Eat Breakfast'

If only every inspirational documentary could be as delightfully diverting as “If You’re Not In the Obit, Eat Breakfast,” a lively exploration of the pronounced vitality shared by 95-year-old Carl Reiner and his many nonagenarian cohorts who still greet each morning raring to go. Encouragingly,...

'Fight for Space' asks why we haven't been to the moon since 1972

Predictably, the decline in funding for NASA is complex, but the documentary “Fight for Space” doesn’t require knowledge of rocket science to understand. The engaging film digs into the reasons and the possible ramifications for this reduction from a variety of angles, featuring interviews with...

Conservative media remember Roger Ailes as 'brilliant' but flawed TV executive

Roger Ailes, the founder and former head of Fox News who died Thursday at 77, was a towering figure in the world of conservative news media -- a trailblazer who gave right-wing political voices a national platform and who groomed influential cable news stars like Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity....

The details are messy in nonsensical revenge thriller 'Devil's Domain'

One of the first shots in writer-director Jared Cohn’s supernatural revenge thriller “Devil’s Domain” is of the bulimic teenage heroine Lisa (played by Madi Vodane) vomiting into a toilet. The image is revolting — and in questionable taste — but like a lot of this sloppy-but-fascinating mess of...

Amber Tamblyn wants to 'Paint It Black' in stylish directorial debut

Although “Paint It Black,” actress Amber Tamblyn’s dark, evocative adaptation of the 2006 novel by Janet Fitch (“White Oleander”), is often a case of style over substance, the first-time director’s feverish vision helps put a unique spin on a familiar story. Alia Shawkat, best known for her many...

Israeli film 'The Wedding Plan,' idiosyncratic and spiritual, is not your typical romantic comedy

To call “The Wedding Plan” a romantic comedy, as the film’s press materials do, may make sense on a marketing level: Its high-concept plot evokes the frothy, star-driven studio vehicles of yore that are now more likely to be made as a cable movie or indie film. In reality, that categorization is...

Who was Sid Grauman anyway?

The note arrived at the Los Angeles County clerk’s office about a week after the March 5, 1950, death of famed Hollywood theatrical producer and entrepreneur Sid Grauman. Written with blue crayon in a child-like scrawl, it read: “My childhood sweet heart [sic] shall receive $32,000 in cash of my...

From Grauman's to TCL: 90 years of the Chinese Theatre

The legendary Chinese theatre celebrates its 90th anniversary in May. We look back at its historic history

Stars share their best memories of the Chinese Theatre

We asked several actors, writers, producers and directors for their special recollections of the famed movie palace celebrating its 90th birthday on May 18. Jamie Lee Curtis Actress I think the Chinese Theatre humanized, in the hand and footprints, the famous. It wasn’t a glossy picture that seemed...

Has Cannes' Palme d'Or lost some of its sheen? A search for relevance

The Cannes Film Festival is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. That makes the gathering, which kicked off Wednesday night in this seaside town, sound really old. And in a sense it is. But some of those really old movies exert a powerful pull on modern film culture. Nowhere is that felt...

Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant' is a sleek, suspenseful return to form

Early on in “Alien: Covenant,” before any spleens have ruptured or any Xenomorphs have reared their hideous heads, a large ship glides through outer space and unfurls its golden sails, like an ocean vessel catching a light breeze. The purpose of these sails is to harness energy and recharge the...

Robin Williams would have found USC comedy chair ‘fascinating and confusing,’ family says

For a long time, comedy has generally been considered too frivolous for the hallowed halls of academia — the stuff of clubs, not classrooms. But the University of Southern California is determined to shift that attitude, and now comedy legend Robin Williams will be a part of the change. On June...

Academy president talks about bringing back Jimmy Kimmel in 2018 and coming to terms with chaotic Oscars snafu

This year’s Oscars may have ended with the best-picture snafu heard ’round the world, but in Hollywood the show must always go on — and next year’s Academy Awards will go on with the same key players back on board. On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced that...

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