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Cannes: Hirokazu Kore-eda deftly explores family in 'Our Little Sister'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

CANNES, France — The press-day publicity apparatus that surrounds directors of competition films at the Festival de Cannes is never less than surreal, but it feels especially out of place when the filmmaker in question is Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda.

'Good Kill,' with Ethan Hawke, targets human costs of drone warfare

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Form matches content in "Good Kill," a movie about the desensitizing effects of drone warfare. Repeated, suffocating scenes of remote warfare make you acutely aware of the soul-draining despair felt by its pilot protagonist.

'Pitch Perfect 2' brings more lowbrow fun

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The comedy choir wars are more intense, more absurd and more lowbrow fun than ever in "Pitch Perfect 2." It is almost impossible not to be amused by the cutthroat world of competitive a cappella.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' rules: Keep it real and really wild

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

For longtime fans of director George Miller's "Mad Max" franchise, the brutal and often bizarre landscape of his reboot, "Mad Max: Fury Road," will be both nostalgically familiar and as alien as ever.

Female film directors are on outside looking in, but will ACLU flip the script?

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

On Valentine's Day two years ago, film director Maria Giese met with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission staffers in downtown L.A. to talk about an issue she said was stalling her career — gender discrimination.

ACLU calls for investigation into gender discrimination in Hollywood

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on Hollywood's boys-club mentality.

Amy Berg's newest dark movie isn't a documentary -- finally

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

After directing "Deliver Us From Evil," her Oscar-nominated 2006 documentary chronicling sex-abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church, Amy Berg set her sights on directing a narrative feature.

'In the Company of Legends' recalls their documentary career with stars

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

When they were looking for a host for their 1987 PBS documentary "Jimmy Stewart: A Wonderful Life," producer Joan Kramer and director David Heeley decided to approach Johnny Carson.

'Preggoland' delivers biting satire on modern pregnancy

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Writer and star Sonja Bennett skewers modern pregnancy culture in the cynical but stealthily heartwarming satire "Preggoland."

'Playing It Cool' leaves you cold despite star-packed cast

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

"Playing It Cool" is a strained romantic comedy that seems to exist only to show how many talented, successful actors — first and foremost "Captain America" star Chris Evans — can be featured in one unworthy movie.

Actors keep sitcom-sentimental 'D Train' on track

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

A recognizably delusional schlub sits at the center of the loser comedy "The D Train," thanks to the sad-sack acumen of Jack Black.

'Skin Trade' turns serious issue into bare-knuckle brawl

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa team up for an international human-trafficking investigation in "Skin Trade," but first, they don't waste the opportunity to beat each other to a pulp.

On the lam with 'The 100-Year-Old Man'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

One can pretty much ascertain from its title the basic plot of the Swedish film "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared."

Albert Maysles' delightful 'Iris' alights on a great spirit

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The late Albert Maysles was one of America's great documentarians, a force in the field for nearly six decades, but even with all that excellent work behind him, his latest film, "Iris," has got to be one of his most charming. With her trademark huge round glasses and her genius for costume jewelry,...

'Furious 7' tops $370 million in China, far exceeding domestic gross

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

“Furious 7” added another $45.5 million to its haul in China last week, bringing its cumulative box office on the mainland to nearly $371 million. 

Los Angeles Film Festival announces full 2015 lineup

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Films starring John Hawkes, Imogen Poots and Luis Guzman and documentaries about a community of elderly women in Chernobyl's dead zone, actor Andy Whitfield's battle with cancer and men raised by single mothers are to make their world premieres in competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival next...

'Madding Crowd's' Matthias Schoenaerts talks love, loyalty and sheep

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Of the three men vying for Carey Mulligan's affections in "Far From the Madding Crowd," Matthias Schoenaerts plays the one you actually hope will win, a broad-shouldered shepherd named Gabriel Oak. An adaptation of an 1874 Thomas Hardy novel about a young woman who unexpectedly inherits a farm,...

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