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For Love of the Game: Talking With Kurt Russell About The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

It's the kind of thing you probably missed over Thanksgiving dinner, while gnawing on a turkey leg, bickering with your uncle, or falling asleep during a Detroit Lions game: The Miami Marlins just signed an outfielder to a $325 million deal, the largest contract in sports history.

#AOLBUILD Features "Love Is Strange" director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.18.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD #AOLBUILD presents Love is Strange where director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow will discuss the creative and productio...

The Inspiration Behind LA Film Festival Favorite Nightingale

Elliott Lester | Posted 08.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Elliott Lester

What happens when we reach the point where the chorus of voices -- all competing to be heard at all times -- simply drown each other out? What if, in the end, no one is really paying attention?

Los Angeles Film Fest Check-In

John Lopez | Posted 08.18.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

The Los Angeles Film Fest is in full-swing this week, turning the little corner of L.A. Live around the Regal Cinemas into a mini-Sundance -- albeit without the snow.

Los Angeles Film Festival Starts Today!

John Lopez | Posted 08.13.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

Silva's a master at taking people you'd flee from at a party and drawing an endearing recognition of their fragile humanity from your reluctant viewing heart. It's a bit like a magic trick, which is why I wholeheartedly recommend Crystal Fairy for adventurous LAFF-ies.

WATCH: Documentary Explores Whether Gay Is 'The New Black'

Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

While nearly three-quarters of Americans believe that legal recognition of gay marriage is inevitable and an increasing number of states are proving t...

The Best Of The LA Film Festival

Los Angeles Daily News | Bob Strauss | Posted 08.10.2013 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Film Festival has grown into an all-things-for-all-moviegoing-people kind of event. The 19th edition officially starts Thursday with ...

International Film Festival Fare Dazzles Panama Audiences

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

The second edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine de Panama wrapped last week and for seven days offered Panamanians a taste of what is available cinematically besides Cruise and Cameron, Pirates and Potter.

Actor-director Alex Karpovsky Releases a Double-bill

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Getting a movie made is an Olympian task. Getting a movie made and released is even tougher. So Alex Karpovsky's accomplishment -- writing, directing and starring in two movies that are being released the same day as a double-feature -- seems positively Herculean.

LA Film Fest Parting Shot: Talking Disasters With David Cross

John Lopez | Posted 08.26.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

The final treat of the L.A. Film Festival was talking to the incomparable comedian David Cross, one of the stars of Todd Berger's terrorist-attack dark comedy It's a Disaster, as well as Dr. Tobias Funke on Arrested Development.

Wrapping Up the Los Angeles Film Festival: Shorts, Awards, and Hearting Frank Langella

John Lopez | Posted 06.26.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

With the open bar at the filmmaker's lounge closing its taps, and the jury announcing its winners, the Los Angles Film Festival has at last sadly come to a close.

New Film 'Words of Witness' Testifies to Egypt's Hopes for Democracy

Govindini Murty | Posted 06.26.2012 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Completed in just the last few weeks, Words of Witness has a remarkable timeliness and immediacy in depicting the contending forces that are challenging Egypt's journey to democracy.

Los Angeles Film Festival: State of the Revolution

John Lopez | Posted 08.19.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

There's just a massive creative-fatigue-miasma hanging over the film business these days, a sense the establishment has sucked all the air out of the business (as well as the financing) and that your options are limited.

LA Film Fest: Woody Allen's To Rome With Love

John Lopez | Posted 06.15.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

Woody Allen's wry observations rang through and eventually hit my funny bone in his farcical, free-spirited new film, To Rome With Love.

Disney's Paperman Short Showcases New CG/Hand-Drawn Animation Hybrid

Jim Hill | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Is it really the end of the line for hand-drawn animation at Walt Disney Studios? That was the conclusion that many in Hollywood reached late last year. But that wasn't how John Kahrs saw this situation.

The Los Angeles Film Festival

John Lopez | Posted 08.13.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off this week downtown with an eclectic slate of alternative stimulation. Run by Film Independent, the LAFF has a more chill, familial air than Sundance, and unlike Sundance, you can usually get tickets.

What To See At The 2012 LA Film Festival

Posted 06.12.2012 | Los Angeles

It's that time of year again, when Los Angeles comes together to celebrate a new and diverse slate of almost two hundred films (features, shorts and m...

Where Do Babies Comes From? Reviewing Ina May Gaskin's Birth Matters

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 07.14.2012 | Books
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Ina May Gaskin has been delivering babies for nearly 40 years and her latest book, Birth Matters, A Midwife's Manifesta (Seven Stories) shows you how....

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman: Sparks and Guy Maddin Get Saucy With the Swede

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman is as unique and wonderful as musical theatre gets: a "what-if" fantasia plopping the celebrated Swedish director smack-dab in the sunny horrors of Hollywood, circa 1956.

LA Film Fest, Starring Silverlake

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Abe Schwartz

I saw three different narrative features this past week at Los Angeles Film Festival that were set in the Silverlake area of LA. I live in the area, and it was cool to see familiar spots captured through different eyes.

WATCH: Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 Winners

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 08.27.2011 | Los Angeles

"It was such a rich year in competition films, so our juries had really tough choices to make," Artistic Director David Ansen told The Hollywood Repor...

PLAN ForYourArt: June 16-22

Bettina Korek | Posted 08.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Now in its seventeenth year, the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times, returns June 16-26 with ten days and eleven nights of cinema.

Los Angeles Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

On June 16, Film Independent and the Los Angeles Times present the highly anticipated, seventeenth annual, ten-day-long movie-watching extravaganza th...

PHOTOS: TCM Fest's Top Celebrity Panelists

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 06.26.2011 | Los Angeles

WHAT: The 2nd Annual TCM Film Festival WHERE: Hollywood, CA WHEN: April 28 - May 1 Last year cinephiles swarmed Hollywood's theaters for the inau...

Los Angeles Film Festival: Video Interview With Director Aaron Schock About Circo

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

Most documentaries about Mexico tend to focus on its embattled northern border -- tales of drug wars and desperate migrants. In Circo, we're led into the belly of rural Mexico, town by town.