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'Under the Sun' documentary catches North Korea with its guard down

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

During a scene in “Under the Sun,” a North Korean minder orders uniformed workers to form a line on the factory floor before they speak on camera. “Say that joyfully,” orders the minder, a bespectacled, middle-aged man, as he prods the laborers to talk about how much they love their work producing...

Our modern-day gang suggestions for 'The Warriors' TV remake - one word: Beyhive

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The Warriors are coming out to play, yet again. The L.A. Times can confirm that an adaptation of film cult classic “The Warriors” is currently in development as a TV series for Hulu. Originally reported Tuesday morning by Deadline, Marvel directing duo Anthony and Joe Russo from “Captain America:...

Renowned Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami dies at 76

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Abbas Kiarostami, the Iranian writer-director whose “Taste of Cherry” won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1997, died Monday in Paris at 76, according to the Associated Press. Born in Tehran in 1940, Kiarostami studied painting at the University of Tehran before working...

'Dory' swims past 'Legend of Tarzan' for box office victory

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

In a weekend Warner Bros’ “The Legend of Tarzan” swung higher than anticipated and Disney-Amblin’s “The BFG” fell short of expectations, it was Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory” that reigned supreme at the box office, taking the number one spot for the third consecutive week.  In its third week of...

Michael Cimino, a 'Hunter' in pursuit of an uncompromising vision

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

It is impossible to mourn the death Saturday of Michael Cimino without confronting the loss of what he and his New Hollywood ilk represented: an audacious, ecstatic, sensuous, deranged and ultimately staggering vision of what the movies could be, and a willingness to pursue that vision utterly...

'Finding Dory' continues to outpace 'Tarzan' and 'The BFG' at box office

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Tarzan may be king of the jungle, but when facing off against a particular forgetful fish, he’s out of his depths. Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory” is cruising toward its third weekend atop the box office, grossing an estimated $14.6 million in the U.S. and Canada on Saturday and on track to earn...

'Deer Hunter,' 'Heaven's Gate' director Michael Cimino dies at 77; the film community reacts

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The first tweet came in French, from Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux - that director Michael Cimino had passed away. Fremaux wrote that Cimino "died peacefully, surrounded by his family and the two women who loved him. We loved him, too." https://twitter.com/THIERRYFREMAUX/status/749329806257430528...

'Straight Outta Compton' and five other Oscar snubs a more diverse academy might have avoided

4 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Time machines exist in many realms, but unfortunately the Hollywood awards show isn’t one of them. If it were, perhaps Seth MacFarlane’s Oscars opening number might have gone differently. Still, it’s tempting to wonder how the Academy Awards might have looked if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Rigorous 'Tikkun' probes deep devotion

4 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

A starkly composed, eerie tale of tested faith, the Israeli drama “Tikkun” takes you inside the cloistered world of ultra-Orthodox Jews, then burrows even further into the head of one young man and his peculiar crisis of spirit and body. Filmed in black and white but primarily evoking a mystical...

Michel Gondry captures joyous moment of tween time with 'Microbe & Gasoline'

4 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

French director Michel Gondry tells cinematic stories that are at once deeply personal and filled with fantastical possibilities. The characters in Gondry films actually do the things that they dream up — erasing romantic memories (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), starring in their own...

Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' seeks to recapture the heights of 'E.T.'

4 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

“I had a dream last night.” The words arrive near the end of “The BFG,” and while they are thankfully not to be mistaken for that oldest of story-upending clichés (“It was all a dream”), they nonetheless linger like a melancholy echo over the whimsical high spirits of Steven Spielberg’s new movie....

Bruce Willis and Christopher Meloni carry otherwise routine thriller 'Marauders'

4 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Bruce Willis is making some curious career choices lately, spending almost as much time on glorified cameos in low-budget thrillers as starring in blockbusters. But Willis’ workaholism benefits “Marauders,” an otherwise plain action picture carried by strong performances and a mildly compelling...

Minus the honey, comedy 'Buddymoon' is a slog

4 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Set in the majestic Oregon wilderness, “Buddymoon” may be one of the best-looking buddy comedies to hit the screen, but it’s a far sight from being among the funniest. Even though it clocks in at a scant 78 minutes, this first feature by TV documentary director Alex Simmons, about a weeklong, male-bonding...

The not-quite-legendary 'The Legend of Tarzan' tries to modernize the classic jungle tale

Like its titular character, trying to reconcile being both the fifth Earl of Greystoke and the once and future King of the Jungle, “The Legend of Tarzan” wants to be both modern and traditional, hip and classic. It’s a tough balance to strike, and this film can’t manage it. Which is too bad, because...

What the academy's new diverse class will mean for Oscar voting - will it change anything?

It’s a first step. And an exceptional one, provided it’s not the only one. Broadening its ranks by adding 683 members, nearly half of them women and 41%  of them people of color, the film academy has made good on its promise to create, over the next four years, a substantially different, more inclusive...

Why the academy's focus on international writers and directors matters

At least a few of the writers and directors recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ remarkably wide-ranging class of 2016 seemed like solid bets beforehand. I doubt that many were surprised by the invitations for Lenny Abrahamson and Adam McKay, both recent Oscar...

Tom Hanks stars as hero pilot in the first trailer for Clint Eastwood's 'Sully'

Deep in the heart of summer, it can prove difficult to find a good reason to go to the movies — save for the air conditioning. But if you’re tiring of big-budget popcorn fare, fear not: Awards season is only a few months off, and the trailer for Clint Eastwood’s new film is here to remind you of...

Here are all 683 people invited to join the academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 683 people invited to join their ranks. Eighteen of these individuals were invited by more than one branch of the academy — these people have been noted by an asterisk in the complete list of 2016 academy invitees below.  Actors...

Idris Elba, Emma Watson, Ice Cube among 683 invited to join the movie academy, largest, most diverse class ever

Brie Larson, John Boyega, America Ferrara, Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman were among 683 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Wednesday in what the nearly 90-year-old organization touted as its largest and most diverse new class ever. The group represents...

Indie Focus: Beat blockbuster blues with 'The Neon Demon,' 'Swiss Army Man' and 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. As further proof that there are more good movies out there than we know what to do with — both as counter-programming to the blockbuster blues and any cockamamie ideas that movies don’t matter anymore...

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