LA Times Movie News
- Can computers beat critics at naming best movies? Study says maybe
- Move over, critics: Computers are the new film experts in Hollywood.
- 'American Sniper' shatters box office records over MLK weekend
- Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" shattered several box office records and surpassed tracking expectations over the busy four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
- Amazon to produce original movies
- Move over, Hollywood movie studios.
- 'Selma' cast marches in Alabama; free screenings for students planned
- Setting aside the perceived snub of "Selma" in the Oscars nominations last week, director Ava DuVernay and producer Oprah Winfrey joined their cast and crew to march alongside local residents of Selma, Ala., on Sunday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- 'American Sniper' scores huge at box office, soon to top $100 million
- Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" has already surpassed tracking expectations for the holiday weekend, pulling in a projected $90.2 million in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday.
- Santa Monica's Aero Theatre regulars believe in the joy of movies
- Amelia Jordan Hammond was 13 when she and her family moved from El Paso to Santa Monica.
- In 'Mommy,' Xavier Dolan looks things in the eye
- In a run of work to make anyone both envious and exhausted, French Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan has made five features in five years. He has become the toast of the international film festival circuit, with his most recent film "Mommy" playing in the prestigious main competition at the...
- 'Most Violent Year's' J.C. Chandor on the Sidney Lumet link
- Film critic Roger Ebert once described Sidney Lumet as "one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors." He was an actor's director, known for eliciting nuanced, moving and daring performances and imbuing his films with a stark social realism.
- From page to soundstage: Award-contending films based on books
- Long before Hollywood became obsessed with superheroes, the studios looked to the publishing world for content and inspiration. That turned out to be the case this year when a number of books — novels and nonfiction — got turned into prestige films.
- Paolo Virzi steps out of comedic comfort zone in 'Human Capital'
- Italian filmmaker Paolo Virzì has long been considered one of the heirs of the Commedia all'italiana style of film comedy made famous by such directors as Dino Risi, Mario Monicelli and Ettore Scola.