How many Asians in film can you name? Sure, there are some of the obvious ones, like Ang Lee or Jackie Chan. But most people probably can't list more than ten.
To try and help spread the word of Asians in the film industry, Asians on Film had their first film festival this past weekend at J.E.T. St ... More >>
Outfest, L.A.'s gay and lesbian film festival, ended on Sunday, reminding us that films about the LGBT experience serve an important role in the community, from teaching teenage boys and girls that it's alright to kiss other boys and girls, respectively, to connecting social activists with images su ... More >>
If your spider-sense has been tingling lately it's because, today, The Amazing Spider-Man brings everyone's favorite arachnoid dude back to theaters. But while not everyone's looking forward to this Tobey Maguire-less incarnation, it does present an excellent opportunity to revisit the Spider-Man t ... More >>
Jodie Foster plausibly listens for aliens in Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of Carl Sagan's novel Contact.
When we watch 2001 or Deep Impact or Avatar, how is it that we accept (at least for two hours or so) what we are seeing? As Professor David Kirby of the University of Manchester argues in h ... More >>
YouTubeSex and Zen: Extreme EcstasyUpdate: You know it was only a matter of time before our friends at Next Media Animation would come up with their own Taiwanese-animation take on this story. Video after the jump.
You think porn is controversial in L.A. lately what with all the debate over ... More >>
Whether it's dinner and a movie or popcorn to munch on during the previews, your stomach is often tied to the cinematic experience. From the comic relief of Robin Williams cooking dinner dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire to Meg Ryan moaning over apple pie in When Harry met Sally, food can shape the story (J ... More >>
Barbara HansenTheresa Lin Cheng will show how to cook Chinese.Learn to cook Chinese as if you were in the Ang Lee film Eat Drink Man Woman. The food director on that film, Theresa Lin Cheng, will teach a class in "The Joy of Chinese Cooking" this Saturday (November 14) at 2 p.m. at the Rosem ... More >>
There is a famous story about actor-director Erich von Stroheim that goes something like this: Cast as Rommel in Billy Wilder's 1943 Five Graves to Cairo, Stroheim was given a prop Leica camera as part of the character's wardrobe and proceeded to demand that the camera have film in it. When Wilder a ... More >>
Not one but three people I went to high school with were nominated for Oscars last night (Matt Dillon, Dan Futterman, and Bennett Miller) so I was kinda jazzed for the whole whoop-de-doo; I had my spiritual "Go Tigers" pom-poms out (our Mamaroneck High School theme song was Survivor's ... More >>
Halfway through this year's Toronto Film Festival, gossip about the festival's hits and misses has reached something of a fever pitch. As far as I've been able to gather, a few movies — Bennett Miller's Capote, Michael Winterbottom's Tristram Shandy and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain among them ... More >>