My last day at the Sundance Film Festival ended with a big bang: The Raid 2, Gareth Evans' sequel to his eye-popping 2011 action film The Raid. And it was a good day prior to that, with a pair of mysterious films -- one a sci-fi thriller, one a marital comedy -- and most of an eye-opening documentary.
Look at the man. The man, not the movie star. What we know of him anyway--he's done a great job of staying out of the tabloids and such, so we only know him by his work. And good work it has been, from his love of the "craft" of movie making to his tireless campaign to save the whole damned planet.
I had my mind blown by a movie Tuesday, in the middle of another five-movie day at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And it was blown in 3D.
I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite between Life Itself, Steve James' documentary about the late film critic Roger Ebert, and To Be Takei, by Jennifer Kroot, about the amazingly resilient career of actor George Takei.
Ok, the truth is -- we've been to Sundance -- but not in a while. It's cold there, and while the films are great -- we've decided we can do a bette...
The recently completed 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, with almost 200 features and most of the Academy Award submissions for foreign film, regularly supplies this writer with a few of the films on my top 10 list.
It's a skillful balancing act of comedy and drama, with Hader and Wiig, so good for so long on Saturday Night Live" playing beautifully off each other with the kind of humor and simpatico that siblings -- particularly twins -- can have.
While Hollywood elders spend January in Brentwood mansions contemplating their Oscar votes, the next generation of film pioneers braves soul-challenging winter winds to sample 187 selections culled from an eye-popping 12,218 submissions.
Ser'Darius Blain will be attending Sundance for his new movie Camp X-Ray which also stars Kristen Stewart. He is best known for his roles in the 2011 remake of Footloose and J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness.
Today, learning that a federal judge has declared Utah's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, I wonder where my one-time friend Beverly Evans is and if she regrets the vote that denied me equal rights.
Film festivals are a major industry. There are thousands of film festivals across the globe and many pay good money for a premiere film, creating a mu...
Miami is a vibrant city with its own colorful palette. A New York or L.A. wardrobe stands out here as much as a Texas oil man on a white sand beach. And during Art Basel, one's garb is expected to be as artistic as the Picassos you're contemplating.
Where would the Arab spring be without Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? Phones with digital video? The Square, an edge-of-your-seat documentary on Egypt's uprisings, is testament in style and substance to the game-changing role technology has come to play in revolutions.
Shia LaBeouf can't keep still. That's what stands out when you meet the voluble 27 year-old star of the new indie thriller-romance Charlie Countryman.
You probably haven't heard of Computer Chess. After all, it has no stars in it. What Computer Chess has going for it, though, is that it tells the unvarnished, gawky truth about the early days of this public menace we've come to know as the 'computer.'
When J.C. Chandor was looking for a project to follow up his acclaimed 2011 film Margin Call, a true-life chronicle of 36 hours on Wall Street, he wen...