For a newly-signed band criss-crossing the U.S. touring, maintaining exuberance shouldn't be hard for Milo Greene to do. But the Silver Lake dream pop quintet, having just started their biggest tour, is already a bit road worn.
The opening credits of the Brad Pitt-starring Killing Them Softly are set to snatches of Barack Obama's 2008 Democratic Convention speech, focused on the notion of "the American promise," jarringly jump-intercut with scenes of Frank (Scoot McNairy) making his way through a tunnel onto a dismal Ameri ... More >>
Last weekend was WonderCon, the large, three-day pop culture convention organized by the same people who bring us San Diego Comic-Con every year. Normally, WonderCon takes place in San Francisco. Due to remodeling at their hometown convention center, however, this year's event moved to Anaheim.
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Friday was Foreign-Born Documentary All-Stars Tackle Powerful Symbols of America day at TIFF. The scarily prolific Werner Herzog (whose first foray into 3D, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, premiered at this festival last year before its blockbuster theatrical run this summer) is back ... More >>
Film director Reed CowanJust a few days before L.A. Gay Pride weekend, Reed Cowan, a TV journalist in Miami, talked with L.A. Weekly about his superb documentary on Proposition 8 that was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival and now opens in theaters across the country on June 18 -- two days ... More >>
This just over the wire from the Sundance Institute:"Sundance Institute today confirmed that effective February 28, 2009, Geoffrey Gilmore is resigning his position as Director, Sundance Film Festival. Gilmore joined Sundance Institute in 1990. As Director of the Sundance Film Festival he has w ... More >>
For the next 10 days, I'll be posting regularly from the Berlin International Film Festival (a.k.a. the Berlinale), generally considered to be the second largest festival in Europe (after Cannes) and, at 59, one of the oldest. This year, the Berlinale's international competition will feature the wor ... More >>
For the next 10 days, I'll be posting regularly from the Berlin International Film Festival
(a.k.a. the Berlinale), generally considered to be the second largest
festival in Europe (after Cannes) and, at 59, one of the oldest. This
year, the Berlinale's international competition will feature the wo ... More >>
As I write this, a fresh blanket of snow has turned Park City, Utah into a veritable winter wonderland and, in an unprecedented occurrence, the jury and audience members of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival have proved unanimous in their assessment of the best of the fest. In the dramatic competition, ... More >>